A well-known hardware leaker Kopite7kimi has now released some of the AD106 GPU’s early specifications. It is important to remember that although being precise, early board information is only sometimes final. NVIDIA is particularly well-known for providing numerous specifications with board partners while frequently modifying them at the last minute. Indeed, what NVIDIA did with the RTX 4080 12GB/4070 Ti demonstrates how quickly things may change, even after a product is introduced.
According to the most recent speculations, the RTX 4060 Ti will use an AD106-350 GPU with 4352 CUDA cores. This specific model would include 8GB of 18 Gbps GDDR6 RAM. In contrast to the other RTX 40 series models, this one would be the first to use GDDR6 memory rather than GDDR6X. According to previous leaks, the AD106 has a 128-bit memory bus, which means it has a bandwidth of 288 GB/s.
Additionally, the TDP of this model at launch would be 220W, which is 30W less than the rumored RTX 4070. Kopite reports that the reference board for this card is remarkably short, reportedly even smaller than the RTX 4070 series. According to reports, NVIDIA is still using the new 16-pin power connection, which may be significant. This might imply that all RTX 40 GPUs, not only the high-power ones, will use this connector.
Kopite also recently revealed the most recent RTX 4070 non-Ti specifications. This model would have 35% more cores, 4GB greater memory capacity, and a TDP of 250W. But instead of the rumored RTX 4060 Ti, it would have an AD104 GPU.
NVIDIA plans to launch its RTX 40 Laptop GPU series in January of next year. This implies that AD104/AD106 GPUs should also be ready for desktop cards. However, the exact launch date for these cards is still a mystery.
RTX 4060 Ti has a very short reference board. The PG190 still uses CEM5 connector.
8G 18Gbps GDDR6
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) December 13, 2022