NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Series are fast but also power hungry
The rumors come from @QbitLeaks, who is supposedly sharing RTX 40 “Lovelace” specs and performance claims over his Twitter.
According to the leaker, RTX 4060 Ti is pulling up to 270-280W of power while reaching 8600 score in 3DMark Time Extreme, which is actually better than RTX 3080. The RTX 4060 non-Ti gets around 6000 points in the same test while consuming 230 to 240W, which is quite a lot for this class. This rumor would follow what other leakers have said, including @kopite7kimi, that supposedly RTX 4060 cards are expected to be 220W+ by design.
Well it seems 4060 and 4060 Ti have been tested
4060 Ti: TSE ~8600, avg clock 26XX, power draw ~270-280W.
4060: TSE ~6000, avg clock 27XX, power draw ~230-240W.
— FCL (@QbitLeaks) August 26, 2022
QbitLeaks also mentions that RTX 4060 Ti boosts up to ~2600 MHz while RTX 4060 goes above 2700 MHz. Earlier tweets from the same user list RTX 4060 Series specs as follows.
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti supposedly equipped with AD104-180-A1 GPU and 6144 CUDA cores. This model would feature 10 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 17.5 Gbps. The previously listed TGP was 275W. For this class, this is an upgrade to as many cores as RTX 3070 Ti and 2GB more memory.
NVIDIA RTX 4060 non-Ti is getting a different GPU: AD106-300 and much fewer core count: 3968 FP32 units. The RTX 4060 would see reduced memory size to 8GB and 128-bit bus and 17 Gbps memory speed. If this rumor were true, then RTX 4060 would have less memory than current RTX 3060, which is hard to believe.
The RTX 4060 series are not expected to launch until January next year. However, given how many changes we have seen on RTX 4070/4080/4090 engineering boards already, those specs and performance claims will probably change as well.
|RUMORED NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series|
|RTX 4090||AD102-300||16384||24GB G6X 21 Gbps||450W||19000|
|RTX 4080||AD103-300||9278||16GB G6X 23 Gbps||340W||15000|
|RTX 4070||AD104-400||7680||12GB G6X 21 Gbps||300W||11000|
|RTX 4060 TI||AD104-180||6144||10GB G6 17.5 Gbps||275W||8600|
|RTX 4060||AD106-300||3968||8GB G6 17 Gbps||230W||6000|
|RTX 4050 Ti||AD106-210||2816||8GB G6 16 Gbps||170W||TBC|
|RTX 4050||AD107-350||2048||8GB G6 14 Gbps||130W||TBC|