The Nvidia RTX 4060 may be destined for the featherweight GPU ring, but it’ll likely be one of the best graphics cards for budget gaming PC builds. While the card will eventually replace the current-gen GeForce RTX 3060, it could surpass the abilities of its high-end ancestors, even if it’s not at the top of the RTX 4000 food chain.
The RTX 4060 probably won’t be as coveted as the RTX 4090 or RTX 4080, butat least there will be plenty to go around. Moving past component shortages, Nvidia has reportedly invested $10 billion securing RTX 4000 series components which it’s come to regret, meaning there should be no stock issues when the time finally rolls around.
It’s worth noting that the RTX 4000 series is still shrouded in mystery, and it might even arrive with an RTX 5000 label. Nevertheless, we’ve gathered together everything we know so far about RTX 4060 release date rumours, its potential price, possible specs, and even what we think it’ll benchmark at.
Here’s everything we know about the RTX 4060:
Nvidia RTX 4060 price speculation
Nvidia hasn’t given the GeForce RTX 4060 an official price tag yet, and graphics card costs have yet to normalise. That said, if next-gen GPUs are available at MSRP, the RTX 4060 might come in at $329 USD, just like the RTX 3060. Naturally, gaming laptops wielding discrete variants of the chip will set you back more, but current pricing suggests you may be able to grab a one for around $1,300 USD.
Nvidia RTX 4060 release date rumours
Nvidia has yet to reveal an official release date for its graphics cards, but there are rumours from notable leakers and plenty of past trends we can use to speculate. Nvidia has an event scheduled for September 20, and the RTX 4060 could appear in the mix, but few rumours have popped up compared to its more premium counterparts. It’s also not certain that the RTX 4060 will arrive at the same time as others in the series, as entry-level graphics cards are often a bit staggered compared to the flagship, but we expect to see the series first launch in October.
Moore’s Law Is Dead, however, reports that we could see the RTX 4000 GPU series delayed until December as Nvidia sheds its RTX 3000 stock. Sources close to Wccftech signify that we might even need to wait until 2023 for the RTX 4060, which will supposedly be the last next-gen GPU to arrive. As always, take this information with a pinch of salt.
Nvidia RTX 4060 specs rumours
Nvidia is keeping the abilities of its RTX 4060 card close to its chest, but a hacking incident has revealed some details linked to its Lovelace AD104 GPU. Since the big leak, reliable leakers Harukaze5719, Xinoassassin1, and Kopite7kimi have corroborated information linked to the entry-level chip, painting a picture of what to expect in terms of RTX 4060 specs.
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— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) March 2, 2022
If the RTX 4060 does use 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 say the AD104 could pack 12GB of VRAM, but highlight that the chip’s specs aren’t final.
The best power supply should be enough to satiate Nvidia’s next-gen entry-level card, but rumours suggest the RTX 4060 could consume more power than the RTX 3070. Therefore, if you’re planning on upgrading your low-spec rig, you might want to switch out your PSU too.
Nvidia RTX 4060 benchmark rumours
We’ll need to wait a little longer for RTX 4060 benchmarks, but the Nvidia data leak and expect insights from Moore’s Law is Dead help give us an idea of the AD104 chip’s abilities. The tech YouTuber says that the GPU might feature ray tracing performance comparable to the RTX 3090 Ti, and it could boast RTX 3080 rasterisation capabilities.
MLID sources also claim that the AD104 GPU will come with a 180-250W TDP, which suggests it’ll require more power than the RTX 3060. This is perhaps to be expected, especially when you consider its increased spec, but it’s worth bearing in mind if you’re planning on upgrading a rig wielding a dinky power supply.