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 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.
- 4th–generation tensor cores and optical flow—Enable and accelerate transformative AI technologies, including the new frame rate, multiplying Nvidia DLSS 3.
- 3rd–generation 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.
|AIB||RTX 4060 Ti||RTX 3060 Ti|
|Process node (nm)||5||8|
|Die size (mm²)||190||392|
|Streaming cores/CUDA cores||4,352||4,864|
|Base clock (MHz)||2,310||1,410|
|Boost clock (MHz)||2,535||1,665|
|Memory size (GB)||8||8|
|Memory speed (Gb/s)||18||14|
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.
Our test suite consisted of 20 games and synthetic benchmarks.
|3DMark DirectX RT feature test||3DMark DLSS feature test|
|3DMark Port Royal||3DMark Speedway Score|
|3DMark TimeSpy Graphic Score||Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla|
|Bright Memory: Infinite||Boundary: Benchmark|
|Chernobylite Enhanced Edition||Cyberpunk 2077|
|Evil Genius 2||F1 22|
|Far Cry 6||Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Godfall||Metro Exodus Enhanced|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||Relic of Life|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||Wolfenstein: Youngblood|
Our test results found are as follows.
|RTX 4060 Ti||RTX 3060 Ti||Percent change|
|Avg. FPS games running in 1080p||148.43||133.43||11%|
|Avg. FPS games running in 1440p||112.24||100.48||12%|
|Avg. FPS games running in 4K||62.24||55.71||12%|
|Avg. FPS ray-tracing benchmarks||52.79||42||26%|
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 above graph shows off the performance boost when DLSS is enabled. DLSS provided the RX 4060 Ti with a 49% performance boost.
The above chart shows the massive performance boost with DLSS enabled.
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.
|RTX 4060 Ti||RTX 3060 Ti|
|FPS games running in 1080p||148.43||133.43|
|FPS games running in 1440p||112.24||100.48|
|FPS games running in 4K||62.48||55.71|
|Synthetic benchmark scores||8,322||7,277|
|MSRP (at launch)||$399||$399|
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.
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.