Nvidia RTX 4060 27% faster than RTX 3060 in Cyberpunk 2077

The GeForce RTX 4060 looks set to sit comfortably between the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and the AMD Radeon RX 7600 for game frame rate and MSRP.

You can now read 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.

New Nvidia RTX 4060 Cyberpunk 2077 benchmark tests have been released via a handful of hardware review sources that were granted the privilege of releasing some test results for this game early. Color us slightly miffed that we weren’t included in that list despite us having our RTX 4060 card ready and waiting for review embargo day.

Regardless, the numbers are in, and they show the RTX 4060 is going to sit essentially where it was expected to in terms of performance. Nvidia had already teased some RTX 4060 performance numbers and subsequent leaks of Geekbench and 3DMark scores further bolster these figures.

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The picture so far, then, is that the RTX 4060 will be between 17 percent and 27 percent faster than the RTX 3060, depending on the application or game. Meanwhile, it will be around 20-23 percent slower than the RTX 4060 Ti.

While the roughly 20 percent increase from the RTX 3060 may not sound all that compelling, it’s worth remembering that the RTX 4060 8GB will launch at a lower MSRP than the RTX 3060. The RTX 3060 launched at $329 whereas the RTX 4060 will launch at $299.

Moreover, in terms of performance per dollar, the new card will actually offer better value than the lackluster RTX 4060 Ti. The older card looks set to be an average 22 percent faster but 33 percent more expensive than the RTX 4060. So long as it delivers reliable 1080p gaming performance, that should make the RTX 4060 8GB a solid contender in its price range, despite being limited to 8GB of VRAM.

Of course, the biggest competition will be between the AMD Radeon RX 7600 and the RTX 4060. AMD’s card has an 11 percent lower launch price than the RTX 4060 yet offers performance that’s on average only 13 percent slower than the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, suggesting it will continue to offer by far the best performance per dollar in this general price range.

That said, Nvidia’s big advantage here will likely continue to be ray tracing performance and the addition of DLSS 3. Nvidia offers much stronger performance than AMD in ray tracing in general (though without DLSS 3 that performance is generally still rather slow) and DLSS 3 enables even cards as lowly as the RTX 4060 to achieve playable frame rates with ray tracing enabled.

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