Before COMPUTEX, NVIDIA unveiled their new RTX 4060 series of graphics cards, spearheaded by the 8GB RTX 4060 Ti version. ZOTAC took the lead in offering the GEFORCE RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card, equipped with a dual fan setup. Despite its compact size, this graphics card doesn’t compromise on performance and comfortably meets the gaming needs for 2K@60fps and FHD@100fps.
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti
CUDA Core: 4352
Memory: 12GB GDDR6X Memory
Core Boost Clock: 2535 MHz
Memory Clock: 9000 MHz
Memory Data Rate: 18 Gbps
PCI Express: 4.0 x16
Output interface: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1 x HDMI 2.1a
HDCP support: 2.3
Power supply interface: 1 x 8-pin
Recommended power supply: 550W (maximum power consumption of graphics card is 160W)
Dimensions: 225.5 mm x 123.2 mm x 40.1 mm (2 Slot)
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge Unboxing
ZOTAC’s RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card shares a similar design to the previously unveiled RTX 4070 Twin Edge OC. In contrast to the bulkier RTX 40 series high-end models, the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card is notably compact, with a 2-slot thickness and a card length of just 22.5 cm, ensuring compatibility with smaller cases.
The RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card at my disposal is a non-overclocked version. This card is built around the RTX 4060 Ti core, codenamed AD106, which includes 34 Streaming Multiprocessors (SM units), 4352 CUDA cores, 136 4th-generation Tensor cores, and 34 3rd-generation RT cores. The memory section boasts 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, and the total power consumption of the card peaks at a modest 160w.
Being a part of the RTX 40 series, the RTX 4060 Ti graphics card also supports DLSS 3 technology. Similar to the RTX 4070, it carries a single 8th-generation NVENC encoder and offers support for mainstream encoding formats, including AV1.
The RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card features a dual-fan setup, sporting two 90 mm fans, each with 11 blades, on the front side. The fans come with a FREEZE automatic stop functionality, and the speed of both fans can be individually adjusted via the FireStorm software.
On the side of the ZOTAC dual-fan version, there’s a glowing logo, and the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card is no exception. This logo is compatible with SPECTRA lighting effects, which can be customized using the FireStorm software. Additionally, it’s noticeable that the power supply section utilizes an 8-Pin connector, eliminating the need for an adapter cable or an ATX 3.0 certified power supply.
The display output of the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card includes three standard DisplayPorts and one HDMI port. It’s important to note that the heat dissipation fins are oriented horizontally, leading to heat being vented out from both ends. As a result, it is usual for the temperature at the baffle to be relatively high.
The rear of the graphics card features a metal backplate. However, due to its smaller size, it lacks the open design found on higher-end models. Moreover, the metal backplate of the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card does not include a heat conduction patch, which means it does not contribute to cooling when the card is in operation.
For cooling, the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card utilizes the IceStorm 2.0 cooling system. The heat dissipation fins are arranged horizontally, and a U-shaped heat pipe is positioned on both the left and right sides. The GPU core’s waste heat is managed by a nickel-plated copper base plate.
On the Printed Circuit Board (PCB), the RTX 4060 Ti core chip is identifiable with its code name AD106-350-A1. The memory consists of four 2GB GDDR6 Samsung memory chips, each designated with the code name K4ZAF325BC-SC20.
In collaboration with ZOTAC and “Spider-Man: Across the New Universe”, the FireStorm software has been revamped with a special theme. The software continues to offer features such as data monitoring, fan settings, performance tuning, and lighting effect customization.
Basic performance test
Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
Motherboard: ROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR5 6400Mhz CL30 8GBx2
Display card: ZOTAC GAMING GEFORCE RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge
Operating system: Windows 11 Pro
As of the cutoff, GPU-Z hasn’t updated the complete RTX 4060 Ti information. However, the software still displays the core and memory information for the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge. The RTX 4060 Ti core has 4352 Cuda cores, and the memory also features 4352 cores. It uses Samsung’s GDDR6 128-Bit 8192 MB (8GB), with a core clock of 2310 MHz, a Boost clock of 2535 MHz, and a memory clock of 2250 MHz. Notably, the RTX 4060 Ti utilizes PCIe 4.0 x8 channels. This means that on motherboards with two PCIe x16 slots, these can be divided into x8/x8, allowing for the installation of other expansion cards without affecting the graphics channel.
3DMark is a benchmarking software used to simulate the graphics processing loads of high-end games. The Fire Strike series emulates the performance of DX11 games. In the Fire Strike test at Full HD resolution, the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge achieved a score of 34,466 points. At 2K resolution, the graphics card scored 16,257 points in the Fire Strike Extreme test, and in the Fire Strike Ultra test at 4K resolution, it attained a score of 7,426 points.
The DirectX 12 (DX12) API test is also carried out using 3DMark. The Time Spy series primarily measures gaming performance under DX12 at a default resolution of 2K. The RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge achieved a graphics card score of 13,391 points, and during the 4K Extreme test, it garnered a score of 6,206 points.
Port Royal is a game simulation test that incorporates ray tracing technology and runs at a default test resolution of 1440p. The RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge passed this test, achieving a graphics card score of 8,042. The newly introduced Speed Way test, also conducted at a 1440p resolution, utilizes the DirectX 12 Ultimate API and incorporates many new technologies in its design. The RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge scored 3,147 points in this test.
Game performance test
In the gaming performance test section, we selected “Cyberpunk 2077”, “Watch Dogs: Legion”, “Far Cry 6”, “Forza Horizon 5”, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla”, “Microsoft Flight Simulator”, and “Rainbow Six: Quarantine” for testing. We used a test resolution of 1080p and 1440p as a reference for gamers.
Based on the actual testing, with all the special effects of AAA games fully enabled, the RTX 4060 Ti overall performs satisfactorily in the AAA gaming category. The average frame rate is approximately 70 FPS at 1440p and 110 FPS at 1080p. Among these, “Microsoft Flight Simulator” is a particularly performance-intensive game and demonstrates lower frame rate performance.
In the ray-tracing game tests, except for “Forza: Horizon 5”, performance at 1080p and 1440p was somewhat strained, with averages only reaching about 50 frames per second and 30 frames per second respectively. However, after enabling DLSS 3, performance generally improved to around 100 frames per second.
Creation software test
For productivity testing, Blender, a cross-platform 3D creation software, was utilized. In the Blender Benchmark 3.5 test, the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge achieved 2193 samples per minute in the monster scene, 1031 samples per minute in the junkshop scene, and 1101 samples per minute in the classroom scene.
V-Ray 5, a ray-tracing rendering software developed by Chaos Group, includes the V-Ray 5 Benchmark for users to assess the performance of their CPU and GPU in ray-tracing rendering. In the V-Ray GPU CUDA test, the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge achieved a score of 1370 vpaths. Meanwhile, under the V-Ray GPU RTX test, it achieved 1817 vrays.
For the temperature and power consumption test, the highest value for the entire platform was considered. The system is equipped with an i9-12900k processor, and tools such as FurMark, Time Spy Stress Test, and GPU-Z were used to simulate temperature and power consumption under high load, DX12 gaming, and standby conditions. The ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge registered a maximum temperature of only 66 degrees Celsius, demonstrating good thermal performance. The entire platform’s power consumption reached up to 273 Watts. According to the official recommendation, a power supply of 550 Watts or more should be sufficient.
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge Summary
The RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge is a newly introduced graphics card in the RTX 4060 series by ZOTAC. This graphics card starts at a price of 14,690 yuan and provides performance suitable for AAA games running at 2K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) and Full HD (FHD) resolution at 100fps. This makes it a good choice for gamers looking for a mainstream graphics card.
The RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge has a compact design with a length of 22cm, and it features two fans and two slots. This design is friendly for gamers as it can be easily installed in their machines. The graphics card performs well in terms of heat dissipation, reaching a maximum temperature of only 66 degrees Celsius under a burn-in test. It has shown good performance in terms of size, power, and heat dissipation.
In addition to the RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge, there are also other versions of the RTX 4060 Ti graphics card available. The RTX 4060 Ti 8GB Twin Edge OC, an overclocked version of the graphics card, is available in a white version. There’s also a limited edition version that is themed around the movie “Spider-Man: Across the New Universe”. Gamers can choose the version that best suits their preferences.
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