Gaming performance 1080p and 1440p:
We decided to select six games because they seem to be representative enough. We opted for DirectX12 and Vulkan with the following games:
- The Division 2 (DirectX 12)
- Borderlands 3 (DirectX 12)
- Red Dead Redemption II (Vulkan)
- Far Cry 6 (DirectX 12)
- Watch Dogs: Legion (DirectX 12)
- Cyberpunk 2077 (DirectX12)
We have chosen to use the benchmarks integrated into these different games.
Why do we do this? Simply to allow you to compare your results with ours if you also have a copy of one of these games. It is a thought that seemed relevant to us and that will allow you to compare your results with ours.
As we mentioned on page 4 of this article, we have enabled the Resizable Bar in the BIOS, which is now supported by all (recent) GPUs. Finally, we have opted for 1080p and 1440p resolution only, which is what you should expect from these cards.
The Division 2:
The Division 2 will be tested under DirectX 12. As far as graphics settings are concerned, they will be set to ” ultra ” mode with vertical sync disabled.
The first game and the trend noted for the synthetic benchmarks is confirmed since our NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti is positioned just ahead of the RTX 3060 Ti and not far from the RTX 3070. Note that this is one of the least demanding games in our panel. No difference in 1440p definition where the positions are still identical.
For the second game, we switch to Borderlands 3. The graphics options are set to ” Brutal “. Borderlands 3 is quite greedy and this choice of settings has a strong impact on the FPS. It is a game that is often praised in announcements of new graphics cards and precisely in this Brutal mode.
The performance here is excellent with our RTX 4060 Ti FE almost matching the RTX 3070 FE in both 1080p and 1440p.
Red Dead Redemption 2:
Third game and not the least, Red Dead Redemption II on PC. The advantage of this opus is to offer the possibility to test the integrated benchmark under Vulkan. We opt for the graphics options in ” ultra “.
The third and not least important game, RDR2, offers the possibility to test the integrated Vulkan benchmark. The increase in power is confirmed once again with a very small difference in 1080p with the RTX 3070 FE. We are looking at a gain of 8 to 10% depending on the definition compared to the RTX 3060 Ti.
Far Cry 6 :
The latest game we are adding to this section is Far Cry 6, as it supports DXR as well as the SFR offered by AMD. We will also find it on the next page. For our benchmarks, we opted for ” ultra” graphics quality.
Even though our review of this game showed an advantage for the RX 6000 cards, our sample of the day still performs just as well. In 1080p, it’s a FPS equivalent to the RTX 3070 and in 1440p, our RTX 4060 Ti FE is between the two previous generation cards.
Watch Dogs Legion:
Last but not least, Watch Dogs Legion will also be used for our tests with Ray Tracing. For our benchmarks, we opted for ” very high” graphics quality.
In the Watch Dogs Legion benchmark, we are forced to set the graphics quality to very high and not to ultra, as the benchmark then tells us that the 8 GB of memory is not enough. Our RTX 4060 Ti stands out especially in 1440p, where once again it is almost on a par with the RTX 3070 FE.
This is a game we have been wanting to add for a while and now it has been added with an integrated benchmark. We will also use this game for our Ray Tracing tests. For our benchmarks, we have opted for “ultra” graphics quality.
This is the new and final benchmark for this panel of games. The 100 FPS mark is reached in 1080p and the 60 FPS mark in 1440p with ultra high quality graphics. For the rest of the graphics, we are perfectly consistent with our previous results.
The average of the games :
For the gaming average, the RTX 3060 is the reference card in 1080p while the RTX 3070 is the reference card in 1440p. The other cards score either higher or lower depending on their performance against this model.
No real surprise compared to the figures we received from NVIDIA. Our RTX 4060 Ti FE performs 10% better overall than the previous generation and finally 3% better than the RTX 3070 FE in 1080p. The same is true for 1440p, although the RTX 3070 FE manages to create a slightly larger gap. Let’s move on to Ray Tracing.