The Nvidia RTX 4060 may be for the featherweight GPU ring, but it’s likely to be one of the best graphics cards for budget gaming PCs. While the card will eventually replace the current-gen GeForce RTX 3060, it could surpass the capabilities of its high-end ancestors, even if it’s not at the top of the RTX 4000 food chain.
the RTX4060 likely won’t be as coveted as the RTX 4090 or RTX 4080, but ongoing component shortages may affect stock levels at release. The company has reportedly invested $10 billion in securing the RTX 4000 series components, which will hopefully help standardize next-gen availability and pricing. TSMC is also set to replace Samsung as the company’s sole chipmaker, which should iron out manufacturing issues.
It’s worth noting that the RTX 4000 series is still shrouded in mystery and it might even arrive with an RTX 5000 tag. Nonetheless, we’ve rounded up everything we know about the RTX 4060 price, release date rumors , specifications and references.
Here’s everything we know about the RTX 4060:
Nvidia RTX 4060 price
Nvidia has yet to give an official price for the GeForce RTX 4060, and graphics card costs have yet to normalize. That said, if next-gen GPUs are available at MSRP, the RTX 4060 could go for $329, just like the RTX 3060. Naturally, gaming laptops with discrete variants of the chip will cost you more, but prices current suggests you may be able to grab one for around US$1,300.
Nvidia RTX 4060 Release Date Rumors
Nvidia has yet to reveal an official release date for its graphics cards, but there are notable leak rumors and plenty of past trends that we can use to speculate.
– kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) May 16, 2022
Reliable hardware leak Kopite7kimi says the RTX 4000 series might arrive “mid-July” 2022, but the RTX 4060 might show up a bit late to the party. Typically, Nvidia’s next-gen entry-level cards tend to release a few months after their more capable counterparts, with the RTX 2060 being released in Q4 2020. However, if the arrival of the RTX 3060 is anything to pass, the RTX 4060 release date could be February 2023.
Nvidia RTX 4060 Specification
Nvidia is keeping the capabilities of its RTX 4060 card close to its chest, but a hacking incident has exposed some details related to its Lovelace AD104 GPU. Since the big leak, reliable leakers Harukaze5719, xinoassassin1and Kopite7kimi corroborated information related to the entry-level chip, painting a picture of what to expect in terms of RTX 4060 specs.
— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) March 2, 2022
If the RTX 4060 uses an AD104 GPU, the card should pack 7,680 CUDA cores, a 192-bit bus, and 48MB of L2 cache. In terms of memory, sources close to Moore’s law is dead let’s say the AD104 could pack 12GB of VRAM, but point out that the chip specs aren’t final.
Nvidia RTX 4060 Benchmarks
We’ll have to wait a bit longer for the RTX 4060 benchmarks, but the Nvidia data leak and waiting for information from Moore’s law is dead help give us an idea of the capabilities of the AD104 chip. The Tech YouTuber says the GPU could deliver ray tracing performance on par with the RTX 3090 Ti, and it could boast RTX 3080 rasterization capabilities.
MLID sources also claim that the AD104 GPU will come with a TDP of 180-250W, suggesting that it will require more power than the RTX 3060. Perhaps that’s to be expected, especially considering its increased specs, but it’s worth considering. beware if you are considering upgrading a rig wielding a dinky power supply.