GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review
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GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

The NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti is here to add even more confusion to the current lineup of 40-series GPUs. I always say the more the merrier but somehow NVIDIA is making me question my own take on the situation. You see, the RTX 4060 Ti is just the first of three 4060 family cards arriving in the next few months. This week, the 8GB RTX 4060 Ti releases. Then in July NVIDIA is releasing the RTX 4060 Ti with 16GB and the RTX 4060 without the Ti.

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I don’t believe a card with 8GB of RAM should exist in 2023. Especially a new card which you would consider investing in and hope would last you a year or so. Unfortunately, NVIDIA already started development on this 8GB model so it was too late to cancel it. That’s why there’s a 16GB model on its way too.

But it is nice to have options and really, DLSS 3 on these cards is able to produce some incredible performance on games even with 8GB of RAM. From my tests, this card is more than capable. There are more capable ones on the market, but I am not saying don’t consider this because as a 1080p and entry 1440p card, it definitely fills the gap.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

It goes without saying that my favourite gaming tech brand sent its own rendition on the RTX 4060 Ti. The model they sent is the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G.

This card includes 4352 CUDA Cores for 22 FP32 Shader TFLOPS. 136 Fouth-Generation Tensor Cores offering 352 FP8 Tensor TFLOPS and 34 Third Generation ADA RT Cores for 51 RT-TFLOPS.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

This is the first AERO card I am reviewing from Gigabyte. All prior 40-Series cards have been Gaming OC models. I can’t tell you how happy I was to get an AERO. I know it is just the white version with a few internal tweaks here and there but the card is gorgeous. The white exterior makes such a big difference from a design point of view. Even the RGB inside my PC case hit the outer shell and made it glow.

The GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G includes 8GB of GDDR6 128-bit RAM. It also comes with a Core Clock of 2580MHz which is slightly overclocked from the reference card of 2535MHz.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

Gigabyte has included three 80mm fans on the top of this card which make up its Windforce Cooling System. If my previous experience is anything to go by, I expect some fantastic cooling on this card. It also packs the Screen Cooling cutout on the end and the AERO logo has the only RGB you’ll find on this card.

Shocker! The GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G doesn’t require NVIDIA’s 12VHPWR adapter. Actually, it isn’t really a surprise. The card only required a 500W power supply making the cable unnecessary. The 4070 I reviewed last month also didn’t need the cable but it was included anyway. But that’s a complaint for another day.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

Instead of the new cables, you’ll find an old-school PCIE 8-pin slot. Speaking of slots, the GPU also packs 2 DisplayPort 1.4a ports and 2 HDMI 2.1 ports.

You shouldn’t need any sort of GPU mount for this GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G because it isn’t heavy by any means. It comes in at 281 x 117 x 53mm. Unlike other 40-Series cards, this one is tiny in comparison and should fit into your case without a problem.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

While the design of this card isn’t anything new and if you have an Aero already you won’t notice the difference, the GPU is pretty sleek and I loved the white on it. I kinda wish I had the 4070 Ti AERO version now.

Of course, you are all here to know how this RTX 4060 Ti performs. NVIDIA says this card is meant to be a replacement for the RTX 3060 Ti and for there most part, it is. Most of the games I tested were very close in performance. There’s about at least a 10% performance boost compared to the RTX 4060 Ti. However, some titles saw an even bigger performance jump thanks to the additional RT cores on the card. Warhammer 40K: Darktide, for example, saw a 70% performance increase.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

Where the larger performance spikes are found are in DLSS 3 titles. There’s a substantial boost in performance thanks to the DLSS 3 features on this card. Some games went from 100FPS to 200FPS with Ultra performance DLSS 3 enabled.

But outside of the DLSS 3 tech, the raw power on offer here is very familiar and DLSS 2 game will stick around 10-20%. Here are some tests I ran.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Benchmarks

You can see from the tests that this RTX 4060 Ti is basically the RTX 3060 Ti with DLSS 3. NVIDIA currently has 33 games supporting DLSS 3 so it still isn’t as readily available as we would hope. The games run like a dream. Even with a simple performance setting or set to quality, the card powers through and delivers fantastic frame rates, low input lag and great image quality.

Gigabyte’s cooling also performs well here too. I measured a peak of 62C during heavy workloads. The fans are also deadly silent which is a godsend. I have zero complaints about how this card cools. It is more than capable.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

Now if that list of 33 games was say, over 100 then this card would look even more attractive. The other thing to consider here is the card’s 8GB of RAM. While this isn’t an issue for most games, I do feel like we might start seeing the limited RAM getting in the way of certain titles.

Already when playing Returnal, I had to watch the VRAM count. The same happened in Sackboy: A Big Adventure. These games, when maxed out already almost hit the 8GB included on the card. Cyberpunk 2077’s Overdrive RT mode won’t even work on this card due to the RAM requirement.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G Review

Of course, you have to consider what you’re doing with the card too. 1080p and 1440p gaming will keep this card relevant for a while and in fact, for its price tag, is a great option. If you’re looking at 4K gaming, then this is definitely not the component to purchase but as a 1440p card, it has some incredible value. With that being said, I do hope that the RTX 4060 comes in at under R10,000 because that would be a pretty impressive deal.

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The GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Ti AERO OC 8G is a capable 1080p and even a 1440p card but its 8GB of VRAM might get in the way in the near future where games demand a little bit more juice.

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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