Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and GeForce RTX 4060 3DMark Time Spy Extreme scores, power usage and average clock speeds showcased by sketchy leak
UPDATE 09/09/2022: The leaker in question has admitted that they fabricated the information. Notebookcheck would like to apologise to our readers for any misunderstanding caused by news coverage of this matter.
Over the past few weeks, multiple leaks have provided insights into Nvidia's Ada Lovelace-based RTX 4000 graphics cards. As expected, the GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 will outperform the reigning champion, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, while the GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Ti will try and keep up with it. Now, a report from a relatively new (and unknown) leaker sheds light on how their younger siblings, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and GeForce RTX 4060 hold up.
@QbitLeaks has allegedly stumbled upon test boards, presumably running an early iteration of the graphics cards. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti draws between 270 W and 280 W of power and is clocked at approximately 2,600 MHz. This configuration allows it to score 8,600 in the 3D Mark Time Spy Extreme benchmark, putting it on par with the GeForce RTX 3080. Lastly, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is expected to run an AD104-180 GPU with 6,144 CUDA cores and feature 10 GB of 17.5 Gbps memory on a 160-bit bus.
Its younger sibling, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, scores about 6,000 points in the same benchmark while drawing ~240 Watts of power. It is clocked slightly higher at ~2,700 MHz. The score is roughly the same as a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (200 W TGP). A previous leak speculated that the GeForce RTX 4060 would use an AD106-300 GPU with 3,968 CUDA cores along with 8 GB of 17 Gbps memory on a 128-bit bus, resulting in a total memory bandwidth of 272 GB/s. It is quite odd, especially when the previous-generation GeForce RTX 3060's GA106-300 GPU had a 192-bit bus and 12 GB of 15 Gbps VRAM for a total memory bandwidth of 360 GB/s. That said, it is common for OEMs to try different configurations for their GPUs, and the final result could be something else entirely.
Ada Lovelace brings a near two-node upgrade over Ampere. Hence, the performance gains should be a lot more significant than what is portrayed. However, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and GeForce RTX 4060 in question are almost certainly unpolished, and one can expect the finished product to perform better. Furthermore, the xx60 series of graphics cards are usually launched well after the high-end SKUs are out and about. Ada Lovelace already has some potential delays in the cards, so it is very likely that the GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti might not see the light of day until Q3 or even Q4 of 2023, giving Nvidia a lot of time to iron out any kinks.