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GeForce RTX 4060 Power Consumption News Rumors

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A mid-range GPU with very high PSU requirements

Nvidia's upcoming mid-range GeForce RTX 40-series (Ada Lovelace) graphics cards might be free from the shackles of high power consumption. Prominent hardware leaker kopite7kimi(opens in new tab) believes that the GeForce RTX 4060 will consume more power than Nvidia's current generation GeForce RTX 3070, far more than the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB that it's replacing. But the real question is; how much more power are we talking about? Even though kopite7kimi has a solid record, we still recommend you treat the rumour with caution.

Sadly, the leaker doesn't have the foggiest idea about the specific power details of the GeForce RTX 4060, so it's completely a reasonable deduction regarding what it'll be like. Notwithstanding, proof of the new 16-pin power connector and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti alone shows that the up and coming age of Nvidia GPUs will consume definitely more powerful than the ongoing Ampere age.

The GeForce RTX 3070 consumes around 220W on the Founders Edition to rapidly invigorate your memory with industrial facility overclocked SKUs supporting up to around 240-250W. The GeForce RTX 3060 12GB and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti consume 170W and 200W, separately, with better quality AIB accomplice cards consuming marginally higher than those qualities.


There's a possibility that the GeForce RTX 4060 may consume anywhere between 290W to 350W which is where the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 sit in terms of power consumption. We've already seen reports of flagship GeForce RTX 40-series cards possibly consuming as much as 450W to 600W of power (which is also evident by the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti's power budget). So technically, there's plenty of power headroom in Nvidia's future lineup for a mid-range 350W GPU.

It will be fascinating to perceive how the market handles a 300W to 350W mid-range design card from here on out. In our ongoing business sector, mid-officers like the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 3060 and AMD's Radeon RX 6000-series partners all sit well inside the 200W power section, with some highlighting power spending plans as low as 170W.

A leap from 300W to 350W in a solitary age could represent a difficult issue for financial plan gamers who need to either fabricate another framework or redesign their framework with another GPU. Likewise, the half to 75% knock-in power will without a doubt require higher wattage PSUs and greater units that are more costly for clients who won't anticipate a critical leap in cutting edge GPUs.

Furthermore, greater and more wind current situated PC cases could become important to fit a GPU with a cooler intended to deal with 300W of force yield. Eventually, numerous gamers could have to update extra parts for a solitary GPU redesign alone.

NVIDIA has been logically expanding TDP for its GeForce xx70 and xx60 series over every age, so this news wouldn't be extremely astonishing information. However one could contemplate whether GeForce execution sections even matter as new SKUs are added with expanded power and, customarily, more exorbitant cost.

  • GeForce RTX 4060: 220W+?
  • GeForce RTX 3060: 170W
  • GeForce RTX 2060: 160W
  • GeForce GTX 1060: 120W
  • GeForce GTX 960: 120W
  • GeForce GTX 760: 170W

New delivery dates/Rumors

Recently, another gossip with delivery dates for RTX 30 series has arisen. Referring to their own sources, Wccftech claims that the day for kickoff has again been moved by a month. Curiously, interestingly, the RTX 4060 illustrations card was referenced with a potential CES 2023 introduction:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 - October 2022 Launch
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 - November 2022 Launch
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - December 2022 Launch
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - January CES 2023 Unveil

These dates for RTX 4090-4070 series are about a month after the fact than we detailed, which was at that point a month after the fact of then first bits of gossip (July). Obviously, there is a ton of disarray encompassing this send off and a great deal of vulnerability among board accomplices, who will presently have some way or another to sell the overabundance of the RTX 30 stock in front of the "Ada" age send-off.

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.

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