Nvidia has it Officially announced Its RTX 4060 family of GPUs. These include the RTX 4060 Ti, which comes out next week on May 24th starting at $399, and — perhaps the biggest news — the RTX 4060, which will be available in July for just $299, $30 less than the RTX 3060’s original retail price. The 16GB RTX 4060 Ti is also due out in July for $499.
Nvidia’s 60-series GPUs are by far the most popular among PC gamers on Steam, and the launch of the RTX 4060 family marks the first time we’ve seen Nvidia’s latest RTX 40-series cards available for $500, let alone under $300.
The $399 RTX 4060 Ti will ship on May 24th with just 8GB of VRAM, while the 16GB model is due out in July at $499. there Ongoing discussion Above the value of 8GB cards in the PC gaming community right now, especially with the arrival of more demanding games that really push the GPU’s memory limits even at 1080p (if you want all max settings enabled, that is). It’s a much bigger problem at 1440p, and of course 4K, but it looks like Nvidia is positioning its RTX 4060 Ti card for the 1080p market.
Nvidia has only shared performance data at 1080p, though the previous RTX 3060 Ti was more than capable at 1440p a few years ago. We’ll have to wait for the full reviews to see how the performance is at both 1080p and 1440p, but Nvidia’s numbers indicate that there won’t be a huge jump in performance from the RTX 3060 Ti to the 4060 Ti unless DLSS 3 is included.
Spec-wise, the RTX 4060 Ti will be a 22 teraflops card with support for AV1 encoding and more efficient power usage. Total graphical power is 160W on both the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and 16GB models, with Nvidia claiming that average gaming power use will be around 140W. The RTX 3060 Ti has 200W of total graphics power, and Nvidia says it uses 197W during gaming on average, so there are some nice power efficiency improvements here.
On the RTX 4060 side, it’s a 15 teraflops card with 8GB of VRAM, 4GB down from the 12GB found in the RTX 3060. Nvidia has similar power efficiency improvements here, with total graphics power over the RTX 4060 coming in at 115W. Average power at 110 watts. By comparison, the RTX 3060 was a 170-watt card, and Nvidia says it averaged 170 watts while gaming.
Intel is trying to squeeze Nvidia’s RTX 3060 cards by pricing its competitor, the A750, at just $289, but Nvidia’s $299 pricing here is certainly solid in a key segment of the PC gaming market.
The 8GB of VRAM on both the RTX 4060 Ti and 4060 is bound to raise questions for these cards, even if 60-class gamers are used to 1080p and tweaking settings for maximum performance. Nvidia is clearly anticipating this with its announcement of a 16GB RTX 4060 Ti, but I’m still surprised there isn’t a push to 12GB for the base model to improve texture quality, ray tracing, and general visual performance.
Nvidia may not be alone with its 8GB offering in this class of cards. there AMD rumors The company is preparing to launch an 8GB Radeon RX 7600 just weeks after the company He pointed out the flaws To lower the VRAM cards.
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