The first benchmarks of NVIDIA’s AD106 graphics die have surfaced. Expected to power the RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti, this midrange Ada Lovelace GPU will succeed the RTX 3060/3060 Ti and become the de-facto mainstream SKU on the market. As usual, the numbers come from the Chiphell forums in the form of the 3DMark scores of the AD106 GPU. The benchmarks include the Speedway, Port Royal, TimeSpy Extreme, TimeSpy, FireStrike Extreme, FireStrike Ultra, and Firestrike scores of the AD106 (RTX 4060 Ti), GA104 (RTX 3070 Ti), and the TU104 (RTX 2080 Super).
The AD106 based GeForce RTX 4060 Ti packs 4,608 shaders paired with 12GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit bus and 32MB of L2 cache. The GPU core is expected to run at 2.5GHz+ with the memory clocks set to 20Gbps. This places the RTX 4060 Ti a notch below the RTX 3070 Ti (6,144 shaders) but ahead of the RTX 2080 Super (3,072 shaders) in terms of sheer core density.
The bus width is also half as wide at 128-bit versus 256-bit on the RTX 2080 Super and the RTX 3070 Ti. This will be partially offset by a larger L2 cache of 32MB versus a mere 4MB on its predecessors. The power draw is down to 180W, from 235-245W on the RTX 2080 Super and the RTX 3070 Ti.
The performance figures show that the RTX 4060 Ti is a 1080p to the 1440p-centric graphics card, beating the RTX 3070 Ti in Firestrike and TimeSpy. In the most complex FireStrike Ultra, FireStrike Extreme, and TimeSpy Extreme, the RTX 3070 Ti ekes out a win because of its superior memory bandwidth.
These numbers tell us that despite leveraging a smaller die, the RTX 4060 series lineup will offer ample gaming performance to stand its ground against rival Radeon offerings. With that said, it’s worth noting that as per @kopite7kimi, the RTX 4060 Ti will be based on a slightly cut-down AD106 die with the following specs:
- 8G 18Gbps
- GDDR6 32M
- L2 180W
I think 8GB is too little for the RTX 4060, especially considering that the RTX 3060 12GB was quite popular last generation. Going along with that assumption, I believe that the above specifications may be a little under-exaggerated, and the RTX 4060 Ti should feature a full-fledged AD106.
Source: Olrak (Twitter)