Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 graphics will consume more power than the RTX 3070

Deepak Gupta June 6, 2022
Updated 2022/06/06 at 1:27 AM

While waiting for the announcement and launch of the new line of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards, the usual leaks and information that reveal some of the possible details and characteristics of these upcoming chips are arriving, with increasing regularity.

In this sense, we now know from industry sources that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 model will consume more power than the current generation GeForce RTX 3070.

GeForce RTX 4060 needs more power than the RTX 3070

According to the latest rumors, the upcoming GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card from Nvidia will consume more energy than the GeForce RTX 3070. We remind you that the latter, which belongs to the brand's current generation of GPUs, has a TDP of 220W. Therefore, this information shows that the GeForce RTX 4060 model will consume even more than this value.

The information was revealed by the reliable leaker @kopite7kimi, on his Twitter account, as usual. In the tweet, the leaker says he is not interested in the release date, but is curious about the performance of the RTX 4060, which will consume more power than the RTX 3070.

The details indicate that this new model, from the generation with Ada Lovelace architecture, will have an increase of at least 50W more than the current generation. As such, Nvidia's next generation of graphics cards will mark the end of monolithic chip design, i.e. based on a single chip.

It is also important to remember that Nvidia leaves aside the 8 nm process from the Samsung Foundry to move to the 5 nm from the Taiwanese TSMC. Thus, since the energy consumption does not decrease, it is expected that the big surprise is in fact the level of performance of these equipments.

That said, expectations are high for the next line of GPUs from Nvidia, but also from AMD. And we can't forget about Intel, which seems to be betting strong with its Arc Alchemist graphics cards.

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