Since we published this news story, we’ve properly tested 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.
Leaked Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU pictures show the lower-tier card will use a different GPU from the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti in the form of the AD107-400. This GPU will be the smallest chip yet to use Nvidia’s latest Ada architecture, with its improved efficiency, faster ray tracing, and support for features such as DLSS 3 with frame generation.
The AD107-400 die size is just 146mm2, which is in fact slightly smaller than we typically expect for GPUs of this class. Generally, these lower mid-range GPUs are around 200mm2.
This reduction in die size tallies with the rest of Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series, though, which thanks to a shift from a Samsung 10nm production process to a new TSMC 5nm process has allowed for huge leaps in transistor density, in turn allowing Nvidia to reduce GPU size while maintaining performance. One might hope this would then be reflected in reduced graphics card prices, given how many more chips can be produced in each wafer, but so far that hasn’t been the case.
Back to the AD170-400 and it is rumored to contain 18.9 billion transistors consisting of 3,072 CUDA cores arranged in 24 streaming multiprocessor clusters (SMs) and also includes 24 ray tracing cores and 96 Tensor cores. These figures compare to 4,352 CUDA cores, 32 SMs, 32 RT cores, and 128 Tensor cores for the RTX 4060 Ti, according to the latest rumors.
The leaked AD170-400 picture comes via MegaSizeGPU, a previously reliable source of GPU leaks. The image shows the chip next to a pair of SK Hynix GDDR6 memory chips that provide scale for the GPU itself. Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a graphics card right now, our best graphics card list has our current picks.
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