According to the latest rumors, Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti graphics card is expected to hit store shelves by the end of May – but Team Green is still unsure when it will launch the vanilla RTX 4060.
This fresh leak from VideoCardz (opens in a new tab) shows us an alleged embargo schedule document that clearly states that the RTX 4060 Ti will ship on May 5 – later this week – ahead of the product announcement and sale date marked “end of May”.
This could mean a product launch with simultaneous availability, or perhaps a short period between the reveal and the actual appearance of the GPU on the shelves.
As for the entry-level RTX 4060, it is marked “To be determined”, so we can assume it will arrive a bit later than the 4060 Ti as the rumor mill has already suggested.
Of course, take all of this with plenty of spice, and naturally what Nvidia is about to change now could change, which means the launch of the 4060 Ti could still slide. That said, there have been rumors of a Computex GPU launch (late May) for some time now.
Analysis: Prices will be key
This is further evidence that we’ll see the RTX 4060 Ti on sale soon, and we’ve seen quite a bit lately – including a purported image of the GPU shared on Twitter (opens in a new tab). This graphics card has recently been spotted in some MSI PCs (in a Dutch online shop product list that was aired by mistake but has now been removed).
In short, at this point, we’d be surprised if the RTX 4060 Ti didn’t arrive at the end of the month. However, it seems that we will have to wait longer with the RTX 4060.
With all the rumors surrounding concerns that the RTX 4060 Ti won’t be as impressive in the specs department – especially the alleged 8GB of VRAM, which currently looks like a modest allotment, even for 1080p gaming – we still have to see where Nvidia will bump up the price of this GPU.
Some really affordable prices could still save the day, but the latest cost rumors are not promising, theorizing the RTX 4060 Ti could cost $450, which would be disappointing to say the least. This is from a YouTube leaker, not one with the strongest track record – and another rumor suggests a price tag of $399 (from an even more uncertain source, MyDrivers in China).
Frankly, we’re not sure about any of this speculation, and it could be that Nvidia is still making the final decision on pricing. We’ll see, but if the rumors are correct, including 8GB of VRAM, Team Green will have to make this a reasonably attractive value proposition.
In terms of cost, Nvidia will also need to consider a rival RX 7600 that AMD is allegedly planning to launch on May 25, perhaps stealing Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti Thunder.