NVIDIA claimed that its RTX 4060Ti 8GB GPU performed up to 1.15x faster than the RTX3060 Ti at 1080p, with DLSS enabled when applicable. The company, however, did not mention the board's performance at 1440p or, by extension, at 4K. The RTX 4060Ti reviews are now available and we can see how the RTX 4060Ti performs at high-resolution gaming. The results are not ideal.
According to TechPowerUp, the performance gap between the RTX RTX4060 Ti and RTX RTX3060 Ti decreases as the resolution increases from 1080p up to 1440p or 4K. The RTX 4060 Ti is 13% faster at 1080p than the RTX 3060 Ti, with an average FPS number of 131.4 in the games tested. The Lovelace card's performance advantage shrank to about 10.5% at 1440p, with an average FPS of 96.5 for the RTX 2060 Ti and 87.3 for the RTX 3060Ti. At 4K the delta between the cards dropped to 7%, with the RTX 2060 Ti producing only 4 FPS more than the RTX 2060 Ti on average.
Hardware Unboxed had a different review with a different result. The RTX-4060 Ti averaged 111 frames per second at 1080p compared with 102 frames per second for the RTX-3060 Ti, a difference of 9%.The performance gap between both GPUs was only 5% at 1440p, while in 4K the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti were identical.
Gamers Nexus showed that the RTX 4060Ti's scaling issue was also evident in relation to resolution, with the RTX 3060Ti last-gen board performing almost as well at 1440p or 4K.
Why does the performance of RTX 4060Ti not scale with resolution? The answer may be found in the RTX's 128-bit bus width and overall bandwidth. This is compared to the RTX's 256-bit bus width and 448-GB/s bandwidth. Gamers Nexus noted that although NVIDIA claims the presence of 32 MB of L2 caching increases the memory bandwidth from 288 GB/s up to 554 GB/s on the RTX 3060 Ti, this doesn't translate into real-world performance.
Short story: The RTX 4060Ti is a marginal upgrade in terms of rasterization without DLSS for 1440p, and it offers almost the same performance as the RTX3060Ti at 4K. It is not surprising, given the US$400 cost, that retailers expect low demand for the RTX 40 midrange.
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