GeForce RTX 4060: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce RTX 4060 provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 50.69% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 4060 sales 18 May 2023 at a recommended price of $299 . This is a high-end Ada Lovelace architecture desktop card based on 5 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 17 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 272.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 240 mm. 1x 12-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 115 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 4060: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking50
Place by popularity3
Cost-effectiveness evaluation47.63
ArchitectureAda Lovelace
GPU code nameAD107
Market segmentDesktop
Release date18 May 2023 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$299
Current price$340 (1.1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 4060's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 4060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3072of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1830 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed2460 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors35,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology5 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)115 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate236.2of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 4060 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Length240 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 4060: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed17000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth272.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 4060. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 4060, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.7
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.3
CUDA8.9

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 4060. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 4060 50.69

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 4060 19576

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 4060 38191

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 4060 107451

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 4060 28111

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 4060 156140

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 4060 769721

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 4060 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD142
1440p73
4K44

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 139

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85−90
Battlefield 5 160−170
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 107
Far Cry 5 100−110
Far Cry New Dawn 120−130
Forza Horizon 4 170−180
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 210−220
Metro Exodus 120−130
Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 272
Watch Dogs: Legion 110−120

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85−90
Battlefield 5 160−170
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 90
Far Cry 5 100−110
Far Cry New Dawn 120−130
Forza Horizon 4 170−180
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 210−220
Metro Exodus 78
Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 217
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 215
Watch Dogs: Legion 110−120

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 85−90
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
Cyberpunk 2077 80
Far Cry 5 100−110
Forza Horizon 4 170−180
Horizon Zero Dawn 210−220
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 190
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 112
Watch Dogs: Legion 110−120

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 100−110
Far Cry New Dawn 110−120

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 48
Far Cry 5 110
Forza Horizon 4 110−120
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 110−120
Metro Exodus 111
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 129
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 80−85
Watch Dogs: Legion 50−55

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 85−90

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 50−55
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 65−70
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 46
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 68

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 20
Far Cry 5 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 65−70
Metro Exodus 58
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 45−50

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 4060's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


GeForce RTX 4060 100
TITAN Xp 99.21
RTX A4000 99.13

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 4060 is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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