NVIDIA follows suit. Three models of the RTX 4060 have been announced and one of them will be released in May and that could be really exciting if the current rumors are true.
So far, NVIDIA has mainly covered high-end and upper middle class graphics cards with the Ada Lovelace generation. But now it’s also going into lower price regions and that could degenerate into an exciting duel. Because the rumor mill has been rumored for some time that AMD also wants to announce a new model in May, namely a Radeon RX 7600.
The whole thing is getting exciting because NVIDIA wants to launch the first of three RTX 4060 models on May 24th. This is apparently an RTX 4060 Ti with 8 GB VRAM, which should be priced at the same level as the RTX 3060 Ti, namely $399. Based on the initial specs, the card will also be roughly at their level in terms of performance, but with DLSS 3 as a power booster.
Two more models are to follow in July. The new entry-level model is an RTX 4060 with 8 GB of VRAM, which should be available from $299. The RTX 4060 will therefore replace the RTX 3060, again with significantly higher efficiency and the bonus of DLSS 3. So it could be a competent one Full HD graphics card that doesn’t completely clear your account right away. It’s just a shame that NVIDIA only uses a meager 8GB of VRAM, which could get a bit cramped with one or the other game.
It is surprising that the third in the group is a card with a significantly higher VRAM, namely an RTX 4060 Ti as a 16 GB version for 499 US dollars. The two Ti models are otherwise identical in specs, apart from a slightly higher TDP due to the larger memory.
NVIDIA now covers a wider range of prices and delivers powerful Full HD cards, although the 4060 Ti could well have its place in the mainstream 1440p area. The only question that remains open is whether and when an RTX 4050 will follow as an entry-level card – the GPU is already being used for notebooks.