A trusted leaker, kopite7kimi, posted his most recent information on the specs for the desktop GeForce RTX 4060, and they look eerily similar to the laptop variant. The GPU’s numbers appear to be lower than those of its predecessor, the RTX 3060, in several areas. Perhaps most notable is that the RTX 4060 may only have 8GB of VRAM.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 has 12GB of memory, which is oddly more than the RTX 3070’s 8GB.
Furthermore, some recent releases have raised questions about how much video memory high-end future PC games will require. A recent report shows that Hogwarts Legacy consumes at least 10GB of VRAM for most users and up to 14GB with ray tracing enabled. In some cases, the Dead Space remake has issues with graphics cards that are less than 12GB.
If similar issues arise in future releases, low VRAM could become an anchor around some of the most popular new and upcoming GPUs. Although flagship cards like the RTX 4090 receive a lot of attention, Steam charts show that XX50 and XX60-level cards are the most popular due to their affordability.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 will most likely be the most popular Ada Lovelace model. In any case, users of mid-range graphics cards should already be lowering their graphics settings and employing DLSS or FSR to reduce VRAM load.
kopite7kimi’s desktop Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 specs show it has the same CUDA core count, Tensor core count, ray tracing core count, and TDP as the laptop version. It also has the same AD107 GPU as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 laptop. These specifications are lower than those of the desktop RTX 3060, casting doubt on its successor’s performance in some areas.