NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series “Ada Lovelace” series continues with the introduction of the brand new GeForce RTX 4060 family in the Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 40 series lineup. Today NVIDIA is launching the new GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, but also announcing the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB model and GeForce RTX 4060. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB model, which we are reviewing today will be available on May 24th, 2023. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB version and GeForce RTX 4060 will be coming in July 2023, no specific dates released yet.
In today’s review, we will take a full look at the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition video card. While this video card is geared for the 1080p gameplay experience, we will test it at 1080p with and without Ray Tracing, as well as 1440p to see if it has what it takes to make the 1440p gameplay experience playable. In addition, we will test DLSS and DLSS 3 performance to see how that factors into the overall performance spectrum.
The first bit of information that you will want to know is the pricing, whether there will be custom AIB models, and which ones are Founders Edition. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition (which is an 8GB model) will have an MSRP of $399. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB $399 video card will have a Founders Edition, as that is what we are reviewing today. At this price point of $399, it directly compares to the previous generation GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition which also had a launch MSRP of $399. Previous to that, the comparison would be the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER in 2019 at an MSRP of $399. Therefore, the new GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is a direct replacement for the previous generation if you are shopping at the same price point in 2023.
There will also be a 16GB version of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti coming in July. The 16GB version has the exact same specifications as the 8GB model, the only difference is double the VRAM. The MSRP of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB model will be $499. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB model will not have a Founders Edition, instead, it will be AIB cards only. Finally, there will be a GeForce RTX 4060 coming in July with an MSRP of $299 and it will also be an AIB-only video card with no Founders Edition.
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Specifications
In this review, we are going to solely focus on the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition we are reviewing. When we get the 16GB version, and RTX 4060, we will focus on those at that time. Therefore let’s go over the specifications of the new GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition at $399 MSRP.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is based on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU architecture AD106 GPU and the TSMC 4N process. This means it now supports some big upgrades like AV1 encoding and DLSS 3 Frame Generation support. One of the big upgrades is also the use of a much larger L2 cache capacity of 32MB versus the previous generation which had 4MB on the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. This large L2 cache helps reduce cache misses and keeps access closer to the core, rather than having to go out to VRAM as often. This of course only works up to the point that the cache is filled. Ultimately you still need a large VRAM capacity to hold the textures and geometry of today’s modern games. This larger L2 cache should improve performance, however, versus the previous generation architecture.
You will also find NVIDIA’s 4th Generation Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerators on the new GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. This is necessary for the inclusion of DLSS 3. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti also includes NVIDIA’s 3rd Generation RT Cores for better Ray Tracing performance. You also get the support of Shader Execution Reordering (SER) to improve ray tracing operations when utilized in games. This is a new feature of the Ada Lovelace Architecture. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti also includes NVIDIA’s 8th Generation NVENC encoder with AV1 encoding support. All previous applications like NVIDIA Studio and support like NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcasting are also supported.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti utilizes 3 Graphics Processing Clusters, 17 Texture Processing Clusters, and 34 Streaming Multiprocessors. What this means is that the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti has 4,352 CUDA Cores, 136 Texture Units, 48 ROPs, 136 (4th Gen) Tensor Cores, and 34 (3rd Gen) RT Cores. It will have a Base Clock of 2310MHz and a Boost Clock of 2535MHz. Memory consists of 8GB of GDDR6 at 18GHz on a 128-bit memory bus. This provides 288GB/s of actual memory bandwidth. It has 32MB of L2 cache.
The TGP is 160W for this video card, but the average gaming Wattage is 140W. It also has a low idle power of 7W and AV1 video playable power usage of 13W. This runs on a PCIe Gen 4 x8 PCIe lanes connection. The required PSU is 550W. The Founders Edition uses the PCIe Gen 5 cable connector, and there is an adapter in the box.
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition Pictures
One of the great features of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition is simply its size and design. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition is a compact video card, yet still remains well built and in the common GeForce RTX 40 series style we have all come to know.
It utilizes the dual-fan solution on opposite sides, with pass-through air over the heatsink fins and heatpipes. We measure the fans at 90mm. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition measures only 9.5 inches in length and 1.57 inches in height (40mm). For output I/O it has 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition requires either one of the new PCIe Gen 5 connectors, or it can use the included adapter requiring an 8-pin PCIe cable.