Comparison of Rasterization Performance Between RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 3060 Ti at 1440p and 4K Demonstrates Lovelace GPU is Limited by Low Memory Bandwidth
The RTX 4060 Ti is the direct successor to the RTX 3060 Ti with NVIDIA claiming that the GPU performs up to 1.15x better at 1080p with DLSS enabled where applicable. Now that RTX 4060 Ti reviews are out, we can get a good look at its performance and see if these claims hold up.
At 1080p, the RTX 4060 Ti was 13% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti with an average FPS of 131.4 across the tested games. This suggests that NVIDIA’s 1.15x claim is somewhat overstated. The performance gap between the two GPUs shrank to just 5% at 1440p while 4K saw the RTX 4060 Ti and the RTX 3060 Ti offer identical performance.
This performance gap between the RTX 4060 Ti and the RTX 3060 Ti is indicative of the limitations that the RTX 4060 Ti faces. With 8 GB GDDR6 memory, the card has less VRAM capacity than the RTX 3060 Ti which itself is limited due to the 12 GB GDDR6 memory that the RTX 3060 Ti offers. The lack of enough VRAM to keep up with higher resolution gaming is why the performance gap narrows as the resolution increases.
With that said, the RTX 4060 Ti still offers significantly better performance than the RTX 3060 Ti at 1080p and is a great option for gamers looking to upgrade from an older card for higher resolutions or who plan to do some overclocking and want a card that can handle it. As a budget to mid-range card, the GTX 4060 Ti is a great choice for gamers who don’t want to spend too much but still want a great gaming experience.
The biggest downside of the RTX 4060 Ti is the lack of support for the new DLSS technology. DLSS gives gamers the ability to achieve smooth performance on higher resolution settings without having to sacrifice graphical fidelity or accept lower framerates. Without DLSS enabled, the RTX 4060 Ti won’t be able to reach its full potential in games that use it.
All in all, the RTX 4060 Ti offers solid performance for gamers on a budget. It has enough power to run modern games at 1080p and 1440p with decent graphics settings. However, the lack of support for DLSS and the lack of VRAM limit its performance at higher resolutions. Still, it is a great choice for gamers looking for a budget card that can keep up with modern games.