NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Tested In Cyberpunk 2077, Shows Minimal Benefits With OC

Last month, NVIDIA released official benchmark results showcasing the RTX 4060. However, this week, reviewers and influencers will have the opportunity to discuss the RTX 4060 non-Ti graphics card in more depth as the official review embargo lifts on Wednesday. It’s worth noting that NVIDIA has chosen to enforce a new embargo specifically for one game, Cyberpunk 2077.

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Reviewers have been granted permission to provide comprehensive benchmark results for this graphics card in Cyberpunk 2077, both with and without DLSS or Frame Generation technology enabled. However, no other games are permitted for testing. Cyberpunk 2077, often considered an NVIDIA tech demo, is an excellent choice to showcase the graphics card’s performance with DLSS2 and 3 enabled, as well as the impact of ray tracing on performance. For more information on these aspects, you can refer to the provided links. In this discussion, we will focus on overclocking.

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A few reviewers have deviated from the expected guidelines and shared early overclocking results. However, it’s important to emphasize that the RTX 4060 is not a powerhouse when it comes to overclocking capabilities. Fortunately, NVIDIA has made a positive decision by not restricting TDP adjustment, as has been observed in some previous mid-range SKUs for the purpose of artificial segmentation. JayzTwoCents demonstrated that his ASUS RTX 4060 Dual sample allows for a TDP adjustment of up to 20%, resulting in approximately 132W of power consumption.

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Despite an increased TDP and a 100 MHz boost in clock speed, the graphics card does not provide a substantial improvement. On average, the frame rate only rose from 80.80 FPS to 82.33 FPS at 1080p Ultra settings, indicating a mere 1.2% increase. This can be attributed to the fact that the GPU’s image quality settings are already pushed to their limits with high settings and ray tracing enabled. Consequently, this is likely the primary reason why the overclocking benefits were minimal.