ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

The ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC GPU is one of the more affordable components on the market and especially from ASUS. The GPU has an RRP of R8999 making it the ideal 40-series card for under R10,000. There are a lot of perks that come with 40-Series GPUs. I have covered these so much in the past that I often dream about DLSS 3 numbers and the different cores all these GPUs include. NVIDIA has definitely saturated the market in the past year with its intense 40-series releases.

But the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC GPU aims to provide all these 40-Series perks for under R10,000 and for the most part, it does just that. This card is equipped with 3072 shader cores, a 128-bit memory bus and 8GB or DDR6 RAM. It includes a boost clock of 2505MHz which is slightly higher than the standard 4060 stock card. All of this only eats up to 115W of power on average.

It is a modest card for 1080p users. You could get away with the odd 1440p game here and there with DLSS 3 but if you want to have games running at their intended visual fidelity, 1080p is the spot here.

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC Design

The ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC GPU is pretty small. We have gone from giant motherboard-eating 40-Series cards to two-fan units which don’t give much hassle and sag on a PC. That’s exactly what this card is. It includes dual 95mm fans and there’s a bit of RGB on the side.

There isn’t much to say about the design of the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC. It features a black plate finish with some decals here and there. There’s also a small vent. The card doesn’t use the 12VHPWR adapter instead, ASUS has gone for an 8-pin connector which can provide up to 150W of power. More than enough for this 115W card.

As for the IO, it features three DisplayPort 1.4a ports and one HDMI 2.1 port. The card is small. It is only 227 x 123mm in dimension and is 50mm thick. It weighs less than 1KG.

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC Performance

It goes without saying that the biggest selling point of this ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC is its new architecture which puts the NVIDIA AD107 core to the test. This AD107 contains 96 tensor cores, 96 texture mapping units, 48 ROPs and 24 third-generation RT cores.

On paper, the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC sounds pretty decent. NVIDIA has expanded the cache pools with 3MB of L1 cache and 24MB of L2 cache. This is quite a large jump from the 3MB of L2 cache on the RTX 3060. However, the downside to this card is the 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. It is clocked at 8500MHz which equals 272GB/s of bandwidth. In comparison to the RTX 3060, which had 360GB/s, this is quite a drastic difference.

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC Benchmarks

With that being said, I did run some tests on the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC across a handful of games and benchmark tools. These tests were run on my PC build which includes the following components:

  • Cooler Master Cosmos C700M Case
  • Gigabyte Aorus X670E Master motherboard
  • ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC
  • 32GB (2 x 16GB) Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 Memory 4800MT/s
  • AMD Ryzen 7700X CPU
  • Cooler Master ML360RGB AIO
  • Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 PCIE 5.0 PSU

* Scores below are average fps.

  • 3D Mark Time Spy Extreme
    • Overall – 5,009
  • 3D Mark Port Royal
    • Overall – 6,058
  • Returnal (DLSS 3 On)
    • 1080p Epic – 71fps
    • 1440p Epic – 65fps
    • 4K Epic – 22fps
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (DLSS3 On)
    • 1080p Epic – 93fps
    • 1440p Epic – 61fps
    • 4K Epic – 27fps
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (DLSS3 Off RT On)
    • 1080p Epic – 39fps
    • 1440p Epic – 21fps
    • 4K Epic – 5fps
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (DLSS On)
    • 1080p Max – 73fps
    • 1440p Max – 52fps
    • 4K Max – 27fps
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (DLSS Off)
    • 1080p Max – 55fps
    • 1440p Max – 29fps
    • 4K Max – 12fps
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (DLSS On)
    • 1080p Max – 122fps
    • 1440p Max – 89fps
    • 4K Max – 45fps
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (DLSS Off)
    • 1080p Max – 110fps
    • 1440p Max – 81fps
    • 4K Max – 67fps
  • Hogwarts Legacy (DLSS 3 On)
    • 1080p Max – 63fps
    • 1440p Max – 42fps
    • 4K Max – 22fps
  • Hogwarts Legacy (DLSS 3 Off)
    • 1080p Max – 50fps
    • 1440p Max – 29fps
    • 4K Max – 16fps

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

When it came to the general thermal performance, the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC held up quite well. During the most intense tests, the card reached just 60C. It is a lot lower than my previous tests on the RTX 4070 and up. These cards all hit the mid-60s to lower 70s during the same tests.

The dual-fan design on this card definitely goes a long way to improve the thermals. I had the odd 62C here and there, especially during Returnal tests but it is still quite impressive in the spectrum of things. As for power consumption, the card drew an average of 10W during average PC use. This then increased to 15W for video playback and averaged 135W during gaming. I saw the power usage peak to 149W at the max which is basically the most the card can pull from the connector.

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC Verdict

The ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Dual OC won’t fly you to the moon by any degree. That isn’t its intention. However, the 1080p performance on this card is definitely noteworthy. Add the DLSS 3 support and you can play some of the latest games at 1440p. It is not as capable as its 4060 Ti variants and it’s a hard sell compared to AMD’s RX 6700 XT but it holds up as an entry point for DLSS 3.

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB Review

Summary

The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB GPU does have some great value for money coming in at under R10,000. However, you need to be happy with 1080p gaming to appreciate its power. Its DLSS 3 features do help push this card a little further but it often comes at the cost of quality.

Overall
8/10
8/10
Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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