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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 will consume more power than the GeForce RTX 3070

The first rumors arrive Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060and these indicate that the GPU will consume more power than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070. For reference, the current-gen high-end GPU has a TDP of 220W for the reference model, and this implies that the next-gen mid-range GPU will consume more power, implying the same jump in power consumption seen from the GTX series to the RTX.

The GeForce RTX 4060 will be the most power-hungry X60 series GPU

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 arrived with a TDP of 120W, inheriting the same TDP of the GeForce GTX 960 which was already an energy efficiency record coming from the GeForce GTX 760 (170W). The notorious increase in energy consumption has been observed with the GeForce RTX 2060 and his 160W (+40W), obviously a lot of new hardware acceleration technologies were involved which justified the increase in consumption, whereas the GeForce RTX 3060 only increased by 10W so its performance is not that she was “worthy” of a new generation of graphics.

With this new mid-range model, under the Ada Lovelace architecture, we would have a new jump of at least +50W, which already clearly shows that we are facing a real generational leap.

    Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition

Essentially, the GeForce RTX 40 series will mark the end of monolithic chip designs for Nvidia, and despite Samsung Foundry’s notorious jump from 8nm to 5nm from TSMCconsumption is not that it will decrease, but that it will increase, which shows that we can expect a noticeable jump in performance with chips pressed to the max regardless of power consumption because AMD is also powerful, but with a multi-chip design and both companies will also have to deal with Intelwhich while not a performance rival, should at least have a few good performance/price products that help bring the price of low-end GPUs down.

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