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RTX 4060 release time, release date, price, & specs

If you're looking for something more reasonably priced, the RTX 4060 could be the GPU for you

Updated: Jul 3, 2023 1:35 pm
RTX 4060 release time, release date, price, & specs

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Some potential good news for budget-minded gaming PC builders, Nvidia has brought the RTX 4060 release date forward to June. The new graphics card will be the most affordable in the RTX 40-series family, with the recent RTX 4060 Ti 8GB model starting at around $399 MSRP. The RTX 4060 review embargo has already dropped, with the card set to hit the shelves tomorrow.

Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti release was met with a rather large groan from the community, with the same 8GB VRAM and a mere 10% increase in rasterized games over the previous generation. Despite some of the bashing, there are some positives from Nvidia’s latest affordable GPUs, such as Ray Tracing capabilities and DLSS 3. Unfortunately, many are starting to see some issues with 8GB VRAM in modern games, so large parts of the community simply advised that you may want to skip this one or aim for an RTX 4070+.

RTX 4060 release time

Nvidia confirmed the RTX 4060 release time for 6AM Pacific Time (US), see below for other regions:

  • 9AM Eastern Time (US)
  • 2PM BST (UK)
  • 3PM CEST (Germany)
  • 11PM AEST (Australia)

RTX 4060 release date officially revealed

The RTX 4060 release date is now set for June 29th, 2023. We were previously left with a release window of “July” during Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti launch but now it has been announced, budget-focused gamers (majority of us) may have yet another option to consider. The main concern, as always, is will it offer value if you upgrade.

All we have at this moment in time is the benchmarks from Nvidia themselves and the RTX 4060 Ti data. It will be interesting to see how the Non-Ti and the 8GB Ti models compare with each other but we will have to see when the review embargos lift.

RTX 40 series release date history

For some context, we can take a look at how Nvidia’s 40 series (or 4000 series) is going so far in the release date department. As we mentioned earlier, there has been somewhat of a more staggering release. If you’re unaware, Nvidia (and their rivals AMD) tend to release their graphics cards starting with the high-end flagship.

  • RTX 4090: October 12th, 2022
  • RTX 4080: November 16th, 2022
  • RTX 4080 12GB: Cancelled
  • RTX 4070 Ti: January 6th, 2023
  • RTX 4070: April 13th, 2023
  • RTX 4060 Ti 8GB: May 24th, 2023
  • RTX 4060 Ti 16GB: July 2023
  • RTX 4060: June 29th, 2023

RTX 4060 price

The RTX 4060 price was announced during the Ti launch, showcasing a new entry-level GPU for the Ada Lovelace architecture. The RTX 4060 will have an MSRP of $299/£289. making it the most affordable current-gen GPU. As to what the price-to-performance will be is still to be seen, so determining its value isn’t possible yet. This price is for Founders Edition card, with some aftermarket options usually costing slightly more.

RTX 4060 specs

Some expect to see the RTX 4060 reach the same level of performance as the previous generation 3070. This would be fantastic as a close to entry level GPU, but we’ll have to wait and see closer to the release date. As the current information released by Nvidia relies on frame generation and DLSS 3 rather than raw frame rates between them, so it might be closer than that.

  • CUDA cores: 3,072
  • RT cores: 30
  • Tensor cores: 120
  • Base clock: 1,830 MHz
  • Boost clock: 2,460 MHz
  • Memory interface: 128-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 288 GB/s
  • TGP: 115W

RTX 4060 performance leaks

With the embargo close by, we have started getting an initial look at what the true performance of the 4060 is going to be without relying on Nvidia’s graphs. And Videocardz has gathered some data from unnamed reviewers showing off the GPUs capabilities in the 3DMark suite. From there we see how it compares to the predecessors of both the RTX 3060 12GB and 8GB, which came out much later and at a lot lower memory bandwidth.

This leads to the 4060 leading against the 12GB and 8GB predecessors by

  • 16.6% / 58.4% in Speed Way
  • 17.2% / 30.7% in Port Royal
  • 30.3% / 55.3% in TimeSpy Performance
  • 32.7% / 61.1% in TimeSpy Extreme
  • 19.8% / 38% in FireStrike Performance
  • 23.4% / 41.8% in FireStrike Extreme
  • 19.4% / 50.0% in FireStrike Ultra

These are still pre-release values and so may change on the actual release of the 4060. Especially with the reviews using older drivers for the testing and Nvidia will have a day one graphics driver for the new graphics card that will likely change the performance already.

RTX 4060 launch FAQs

When is the RTX 4060 coming out?

The RTX 4060 has been confirmed by Nvidia for July. However, leaks of the embargo dates have suggested it will be coming on the 29th of June instead.

How much will the RTX 4060 cost?

The RTX 4060 will have an MSRP of $299/£289.

RTX 4060 Ti (16GB) to follow in July

That’s everything we know about the RTX 4060 so far. The 16 GB RTX 4060 release date is on the horizon, and we’ll be reporting any further news as soon as it arrives. The entry-level to mid-range GPUs in Nvidia’s 40-series are bound to catch many people’s interests, especially those working on a more limited budget.

The high-end so far has been deemed pretty overpriced by plenty of consumers – so we’ll have to wait and see what is store for the 4060, possibly the ideal solution if you’re looking for a more modest modern GPU.

With a background in engineering and PC gaming, Seb is a staff writer with a focus on GPU, storage, and power supplies. Also one of tech supports in the office he likes helping and solving problems.

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