Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 Graphics Card Review – A Cheap Entry To DLSS 3

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All eyes are on the newly launched Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 8GB Graphics Card as its the successor to the highly coveted RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti series GPUs. The release of the RTX 4060 also marks the first direct head-to-head against AMD’s latest-gen graphics card, the Radeon RX 7600. At $299 or Php 20,630 and with a larger feature set such as a lower TGP, Nvidia Reflex, and DLSS Frame Generation, the Nvidia RTX 4060 commands a $20 over the $279 AMD Radeon RX 7600. Does the RTX 4060 justify its premium cost over its team red counterpart? Let’s find out in this review.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 is the successor to the RTX 3060 graphics card with a lower launch price of only $299 compared to the latter’s $329 MSRP. Compared to the RTX 3060, Nvidia claims a 20% performance improvement on rasterized titles with up to a 1.7x increase with Nvidia Frame Generation. The extra performance uplift also comes with a much lower TGP of only 115W — 55W and 50W lower than the RTX 3060 and RX 7600, respectively.

Nvidia RTX 40 Series Specifications

RTX 40 SERIES SPECSRTX 4090RTX 4080RTX 4070 TiRTX 4070RTX 4060 TiRTX 4060
Cores16,3849,7287,6805,8884,3523,072
Tensor Cores51230424018413696
RT Cores1287660463424
Boost Clock (GHz)2.522.512.612.472.532.46
Base Clock (GHz)2.232.212.311.922.311,83
Memory Config24GB GDDR6X16GB GDDR6X12GB GDDR6X12GB GDDR6X8GB/16GB GDDR68GB GDDR6
Memory Interface384-bit256-bit192-bit192-bit128-bit128-bit
Graphics Power450W320W285W200W160W115W
Min Required PSU850W750W700W650W550W550W
PricePhp 112,300Php 84,200Php 63,200Php 40,590Php 27,530Php 20,630

Compared to the rest of the RTX 40 series family, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 shares the same 128-bit memory configuration with its bigger brother, the RTX 4060 Ti. It’s also the lowest-clocked speed card among the family with only a 1,830 MHz base and 2,460 MHz boost. Moreover, it’s currently the cheapest graphics card that supports the latest Ada-Lovelace architecture features such as DLSS 3 and Frame Generation. Compared to the RTX 4060 Ti, the RTX 4060 has about 30% fewer cores and power draw but it’s also cheaper by 25%.

Inno3D RTX 4060 – A Closer Look

Like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 3060 GPUs, the RTX 4060 doesn’t have a Founders Edition variant. Representing our MSRP Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 is the Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 graphics card. The “mecha hound” packaging of the Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 graphics card is the same as Inno3D RTX 4060 Ti which we also reviewed earlier. The back part of the packaging design doesn’t show the backplate highlight as seen on the RTX 4060 Ti Twin X2 despite having a backplate.

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There’s no noticeable difference in the Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2’s design compared to the RTX 4060 Ti Twin X2 graphics card. There’s definitely no telling whether which is which if you’re only basing it on the front design shroud.

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The Back has the exact same design as the RTX 4060 Ti Twin X2 albeit the RTX 4060 Twin X2 has a smaller cutout on the GPU die area despite having the same AD106 die. Considering its lower price tag and lower tiering, it’s impressive to see a full metal backplate included on the Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2. The full metal backplate not only helps in overall structural rigidity but in cooling as well. You even have the same right-side cutout so that air could pass through for better cooling.

The side of the Nvidia RTX 4060 Twin X2 graphics card shows the most change over the higher-end RTX 4060 Ti Twin X2. The heatsink is noticeably less dense and it only has one Heatpipe. Moreover, there’s no more copper base that’s in contact with the GPU die.

As the RTX 4060 only requires 115W of power, the Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 only has one 8-pin PCIe connector to power the GPU.

The Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 graphics card is larger than the RTX 4060 Ti FE at 250mm x 118mm x 42mm. The card’s dual slot design makes it ideal for SFF builds.

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The Inno3D GeForce RTX 4060 Twin X2 has the standard video output configuration: one HDMI 2.1a port and three DisplayPort 1.4a ports. Compared to the Ti version, the 4060 Twin X2 has one more layer of perforations on the IO bracket.

Benchmark Setup and Test Methodology

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Gadget Pilipinas’ testing philosophy is to provide detail-oriented results as accurately as possible so that our readers can replicate our tests given that these conditions are met. Different benchmarking apps and sequences are used depending on the component or device being tested.

CPUIntel Core i9 13900K
COOLERASUS ROG RYUJIN II 360mm V2 – Noctua NT-H2 Thermal Paste
MOTHERBOARDASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming
MEMORYKingston Fury Beast RGB 32GB(2x16GB) 6000 MHz DDR5
GPUsNvidia RTX 4090 FE | Inno3D RTX 4090 | RTX 4080 FE | ASUS TUF RTX 4080 | RTX 4070 FE | RTX 4060 Ti FE | Inno3D RTX 4060 536.2 driver | AMD RX 7600
STORAGEKingston KC3000 1TB PCI-E Gen 4 SSD
POWER SUPPLYFSP HYDRO GT PRO 1000W Gold ATX 3.0
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 11 Pro Build 22H2

We use CapFrameX 1.7.1 as our primary FPS capture and analysis tool for all our gaming benchmarks. The latest build version of Windows 11 Pro and WHQL-certified drivers are used for our benchmarks. Readings such as temperatures and power draws are recorded using HWINFO64, and other relevant software for cross-checking.

Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 Benchmarks

COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive aka CSGO is an 11-year-old first-person shooter title that’s still widely popular despite its old Source Engine. CS:GO is a great game to test out CPU performance as the game is heavily CPU-dependent like any other FPS title. Our CS:GO benchmark process uses ULLETICAL’s FPS Benchmark workshop mod to measure the hardware’s performance.

Marvel’s Spider-man: Miles Morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony is one of the most popular PC port titles last 2022. It’s one of the few modern game titles that support upscaling technologies FSR, DLSS, and XeSS making it a great title to use for benchmarks.

CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE

The latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise is a sequel to the much-loved Modern Warfare game that launched in 2019. Call of Duty Modern Warfare II is one of the most demanding titles to date, pushing the latest hardware from Intel, AMD, and Nvidia. CODMW2 is one of the few games that comes with the DLSS feature without Ray Tracing.

Far Cry 6

FarCry 6 is an FPS game published by Ubisoft and uses the Dunia engine. It heavily relies on and takes advantage of DirectX 12 to render a realistic environment that makes it taxing to both the CPU and GPU. It’s also the first game of the franchise to support Ray Tracing.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Seige is one of the few popular AAA games that’s still popular in 2021 due to its competitive gameplay mechanics. R6S uses the AnvilNext game engine, which the game’s publisher, Ubisoft, developed. As of writing, Rainbow Six Siege is currently the most popular Tom Clancy title beating out Wildlands, Breakpoint, and even Division 2.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the most hyped game of 2020. Developed by CD Projekt Red, the dystopian open-world, action-adventure RPG sports is one of the most demanding titles to date. Cyberpunk 2077 also supports three Ray Tracing settings as well as DLSS which makes the game a great tool to measure Ray tracing performance for both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards.

Shadow of The Tomb Raider

Shadow of The Tomb Raider or SOTR is the latest installment of the Lara Croft Tomb Raider franchise. Developed by Square Enix, SOTR uses the Foundation engine and is further enhanced by Eidos Montreal. SOTR is also one of the first games to come out with Ray Tracing and DLSS support.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is the third Metro game trilogy based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels. The game is a first-person shooter with survival horror and stealth elements. The post-apocalyptic game uses 4A Engine by 4A games. Released last 2019, Metro Exodus remains to be one of the most graphically pleasing and demanding games that’s popular to date.

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest Assassin’s Creed game from Ubisoft Montreal making it the twelfth major installment in the franchise. It uses the AnvilNext 2.0 game engine, an updated version of Rainbow Six Siege’s game engine, and uses the DirectX 12 API.

F1 22

F1 22 is the official video game of the 2022 Formula 1 and Formula 2 championships developed by Codemasters. F1 2022 is the fifteenth installment in the franchise and uses the Ego Engine 4.0. F1 22 is a good representation of racing games thanks to its realistic graphics and fairly demanding spec requirements as well as support for Ray Tracing and DLSS 3.

HORIZON ZERO DAWN

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most popular console-port RPG developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Horizon Zero Dawn is a multi-award-winning action RPG, and its popularity resulted in an exclusive Complete Edition game bundle on Steam.

Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 Temps and Power Draw

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Inno3D RTX 4060 8GB Twin X2 Review RTX 4060 Temps

While there are almost no visual difference between the non Ti and Ti version of the Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 graphics cards, the decision to omit a copper base on the non Ti version results in higher temperatures despite the 4060 only having a 115W TGP compared to the 4060TI’s 160W TGP. The change resulted to the Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 getting a peak temp of 72.1°C.

It’s not that hot compared to the rest of cards tested in our benchmark suite and considering its size but you always have the option to ramp up the fan speed since the GPU’s fans only start to spin up when the GPU core temp exceeds 50°C or if the power draw is above 100W.

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Inno3D RTX 4060 8GB Twin X2 Review RTX 4060 Power Draw

When it comes to power draw, the RTX 4060 easily beats its predecessors and its direct competitor, the AMD Radeon RX 7600. The less than 130W power draw makes it a very efficient graphics card and also makes the lives of those upgrading from older graphics cards as they likely wouldn’t need to also upgrade their PSUs.

Performance Summary and Conclusion

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Inno3D RTX 4060 8GB Twin X2 Review PH RTX 4060 Price Philippines

Nvidia’s target market for the RTX 4060 are users coming from older 60-series cards which are primarily 1080p gamers while the RTX 4060Ti are for gamers looking for that extra performance to crank those sliders to the max at the same resolution. Going back to the non-TI version, it has a lot of shoes to fill considering the success of its predecessor, the RTX 3060 as well as the current second hand market conditions and its rivals, the Radeon RX 7600 and Intel Arc A750. It’s $299 or Php 20,630 suggested retail pricing isn’t really that much of a temptation despite being $30 cheaper compared to the RTX 3060’s launch price.

Moving to performance, Nvidia did deliver its promise of a 1.2x performance gain on traditional rasterization over the RTX 3060. But, as what most people are looking forward to, including us reviewers, is its performance against the AMD Radeon RX 7600 which is $30 or Php 2,130. Despite being the more expensive model, the RTX 4060 losses against the RX 7600 on 1080p resolution and the performance gap between the two cards will greatly depend on whether which title is optimized for a specific brand. That said, the RX 7600 commands a respectable win with an average 20% lead. That lead however dimishes as we scale up the resolution to 1440p and 2160p.

Given the performance, the RTX 4060 sits on top of its predecessor but goes neck to neck with the RX 7600 where its victories doesn’t lie on FPS but rather on performance per watt efficiency thanks to the Ada lovelace archiecture as well as its RTX 40 series exclusive feature set. Back when the RTX series launched, the absurd pricing over the GTX counterparts were frowned upon by the industry. Fast forward four generations later and the said AI-heavy features including new ones such as RTX Super Video Resolution and DLSS Frame Generation make for the value proposition of the RTX 40 series graphics cards that even lower end models such as the RTX 4060 can take advantage of.

So, where does all of this place the RTX 4060 in the market? Who is it for and what are the key factors that would make the RTX 4060 a sensible buy for a consumer? Well, if you’re in the market to buy a brand new, latest-gen graphics card. You are left with two options: the RX 7600 which has about 10 to 20% extra 1080p performance at the cost of higher power consumption with less features. Then there’s the RTX 4060 with an impressive performance-per-watt efficiency that’s able to drive the latest triple A titles over 100FPS on high settings at 1080p with the option to get more graphics fidelity with RTX or more frames with DLSS 3.

That said, if you’re looking for a well rounded graphics card with features that could certainly offer some sort of future proofing thanks to DLSS and DLFG, then the RTX 4060 8GB GPU is a solid choice thanks to its performance per watt efficiency, and premium RTX 40 series features making the $299 or Php 20,6300 SRP a gateway for gamers to experience the latest and greatest technologies from Nvidia. The MSRP Inno3D RTX 4060 Twin X2 is a decent choice given the GPU’s performance, temperatures, impressive build quality, compact form factor, and neutral design which would fit most build themes.

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Grant is a Financial Management graduate from UST. His passion for gadgets and tech crossed him over in the industry where he could apply his knowledge as an enthusiast and in-depth analytic skills as a Finance Major. His passion allows him to earn at the same time help Gadget Pilipinas' readers in making smart, value-based decisions and purchases with his reviews and guides.

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