Since we originally published this news story, we’ve benchmarked the GeForce RTX 4060 ourselves. Check out our full Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 review, where you can find benchmarks of this budget gaming GPU in a number of games, including Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Doom Eternal, and Metro Exodus.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 benchmarks have appeared online, showing the upcoming mid-range Nvidia GPU will be around 20 percent faster than the previous-generation RTX 3060.
The leak comes via the Geekbench website, which stores benchmarking scores from users running its Geekbench software. It shows a Windows 11 Asus PC running an Intel Core i5-13600K, with 32GB of RAM, an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard, and crucially an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060.
The upload date is shown as June 21, 2023, showing that it was a very recent benchmarking run. This also tallies with previous Nvidia RTX 4060 leaks that showed the upcoming mid-range graphics card will launch on June 29, 2023 with cards being sampled to reviewers a few days before that date – this could well be a review site having accidentally shared their benchmarking run.
Also shown is that the latest and set-to-be cheapest Ada architecture card scored 99419 points in the Vulkan game engine benchmark and 105630 points in the OpenCL benchmark. These figures compare to typical RTX 3060 benchmark scores of around 85000 points for the Vulkan test and 89500 points for the OpenCL test. That translates to a 17 percent increase in Vulkan scores and 18 percent in OpenCL between the older and newer cards.
If these figures translate into typical gaming performance, they suggest the RTX 4060 may not make for the most compelling upgrade from the RTX 3060. However, with it confirmed that the price of the RTX 4060 will be $299, it’s set to cost $30 less than the RTX 3060 was at launch, bumping up the overall value of the card.
As for comparisons to the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB – a card that was widely criticized for its poor value for money – that card scores around 121000 points in the Vulkan benchmark and 132000 points in the OpenCL benchmark. That will make the RTX 4060 Ti an average of 23 percent faster than the RTX 4060 while costing 33 percent more, suggesting the upcoming cheaper card will offer better value in terms of performance per dollar.
Are you excited about a sub $300 Nvidia RTX 4000 series graphics card? And more importantly, are you excited by the performance numbers suggested above?