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GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Graphics Card Review – Featuring Zotac Twin Edge

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Last week, NVIDIA announced its latest 1080p gaming GPUs based on the Ada Lovelace architecture – the GeForce RTX 4060 family. And today, we can now share our results for the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB variant. We have the Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 Twin Edge graphics card. It is an MSRP model ($399) and should have the same specs and config as the NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition. I don’t think there’s a need for a long intro since the RTX 4060 where already announced last week. So let’s go ahead and find out how the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB performs in our review below.

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Zotac GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB Twin Edge Review – The 1080p Graphics Card

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB replaces the outgoing RTX 3060 Ti and is powered by NVIDIA’s Lovelace GPU architecture. This means that the RTX 4060 family series has DLSS 3 capabilities and a newer NVENC encoder with AV1 support. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti utilizes the AD106 GPU and boasts 4,352 CUDA cores, which deliver 22 FP32 Shader-TFLOPS for traditional rasterized graphics rendering. It is equipped with 136 4th gen Tensor cores that provide 353 FP8 Tensor-TFLOPS (with Sparsity) for AI processing and DLSS. Additionally, it features 34 3rd gen Ada RT Cores, capable of delivering 51 RT-TFLOPS for advanced ray-traced graphics.

When it comes to VRAM, the RTX 4060 Ti is equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and 32MB of L2 cache. Similar to other GPUs in the GeForce RTX 40 series, the RTX 4060 Ti incorporates Ada innovations such as Shader Execution Reordering (SER), updated RT core engines, and DLSS 3, offering an optimal balance of performance and power efficiency.

Unlike the RTX 3060 Ti, the RTX 4060 Ti has a lower memory bandwidth, and the memory interface is only 128-bit. However, the RTX 4060 Ti has a larger L2 cache of 32MB. According to NVIDIA, “increasing the size of the L2 cache improves performance, reduces latency, and increases power efficiency, as data accesses can remain on-chip rather than having to go out across the GPU’s memory interface to external graphics memory.”

It sounds good on paper, but you’ll have to find out from our RTX 4060 Ti benchmark results below whether it brings substantial performance improvement (or not).

Below are additional features of the RTX 4060 Ti and its specifications. After that, let’s look at Zotac’s GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card and see how it performs.

Ada Lovelace Technological innovations include:

  • New Streaming Multiprocessors (SM) – The new SM delivers up to 2x performance and power efficiency
  • 4th Generation Tensor Cores and Optical Flow – Enable and accelerate transformative AI technologies, including the new frame rate multiplying NVIDIA DLSS 3
  • 3rd Generation RT Cores – Up to 2x ray tracing performance, delivering incredibly detailed virtual worlds like never before
  • Innovative Ada Memory Subsystem – Ada delivers a significant increase to the L2 cache, delivering better performance, reduced memory bus traffic, and increased power efficiency.
  • Shader Execution Reordering (SER) – SER improves ray tracing operations by 2x, boosting FPS up to 44% in Cyberpunk with RT: Overdrive Mode
  • DLSS 3 – A revolutionary breakthrough in AI-powered graphics that massively boosts performance using AI to generate additional high-quality frames
  • NVIDIA Studio – Unmatched performance in 3D rendering, video editing, and livestreaming
  • AV1 Encoders – The 8th generation NVIDIA Encoder (NVENC) with AV1 is 40% more efficient than H.264, enabling new possibilities for streamers, broadcasters, and video callers

GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Specifications

Graphics CardRTX 4060 TiRTX 4070RTX 4070 TiRTX 4080RTX 4090
Fabrication ProcessTSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom ProcessTSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom ProcessTSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom ProcessTSMC 4N NVIDIA Custom ProcessTSMC 4 nm NVIDIA Custom Process
Transistor Count22.9 billion35.8 billion35.8 billion45.9 billion76.3 billion
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
Graphics Processing Clusters345711
Texture Processing Clusters1723303864
Streaming Multiprocessors34466076128
CUDA Cores435258887680972816384
Tensor Cores136 (4th Gen)184 (4th Gen)240 (4th Gen)304 (4th Gen)512 (4th Gen)
RT Cores34 (3rd Gen)46 (3rd Gen)60 (3rd Gen)76 (3rd Gen)128 (3rd Gen)
Texture Units136184240304512
Boost Clock2535 MHz2475 MHz2610 MHz2505 MHz2520 MHz
Memory Clock9000 MHz10500 MHz10500 MHz11200 MHz10501 MHz
Memory Data Rate18 Gbps21 Gbps21 Gbps22.4 Gbps21 Gbps
L2 Cache Size32,768 KB36,864 KB49,152 KB65,536 KB73,728 KB
Total Video Memory8 GB GDDR6 / 16 GB GDDR612 GB GDDR6X12 GB GDDR6X16 GB GDDR6X24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Interface128-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit384-bit
Total Memory Bandwidth288 GB/s (554 GB/s effective)504 GB/s504 GB/s716.8 GB/s1008 GB/s
Texture Rate345 GigaTexels/sec455.4 Gigatexels/sec626 Gigatexels/sec761.5 Gigatexels/sec1290.2 GigaTexels/sec
Connectors3 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI3 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI3 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI3 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI3 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI
Minimum Power Supply550 Watts650 Watts700 Watts750 Watts850 Watts
Total Graphics Power (TGP)160 Watts200 Watts285 Watts320 Watts450 Watts
PCI Express InterfaceGen 4Gen 4Gen 4Gen 4Gen 4
Release DateMay 2023 - 8GB
July 2023 - 16GB
April 2023January 2023November 2022October 2022
Launch Price$399 - 8GB
$499 - 16GB
$599 $799 $1,199 $1,599

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Packaging and Closer Look

When the first RTX 40 series graphics cards were revealed, they were infamous for being big and chunky. All of the best RTX 4090 cards are huge. That trend continued right up until the RTX 4070 Ti. Some of the best RTX 4070 cards have dual-fan and/or two-slot designs. And with the RTX 4060 Ti, dual-fan cards are the norm, with some being in a small form factor or single-fan graphics card.

The Zotac RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge is one of those dual-fan graphics cards. Its retail packaging is smaller than the other higher-end RTX 40 series cards. You can see the name and VRAM size of the graphics card at the front. And you can also read some of its features at the back.

Zotac’s Twin Edge Card

Zotac’s Twin Edge RTX 4060 Ti only measures 225.5mm in length, 123mm in width, and 40mm thick or occupies two PCI slots. This is a reference or MSRP model graphics card, so its boost clock speed is similar to the Founders Edition, which is 2535 MHz. The cooler design is the only difference between Zotac’s Twin Edge and NVIDIA’s Founders Edition card. Perhaps, some of the specific components may be different and/or the PCB layout may be different too. But generally, the specs and configuration are the same.

The cooler shroud is plastic, but its backplate is metal. It is also worth mentioning that the heatsink on this graphics card has a horizontal orientation. This means that the hot air will blow toward the front and back of the graphics card, not sideways.

The RTX 4060 Ti draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. It requires at least a 500W PSU and has a TGP of only 160W. There are also the usual display ports: three DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI port.

Zotac’s Twin Edge graphics card features Spectra RGB lighting, which can be observed on the Zotac Gaming logo on its front-side portion. It also features Zotac’s IceStorm 2.0 advance cooling technology and has a fan stop and active fan control.

Nothing much to say about this graphics card except that it is an excellent and small compact graphics card. Now, time to see how this graphics card performs.

Test Setup for RTX 4060 Ti Review

I’m using an X670E motherboard with an AMD Ryzen 7 7700X to test the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card. It is paired with a DDR5-6000MHz CL30 memory kit with the AMD EXPO profile enabled. Resizable BAR was also enabled from the BIOS settings. Below are the rest of the specifications of the system:

Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 7700X
MotherboardMSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi
MemoryCorsair Vengeance RGB DDR5-6000MHz CL30 AMD EXPO
Graphics CardZotac GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge
OS DriveMSI Spatium M480 Play
Game DriveSanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2 and Extreme Portable SSD V2
Power SupplyMSI MPG A1000G PCIE5
ChassisMSI MPG Velox 100P Airflow
MonitorMSI Optix MPG321UR-QD 4K 144Hz

I used NVIDIA’s GeForce Game Ready Driver version 531.93 WHQL. The card was tested in two resolutions – 1920×1080 FHD and 2560×1440 WQHD only. For synthetic benchmarks, I used 3DMark’s benchmark suite. I also used the following games to test the graphics card in traditional rasterization: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World, Read Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and The Division 2.

For ray tracing and DLSS-enabled games, I tested the graphics card with Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion, The Witcher 3 Next Gen, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Forza Horizon 5, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare II.

GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB Benchmarks

Synthetic Benchmark Results

Below are the results that I got with 3D Mark’s benchmark suite. The numbers are the graphics scores.

Based on our result, the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB only edges its predecessor, the RTX 3060 Ti, by a small margin. I expected the RTX 4060 Ti to be a bit faster than the RTX 3060 Ti. There’s also a huge performance gap between the RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070. Anyway, these are just synthetic benchmark results. Let’s check out how the GPU performs in actual games.

GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Ray Tracing and DLSS Benchmark Results

Let’s start with the more demanding game titles with ray tracing and/or DLSS enabled.

Cyberpunk 2077

In Cyberpunk 2077, the RTX 4060 Ti got decent frame rates, above 60 fps, at 1080p. However, it was already struggling quite a bit a 1440p. That’s why I didn’t waste time testing this GPU at 4K.

Did I test the same GPU twice? Well, I did not, unfortunately. And it looks like the RTX 4060 Ti is just an “overclocked version” of the RTX 3060 Ti. The performance difference between the two is very minimal.

Watch Dogs: Legion

The Witcher 3: Next-Gen

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Call of Duty Modern Warfare II

This is rather a bit disappointing. It looks like the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB performs just the same as the RTX 3060 Ti. It only edges it by a hairline. I haven’t included the DLSS 3 result yet as I need more time to test that. However, it won’t be an apples-to-apples comparison since the RTX 30 series doesn’t support DLSS 3. So, DLSS 3 AI Frame generation is the RTX 40 series’ “trick under its sleeve”, and it’s one of its “unfair” advantage over its predecessors.

When I tested DLSS 3 with the higher-end RTX 40 series GPUs, I noticed that the “performance” or “FPS increase” you get differs from game to game. It’s not guaranteed to get double or triple the frame rate. Because DLSS 3 is not about increasing the frame rate (unlike DLSS 2), rather it smoothens the gaming experience making it more playable.

Anyway, let’s check out some more game benchmark results, but in traditional rasterization only.

1080p Game Benchmark Results

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB is geared towards 1080p gaming. I don’t know if 8GB is enough, considering newer and upcoming games require more VRAM. Perhaps 8GB would be the new bare minimum for 1080p gaming.

1440p Game Benchmark Results

The RTX 4060 Ti isn’t really targeted toward 1440p gaming. I would avoid this graphics card for 1440p, especially if you plan to play games at max details with high-res texture details. However, in older game titles, or perhaps games that do not require a lot of VRAM, you’ll see below that the RTX 4060 Ti can still handle these games and provide above 60 fps frame rate.

As the results above show, the RTX 4060 Ti can drive games above 60fps with older game titles. However, it may be different with newer game titles, especially the more graphics-intensive titles.

Now that we have seen the results, it’s time to conclude this review. I don’t have anything further to discuss since the graphs speak for themselves.

Pricing and Availability

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB will be available starting May 24 at a retail price of $399 USD. An NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB design will be available directly from and select retailers. Custom boards for the entire RTX 4060 family, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, will be available from top add-in card providers such as ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, GALAX, GIGABYTE, INNO3D, KFA2, MSI, Palit, PNY and ZOTAC, as well as from gaming system integrators and builders worldwide.

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GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Review Conclusion

First, let’s talk about Zotac’s RTX 4060 Ti Twin Edge graphics card. I think it is a good solid performing graphics card, performing as expected (as a stock RTX 4060 Ti). The card ran silently with acceptable GPU temperatures. I got an average of only 63°C, considering it has a small heatsink. The highest boost clock it achieved was 2775 MHz, and it only drew 145 watts on average throughout my testing.

For reference, the RTX 3060 Ti I used for this review drew an average of 209 watts, making the RTX 4060 Ti a more efficient GPU while performing slightly above its predecessor.

Disappointing Performance?

Speaking of performance, I am disappointed with how the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB performed. In my tests, I thought that I was testing the same GPU (RTX 3060 Ti), or perhaps I did something wrong during the tests. I tested and benchmarked two RTX 4060 Tis, and both performed similarly. By the way, our review for the RTX 4060 Ti OC variant will go live tomorrow. So stay tuned for that.

I double-checked the number and the data I got using FrameView, and all checked out. The new RTX 4060 Ti performed slightly faster than the RTX 3060 Ti in general. It feels like the RTX 4060 Ti is just a (super) overclock RTX 3060 Ti card in terms of raw performance. The RTX 4060 Ti 8GB is only about 10% faster on average in 1080p. The difference decreases in 1440p, with the RTX 4060 Ti only being 6% faster on average.

Now the RTX 3060 Ti was released with an MSRP of $399, similar to the new RTX 4060 Ti 8GB. I think that’s good, but we expect more performance for the new generation card. Looking at the graphs closely, there’s a huge performance gap between the RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070.

I think the upcoming RTX 4060 should have the performance of the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, and the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB should perform a bit faster. Perhaps somewhere closer to the RTX 4070. I don’t think NVIDIA plans to release an “RTX 4060 Ti Super” card in the future since the RTX 4060 16GB will occupy the $500 price point.

Is DLSS 3 and AV1 Enough For You?

Performance aside, the only new thing that the RTX 4060 Ti offers is DLSS 3 AI frame generation and newer NVENC encoder with AV1 support. But are those features enough to entice gamers to upgrade or buy the RTX 4060 Ti? I doubt.

Maybe if you are coming from a much older generation graphics card, like GTX era or RTX 2060, the RTX 4060 Ti may be worth considering. Or if you are coming from an older AMD graphics card and want to experience ray tracing, DLSS, and a better video encoder. But if you come from an RTX 30 series GPU, you may want to skip this generation.


Well, I’m honestly a bit disappointed with the RTX 4060 Ti. It could have performed a bit faster. There’s a huge gap between the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and RTX 4070. Either way, the Zotac Twin Edge is a nice card, and it’s not Zotac’s fault how the card performs since they don’t make the GPU. If you’re considering getting an RTX 4060 Ti GPU for 1080p gaming, Zotac’s Twin Edge is a good solid performing graphics card.

UPDATE: You can also check out our review of the MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio, a factory overclocked graphics card.

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