The ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC is a powerful graphics card that is capable of delivering smooth 2K gaming experiences. It features a triple-fan cooling system that keeps the GPU temperature down, even under load. The card also supports DLSS 3, which can help to improve performance in demanding games.
However, the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC is not without its drawbacks. The price of the card is higher than the previous generation, and the performance improvement is limited. Ultimately, whether or not the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC is worth the price depends on your individual needs and budget.
Graphics Core: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti
Bus Specifications: PCIe 4.0 x8
GPU Clock: Default 2625 MHz, OC 2655 MHz
CUDA Cores: 4352
Tensor Cores: 136
RT Cores: 34
Memory: 8GB GDDR6
Memory Interface: 128-bit
output interface: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.1
Power input: 1 x 8-pin
Recommended power supply: 650W
Dimensions: 300 x 139 x 62.4mm
Thickness: 3.12 Slot
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC Unpacking/ 30cm, 3.12 Slot comes with support frame
NVIDIA has launched the latest in its line of entry-level GeForce RTX 4060 series. The first of this family is the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, priced at $399 in the US and NT$14,690 in Taiwan. It officially went on sale at 9:00 PM on May 24. Following this, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB model was introduced in July, with a US price tag of $499 and a starting price of NT$17,990 in Taiwan. The more affordable RTX 4060 is available for $299.
The TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC is equipped with the AD106 GPU, which comprises 34 sets of SM units, 4352 CUDA cores, 136 Tensor cores, and 34 RT cores. This OC edition has a top GPU clock speed of 2655 MHz. It uses 8GB of GDDR6 memory, has a 128-bit interface, and offers an 18Gbps rate with a bandwidth of 228GB/s.
The TUF Gaming’s tough and robust aesthetic is reflected in the metallic casing and rear plate of the graphics card. This 30cm long card has a 3.12-slot thickness and a 0dB axial triple-fan, ensuring excellent heat dissipation for the GPU. It also maintains AURA RGB Lighting effects and includes the GPU Tweak III graphics monitor overclocking software.
The TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC graphics card boasts a rugged and impressive shell design. The metallic casing envelops the card and is firmly attached to the metal backplane, resulting in a notably robust structure for the entire card. Its front features three 9cm axial fans, which not only have a 0dB auto-stop function but are also arranged in alternating directions, with the central fan and the fans on each side configured to spin oppositely. This design guarantees that the fans won’t conflict with each other and can deliver the maximum cooling airflow.
The top side of the graphics card showcases the GEFORCE RTX branding along with an RGB-lit TUF logo and a light bar. The RTX 4060 Ti draws its power from an 8-pin PCIe connector. There’s also a securing hole at the front of the graphics card, which can be attached directly to a case or graphics card support frame using the screw hole on the back panel of the card. This ensures that the graphics card stays in place and does not droop or bend under its own weight.
Apart from its metallic front casing, the TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC also features a metal backplate. Additionally, it includes a switch that allows users to toggle between Performance Mode and Quiet Mode.
The graphics card offers a total of four video outputs, which include three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port. The back panel of the PCIe is constructed from higher-grade 304 stainless steel for superior durability.
The accessories included with the graphics card feature Velcro felt strips, which can be used for cable management during setup by securing the power cords. Additionally, a straightforward graphics card support bracket is included that can extend up to 9cm in height. Apart from supporting the graphics card, the other end of the bracket functions as a Phillips screwdriver.
The primary lighting features of the TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC graphics card are the TUF Logo and the RGB light bar situated on its side.
Upon dismantling the graphics card, you can see the NVIDIA AD106-850-A1 GPU core encircled by four SK Hynix memory chips, which combine to form an 8GB GDDR6 memory capacity. The card utilizes a 6+1 phase power design, with the GPU core being energized by a DrMOS Power Stage rated at 55A.
The heatsink employs a copper base that is in direct contact with the GPU, dissipating heat from the surrounding memory. Four heat pipes run through two sets of heat-dissipating fins located at the front and rear, while a thermal pad is used for the graphics card’s power phase to aid in heat dissipation.
GPU Tweak III graphics card overclocking monitoring / 0dB FAN, OSD switch
ASUS’s GPU Tweak III is a graphics card overclocking and monitoring software. The latest version offers a more user-friendly overclocking interface, providing users with preset, OC, Silent, and manual overclocking modes to adjust as per their preference. Manual overclocking allows for adjustments to the GPU’s power, voltage, and clock frequency. Furthermore, the software lets players decide whether to enable or disable the 0dB FAN and On-Screen Display (OSD) functions.
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB Creation and Rendering Performance Test
This test comprises evaluations using DaVinci Resolve 18, Blender, V-Ray, and Stability Diffusion creation tests. Game performance assessments include four esports games, ten AAA games, and eleven ray-tracing games at both 1440p and 1080p resolutions, with full special effects. For more detailed information about the test settings and DLSS 3, please refer to the attached chart.
Test Platform Specifications:
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E HERO
- Memory: G.SKILL DDR5-6000 16GBx2
- Graphics Card: ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB
- System Disk: Solidigm P44 Pro 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
- Cooling: NZXT 360mm liquid cooling
- Power Supply: Seasonic FOCUS GX (ATX3.0) 850W
- Operating System: Windows 11 Pro 21H2 64-bit, Resizable BAR On
- Driver Version: NVIDIA 531.93
GPU-Z is currently unable to display information for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. The AD106 GPU, created with a 4nm process, includes 4352 CUDA rendering cores and 8192 MB GDDR6 (Hynix) memory. Furthermore, the GPU Boost clock reaches a peak speed of 2655 MHz.
DaVinci Resolve 18 is a GPU-accelerated video editing software that offers robust color correction and special effects features. By directly utilizing CUDA core computation, it ensures excellent performance in both the playback and rendering of video clips.
The first test project utilizes 4K Blackmagic RAW images with a Wedding_Heavy_Styles timeline. This video incorporates numerous Resolve effects such as OFX: Light Rays / Glow / Sketch, etc., to create a highly stylized video.
The Bride_FaceRefine_Selective_Color video utilizes Face Refinement for facial tracking and highlights the main bride with selective color. Both 50% Retime and Optical Flow Enhanced Better videos use Optical Flow technology to reduce the playback speed by 50%.
SuperScale2x 4K Source takes 4K ProRES source video to generate 4K video output of a 2x Zoom-In subject, while SuperScale4x HD_Source uses HD H.264 source video and Resolve’s Super Scale feature to render 4K video.
The RTX 4060 Ti performs well for general audio and video output tasks. However, for faster rendering speed or larger memory needs, one might consider upgrading to specifications above the RTX 4070 Ti.
The second test involves the AV1 and HEVC encoding performance, using dual NVENC encoding. The test project is a 44-second short film from the Blender Open Movie Project titled “Tears of Steel”. It includes both 8k Prores442HQ 30FPS and 4K Prores422HQ 30FPS videos, which provide a basis for evaluating the output performance of HEVC and AV1 encoding.
The output settings primarily utilize the NVIDIA Encoder with settings including Quality: Restrict to 80000 Kb/s, Encoding Profile: Main, Rate Control: Constant Bitrate, Preset: Faster, Tuning: High Quality, Two Pass: Disable, among others.
In terms of performance, the RTX 4060 Ti demonstrates considerable speed in 4K output. However, 8K processing takes a relatively long time. It also retains the AV1 audio and video codec function, which enables creators to use superior video encoding for streaming purposes.
Blender is a cross-platform, open-source 3D creation tool that supports a wide array of 3D operations such as Modeling, Rigging, Animation, Simulation, Rendering, Compositing, and Motion Tracking. For testing purposes, the Blender Benchmark 3.3.0 is used to test the rendering performance on a Demo project.
In the Blender Benchmark 3.4.0 test, the RTX 4060 Ti achieved 2295.026 points in the monster scene, 1043.093 points in the junk shop scene, and 1159.595 points in the classroom scene.
The V-Ray Benchmark, developed by the Chaos Group, is a ray-tracing rendering software built on the principles of physics. This tool can independently perform computation tests on ray-traced render images for both CPU and GPU.
In the V-Ray test, the RTX 4060 Ti achieved a rate of 1940 vpaths per second using CUDA computation, and 1400 vrays per second when using RTX computation.
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB – 3DMark Benchmark Performance Test
In the 3DMark Fire Strike performance test, which tests 1080p resolution and the DirectX 11 API scenario, the RTX 4060 Ti achieved a score of 33,336. When tested at 1440p Extreme, it scored 16,104 points, while in the Ultra test, which evaluates a higher resolution of 4K 2160p, it managed to score 7,736 points.
3DMark Time Spy is a benchmark designed using the DirectX 12 API and it’s set to mimic AAA game level conditions. In the Time Spy test at 1440p, the RTX 4060 Ti scored 14,078 points, while in the more demanding Extreme version, it achieved a score of 6,892 points.
The 3DMark Port Royal ray tracing test adds ray tracing capabilities to AAA game scenes, evaluating the performance of new-generation GPUs in hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Concurrently, the DXR test utilizes the DirectX Raytracing API for functional testing; Speed Way is a test scenario developed using full ray tracing.
Without DLSS enabled, the RTX 4060 Ti scored 8195 points in Port Royal with a frame rate of 37.94 FPS, while in the Speed Way test it achieved 3242 points with 32.42 FPS. As for the DXR API test, it performed at 38.47 FPS.
With DLSS 3 and Performance settings enabled, the RTX 4060 Ti’s performance can be boosted from 16.53 FPS to 71.6 FPS at a 4K resolution.
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB – 4 e-sports games performance test
Four e-sports games, “Rainbow Six: Siege”, “League of Legends”, “APEX Legends”, and “CS:GO”, are all skill-intensive, team strategy-based competitive shooters and DOTA-style games. Therefore, even with high game quality and detail settings, these games still perform at an average of over 100 frames per second. The tests were carried out at 1440p and 1080p resolutions, using the highest special effects settings.
For e-sports games, the RTX 4060 Ti provides ample performance at both 1440p and 1080p. For instance, “CS:GO” can achieve an average of 535.91 FPS at 1080p and 378.66 FPS at 1440p. As for “League of Legends”, it delivers an average performance of 500 FPS.
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB – 10 games performance test
The average performance of 10 AAA games was tested at 1440p and 1080p with all special effects turned on. For this test, only “F1 2021” utilized the ray tracing function. The other games did not have ray tracing or DLSS acceleration enabled, allowing for the assessment of the GPU’s actual traditional rendering game performance.
The games tested include entry-level games like “F1® 22”, “Tomb Raider: Shadow”, “Death Stranding,” “Gears of War 5”, “The Division 2”, “Horizon: Zero Dawn”, as well as performance-intensive games such as “Borderlands 3”, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla”, “Red Dead Redemption 2”, and “God of War.”
The RTX 4060 Ti averaged 93.68 FPS in 1440p AAA games and 130.69 FPS in 1080p. It was found that many games could achieve stable performance even without enabling DLSS acceleration.
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB – 11 Ray Tracing Game Tests
This test focused on 11 Ray Tracing DXR games including award-winning “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, the new “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order”, “Hogwarts Legacy”, and NVIDIA’s remastered “Portal with RTX”. Other tested games included “Cyberpunk 2077”, “Control”, “Watch Dogs: Legion”, “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and “Far Cry 6”.
While “Microsoft Flight Simulator” does not support ray tracing, it does enable DLSS 3 acceleration, hence it is included in this chart as well. Both 1440p and 1080p resolutions were used for testing, with the highest settings for special effects/ray tracing and DLSS acceleration enabled. For detailed settings, please refer to the chart description.
The RTX 4060 Ti averaged 88.8 FPS in 1440p ray tracing games and 118.6 FPS in 1080p. At 1440p resolution, “Cyberpunk 2077” averaged 106.4 FPS, and “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” averaged 84 FPS, while “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” underperformed due to poor ray tracing optimization, with an average of only 50 FPS.
In essence, if a game supports DLSS3 or FSR acceleration, the RTX 4060 Ti is capable of running ray-tracing masterpieces at the highest settings at 1440p resolution, and 1080p resolution presents no issues either.
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB power consumption and temperature measurement
The power consumption and temperature test for the graphics card involved the use of the Time Spy Stress Test, Furmark, and “Cyberpunk 2077”. Power consumption was measured using NVIDIA’s PACT tool, which monitors the wattage provided by the PCIe slot and the 12V power supply.
Regarding temperature, the TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC maintains a maximum temperature of 60.5°C under stress testing conditions. In “Cyberpunk 2077”, the temperature was slightly lower at 54°C. Overall, the temperature performance was even better than that of the reference model.
In terms of power consumption, the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC consumed a maximum of 171.3W. The average power consumption during the Time Spy Stress Test was 119.6W, while in “Cyberpunk 2077” it averaged 142.6W. These values suggest that users should not need to replace their power supply unit when upgrading to this graphics card.
The TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC graphics card is capable of delivering strong performance in 1440p and 1080p gaming scenarios. For AAA titles, it averages 130.69 FPS in 1080p and 93.68 FPS in 1440p. For next-gen ray tracing games accelerated by DLSS, it averages 118.6 FPS in 1080p and 88.8 FPS in 1440p.
The graphics card, which combines the TUF military-style aesthetics, a 30cm length, a thickness of 3.12 slots, three axial fans, and a heatsink, can maintain the GPU at a maximum temperature of 60.5°C during stress tests. This allows players to enjoy a relatively quiet gaming experience. The RTX 4060 Ti’s Total Graphics Power (TGP) is only 160W, requiring only a single PCIe 8 pin for power, which means that users need not worry about inadequate power supply when upgrading their graphics card.
However, the TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC graphics card comes with a price tag of 15,990 yuan in Taiwan, which might be slightly high for 1440p gamers. For 1080p players, it may be a better option to wait for the upcoming RTX 4060 release in July.
As for the question of buying new or sticking with older models, from the author’s perspective, DLSS 3.0 is quite powerful and highly recommended if your favorite new games support it. However, if you prefer older games, you might want to wait for the RTX 3060 series to clear out and hope for the RTX 4060 Ti’s price to reach a more favorable level.
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Title: Unveiling and testing the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 8GB OC: A noiseless 2K resolution graphics card. This model features a three-blade axial fan with 0dB and boasts a thickness of 3.12 slots