Nvidia introduces the first midrange add-in board from the Ada Lovelace line

The RTX 4060 Ti debuts for $399.

Robert Dow

We reviewed the RTX 4060 Ti, Nvidia’s first add-in board for the midrange from the Ada Lovelace line of GPUs. The RTX 4060 Ti performed well in our Pmark comparison due to its solid frame rates and low power.

Nvidia introduced the RTX 4060 family this week, starting with the RTX 4060 Ti. The 60 series has historically been Nvidia’s most popular add-in boards, offering solid performance at a price that does not break the bank.

Here we are examining the 8MB RTX 4060 Ti. Nvidia will be releasing the RTX 4060 and a 16GB version of the RTX 4060 Ti in July.

The RTX 4060 Ti in the box.

The RTX 4060 Ti brings Nvidia’s DLSS 3 technology to the midrange. With more than 400 games and applications now supporting RTX and over 50 announced titles featuring DLSS 3, it’s clear that this technology is quickly becoming a game-changer for boards, especially in the midrange and entry level. According to Nvidia, DLSS 3 has the fastest adoption rate of any of their technologies to date, being adopted seven times faster than DLSS 2. And with upcoming titles like Forza Horizon 5, Diablo IV, Redfall, and The Finals featuring DLSS 3, the value proposition for potential buyers is undeniable.

Features and specifications

  • New streaming multiprocessors (SM)—The new SM delivers up to 2× more performance and power efficiency.
  • 4thgeneration tensor cores and optical flow—Enable and accelerate transformative AI technologies, including the new frame rate, multiplying Nvidia DLSS 3.
  •  3rdgeneration RT cores—Up to 2× ray-tracing performance, delivering incredibly detailed virtual worlds like never before.
  • Innovative Ada memory subsystem—Ada delivers a significant increase to the L2 cache, delivering better performance, reduced memory bus traffic, and increased power efficiency.
  • Shader execution reordering (SER)—SER improves ray-tracing operations by 2×, boosting FPS up to 44% in Cyberpunk with RT: Overdrive Mode.
  • DLSS 3—A revolutionary breakthrough in AI-powered graphics that massively boosts performance using AI to generate additional high-quality frames.
  • Nvidia Studio—Unmatched performance in 3D rendering, video editing, and live streaming.
  • AV1 Encoders—The 8th-generation Nvidia Encoder (NVENC) with AV1 is 40% more efficient than H.264, enabling new possibilities for streamers, broadcasters, and video callers.

The RTX 4060 Ti is based on the AD106 GPU and comes equipped with 4,352 CUDA cores providing 22.06 TFLOPS of power for rendering traditional rasterized graphics. We tested the RTX 4060 Ti along with its predecessor, the popular RTX 3060 Ti.

AIBRTX 4060 TiRTX 3060 Ti
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAmpere
Process node (nm)58
Transistors (M)22,90017,400
Die size (mm²)190392
Streaming cores/CUDA cores4,3524,864
RT cores3438
Base clock (MHz)2,3101,410
Boost clock (MHz)2,5351,665
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory size (GB)88
Memory speed (Gb/s)1814
Bandwidth (GB/s)288448
TDP (W)160200

AIB specifications.

Test bed
We tested the AIB on an Asus TUF Gaming Z790-Plus motherboard with an Intel 13th-gen Core i9-13900K CPU with 32MB of Corsair Vengeance RAM, running Windows 11 Pro. The SSD is a Samsung 960 Pro. We tested in three resolutions: 1080p, 1440p, and 4K. We used the latest GeForce 532.03 press drivers for our testing.

The RTX 4060 Ti in its natural environment.

Our test suite consisted of 20 games and synthetic benchmarks.

3DMark DirectX RT feature test3DMark DLSS feature test
3DMark Port Royal3DMark Speedway Score
3DMark TimeSpy Graphic ScoreAssassin’s Creed: Valhalla
Bright Memory: InfiniteBoundary: Benchmark
Chernobylite Enhanced EditionCyberpunk 2077
Evil Genius 2F1 22
Far Cry 6Guardians of the Galaxy
GodfallMetro Exodus Enhanced
Red Dead Redemption 2Relic of Life
Watch Dogs: LegionWolfenstein: Youngblood

Test Suite.

Test results
Our test results found are as follows.

 RTX 4060 TiRTX 3060 TiPercent change
Avg. FPS games running in 1080p148.43133.4311%
Avg. FPS games running in 1440p112.24100.4812%
Avg. FPS games running in 4K62.2455.7112%
Avg. FPS ray-tracing benchmarks52.794226%

FPS comparison: RTX 4060 Ti vs. RTX 3060 Ti.

The RTX 4060 Ti outperformed the Ampere-based RTX 3060 Ti by 12% on average.

The RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 3060 Ti FPS results for Watch Dogs: Legion.

The above graph shows off the performance boost when DLSS is enabled. DLSS provided the RX 4060 Ti with a 49% performance boost.

The RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 3060 Ti results of the Boundary ray-tracing benchmark.

The above chart shows the massive performance boost with DLSS enabled.

The RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 3060 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 testing results.

Pmark calculations
JPR has been using its Pmark calculations to compare graphics boards for over a decade. The Pmark scores factor overall performance of the add-in board and also its price and power.

Pmark Equation
The equation used to calculation JPR’s Pmark (performance, price, and power).
 RTX 4060 TiRTX 3060 Ti
FPS games running in 1080p148.43133.43
FPS games running in 1440p112.24100.48
FPS games running in 4K62.4855.71
Synthetic benchmark scores8,3227,277
MSRP (at launch)$399$399

Pmark Variables.

Pmark scores for games running in 1080p and 1440p.

The new RTX 4060 Ti performed well in the FPS gaming Pmark; it outperformed the RTX 3060 Ti by 40%. The factors giving the RTX 4060 Ti the edge are its relatively low power and average frame rates.

Pmark comparison using synthetic 3DMark scores.

The RTX 4060 Ti outscored the RTX 3060 Ti by 43% in the Pmark using synthetic 3DMark scores, again this is due to the lower wattage and overall better performance.

What do we think?
The RTX 4060 Ti performed very well in our Pmark calculation, outscoring the Ampere-based RTX 3060 Ti by 40%. The RTX 4060 Ti provides a 12% bump in FPS performance despite using 20% less power. That is definitely a positive.

The RTX 4060 Ti is a solid addition. It does not represent a monumental jump in performance from the previous generation, the RTX 3060 Ti, but is still a good option for the midrange.

The implementation of DLSS 3 technology will allow this board to provide solid frame rates in not only 1080p gaming, but also 1440p.