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The RTX 4060 Ti, only announced last week, has been received poorly by the hardware community. It’s a tale as old as time, with yet another graphics card launch being met by the frustration of loyal fans.
Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti will launch on May 24th, sporting 8GB VRAM and costing $399. A few weeks later, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB edition will launch costing $499, which fans are a little more excited about.
The RTX 4060 Ti is set to be one of the more affordable graphics cards in this generation’s series of launches, though an RX 7600 is rumoured to release a few days later. Both look set to compete with each other in terms of specs, performance, and price, though it’s possible that Team Green are at a slight disadvantage with their poor offering of VRAM.
The community have said that “it’s insane that Nvidia tries to sell an 8GB card for $400 in 2023,” while others have imposed this is a result of a “lack of competition in a nutshell.” It seems that each hardware release from the top of graphics card chain has been met with a similar response. Frustration at the big companies failing to offer performance driven cards at competitive prices, while also anger towards the nature of GPU monopolisation.
Modern games are launching with extremely high memory demands – Jedi Survivor’s recommended VRAM required 16GB to run the game smoothly – and that was after it needed huge updates and patches to optimise it fully.
8GB of VRAM just simply isn’t enough for what gamers needed, and paying nearly $400 for a graphics card that will only marginally perform better than a PS5 is quite a mouthful to swallow.