Temperature, power consumption and nuisance:
In order to measure the temperatures, we opted for the Superposition stress test in Extreme mode. We opted for three 5-minute runs with a 10-minute interval between each test. We took advantage of this benchmark to record the power consumption of the graphics card for the table above.
In order to know the temperature in Idle, after completing the three loops of the stress test, we let the card rest for 20 minutes before reading the temperature. It should be noted that most cards have “0 dBa” technology and therefore the fans cut out below a certain temperature, often between 50 and 55°C. This means that it takes longer to dissipate the heat after a period of stress testing or gaming. A card that does not have this technology will be noisier than others at rest. A reminder: our temperature readings are taken in Open-Air. In a closed case, the cards will necessarily be hotter.
As we expected, the temperatures are excellent thanks to the proven cooling system. This cooling should allow us to take advantage of the overclocking potential, but also to reduce the noise considerably. The fans of our NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition remain idle when temperatures are cool.
Power consumption (whole configuration) :
We use a wattmeter by reading the power consumption on the output of our power supply. Our modular power supply is a CORSAIR AX1600i. The result we propose is the average of the total consumption of our configuration. Only the graphics card changes between each reading. It is therefore easy to calculate the difference between each graphics card.
We suspected it, but it was a great surprise when it came to the overall power consumption of our configuration equipped with our NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition, since the average power consumption of our PC was 233.1 watts. Please note that the benchmark we used only applies to the GPU. For gaming use, the overall power consumption of our configuration will be higher, but this is the case with all our graphics cards.
This result confirms the work carried out by NVIDIA and is related to the new fineness of engraving. Our RTX 4060 Ti does almost as well as the RX 6600, the card that consumes the least power in our graphics! As soon as we get our hands on the PCAT tool or the new version of the ElmorLabs PMD Power Measurement Device that supports 12+4 pins, we will update this chart by isolating only the graphics card.