Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060: Mid-range Ada Lovelace reviewed
At the beginning of its new GPU generation, Nvidia launched its high-end chips first. It goes without saying, laptops with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 are very exciting for hardcore gamers. In terms of price, some of the laptops with these GPUs are hard to swallow: For example, the MSI Titan GT77 costs 5,299 dollars.
It's not presumptuous to assume that this device will not be a top seller. For this reason, many customers will look take a look at the mid-range in the shape of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 and the RTX 4060. These GPUs launched recently and we were able to review one of the first laptops with the smaller of the two GPUs, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060.
Above all, the MSI Katana 17 B13V is characterized by its graphics chip. The laptop is not exactly cheap but, at 1,999 dollars, it's more manageable for the average customer.
In return, potential buyers will receive a laptop with an extremely powerful GPU - at least in terms of 2022 standards. In our benchmark test, the 105-watt Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 version beat the older GeForce RTX 3070, even beating the RTX 3070 Ti in gaming tests. Focussing specifically on games means Full HD and 2.5K gaming at maximum settings is possible. It gets a little trickier at 4K: Somewhat older games run at 4K but the power is often not sufficient for newer titles.
Of course, this is still way behind the RTX 4090 top model. In synthetic benchmarks, it is twice as fast and regarding gaming, it's still a gap of around 50 %.