NVIDIA RTX 4060 Allegedly 70% Faster than the RTX 3060 in TimeSpy Extreme, Limited to PCIe x8 Lanes

NVIDIA’s budget Lovelace offerings will apparently be less impressive than initially expected. According to 3DMark TimeSpy Extreme figures shared by Kopite7kimi, the AD106 will be “just” 60-70% faster than the GA106. The x106 GPU core usually powers the RTX x060 which means that the RTX 4060 will likely be 60% to 70% faster than the RTX 3060. Although this is a sizable generation-over-generation improvement, it still pales in comparison to the higher-end Lovelace offerings.

The RTX 4090 and the 4090 Ti are supposedly both over 2x faster than their predecessors vis-à-vis the RTX 3090 and the 3090 Ti. It’s worth remembering that both the Ti models are based on the full-fledged x102 dies.

You can have a look at the 3DMark TimeSpy Extreme scores in the above table shared by @harukaze. As you can see, the RTX 4070 is also roughly 70% faster than the 3070. Similarly, the RTX 4080 is somewhere between 70-80% ahead of the 3080. The RTX 4090 and 4090 Ti, on the other hand, beat their respective predecessors by 2x or more.

Update: The above paragraph cites old data.

GPUGA102AD102RTX 4090AD103RTX 4080RTX 4070 Ti (AD104)RTX 4070
ArchAmpereAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
ProcessSam 8nm LPPTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nmTSMC 5nm
TP37.6~100 TFLOPs?83 TFLOPs~50 TFLOPs47 TFLOPs?~35 TFLOPs35 TFLOPs?
L2 Cache6MB96MB72MB64MB48MB
Bus Width384-bit384-bit256-bit192-bit
LaunchSep 2020Sept 22?Sept 22?Q1 2023?

NVIDIA’s first-party benchmarks should show larger gains on account of the massively ramped ray-tracing performance (and the cherry-picked titles).

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