The last word:
Now it’s time to give you our impressions of this Founders Edition RTX 4060 Ti. In terms of raw performance, this new GPU logically does better than its equivalent of the previous generation with an average of 10% but also comes very close to the RTX 3070. Even if its preferred definition will remain 1080p, you won’t have any problems with 1440p.
As soon as we turn on Ray Tracing in 1080p, performance is as good as ever, if not better, as we are on a par with the RTX 3070. DLSS is still as effective as ever, and DLSS3 compatibility allows for a very significant increase in FPS, as our results in Cyberpunk 2077 show.
So, is 8 GB enough now?
Even though we don’t have recent games like Hogwarts Legacy in our test panel yet, 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. Currently, you shouldn’t encounter any issues, but it’s hard to say what will happen in the years to come. Now, let’s not lie to ourselves, everyone knows that the next generation cards will be even more powerful, but if we stay with that, you will never buy a new GPU.
But who can this card be aimed at? Personally, we think that gamers who still have a previous generation card, such as the RTX 3060 Ti with 8 GB of RAM, will not be particularly interested in this model unless they are looking for DLSS3. On the other hand, those who own a Turing card, such as the RTX 2060 Super, may see a much more interesting upgrade. The second-hand market and the low prices currently offered by AMD do not simplify the choice of a potential buyer either.
And the future 16 GB model?
We’ll also see what to make of the 16GB RTX 4060 Ti in a few weeks’ time, as it may raise doubts in the minds of some potential buyers as to why the top model, the RTX 4070, only has 12GB. 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.
Finally, as far as the MSRP of $399 (439 euros) is concerned, it seems coherent to us knowing that the RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB and RTX 2060 Super 8 GB were launched at the same price. We are fully aware that the fineness of the engraving is more expensive and that all computer components have seen their price increase in recent months. However, we would have liked to see a slightly lower price than the RTX 3060 Ti. However, let’s not forget the power consumption, which is significantly lower than the previous generation, and the DLSS3 support.
NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB :
- A card to take full advantage of 1080p and 1440p in rasterization
- Performance equivalent to the RTX 3070 in Ray Tracing
- A very well thought-out power supply with quality components
- Excellent cooling system combined with low noise levels
- Very reliable noise levels
- Power consumption has improved significantly!
- The quality of the Founders Edition design
- Price consistent with the previous generation
- DLSS 3 support and more and more compatible games
- NVIDIA software suite
We would have liked :
- Even if the price seems coherent to us, to have a model under the 400 euro mark
- A 16 GB version to be released at the same time
This NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB fulfils its objectives perfectly by offering better performance than the previous generation. Admittedly, the gain is only 10% but the power consumption is excellent and the DLSS3 support is also a major asset. However, we would have liked to see it priced below 400 euros and have the opportunity to test the 16 GB model at the same time. We’re also looking forward to the RTX 4060 coming in July at an even more affordable price. Thanks to NVIDIA for making this sample available.