Nvidia may re-launch the GeForce RTX 4070 with more and faster memory. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti should also appear as a 16 GB model.
The upper GeForce middle class should get more memory: The first rumors have brought a GeForce RTX 4060 Ti with twice the RAM capacity of 16 GB into play – even before the standard version with 8 GB was released. This was followed by a rumor that a new edition of the GeForce RTX 4070 with 16 GB of RAM should also come.
In May 2023, Nvidia is said to announce the two versions of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti together with the GeForce RTX 4060. While the RTX 4060 Ti with 8 GB should go on sale in the same month, the RTX 4060 Ti with 16 GB and the RTX 4060 are said to follow in July. This is reported by the Twitter account “Zed__Wang”, which previously published correct leaks.
In the case of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, doubling the memory will probably require new boards. So far, according to the product pages of Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron, no DRAM manufacturer offers 32 gigabit GDDR6 devices, so the so-called clamshell mode with two devices per 32-bit controller is required. The circuit boards of such graphics cards are usually equipped with memory chips on both sides. That would explain why these models should only appear in July.
GeForce RTX 4070: more memory and faster?
The Twitter account known for leaks “kopite7kimi” writes about a hypothetical GeForce RTX 4070 with 16 GB. The wording of a market launch is not yet certain, but Nvidia would ponder such a thing.
Since the AD104 graphics chip has a 192-bit wide memory interface, a capacity of 16 GB is more difficult: With a truncation to 128 data lines, the transfer rate and thus the gaming performance would drop. That’s why Nvidia is apparently considering a version with the AD103 GPU, which is also used on the GeForce RTX 4080.