The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card was originally planned for launch in July alongside the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16 GB graphics card but it looks like the company has officially changed those plans and will now be introducing the most affordable Ada offering on the 29th of June for a price of $299 US.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (Non-Ti) is a graphics card that most gamers would like to upgrade to given its price point and the feature set it has to offer. Coming in at $30 US lower than the GeForce RTX 3060, the RTX 4060 packs all the goodies you’d expect from Ada at a much more affordable price point while delivering a good gen-over-gen performance upgrade.
“The RTX 4060 family delivers PC gamers both great value and great performance at 1080p, whether they’re building a gaming battle box or an AI-assisted creation station,” said Matt Wuebbling, vice president of global GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “These GPUs deliver an incredible upgrade, starting at just $299, putting Ada Lovelace and DLSS 3 in the hands of millions more worldwide.”
The company has already disclosed the specifications and performance numbers which show the card to offer a 20% improvement over the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB in traditional rasterization and bigger gains when RT and DLSS are factored in.
For $299 US, you are getting up to a 70% increase (with DLSS 3) and a 20% increase (without DLSS) over the RTX 3060. Now the thing about the RTX 3060 is that while it did pack a higher VRAM of 12 GB & a wider bus interface, all the memory management technologies we talked about in the RTX 4060 Ti article apply to the RTX 4060 which means it carries up to 24 MB of L2 cache which is once again, an 8x uplift over the RTX 3060.
So while the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 did pack more VRAM & a wider bus, the RTX 4060 is still faster at 1080p, & the difference that the higher L2 cache makes really shows in the 1% Low FPS where the lead over the RTX 3060 widens even more.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Specifications
For the GeForce RTX 4060, NVIDIA is expected to utilize the AD107-400-A1 GPU, the fully enabled AD107 Ada die. Do note that the same configuration is used by the GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU. The chip is expected to feature 3072 CUDA cores and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory running at 17 Gbps memory speeds across a 128-bit bus interface. That gives the card 272 GB/s bandwidth which is effectively rated at 453 GB/s or 26% more than the RTX 3060. That’s all thanks to the 24 MB of L2 cache.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 should end up with a 35% lower TGP than its predecessor, the RTX 3060 12 GB. The card is said to feature a 115W TGP but actual gaming power consumption should be around 110W with idle power rated at 7W and video playback power rated at 11W. The card will be available in various custom models at launch but there will be no Founders Edition variant for it.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 “AD107-400” GPU Block Diagram:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Official Specs:
|GRAPHICS CARD NAME||NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4090||NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4080||NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4070 TI||NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4070||NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4060 TI||NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4060|
|GPU Name||Ada Lovelace AD102-300||Ada Lovelace AD103-300||Ada Lovelace AD104-400||Ada Lovelace AD104-250||Ada Lovelace AD106-350||Ada Lovelace AD107-400|
|Process Node||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N||TSMC 4N|
|Transistors||76 Billion||45.9 Billion||35.8 Billion||35.8 Billion||22.9 Billion||TBD|
|TMUs / ROPs||512 / 176||320 / 112||240 / 80||184 / 64||136 / 48||TBD|
|Tensor / RT Cores||512 / 128||304 / 76||240 / 60||184 / 46||136 / 34||TBD|
|L2 Cache||72 MB||64 MB||48 MB||36 MB||32 MB||24 MB|
|Base Clock||2230 MHz||2210 MHz||2310 MHz||1920 MHz||2310 MHz||1830 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2520 MHz||2510 MHz||2610 MHz||2475 MHz||2535 MHz||2460 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||83 TFLOPs||49 TFLOPs||40 TFLOPs||29 TFLOPs||22 TFLOPs||15 TFLOPs|
|RT TFLOPs||191 TFLOPs||113 TFLOPs||82 TFLOPs||67 TFLOPs||51 TFLOPs||35 TFLOPs|
|Tensor-TOPs||1321 TOPs||780 TOPs||641 TOPs||466 TOPs||353 TOPs||242 TOPs|
|Memory Capacity||24 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X||8-16 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||21.0 Gbps||23.0 Gbps||21.0 Gbps||21.0 Gbps||18.0 Gbps||17.0 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||1008 GB/s||736 GB/s||504 GB/s||504 GB/s||288 GB/s|
(554 GB/s Effective)
(453 GB/s Effective)
|Price (MSRP / FE)||$1599 US / 1949 EU||$1199 US / 1469 EU||$799 US||$599 US||$399-$499 US||$299 US|
|Price (Current)||$1599 US / 1859 EU||$1199 US / 1399 EU||$799 US||$599 US||$399-$499 US||$299 US|
|Launch (Availability)||12th October 2022||16th November 2022||5th January 2023||13th April 2023||24th May / July 2023||29th June 2023|