First leaks on the RTX 4060: TDP of 220 watts, launch at CES 2023

First leaks on the RTX 4060: TDP of 220 watts, launch at CES 2023

First leaks on the RTX 4060

Videocardz has reported new rumors from user Kopite7kimi regarding the TDP of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060. The low-end model of the RTX 4000 series will make use of a graphics chip with 4,608 CUDA cores, a 28% increase over the corresponding model of the current generation, which is why consumption should also be higher than the 3070, according to ' insider.

Overcoming 220W, the RTX 4060 will be the first low-end Nvidia card to go beyond a TDP of 170W. The company's past xx60 models have so far remained in a power range ranging from 120W to 170W, a value that has increased or decreased several times over the generations. Only starting from 2060 it was possible to appreciate a progressive increase, proportional to the increase in performance offered by the new graphics processors. As is now known from the information that has followed one another over the course of all these months, this trend will particularly characterize the new RTX 4000: the top of the range 4090 Ti should in fact reach a TDP of 600W, according to the various technical rumors that have emerged so far.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060
This postponement Probably due to the numerous RTX 30 GPUs still present in the dealers' warehouses, management and partners will surely want to buy some time in trying to dispose of as many models as possible, before the new cards are launched. Staying in the Nvidia field, a new market survey conducted by Steam reveals the excellent performance of the current RTX 30 generation. You can learn more about the news in our dedicated article.

Nvidia RTX 4060 rumored to be more power-hungry than an RTX 3070

Rumor mill: With Nvidia's next-generation RTX 4000 (Ada Lovelace) series edging ever closer, the rumor mill is going into overdrive with possible specs and release dates. In the case of the former, one prolific leaker has claimed that even the mid-range RTX 4060 will have considerable power demands, exceeding the current-gen RTX 3070.

Claims of the RTX 4060 having a higher TDP than the RTX 3070 come from regular leaker Kopite7kimi. He didn't mention the specific power consumption of the upcoming card, but the Ampere product's Founders Edition hits 220W while some overclocked AIB variants can reach 250W.

A TDP of 250W or more would be a big jump for a xx60 series product. The previous most power-hungry cards from the series were the RTX 3060 and GTX 760 (both 170W), followed by the RTX 2060 (160W), then the GTX 1060 and GTX 960 (both 120W). That's not counting the RTX 3060 Ti, which consumes 200W.

We've heard plenty of rumors that the RTX 4090 will have a 600W TBP (total board power), while a flagship RTX 4090 Ti could push it to over 800W. Assuming that's true, and it's certainly starting to look that way, a mid-tier RTX 4060 card reaching 350W isn't beyond the realms of fantasy.

Elsewhere in the world of RTX 4000-series rumors, new release dates for the cards have surfaced. It was previously believed that the RTX 4090 would launch first, in August, with the RTX 4080 arriving a few weeks later, possibly in the same month. That would leave the RTX 4070 to launch in September.

The new rumors put the launch dates quite a bit further ahead but with the same release order: the RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 in November, RTX 4070 in December, and the RTX 4060 in January 2023.

Remember, all of this is just rumor and speculation that should be taken with a heavy dose of salt, but we shouldn't have too much longer to wait before Nvidia reveals its plans.