The early performance estimates of budget Lovelace GPUs have surfaced. Set to land in the first half of 2023, these SKUs have just entered the internal testing phase. Before we move on, please note that this particular rumor is from a fresh source, so take it with a pinch of salt.
The GeForce RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti will be one of the most popular graphics cards in the coming years, offering near-flagship levels of performance to mainstream gamers, and the first benchmarks are finally here:
According to FCL (Twitter), the RT 4060 Ti scores an impressive 8,600 points in Time Spy Extreme with an average boost clock of 2,6xx MHz and a total board power (TBP) of 270-280W. The RTX 4060, on the other hand, will be more grounded scoring 6,000 points in Time Spy Extreme at an average operating clock of 2,7xx MHz with a power cap of 230-240W.
It’s worth noting that in this case, the RTX 4060 Ti is drawing more power than the RTX 3070 and yet fails to level with it. Compared to its predecessor, we’re looking at a hike of 50% in the power budget. With that said, let’s now forget that these are probably still engineering samples and as we get closer to the launch window, both the performance and power will be optimized.
Glancing at the 3DMark TimeSpy Extreme scores of contemporary graphics cards, you can see the RTX 4060 Ti manages to not only beat the Radeon RX 6800 XT but also lock horns with the RTX 3080 and the RX 6900 XT. These are some of the fastest GPUs of this generation, and if the RTX 4060 Ti, a $400 SKU, one-ups them in even a few titles, it’ll be a remarkable feat. The ray-tracing performance should be even more impressive.
Anywho, NVIDIA seems adamant about keeping Ampere alive and well till at least early 2023. The top-end RTX 40 series offerings should land sometime in October and exist alongside their older brethren for a couple of quarters.