It is true that the 16-pin (12VHPWR) power connector is not obsolete, it recently received a new revision (12V-2×6) to improve safety. So it should come as no surprise that future lower-tier SKUs such as the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB could start using a 16-pin power connector. A more powerful version of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti will reportedly hit the market on July 18th to compete with the best existing graphics cards.
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim render (Courtesy of Twitter user) Red Xing 2020) reveals an upcoming Ada Lovelace graphics card with a 16-pin power connector. This is indeed a complicated design choice as the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is a 165W graphics card. So unless MSI recycles his PCB for the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X, using the 16-pin power connector is overkill. slim. To power the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, the predominant vendor choice, is sufficient.
Many consumers shy away from the 16-pin power connector as it melts on multiple GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards. However, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB doesn’t draw as much power as the Ada flagship, so that’s fine. In addition, an improved 12V-2×6 power connector is intended to further aid user installation. Unfortunately, the angle of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim render doesn’t tell us which version MSI put his 16-pin power connector on the graphics card. The GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition already uses a 12V-2×6 power connector and MSI has released his ATX 3.0 power supply with the same connector. Therefore, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim could use an improved power connector.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim is the newest addition to MSI’s gaming series, which already features a number of custom GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SKUs. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim features a more compact body with a standard dual-slot design as opposed to his other SKUs which occupy up to 2.5 slots. The graphics card also features another triple fan shroud with silver and white trim to cater to DIY users who want a GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB in a white build.
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The 8GB and 16GB versions of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti utilize the same cut-down AD106 silicon with 4,352 CUDA cores. The clock speed is also the same as the base. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim bears MSI’s ‘Gaming X’ name, so it will likely come with a small factory overclock. Nevertheless, the TDP of the graphics card should be equal to or slightly higher than 165W TDP. Despite the 16-pin power connector, a minimum power supply of 450 W is required to power the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim.
The standard GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and the 16GB version have similar memory subsystems. GDDR6 memory chips still run at 18 Gbps, so with a 128-bit memory interface, we can expect 228 GBps of memory bandwidth for both models. The extra memory is useful for certain gamers who need more than 8GB of memory but don’t expect a significant performance boost. Nevertheless, it is still limited by the narrow 128-bit memory bus.
According to insider rumors, many vendors have shown no interest in the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB. The 16GB model retails for $499, $100, or 25% more than the 8GB model with double the VRAM, but those ideas are correct as they don’t offer significant benefits in all scenarios. . With a $499 MSRP, the custom GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB model begins to venture into GeForce RTX 4070 territory.
Does Nvidia think the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB will sell well? Alternatively, the chip maker may have just launched this model to silence AMD about offering a 16GB graphics card starting at $499. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB allows Nvidia to show off his GeForce 16GB graphics card starting at $499.