News broke yesterday of NVIDIA’s alleged launch schedule for its upcoming GeForce RTX 40 Series, including a supposed CES 2023 unveiling date for a newly mentioned (but predictable) GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card. Popular leaker @kopite7kimi has now taken to Twitter to share a little insight on the lower mid-range GPU, claiming that it will consume more power than the Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3070. If true, this would mean that the GeForce RTX 4060 will feature a TDP greater than 220 watts, which is what NVIDIA officially lists for the graphics card power of its GeForce RTX 3070. NVIDIA fans who have been following the company’s gaming products closely may not be too surprised, however, as members of the GeForce X60 series have proven to be more and more power hungry over the past few generations.
- GeForce RTX 4060: 220W+
- GeForce RTX 3060: 170W
- GeForce RTX 2060: 160W
- GeForce GTX 1060: 120W
- GeForce GTX 960: 120W
- GeForce GTX 760: 170W
I don't care about the real release date. I'm just curious about the performance of RTX 4060, which consumes more power than RTX 3070.— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) June 5, 2022
The AD102 and the AD103 GPUs are expected to utilize the same PCB, PG139, but the SKU will vary slightly with the RTX 4090 using the PG139-330 SKU and the RTX 4080 using a PG139-360 SKU. The RTX 4070 on the other hand will be based on a completely different board. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 will be the first Ada Lovelace card for 2023, being unveiled at CES 2023 and launching a few weeks later. The mainstream card is also expected to utilize the AD106.