The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti belongs to the mainstream cards, it is based on the smaller AD106 GPU, it is equipped with 4352 shaders and the memory controller has a relatively narrow bus with a width of 128-bits. The card thus somewhat strangely exists in two variants, namely with 8GB VRAM and 16GB VRAM. The funny thing is that the significantly more expensive and faster GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Ti both only have 12GB of VRAM.
As it is a smaller GPU, it also has a narrower PCIe bus and thus has eight lanes of the fourth generation, which is enough for a card in this category.
You could say that the RTX 4060 Ti with 16GB of VRAM is automatically better, but the extra VRAM comes at a cost and that version is even more expensive than the slightly faster Radeon RX 7700 XT, which, however, has 12GB of VRAM and is the primary competitor to both GeForce RTXs overall 4060 You.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is rather a smaller card with only a 160W power limit, so no crazy power supply is needed.
The piece tested today was lent to me by the Czech representative office of ASUS, the card can be purchased in stores for about 11,200 CZK, the card is thus about 1,200-1,400 CZK cheaper than the Radeon RX 7700 XT 12GB.
The card arrived in its standard packaging, in the cardboard box outside the card itself we find a simple manual, a warranty card and a kind of cardboard game card.
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti O8G OC Edition effectively takes up three slots in the computer, as the plastic around the fans protrudes, the card looks identical to the recently tested RTX 4070 also from ASUS in DUAL design.
The card has a total of four monitor outputs available, there are three DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1 output, similarly to the other GeForce RTX 4000, we do not find the newer DisplayPort 2.1 here, but this will not bother too many users with a card of this type.
The card also has a metal back cover with vents that allow direct air flow through the cooler and the card, and there is also one additional 12V PCIe eight-pin connector. The osmipin has a diagnostic LED to alert the user who may have forgotten to connect the osmipin.
I tested the card in the factory settings without any overclocking, so it used a maximum of 160W, of course the card does not turn on the fans when idle, as has been common for a long time. The tests were done a few weeks back, so I tested with the older version 537.42 driver.
At the same time, a massive Cyberpunk 2077 update recently took place, which delayed me, as I tried to retest all available cards, at the same time I decided to include Counter-Strike 2 in the tests, which replaces the older Counter-Strike 1.6.
I also added an even older GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 5500 XT to the tests.
I tested the graphics card on such a common computer that I prepared for testing rather common and older graphics cards, the ceiling here will probably be something like GeForce RTX 4070. The assembly is therefore not composed of the most powerful components on the market, but rather reflects such a common gaming computer.
The heart is thus an eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 7700 processor, operated without any overclocking and cooled by a regular Arctic Cooling Freezer 33 TR air cooler with one 120x120mm fan. Everything sits on the GIGABYTE AORUS B650 ELITE AX motherboard, it is a fairly decent AM5 board with the B650 chipset, but PCIe fifth generation support is only available in one M.2 slot.
Two 16GB DDR5-5600 modules from Kingston are used as memory here, namely the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 2x16GB kit. However, as part of building a “regular” setup, I decided to use the slower 5600 MT/s EXPO profile, reflecting more available hardware.
Also sitting on the board is a Kingston KC3000 1TB SSD, on which I installed Windows 10 Pro v22H2.
I just have the assembly on a table on a box in an air-conditioned room at about 24°C, while all components were powered by the GIGABYTE UD1000GM power supply (it natively supports the new 16-pin connector). I gently blow the graphics card with a 180x180mm slow-speed fan that I pulled out of an old Fractal Design Define XL Black Pearl case. The fan simulates a draft in the case and lightly blows the chipset and the board itself.
There are also some older graphics cards in the test, while I didn’t have time to test everything I wanted, I plan to add GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, Radeon RX 580 8GB and some other cards.
I tested all AMD Radeon cards in the test with driver version 23.8.1, NVIDIA GeForce was then tested with driver 536.67, the exception is the older GTX 780 Ti, where the older driver version 474.44 was used.