Nvidia RTX 4060 release date might be sooner than expected

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It looks like the Nvidia RTX 4060 could arrive ahead of schedule, as leaks suggest the GeForce graphics card will hit shelves this month. It's already been confirmed that a Founder’s Edition model of this board won't be available this time around, but the launch is set to include both custom GPUs that stick to MSRP and overclocked variants that pack more of a gaming PC punch.

At this stage, the best graphics card race is dominated by Nvidia contenders, and the RTX 4060 should help plug the entry-level gap in this new generation. I say should, but its already available Ti sibling is struggling to win budget players looking for the best gaming PC build, despite the fact it costs substantially less than the RTX 4070 Ti. However, rather than shy away from the situation and return to the drawing board, it looks like Team Green will bring forward the release of its cheaper 8GB card, even though builders are arguably waiting for something with more VRAM. 

According to a tweet by reliable leaker MEGAsizeGPU, the Nvidia RTX 4060 release date is now June 29. The company’s original announcement detailed that it’d launch at some point in July, but these supposed embargo documents outline an earlier schedule. In fact, supplies will allegedly start shipping to board partners today, June 12, meaning the launch wheels are already in motion. 

In case you need a recap, here’s what to expect in terms of Nvidia RTX 4060 specs. The entry-level graphics card will come armed with 3,072 CUDA cores, 8GB GGDR6 VRAM, and a 128-bit memory bus. In other words, the vanilla RTX 4060 has everything required to produce an adequate 1080p PC gaming experience in 2023, but you’ll have to stick with the classics if you’re aiming to play at 4K. 

Of course, we’ll be putting those above paper specs to the test in our Nvidia RTX 4060 review, which should help shed more light on the entry-level graphics card’s abilities. The budget GPU certainly has price on its side, especially when you consider the lofty heights of its premium counterparts, but it faces stiff competition from the newly released AMD Radeon RX 7600 and Intel Arc A770. 

If you're eager to upgrade your graphics card this second, you may want to check out some of the best GPU deals available right now down below. While opting for a new-gen GeForce card will furnish your PC with fancy frame-boosting abilities like DLSS 3 and Frame Generation, you could snag a bargain on either an older Nvidia model or an alternative by either AMD or Intel. 

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Phil Hayton
Hardware Editor

I’ve been messing around with PCs, video game consoles, and tech since before I could speak. Don’t get me wrong, I kickstarted my relationship with technology by jamming a Hot Wheels double-decker bus into my parent’s VCR, but we all have to start somewhere. I even somehow managed to become a walking, talking buyer’s guide at my teenage supermarket job, which helped me accept my career fate. So, rather than try to realise my musician dreams, or see out my University degree, I started running my own retro pop culture site and writing about video games and tech for the likes of TechRadar, The Daily Star, and the BBC before eventually ending up with a job covering graphics card shenanigans at PCGamesN. Now, I’m your friendly neighbourhood Hardware Editor at GamesRadar, and it’s my job to make sure you can kick butt in all your favourite games using the best gaming hardware, whether you’re a sucker for handhelds like the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch or a hardcore gaming PC enthusiast.