The next generation of graphics cards launch is rapidly approaching, and the rumor mill is in full swing. Both Nvidia and AMD are preparing for some exciting reveals, and fans are anxiously waiting for brand new graphics cards.

Traditionally, the GeForce xx60 tier graphics cards have been the most popular in Nvidia’s lineup (GeForce GTX 1060 still leading Steam Hardware Survey). GPUs in this category often strike the perfect balance between price and performance, adding to their appeal. 

Many are now looking forward to the next iteration of the mid-range graphics cards. However, Nvidia’s entire line-up is rumored to be very power-hungry. The actual GeForce RTX 4060 will also suffer from the same problem. 

Reputed leaker, Kopite7kimi has dropped information on the power consumption for the upcoming mid-range graphics card. He has revealed that the GeForce RTX 4060 will consume more power than the GeForce RTX 3070.

While this isn’t surprising, this new push towards power-hungry cards from Nvidia is a bit concerning. Nvidia is reportedly trying its hardest to maximize performance this generation, even at the cost of higher power consumption. Going by the tweet, the GeForce RTX 4060 will consume more than 220W of power.

However, graphics cards like the GeForce RTX 4060 are for mid-range PC builds. These builds often have very tight budgets with little flexibility. Higher power consumption would lead to more money spent on power supplies that could have been better used elsewhere.

The performance of the upcoming GPU is also a big question. Like Moore’s Law is Dead, Leakers have predicted RTX 3080 performance in rasterization and ray-tracing performance on par with the RTX 3090 Ti. 

RTX 4060 Performance
Source: Moore’s Law Is Dead

The list below compares the xx60 series of GPUs in their power draw.

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

Nvidia’s xx60 series of GPUs has always been exciting for a large number of people. These graphics cards have proven excellent for new PC builders and those looking to upgrade without breaking the bank.

The GeForce GTX 1060 is still the most popular GPU on Steam to date, and the GeForce RTX 2060 seems to be a contender for the spot. Perhaps the GeForce RTX 4060 will continue the strong legacy of Nvidia’s mid-range champions. The price will play a key role in the RTX 4060’s success, and Nvidia will likely try to find an appealing price point for the mid-range market.

The GeForce RTX 4060 is expected to be released later down the road. Nvidia’s initial line-up will consist of primarily actual high-end GPUs. The GeForce RTX 4060 should not be expected before CES in January 2023.

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