Review: MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G


The last word:

Now it’s time to give you our impressions of this MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G. In terms of raw performance, this new GPU logically does better than its equivalent of the previous generation, with an average of 13%, but also comes very close to the RTX 3070. Although its preferred definition will remain 1080p, you’ll have no trouble at all with 1440p rasterization.

As soon as we activate Ray Tracing in 1080p, performance is as good as ever, if not even better, since we’re on a par with the RTX 3070. DLSS is just as effective as ever, and compatibility with DLSS3 enables you to significantly increase FPS, as demonstrated by our results in Cyberpunk 2077.

So, is 8 GB currently enough?

Although we don’t yet have recent games like Hogwarts Legacy in our test panel, we haven’t encountered any problems overall, except with Watch Dogs Legion, which warns us if we turn the game’s graphics quality up to ultra. At the moment, you shouldn’t encounter any problems, but it’s hard to say what will happen in the years to come. Now, let’s not lie to ourselves, everyone knows that next-generation cards will be even more powerful, but if we stay in this vein, you’ll never buy a new GPU.

But who is this card aimed at? Personally, we think that gamers who still have a previous-generation card, such as the RTX 3060 Ti and its 8 GB RAM, won’t be particularly interested in this model unless they’re looking for DLSS3. On the other hand, those with a Turing card, such as the RTX 2060 Super, may find this upgrade much more interesting. The second-hand market and the rock-bottom prices currently offered by AMD don’t simplify the choice for potential buyers either.

What about the future 16 GB model?

We’ll also find out what to make of the RTX 4060 Ti 16 GB in a few weeks’ time, as this may well raise doubts in the minds of some potential buyers, who may wonder why the top model, the RTX 4070, has only 12 GB. We’ll be back this week with more details on the technical reasons for this choice. But the good news is that the 16 GB model will remain identical in all respects to the 8 GB version, which was not always the case in the previous generation.

As for our model of the day, the MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G, we have nothing to reproach it with, except perhaps for a cooling system that’s perhaps too imposing. MSI offers a version with just two fans, which will surely be more than enough to keep this RTX 4060 Ti cool. There’s still the question of price, which is $459 on Newegg at the moment of the publication of this article. Let’s hope it’s not too high, as it would be very difficult for MSI to justify such a price, given that the Founders Edition is already priced at $399.

MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G:

We liked:

  • A card for full 1080p and 1440p rasterization
  • Ray Tracing performance equivalent to the RTX 3070
  • Well thought-out power supply with quality components
  • Excellent cooling system combined with low noise levels
  • Extremely low noise levels
  • Significantly improved power consumption!
  • Founders Edition board design quality
  • Price consistent with the previous generation
  • DLSS 3 support and the arrival of more and more compatible games
  • NVIDIA software suite

We would have liked :

  • A 16 GB version arriving at the same time
  • A smaller format, especially given the size of the PCB
  • To know the launch price, and especially that it’s not too high compared to the Founders Edition

This MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G perfectly fulfills its objectives, offering better performance than the previous generation. The gain can be as much as 14%, with excellent power consumption and DLSS3 support, which also remains a major asset. We’re also eagerly awaiting the arrival of the RTX 4060, scheduled for July at an even more affordable price. Many thanks to MSI France for making this sampleavailable.

UPDATE: this MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio can be found at $459, which represents an extra $60, justified by the cooling system, in-house PCB, etc. by MSI. Now, if this price is justified by MSI in relation to the investment in the card, the bill is becoming very (too) much for this range of GPUs. Let’s hope NVIDIA lowers the price of its chip in the coming weeks.