Nvidia brings the RTX 4060 launch date forward to June 29

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Update: Nvidia has officially confirmed the revised launch date for the GeForce RTX 4060: June 29, at 6AM Pacific.

Original story: Nvidia has reportedly decided to bring forward the launch of the RTX 4060. The most affordable member of the RTX 40 family to date was originally set to be released in July, but according to new leaks, its release date has been brought forward to June.

According to the amusingly named and reputable leaker MEGAsizeGPU (via Videocardz), the RTX 4060 will launch on the 29th of June, with the first reviews to appear a day earlier. The leak references what appears to be an internal Nvidia document. It states Nvidia is shipping RTX 4060 products to the channel as of the 12th of June.

The GeForce RTX 4060 is expected to be based on a cut down version of the AD106 GPU—the same as that found inside the RTX 4060 Ti. Nvidia has officially revealed the card will have 3072 CUDA cores, a 2,460MHz boost clock, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory via a 128-bit bus. 

The 4060's 3072 CUDA core count is notably lower than the 4352 of the 4060 Ti. That would point to there being a significant performance difference between the two models. However, the RTX 4060 is set to have a much lower TDP of just 115W compared to the 160W of the RTX 4060 Ti. Even if the RTX 4060 ends up a lot slower than the Ti, at least its power efficiency and performance per watt should be very impressive.

The accelerated launch isn't all that surprising. While the faster RTX 4060 Ti isn't a bad card, at $399 it's too expensive to win over the hearts and minds of long suffering mainstream gamers. Its lukewarm reception and reportedly weak sales are no doubt a major factor in Nvidia's decision to bring forward the non-TI RTX 4060. 

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Header Cell - Column 0 RTX 4060 TiRTX 4060
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
CUDA cores43523072
Boost clock2,540 MHz2,460 MHz
Memory interface128-bit128-bit
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Starting from $299, the RTX 4060 8GB will surely appeal to a bigger market. Nvidia's xx60 class cards are always popular though of course it depends on just how it performs relative to its competition. The jury is very much out on that.

The RTX 4060 will face competition not just from AMD's Radeon RX 7600, but last generation cards from both companies. RTX 30 and RX 6000 series cards are getting cheaper as they near end-of-life status and they remain capable gaming cards.

We look forward to seeing just how the RTX 4060 stacks up. PC Gamer will have reviews of RTX 4060 cards, likely sooner rather than later!

Chris Szewczyk
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Chris' gaming experiences go back to the mid-nineties when he conned his parents into buying an 'educational PC' that was conveniently overpowered to play Doom and Tie Fighter. He developed a love of extreme overclocking that destroyed his savings despite the cheaper hardware on offer via his job at a PC store. To afford more LN2 he began moonlighting as a reviewer for VR-Zone before jumping the fence to work for MSI Australia. Since then, he's gone back to journalism, enthusiastically reviewing the latest and greatest components for PC & Tech Authority, PC Powerplay and currently Australian Personal Computer magazine and PC Gamer. Chris still puts far too many hours into Borderlands 3, always striving to become a more efficient killer.