NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4060 has been thoroughly criticized for its poor gen-over-gen performance gains and the paltry 8GB memory buffer. The GPU costs the same as the RTX 3060 while being only 4% faster at its official 115W TBP. In Sony’s latest game, Ratchet and Clank, the GeForce RTX 4060 put up a humiliating display. Intel’s Arc A770 16GB is faster at every resolution primarily because of its larger VRAM buffer.
To make matters worse, the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB also beats the RTX 4060 across all resolutions in this game. Interestingly, the RTX 4060 Ti, another 8GB card, is notably faster than both the RTX 4060 and the Arc A770. The RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3070 Ti too are much faster than the RTX 4060.
This looks like a VRAM plus memory bandwidth bottleneck. The RTX 4060 features a slim 128-bit bus alongside 24MB of L2 cache. Seeing as how this game eats up VRAM for breakfast, this isn’t too surprising.