Why it matters: Nvidia's recent graphics card launches haven't been well received by gamers, and that's partly because the company has chosen to be stingy with VRAM capacity on products that cost a pretty penny. However, the rumor mill says Team Green may soon introduce an RTX 4060 Ti with 16 gigabytes of VRAM – a welcome change of heart if it turns out to be true.

Nvidia is expected to announce its GeForce RTX 4060 Ti around Computex later this month, and many gamers are hoping for Ada Lovelace to drop below the $400 price point. Pricing is a major issue with the RTX 40 series – so much so that Nvidia reportedly cut the supply of RTX 4070 GPUs for a month in response to slower-than-expected sales.

Early retailer listings suggest the new card will come equipped with just eight gigabytes of GDDR6 memory, which is a modest amount and could limit its appeal to gamers looking to play the latest AAA titles. Our own Steven Walton found the performance of some Ampere graphics cards like the RTX 3070 is being held back by their limited frame buffer, and this can even lead to AMD equivalents managing better ray-tracing performance where you would expect the opposite.

According to reliable leaker MEGAsizeGPU, Nvidia may be willing to do some course correction with the RTX 40 series, albeit with small turns. The company will reportedly announce three RTX 4060 cards later this month, including an RTX 4060 Ti with 16 gigabytes of VRAM.

Nvidia may announce all three models later this month, but the 16-gigabyte SKU and well as the regular RTX 4060 won't land on store shelves until July at the earliest. Unfortunately, this means the only Nvidia card that will be available to buy before summer is the 8-gigabyte variant of the RTX 4060 Ti, and this may be a tough sell even around a $400 price point.

Little else is known about these three cards at the time of writing this. Leaked pre-launch materials suggest they'll utilize a PCIe 4.0 x8 interface and a 128-bit memory bus, both of which would represent downgrades from the RTX 3060/3060Ti.

This seems to be a common theme with the RTX 40 series, but as we've seen with the RTX 4080, RTX 4070 Ti, and the RTX 4070, Team Green did manage some pretty impressive generational performance improvements with slightly less power consumption. Ultimately, the price will make or break mainstream RTX 40 series cards, as gamers have proven they're much less inclined to splurge on an expensive upgrade in the current economic climate.