NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 vs. AMD Radeon RX 7600 Linux Gaming Performance Review

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This week NVIDIA and their AIB companions started transport the GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card with pricing beginning out at $299 USD. Like the recently-launched Radeon RX 7600, the RTX 4060 is geared largely for 1080p gaming however how does it examine in opposition to the RX 7600 that’s priced beginning at $249? Here are some preliminary Linux gaming benchmarks of the GeForce RTX 4060 in opposition to the Radeon RX 7600.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 options 8GB of GDDR6 video reminiscence on a 128-bit interface, 3072 CUDA cores, a 1.83GHz base clock, and a pair of.56GHz increase clock. This Ada Lovelace graphics card continues supporting NVIDIA DLSS 3, PCI Express 4.0, and all the remainder of the options in frequent with the GeForce RTX 40 line-up.

The GeForce RTX 4060 options three DisplayPort connections and one HDMI port whereas having the ability to drive 4K @ 240Hz or 8K @ 60Hz when utilizing Display Stream Compression (DSC).

NVIDIA has but to launch a brand new Linux graphics driver this week to formally promote the GeForce RTX 4060 help, however the newest NVIDIA R535 Linux driver does actually work with the RTX 4060.

Unfortunately this preliminary Linux benchmarking is a day late and restricted for now to the GeForce RTX 4060 vs. Radeon RX 7600. NVIDIA has sadly not been sampling Phoronix a lot lately for Linux graphics card testing and didn’t provide any RTX 4060 {hardware} or briefings upfront. Given the recognition of the sub-$300 graphics card house and with the xx60 degree graphics playing cards, I ended up shopping for a GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card on launch day to be able to ship Linux metrics… (So if you happen to get pleasure from stated NVIDIA Linux graphics testing, contemplate subscribing to Phoronix Premium or making a tip, or at the very least disabling any ad-blocker…) I’m within the means of re-testing my different accessible graphics playing cards on the newest NVIDIA/AMD Linux drivers and within the subsequent week ought to have up a a lot bigger graphics card comparability like normal when sometimes seeded upfront.

The graphics card I ended up shopping for was the MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 4060 8GB as one of many few accessible in-stock on Thursday’s launch day and on the $299 base value level. The MSI Ventus RTX 4060 options two followers and is in any other case a reasonably typical RTX 4060 with none further bells and whistles.

The MSI GeForce RTX 4060 labored nice with the NVIDIA 535.54.03 driver that debuted earlier this month. Presumably although NVIDIA will subject a brand new R535 secure level launch quickly to formally promote the GeForce RTX 4060 help on Linux. Over on the AMD facet was utilizing Linux 6.4 with the newest Mesa 23.1 secure packages.

At this level there is no such thing as a viable totally open-source driver help for the RTX 4060 till Nouveau will get its GSP firmware help mainlined sooner or later and ideally then in a position to ship semi-decent efficiency with correct re-clocking. The NVK open-source Vulkan driver can also be a methods from being prepared for dealing with fashionable Steam Play or native video games. So lengthy story quick, for latest generations of the NVIDIA driver you might be mainly left with simply the proprietary driver stack after which the choice of utilizing their default closed-source kernel driver or their open-source kernel-only driver with closed-source user-space software program stack.
So let’s transfer on with this primary have a look at the GeForce RTX 4060 comparability underneath Linux and the way it’s trying in opposition to the Radeon RX 7600 whereas the a lot bigger comparability will probably be printed subsequent week for Linux gaming in addition to Linux GPU compute efficiency.
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