The GeForce RTX 4060 launches on Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped Zotac from getting out in front of the PR blitz by announcing its entire three-card lineup. The company will offer two dual-fan models and one single-fan card, which looks so basic it’s kind of cute. One angle for the launch is how efficient and small the GPUs are, with Zotac noting the single-fan version will fit in “99%” of PC cases. The single-fan card also appears to be the only model offered at the MSRP of $299. Zotac isn’t saying what the pricing is for the dual-fan models, which makes us think they’ll be $30 to $50 more expensive.
If you’re on a tight budget or have a tiny case, the single-fan Solo might be up your alley. Despite being a dual-slot card, which is mandatory these days, it’s only 6.4 inches long, which is kind of adorable. It is the most “no frills” GPU we’ve seen in a while and looks almost like an OEM corporate card that goes in a box and never sees the light of day. It requires a single 8-pin power connector, like all RTX 4060 cards, and a 500-watt power supply. It has no RGB and offers three DisplayPort 1.4a outputs and a single HDMI port. This GPU offers no fancy features whatsoever, such as a backplate or fans that stop spinning when you’re at the desktop instead of gaming. It’s just a basic reference design card, essentially.
Zotac’s RTX 4060 “Solo” is about as basic as you can get these days, but will certainly fit in almost any case. Credit: Zotac
The dual-fan cards are more interesting and designed for people who want a bit of flair. The standard dual-fan model comes only in white and is called the Twin Edge White Edition. It’s quite a bit larger than the Solo, measuring 8.7 inches long, and has a dual-slot design. Still, that should also fit in most cases, as an ATX chassis can usually fit about 12 inches of GPU before there’s a problem. It features a mild 30MHz overclock over the Solo, with its boost clock being 2,490MHz compared with 2,460MHz for reference designs. There’s a bit of RGB, too, with a logo on the metal backplate that looks like it can change colors and a “Zotac Gaming” badge on the side that is definitely RGB. The card also features “fan freeze” when not gaming for quiet operation.
The company’s standard dual-fan 4060 comes only in white, but has a metal backplate and a dash of RGB lighting. Credit: Zotac
Finally, there’s the Spider-Man version, which features a tie-in with the recent movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. This will easily be the most expensive version, as it includes Spider-Man paraphernalia and is the only version Zotac labels “OC” for officially overclocked. However, that branding is a bit ridiculous because the overclock is only 15MHz, and that is not a typo. Zotac says its boost clock is set to 2,475MHz, which is 15MHz higher than stock and 15MHz lower than the boost clock of the Twin Edge. All of that is irrelevant because the card will boost much higher than that all on its own.
The Spider-Man version includes custom fan labels, which replace the Zotac icon. Credit: Zotac
The Spider-Man goodies include a pack of stickers you can place on the center of the GPU’s dual fans, replacing the Zotac logos. There’s also a Spider-Man figurine, where you will randomly get one out of three designs. Finally, there’s a set of Spider-Man decals with Zotac language, such as “Power the hero in you.”
All three GPUs will go on sale along with cards from the usual suspects this Thursday, probably at 6 a.m. PST. Pricing is TBD aside from the Solo, which will sell for $299. Regarding what to expect from the RTX 4060, it sounds like it’ll be quite a bit faster than the 8GB RTX 3060, at least in synthetic tests. However, don’t expect much in the way of overclocking.