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RTX 4060 Ti 16GB Vs RTX 4070 [Benchmarks & Overall]

We dive into the specs and architectural differences of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and RTX 4070, and test them in several games to help you understand their performance difference.

Nvidia launched the 16GB variant of their GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, hoping it will serve well with the increasing VRAM demands of video games. Does a simple increase in VRAM help it compete with the more powerful RTX 4070? Read on to find out as I compare RTX 4060 Ti 16GB vs RTX 4070.

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Key Takeaways

  • Firstly, the RTX 4070 proved 27.6% faster than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB in 1440P gaming.
  • The RTX 4070 ran 8.2% warmer during the 1440P gaming benchmarks. Furthermore, it consumed 29.8% more power during these tests.
  • Overall, the RTX 4070 proved superior in value, performing much faster at a smaller (18%) price difference.

Comparison Table

GPU RTX 4060 Ti 16GB RTX 4070
CUDA Cores 4352 5888
Tensor Cores 136 184
ROPs 48 64
Ray Tracing Cores 34 46
Die (Die Size) AD106 (188 mm²) AD104 (294 mm²)
Base Clock 2475MHz 1920MHz
Boost Clock 2535MHz 2475MHz
Memory (Type) 16GB (GDDR6) 12GB (GDDR6X)
Memory Bandwidth 288.0 GB/s 504.2 GB/s
Bus Width 128 bit 192 bit
Bus Interface PCIe 4.0 x8 PCIe 4.0 x16
L1 Cache 128KB per SM 128 KB per SM
L2 Cache 32MB 36MB
No. of Transistors 22,900 million 35,800 million
Transistor Density 121.8M / mm² 121.8M / mm²
TDP 165W 200W
Launch MSRP $499 $599
Launch Date July 18th, 2023 Apr 23rd, 2023
Best Variants 5 Best RTX 4060 Ti Cards Best RTX 4070 Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Architecture: Nvidia offers state-of-the-art Ada Lovelace architecture in the RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070. This architecture provides exceptional computing, AI, graphics, gaming, and creative performance.
  2. GPU Chip: The RTX 4060 Ti and the RTX 4070 feature AD106 and AD104 chips, respectively. Both these chips are fabricated at a newfangled 5nm node at TSMC.
  3. Frequencies: In terms of clock speeds, the RTX 4060 Ti exceeds 20.3% in the base clock and 2.5% in the boost clock over the RTX 4070.
  4. VRAMThe RTX 4060 Ti 16GB provides 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Conversely, the RTX 4070 uses superior GDDR6X memory but is limited to 12GB. Moreover, the RTX 4070 (21 Gbps) boosts a 16.7% greater memory than the RTX 4060 Ti (18 Gbps).
  5. TDP: The GeForce RTX 4070 has a 35-watt higher TDP rating than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, which results in a higher power draw.
  6. Supported Technologies: Both GPUs support Nvidia’s latest iteration of their upscaling technology, DLSS 3. They also support the NVIDIA Reflex, which improves gaming performance.

RTX 4060 Ti 16GB Vs RTX 4070: Gaming Benchmarks 

To test the performance of these GPUs, we played 10 games at 1440P. All games were tested at Ultra or equivalent preset. The specifications of the PC used in benchmarking are mentioned below.

Gaming Rig

  • CPUIntel Core i9-13900K
  • CPU Cooler: Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 32GB (2×16) DDR5 6000MHz CL38
  • Storage:  2x Samsung 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB
  • Operating System: Windows 11
  • Power Supply:  Corsair RM850i 850W

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The Last Of Us Part I

The Last of Us Part 1 at 1440P
The Last of Us Part 1 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • I kicked off the benchmarks with The Last of Us Part 1 and, from my first-hand experience, I observed that the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 46 FPS, which trailed the RTX 4070 by 37%.
  • In terms of the 1% low, the RTX 4070 led again with 53 FPS over the 38 FPS of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
  • During my firsthand experience, the RTX 4070 ran 5°C warmer than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB during The Last Of Us Part I.
  • When it comes to power consumption, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 151.9 watts of power consumption, which was significantly less than the RTX 4070.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 at 1440P
Cyberpunk 2077 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Next up is Cyberpunk 2077; the RTX 4070 recorded 64 FPS (28% better) on average in this title. In reply, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 50 FPS.
  • Moving on to the 1% lows, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB scored 38 FPS, trailing its big brother’s score of 53 FPS.
  • During this gameplay, there was a 5°C temperature difference between the two GPUs, with RTX 4070 running warmer.
  • The RTX 4070 consumed 191 watts of power on average, whereas the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 146.8 watts.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Innocence at 1440P
A Plague Tale: Requiem (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • In A Plague Tale: Requiem, the RTX 4070 accumulated a healthy average of 80 FPS. In contrast, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB scored 65 FPS.
  • As for the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 scored 64 FPS, leading by 15 FPS again.
  • In this test, the Nvidia RTX 4070 averaged 62°C, running 6.8% warmer.
  • During A Plague Tale: Requiem, I observed that the RTX 4070 crossed the 200-watt mark, while the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB drew 155.3 watts.

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Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy at 1440P
Hogwarts Legacy (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • The next title is Hogwarts Legacy. During this test, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 35 FPS, trailing by 20% this time.
  • Concerning 1% FPS, the RTX 4070 scored 32 FPS, leading by a 5-FPS margin.
  • As for the thermal performance, the RTX 4060 Ti ran 10.3% cooler in this test.
  • Looking at power consumption, the RTX 4070 averaged 188.1 watts compared to the 4060 Ti 16GB’s figure of 139.2 watts.

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 at 1440P
Resident Evil 4 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Running Resident Evil 4 with ray tracing set to normal, the RTX 4070 averaged 93 FPS. While the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB scored 77 FPS only.
  • In terms of the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 scored 79 FPS, bagging a 21.5% winning margin.
  • When it comes to temperatures, I noted that the two GPUs differ by 2°C in Resident Evil 4.
  • The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 displayed a mean power consumption of 188.1 watts, 23.1% higher than the 16GB RTX 4060 Ti variant. 

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Hitman 3

Hitman 3 at 1440P
Hitman 3 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Hitman 3 sees the RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti 16GB generating over a hundred FPS, at 188 and 144 FPS, respectively.
  • As for the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 FPS scored 151 FPS while the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB managed 118 FPS.
  • The RTX 4070 ran 12.2% warmer over the course of this test.
  • Additionally, the RTX 4070 nearly hit the 200-watt mark again, whereas the RTX 4060 Ti remained just under 150 watts.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1440P
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • In Microsoft Flight Simulator, I got a 28.3% better performance with the RTX 4070 than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
  • Looking at the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 scored 70 FPS in response to 54 FPS of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
  • Moving on to the temperature figures, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 59°C, leading again in thermal performance.
  • The RTX 4070 drew 193.9 watts of power on average, 33.2% more than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.

Similar Comparison: RTX 4070 Vs RTX 4070 Ti

God Of War

God of War at 1440P
God of War (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • In God of War, the RTX 4070 averaged 104 FPS, contrasting with the 75 FPS tally of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
  • The 1% low figures show the RTX 4070 scoring 84 FPS. In comparison, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB scored 61 FPS.
  • As for the thermal performance, the RTX 4070 averaged 63°C, 5°C warmer than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
  • The power consumption numbers read 191.8 watts for the RTX 4070 and 147.5 watts for the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn at 1440P
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  • The second-last title is Horizon Zero Dawn, in which the RTX 4070 averaged 113 F{S while the 4060 Ti 16GB accumulated 86 FPS.
  • On to the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 scored 96 FPS while the 4060 Ti 16GB managed 77 FPS.
  • Thermal statistics favor the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB yet again.
  • As for power consumption, the RTX 4070 averaged 186.2 watts, and the Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 141.4 watts.

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Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 at 1440P
Forza Horizon 5 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Concluding our benchmarks is Forza Horizon 5. With Ray Tracing switched to High, the RTX 4070 averaged a healthy 108 FPS16.1% more than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
  • Concerning the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 racked up 90 FPS, and the RTX 4060 Ti scored 78 FPS.
  • The temperature figures show the RTX 4070 averaging 62°C, 4°C more than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
  • Lastly, the RTX 4070 consumed 183.2 watts, nearly 31% higher than the RTX 4060 Ti this time around.

Overall Gaming Analysis

Performance

Average FPS in 10 games at 1440P
Overall gaming performance (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • The RTX 4070 averaged 93.2 FPS across the 10 games. In contrast, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 73.1 FPS. So, the RTX 4070 is about 27.4% faster than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB in 1440P gaming.
  • As for the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 racked up 77.2 FPS in reply to 60.5 FPS of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB — a nearly identical 27.6% difference.

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Power Consumption

Power consumption in 1440P gaming
Average power consumption (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • The RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 146.9 watts of power draw compared to the RTX 4070’s figure of 190.8 watts. Thus, the RTX 4070 is 29.8% more powerconsuming than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB in 1440P gaming.
  • Both GPUs remained under their TDP ratings as far as the average power draw is concerned. However, the difference in power consumption in 1440P gaming (29.8%) is greater than in their TDP ratings.

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Thermal Performance

Thermal performance in 1440P gaming
Thermal performance (Image by Tech4Gamers) 
  • The RTX 4070 averaged 62.8°C while the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB averaged 58°C across the 10 benchmarks. This means the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is 8.2% more power-consuming than the RTX 4070 in 1440P gaming.
  • So, it turns out that the difference in thermal performance is much less than in power consumption. We can credit the RTX 4070’s cooling design here.

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Prices And Electricity Costs

Firstly, both GPUs cost as much as they did on launch, $499 and $599. The best price you can get for an RTX 4070 is for variants like PNY’s Vetro ($549). Furthermore, various sub-vendors offer the card for the $599 price tag.

The same case goes for the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB; you can only find it for $449 at the cheapest price. So, at best, you’ll find an RTX 4060 Ti 16GB card for 18% cheaper than an RTX 4070.

Which One Would I Recommend?

So far, we have compared the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB vs RTX 4070 in every department to find the winner. Based on the above results, I recommend the RTX 4070 because it wins the gaming performance battle and provides a better value than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.

Nvidia upgraded the original RTX 4060 Ti with 8GB of VRAM but raised the price by $100, which does not offer sufficient value. The additional 8GB of memory only marginally enhances performance. The only benefit of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB over the RTX 4070 is its power efficiency. I’d suggest choosing the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB over the RTX 4070 only if you prioritize maximum power efficiency.

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Pros And Cons

GPU Pros Cons
RTX 4060 Ti 16GB
  • Lower power consumption
  • Slightly better thermal performance
  • More VRAM
  • Unimpressive value
RTX 4070
  • Better overall value
  • Impressive thermal performance
  • Less VRAM
  • Higher power consumption

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference in memory between the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and the RTX 4070?

The RTX 4070 has less VRAM at 12GB but uses superior GDDR6X memory over the GDDR6 memory chips of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB. The RTX 4060 Ti 16GB also has a faster memory clock speed, but overall its memory is slower than the RTX 4070.

Which graphics card is more thermally efficient between the RTX 4070 and the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB?

The RTX 4070 delivers slightly higher temperatures but performs much better, making it more thermally efficient than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.

Is it worth getting the Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti 16GB over the RTX 4070?

No, you’ll get more value if you choose the RTX 4070, as it provides much better performance for a smaller price difference.


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