Superpowered by AI, Newest GPUs Provide 2x the Horsepower of Latest Gaming
NVIDIA today announced the GeForce RTX™ 4060 family of GPUs, with two graphics cards that deliver all the advancements of the NVIDIA® Ada Lovelace architecture — including DLSS 3 neural rendering and third-generation ray-tracing technologies at high frame rates — starting at just $399. That is a price point we love to see, especially when compared to rest of the launch MSRP of the 40 series of RTX cards like the $599 RTX 4070, the $849 TUF GAMING RTX 4070 Ti, the $1199 RTX 4080, and especially the $1599 RTX 4090.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and GeForce RTX 4060 are exciting entries for the largest majority of gamers. As much as we love to discuss max resolution, max graphics, and all it’s joys – if we look at Steam Charts around 77% of gamers still play on 1080p and older graphics cards.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and GeForce RTX 4060 can deliver unparalleled performance at fantastic value — bringing for the first time to the company’s popular 60-class twice the horsepower of the latest gaming consoles, including ray tracing for premium image quality on top games.
“The RTX 4060 family delivers PC gamers both great value and great performance at 1080p,
whether they’re building a gaming battle box or an AI-assisted creation station,” said Matt
Wuebbling, vice president of global GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “These GPUs deliver an
incredible upgrade, starting at just $399, putting Ada Lovelace and DLSS 3 in the hands of
millions more worldwide.”
DLSS Brings AI-Accelerated Performance to 300+ Titles
The GeForce RTX 4060 family provides access to the 300+ games and applications that now
support DLSS, with eagerly anticipated titles coming this soon like The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Diablo IV to include DLSS 3. A DLSS 3 plug-in for Unreal Engine 5 is also coming soon. These are major launches that you could double your performance if upgrading from a RTX 2060 Super.
DLSS 3 showcases the growing importance of AI in real-time games by creating new, high-quality frames for smoother gameplay. Improvements in hardware coupled with DLSS 3 massively increases performance, which uses AI to output higher-resolution frames from a lower-resolution input. This technology alone has seen some massive popularity and adoption. We especially loved the fan-made mod for Jedi Survivor, the performance uplift of that mod made it playable for many gamers. Another fan-favorite feature is also here, with the exceptional responsiveness that is maintained through NVIDIA Reflex, which reduces input lag.
The Ultimate Graphics Cards for 1080p Gaming
From our early looks, The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is on average 2.6x faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER GPU and 1.7x faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU. For titles without frame generation, the RTX 4060 Ti is 1.6x faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER GPU.
The RTX 4060 Ti’s memory subsystem features 32MB of L2 cache and 8GB or 16GB of ultra-highspeed GDDR6 memory. The RTX 4060 has 24MB of L2 cache with 8GB of GDDR6. The L2 cache reduces demands on the GPU’s memory interface, ultimately improving performance and power efficiency.
This is very important to discuss prior to the inevitable backlash from the community with the 8GB of VRAM on the base RTX 4060Ti. Nvidia discusses this in depth here and it’s a great blog post we encourage everyone to read:
A Deeper Look At VRAM On GeForce RTX 40 Series Graphics Cards
Ray tracing performance has improved significantly from the previous generation, thanks to
advancements like Shader Execution Reordering, cutting-edge Opacity Micromap and Displaced Micro-Mesh Engines. These innovations enable even the most demanding games to
simultaneously implement multiple ray tracing effects, and even full ray tracing, also known as
path tracing, for unparalleled realism and immersion.
Perfect for Content Creators
The GeForce RTX 4060 family of GPUs comes backed by the NVIDIA Studio platform, which
brings creators RTX acceleration and AI tools at a more accessible starting price. Serving
livestreamers, video editors, 3D artists and others, the platform supercharges over 110 creative apps, provides lasting stability with NVIDIA Studio Drivers and includes a powerful suite of AIpowered Studio software, such as NVIDIA Omniverse™, Canvas and Broadcast.
Creators of many disciplines can benefit from new fourth-generation Tensor Cores, which
provide a significant performance increase for AI tools compared with the last generation.
Accelerated AI features allow creators to automate tedious tasks and apply advanced effects
3D modelers rendering high-resolution, ray-traced scenes can expect up to 45% faster
performance than with the previous-generation GeForce RTX 3060 family. Adding AI-powered
DLSS 3 — including within Omniverse, a hub for interconnecting existing 3D workflows to
replace linear pipelines with live-sync creation and real-time collaboration — greatly accelerates the viewport in real-time 3D rendering applications, enabling a more fluid editing experience with full lighting, materials and physics.
Broadcasters can use the eighth-generation NVIDIA video encoder, called NVENC, with best-inclass AV1 hardware encoding, and benefit from 40% better encoding efficiency. Livestreams will appear as if bitrate was increased by 40% — a big boost in image quality for popular broadcast apps like OBS Studio. Broadcasters can also benefit from NVIDIA Broadcast and its set of AI effects that improve microphones and webcams, turning rooms into home studios.
Video editors can benefit from a host of AI tools like auto-reframe, smart object selection and
depth estimation, now available in top applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci
Resolve, and export in AV1 for reduced file sizes.
GeForce RTX Offers a Graphics Card for Every Kind of User
With this latest launch, the GeForce RTX 40 Series now has an option for every resolution and
NVIDIA will celebrate the 4060 family’s launch with 100 streamers, and give away 460 of the
new cards to members of the gaming community as part of its “Summer of RTX” event. Learn
more on the sweepstakes webpage.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB will be available starting Wednesday, May 24, at $399. The
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB version will be available in July, starting at $499.
GeForce RTX 4060 will also be available in July, starting at $299. An NVIDIA Founders Edition design of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB will be available directly from NVIDIA.com and select retailers.
Custom boards for the entire RTX 4060 family, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, will be available from top add-in card providers such as ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, GALAX, GIGABYTE, INNO3D, KFA2, MSI, Palit, PNY and ZOTAC, as well as from gaming system integrators and builders worldwide.