Rumoured Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 desktop GPU specs are interesting

Can this be as successful as GTX 1060?

Nvidia RTX 40 Series

Nvidia’s premier RTX 40 Series desktop GPU stack currently encompasses champion RTX 4090 through to RTX 4070 Ti. Entry into the Ada Lovelace-powered group isn’t cheap as recommended pricing spans $799 to $1,599. It’s only a matter of time until cheaper 40 Series cards are available, more suited for the masses, and the latest whispers suggest desktop RTX 4060 is coming out soon.

Reliable leaker, kopite7kimi, believes Nvidia will introduce eagerly awaited desktop RTX 4060 by using what’s already available from the mobile firmament. If you recall, mobile 40 Series GPUs span RTX 4050 through RTX 4090.

Should this indeed be the case, probable specifications for the desktop graphics card are easy to guesstimate. We already know GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop uses a specific AD107(GN21-X6) die that’s home to a full complement of 3,072 shaders, is outfitted with 8GB of memory running across a 128-bit bus, and depending upon implementation, carries a wide power range between 35W-115W.

According to kopite7kimi, Nvidia will harness the highest RTX 4060 Laptop spec and massage it over to desktop. Nice and easy, huh? Why reinvent the wheel when there is no need to do so?

RTX 4060 probable specs

GeForceRTX 4090RTX 4080RTX 4070 TIRTX 4060
Launch dateOct 2022Nov 2022Jan 2023??
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
Process (nm)4444
Transistors (bn)76.345.935.8??
Die size (mm2)608.5378.6294.5??
SMs128 of 14476 of 8060 of 6024 of 24
CUDA cores16,3849,7287,6803,072
Boost clock (MHz)2,5202,5052,610??
Peak FP32 TFLOPS82.648.740.1??
RT cores128766024
RT TFLOPS191.0112.792.7??
Tensor cores51230424096
Texture units51230424096
Memory size (GB)2416128
Memory bus (bits)384256192128
Memory clock (Gbps)2122.42118
Bandwidth (GB/s)1,008717504288
L1 cache (MB)169.57.5??
L2 cache (MB)72644824
Power (watts)450320285115
Launch MSRP ($)1,5991,199899 799??

Plumbing in probable specs to the Club386 Table of Doom™ shows RTX 4060 to have a little less than half the firepower of RTX 4070 Ti. That’s a pretty savage cut, truth be told, and if true, rasterisation performance will only be good enough for FHD gaming. Knowing the smarts baked into the design, however, expect Nvidia to lean heavily on DLSS3 technology to boost framerates in many popular titles.

Timid in specs and frugal in power, the success of upcoming RTX 4060 will be determined by price and availability. Here’s hoping Nvidia can recreate a seminal card such as the GTX 1060.