NVIDIA RTX 4060 Allegedly 23% Faster Than RTX 3060 12GB, According To 3DMark Tests

Low Boon Shen
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NVIDIA RTX 4060 Allegedly 23% Faster Than RTX 3060 12GB, According To 3DMark Tests

NVIDIA RTX 4060 Allegedly 23% Faster Than RTX 3060 12GB, According To 3DMark Tests

NVIDIA RTX 4060 Allegedly 23% Faster Than RTX 3060 12GB, According To 3DMark Tests

NVIDIA RTX 4060 Allegedly 23% Faster Than RTX 3060 12GB, According To 3DMark Tests

We’re only three days away from NVIDIA launching the RTX 4060 – which was brought forward from the original July release – and benchmarks has surfaced (courtesy of reviewers that remain anonymous, per Videocardz) to give us the first look on the upcoming GPU’s performance against its direct predecessor, the RTX 3060.

Based on the numbers published, the comparison involves three GPUs: the RTX 4060 itself, and two versions of RTX 3060 – one in 12GB and one in 8GB. The crucial difference between the two variants, aside from the VRAM capacity, is the bus width. The 12GB version features a wider memory bus and thus enjoys higher memory bandwidth over the 8GB version, which reflects in actual performance differences.

Benchmark RTX 4060 vs. RTX 3060 12GB RTX 4060 vs. RTX 3060 8GB
Speed Way +16.6% +58.4%
Port Royal +17.2% +30.7%
Time Spy +30.3% +55.3%
Time Spy Extreme +32.7% +61.1%
Fire Strike +19.8% +38%
Fire Strike Extreme +23.4% +41.8%
Fire Strike Ultra +19.4% +50%

The RTX 4060 is set to feature the same 128-bit memory bus as the 3060 8GB (and feature same amount of VRAM as a result). On average, the RTX 4060 leads the RTX 4060 12GB by 22.8% on average, whereas the 8GB model is left behind with a huge 47.9% lead for the newer card. These numbers are measured without upscaling involved, meaning native performance (NVIDIA is very keen to point out the power of DLSS3 in their marketing, however).

As for the GPU’s true gaming performance, aside from NVIDIA’s first party claims we don’t have much yet – though the first wave of reviews should arrive in this Wednesday (28/6) for the MSRP models, with more to follow the next day.

Pokdepinion: Let’s hope the card does bring more performance on the table – the Ti model is frankly a mistake that shouldn’t happen in the first place. 

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