Choosing the right GPU is important for achieving peak performance and a satisfying user experience. The GPU is in charge of all graphics-related processes on the computer, such as rendering images, animations, and films. A high-quality GPU can deliver sharper, more detailed graphics, but a low-quality GPU may struggle to render images and videos smoothly. This can result in choppy video playback, laggy games, and other issues that severely limit your ability to work properly. As a result, selecting the appropriate GPU necessitates careful consideration of the purpose, compatibility, budget, performance, brand, and future-proofing.
NVIDIA released the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti on December 1, 2020, and RTX 4060 Ti is expected to be released on May 24, 2023. RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 4060 Ti both support DirectX 12 Ultimate, so they can run all modern-day games. Now let's discuss the specifications of both GPUs.
Specifications For NVIDIA's Geforce RTX 3060 Ti
The RTX 3060 Ti employs the Ampere architecture. It is a variant of GA104-200-A1 and is based on the GA104 GPU. It is made with an 8 nm manufacturing process and has a die area of 392 mm2. It is made up of 17,400 million transistors.
The dual-slot RTX 3060 Ti graphics card consumes 200 watts of power and comes with a 12-pin power socket. It holds the board number PG142 SKU 20. It measures 242 mm in length and 112 mm in width. It has three DisplayPort 1.4a ports and one HDMI 2.1 port for showing outputs.
Its graphics processing unit (GPU) runs at 1410 MHz as its base frequency. That frequency, however, can be increased all the way to 1665 MHz. The GPU's memory operates at 1750 MHz and 14 Gbps effectively.
The RTX 3060 Ti graphics card supports up to 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, has a 256-bit memory interface, and has a bandwidth of 448.0 GB/s.
It has 152 texture mapping units as well as 38 ray tracing cores. It also features 152 tensor cores, which aid in the speeding up of machine learning applications. During rendering, raster operations pipelines, or ROPs, are used. It has a total of 4864 CUDA cores. There is a total of 38 SM. Both its L1 cache (128 KB per SM) and its L2 cache (4 MB) are quite easy to access.
Specifications For NVIDIA's Geforce RTX 4060 Ti
Let's take a closer look at NVIDIA's Geforce RTX 4060 Ti's specifications.
The Ada Lovelace architecture is used in the RTX 4060 Ti. It is based on the AD106 GPU. It is manufactured using a 5 nm process and has a die area of 190 mm2.
The dual-slot RTX 4060 Ti graphics card draws 160 watts and has a 12-pin power connector. It includes three DisplayPort 1.4a ports and one HDMI 2.1 port for displaying outputs. It has a length of 336 mm and a width of 140 mm.
This graphics processing unit (GPU) operates at a base frequency of 2310 MHz. However, that frequency can be raised all the way to 2535 MHz. The GPU's memory operates at 2250 MHz and 18 Gbps effectively.
The RTX 4060 Ti graphics card has a 128-bit memory interface and a bandwidth of 288.0 GB/s. It supports up to 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.
It includes 128 texture mapping units and 32 ray tracing cores. Ray-tracing enables realistic lighting effects, resulting in more lifelike images that improve the overall gaming experience. DLSS supports artificial intelligence to upgrade lower-resolution images, resulting in crisp and clean graphics without sacrificing performance. It also has 128 tensor cores, which help to accelerate machine learning applications. During rendering, raster operations pipelines, or the 48 ROPs, are used. It has 4352 CUDA cores in total. There are 32 SM in all. Its L1 cache (128 KB per SM) and L2 cache (32 MB) are both very accessible.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, Nvidia's next graphics card, promises to be the best. We must keep in mind that the RTX 4060 Ti is unreleased and speculative. If the current listing from Russian distributor Marvel and speculations are genuine, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti specifications look disappointing compared to the 3060 Ti. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti uses Nvidia's newest Ada Lovelace architecture, so it may perform better.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti may have 4,352 CUDA cores, 11% less than the 3060 Ti. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti's performance is mostly due to the new architecture. Tensor and RT cores would also be reduced on the Geforce RTX 4060 Ti. Again, the Ada-based graphics card uses the latest 4th-generation Tensor and 3rd-generation RT cores, which boost AI and ray tracing performance over the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti may launch with a 2,310 MHz base clock and a 2,535 MHz boost clock. Some premium, severely overclocked models may reach 2,685 MHz. Unfortunately, FP32 performance is a poor gaming metric. But for debate, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti would produce 22.06 TFLOPs, 36% higher FP32 performance than the 3060 Ti.