Rumor mill: As Nvidia’s (Ada Lovelace) next-gen RTX 4000 series draws closer, the rumor mill is churning with possible specs and release dates. In the case of the former, one active insider stated that even a mid-range RTX 4060 would have a significant power draw above the current-gen RTX 3070.

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Claims that the RTX 4060 has a higher TDP than the RTX 3070 come from the usual leaker Kopite7kimi. He didn’t mention the specific power consumption of the upcoming card, but the Founders Edition of the Ampere product goes up to 220W, while some overclocked AIB variants can go up to 250W.

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A TDP of 250W or more would be a big jump for xx60 series products. The previous most power hungry cards in this series were the RTX 3060 and GTX 760 (both 170W), followed by the RTX 2060 (160W), then the GTX 1060 and GTX 960 (both 120W). That’s not counting the RTX 3060 Ti, which consumes 200W.

We have heard a lot rumors that the RTX 4090 will have a TBP of 600W (total board power), while the flagship RTX 4090 Ti could bump it up to over 800W. Assuming this is true, and it’s certainly starting to look like this, a mid-range RTX 4060 card reaching 350W isn’t out of the realm of fantasy.

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In the world of RTX 4000 series rumors, there are new release dates for the cards. The RTX 4090 was previously thought to be would run first, in August, and the RTX 4080 will appear in a few weeks, possibly in the same month. This means the RTX 4070 will launch in September.

The new rumors push the launch dates a little further, but with the same release order: RTX 4090 in October, RTX 4080 in November, RTX 4070 in December, and RTX 4060 in January 2023.

Remember that these are all just rumors and speculation to be taken with a grain of salt, but we shouldn’t wait too long for Nvidia to reveal its plans.