Nvidia RTX 4060: Specs, performance & price

A GPU with a red question mark next to itNvidia

The Nvidia RTX 4060 is confirmed to launch in July 2023, starting at $299. The GPU is poised to be one of the more accessible cards in Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 40-series lineup.

The GeForce RTX 4060 is poised to be an accessible RTX 40-series GPU in the ever-expanding lineup of current-gen GPUs from Team Green. Right now, released cards include the RTX 4090, RTX 4080, 4070 Ti, and RTX 4070. But now, eyes have now turned to the more wallet-friendly GPUs in the stack.

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One of the most anticipated upcoming graphics cards is the RTX 4060, not to be confused with its slightly more powerful variant, the RTX 4060 Ti. The “60” class of GPU are the cards that appeal to most mainstream PC builders, as evidenced by the Steam Hardware Survey. So, with that in mind, it appears that many will likely clamor toward getting Nvidia’s humble RTX 4060 if the price is right.

With the GPU now seeing its own fair share of leaks, we’ve collated some of the most important information that you need to know.

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RTX 4060 release date

The RTX 4060 will launch in July 2023, according to Nvidia. The month has been known for some time, as it was originally leaked by Zed Wang, who has previously had an incredibly reliable track record, and further corroboration from Videocardz. The RTX 4060 is also to be joined by the 16GB variant of the RTX 4060 Ti. Nvidia is seemingly staggering out its lower-end brethren in order to leave some breathing room for each GPU. However, their performance still remains in question.

The RTX 4060 Ti will be released beforehand, but for those wanting to save $100, you might want to wait for this entry-level GPU. The RTX 4060 is also confirmed to be getting a Founders Edition. Its shroud might bear some resemblance to the RTX 4060 Ti’s FE design, which was previously leaked by Twitter user KittyYYuko.

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RTX 4060 price

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The RTX 4060 is confirmed to launch with an MSRP of $299. This marks a $30 decrease on the previous-generation RTX 3060, which is incredibly welcome news for those who held off on upgrading their GPU last generation.

The lower end of the RTX 40-series has matched its previous-generation counterparts. But, the same cannot be said of their high-end counterparts. This makes for a good value mid-range GPU, but it’s not without its limitations to reach that price point. It also leaves an opportunity for AMD to strike back with their own mid-range GPU, which will likely undercut Nvidia’s pricing with similar rasterization performance.

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RTX 4060 performance speculation

The main question on everyone’s lips will be just how well the RTX 4060 will perform when compared to previous-generation cards like the RTX 3070, which can now be had at bargain-bin prices if you’re looking to purchase a used GPU.

Considering the incredibly modest specs of the RTX 4060, we expect it to just about match the popular Ampere GPU.

However, even if the GPU is less powerful than we originally thought, it could still be a great performer at 1080p, and for esports titles such as Valorant and Overwatch 2.

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RTX 4060 specifications

GPUNvidia RTX 4060Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti (Unconfirmed)Nvidia RTX 4070 (Unconfirmed)Nvidia RTX 4070 TiNvidia RTX 4080Nvidia RTX 4090
CUDA cores3072435258887680972816384

The speficiations of the RTX 4060 have finally been officially confirmed by Nvidia, the GPU will have a base clock of 1.83GHz and be able to boost up to 2.46GHz, all the while sipping power at 115W. The GPU will also feature a 128-bit bus.

The RTX 4060 is likely to be based on the AD107 chip in Nvidia’s Lovelace lineup. Previously, we heard numerous leaks surrounding the graphics card. Namely, it will actually have fewer CUDA cores than the vanilla RTX 3060. Though, a die-shrink and architecture switch will most likely mean that the card will indeed be faster than the 3060 itself.

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Of note is that Nvidia’s mid-range offering will likely be using the standard GDDR6, rather than the faster “X” variant. This could have gone some way to mitigate possible issues when playing titles with demanding VRAM requirements like Forspoken and Hogwarts Legacy.

It’s unlikely that a higher VRAM variant of the GPU will be released any time soon, but we would expect that towards the end of the GPUs lifespan Nvidia could potentially cram in more VRAM in order to make it more competitive.

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Will the RTX 4060 be powerful?

We’re expecting that the RTX 4060 will be around the same levels of performance as an RTX 3070, or RTX 2080 Ti. While this will boast great performance at 1080p and 1440p, its VRAM limitations may restrict the GPU’s performance at 4K. However, thanks to having access to tech like DLSS 3, the RTX 4060 could also boost its pure rasterization performance significantly thanks to frame-generation techniques.

Should I wait to buy an RTX 4060?

Should you choose to hold off buying a GPU right now, you could get more value for money out of an RTX 4060 than previous-generation GPUs, the Lovelace lineup of graphics cards is extremely power efficient, and could potentially save you a load of cash in the long run when compared to running an RTX 3070.

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