The GeForce RTX 4060 will become NVIDIA’s flagship next-generation mid-range graphics card, supporting all of the new technologies that have defined the Ada Lovelace architecture. This means that it will come equipped with 3rd generation RT coresand with fourth generation tensor cores. It will also have a new generation “Optical Flow Accelerator”, which means that it will be DLSS 3 compatible.
Your position in the market will be perfectly defined, since you will be a step below the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, a model that will fit into a “complicated” category that we have known for a long time as the upper-middle range. We know from the latest leaks and rumors that the GeForce RTX 4060 will use the AD106 graphics core, and that it could have these specifications:
- AD106 graphics core in 5nm from TSMC.
- 3,840 shaders.
- GPU at 2,505 MHz-2,640 MHz, normal and turbo mode.
- 120 texturing units.
- 120 tensor cores.
- 48 raster units.
- 30 RT cores.
- 128-bit bus.
- 8 GB of 18 GHz GDDR6 graphics memory (288 GB/s bandwidth).
- 24MB L2 cache.
- 20.28 TFLOPs of power in FP32.
- TGP: about 150 watts. It will use an additional 16-pin power connector (assuming NVIDIA releases a Founders Edition version). It will include an adapter from 1 x 8 pin to 16 pin connector.
Possible performance and release date of the GeForce RTX 4060
Most likely the GeForce RTX 4060 be more or less at the level of a GeForce RTX 3070 in raw performance, but far exceeds it in ray tracing. The first will be more efficient than the former and cooler, as it will offer higher performance per watt consumed, and will clearly offer value. thanks to DLSS 3 and frame generationwhich is capable of creating an additional frame rendered entirely on the GPU for every two traditionally rendered frames.
The GeForce RTX 4070 and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti have not yet been released, so it is very likely that the GeForce RTX 4060 will not hit the market until the middle of the year. Due to dates, NVIDIA may take advantage of the Computex stage to present it, which would lead us to late May or early June.
We don’t know the price, but I would bet on about 500 euro, a figure that would place it right at half of what a GeForce RTX 4070 Ti costs, and that would leave NVIDIA enough margin to position the rest of the mid-high and high-end models.