If you’re interested in acquiring the latest generation NVIDIA graphics card, this review presents the newest addition to the RTX 4060 Ti family. We’ll cover everything you need to know about the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Aorus Elite 8GB graphics card.
Design and Specifications
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Aorus Elite 8GB is designed to compete with the RTX 3070 Ti and AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT and Radeon RX 6700. The card is expected to deliver a satisfying experience, especially with its powerful cooling system and visually appealing design.
The card features three fans within a shiny silver metallic frame, working in an alternate spinning mode to improve airflow. The fans are surrounded by RGB lighting, which adds a touch of aesthetics to the card. The card’s heat sink is large and uses four copper heat pipes that directly contact the GPU to quickly transfer heat to the fans.
In terms of connectivity, the card has two DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1a outputs. It also comes with a single eight-pin power connector, meaning you likely won’t need to upgrade your power supply for it.
The RTX 4060 Ti Aorus Elite 8GB was tested on a computer with the following specifications:
- Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
- Motherboard: ASRock Z690 PG Velocita
- RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 2x16GB 5200MHz
- Storage: Transcend SSD230S 2TB/XPG S50
- Power Supply: DeepCool Gamer Storm DQ850-M
- CPU Cooler: Corsair ICUE H170i Elite LCD
The card performed well in AAA games at Full HD resolution, with a performance difference of up to 32% compared to the RTX 3060 Ti and 29% compared to the RX 6700 XT. However, the performance difference dropped significantly at 2K resolution.
For eSports games, the card performed better in Valorant but was outperformed by both the RTX 3060 Ti and RX 6700 XT in CS:GO. With ray tracing, the card outperformed both by margins ranging from 40% to 50% at Full HD resolution and even more at 2K resolution.
The Gigabyte RTX 4060 Ti Aorus Elite 8GB is an excellent card with efficient cooling, high clock speeds, and a visually appealing design. However, it may not be the best upgrade choice for those targeting 1440p resolution and not interested in ray tracing. It’s a great solution for Full HD resolution across all generations, but targeting this resolution with the new generation’s standards doesn’t seem practical for those who own last generation’s cards.
The 16GB version might be a better choice, especially considering the competition with cards like the RX 6700 XT, which has 12GB of graphics memory.