Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4060 series (RTX 4060 / RTX 4060 Ti) is probably one of the most antcipated launches of 2023. Why? Well, it’s meant to be a direct replacement to their previous generation RTX 3060 Ti (RTX 3060) cards, and is mainly targeted to the mainstream market, focusing on affordability and availability, while at the same time offering improved performance. Like all RTX 40 series from Nvidia, it features ADA LoveLace architecture, and supports all the latest technologies such as DLSS3, 3rd Gen Ray tracing, 4th Gen Tensore cores, Nvidia’s Reflex technology and more.
So today, we’ll be taking a look at the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card. It’s powered by a slightly overclocked GPU operating on a Core Clock frequency of 2,535 Mhz (default is 2,310 Mhz). It features a total of 4352 CUDA cores and comes with 8GB of GDDR6 ram on a 128-bit memory bus running at 18 Gbps.
For cooling the card uses Zotac’s Icestorm 2.0 Cooling system featuring a metal backplate, dual fans, and a large heatsink with 2 heat-pipes.
The card has a TBP (or total board power) of only 160-165W, so a small power supply such as a 600-700W should be more than enough. What’s more, you’ll only 1 x 8-pin PCIE cable to power the card up.
The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is a fairly compact graphics card measuring 225.5 mm in length and uses only 2 PCI slot space, which is great news for system builders. Video outputs include 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 and 1 x HDMI 2.1 port, which is more than enough for most gamers
And lastly, the card features the Spectra RGB lighting which is fully customizable using Zotac’s Firestorm software which you can download from their website.
Are we excited to see what the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti can do? Yes. Can it be as popular as their previous generation RTX 3060? Maybe. But one thing’s for sure … it uses less power and comes with all the latest technologies such as DLSS3, 3rd Gen Ray tracing, 4th Gen Tensore cores, Nvidia’s Reflex technology and more.
We’ll start by saying a big thanks to Zotac for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Zotac has to say about themselves on their website …
ZOTAC, the creator of the Original Mini PC, derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”, aptly referencing our skill & expertise in the zones of PC components, systems, and manufacturing. Combining both function and design, ZOTAC strives to create the latest technological products that epitomize form, utility, and style.
Innovation, Quality and responsibility
ZOTAC believes being at the forefront of innovation is the key to the future. Our dedication to produce quality products us the backbone of our business model, and we work round-the-clock to ensure all our products are up to then our rigorous standards.
Here’s a quick comparison between Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series. As you can see from the table bwlow, the GeForce RTX 4060 features 4,352 CUDA Cores, a 2.31GHz base clock that boosts up to 2.53GHz. It also includes DLSS support, 3rd Gen Ray Tracing cores and 4th Gen Tensor cores. The Typical Board Power is rated at only 160 W, which means a small power supply such as a 700W is more than enough to power this card.
|GeForce RTX 4060 Ti||GeForce RTX 4070||GeForce RTX 4070 Ti||GeForce RTX 4080|
|Base/Boost Frequency (GHz)||2.31/2.53||1.92/2.48||2.31/2.61||2.21/2.51|
|Ray Tracing Cores||3rd Gen||3rd Gen||3rd Gen||3rd Gen|
|Tensor Cores||4th Gen||4th Gen||4th Gen||4th Gen|
|Memory Type||8GB GDDR6||12 GB GDDR6||12 GB GDDR6X||16GB GDDR6X|
|Memory Speed||18 Gbps||21 Gbps||21 Gbps||23 Gbps|
|TBP (Total Board Power)||160W||200W||285W||320W|
The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti uses a slightly overclocked GPU that operates on a Boost Clock speed of up to 2.535 GHz (the default is 2.31 GHz), and features only 8GB of GDDR6 ram on a 128-bit memory bus running at 18 Gbps. Spec-wise, it may look a little on the low side, but with all the next-gen graphic technologies, it should be more than enough 1080p gaming.
We’ll be testing this card using our test rig which is comprised of an Intel Core i9-13900K, along with a Z790 motherboard, 32GB of DDR5-6200 ram from Patriot, and a Lexar 2TB SDD all running Windows 11. We’ll also be comparing the card agains the GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 4070 Ti and the Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
Let’s dive right in and start by taking a look at the specifications of the graphics card on our next page. You can now buy the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card for around USD $370 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/48Jzkv8
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