Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Graphics Card Review – Entry Level But Better

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti being a midrange RTX 40 series GPU priced at $399 or Php 27,530 means that it’s a card that’s going to replace a lot of older generation graphics cards. As mentioned in our RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition review, its Ada-Lovelace feature set and efficiency make it an enticing reason to upgrade from older 60 series GPUs. We have the Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB GPU in our labs to see if Palit’s signature price-to-performance makes the RTX 4060 Ti an even more attractive upgrade option for enthusiasts.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Family

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Nvidia announced three SKUs for the RTX 4060 series, the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, and RTX 4060 8GB. Nvidia has seemed to learn its lesson with the RTX 4080 12GB, now RTX 4070 Ti controversy as the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and 16GB models differences are solely on the VRAM. According to Nvidia, the RTX 4060 Ti is on average 2.6x faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and up to 1.7x faster than the RTX 3060 Ti GPU on games that have DLSS and DLFG. For titles that don’t have frame generation, the RTX 4060 Ti is up to 1.6x faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER. and 1.15x than the RTX 3060 Ti.

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Nvidia’s focus for the RTX 4060 Ti is its L2 Cache as it reduces demands on the GPU’s memory interface, ultimately improving performance and power efficiency. The RTX 4060 Ti’s memory subsystem features 32MB of L2 cache and 8GB or 16GB of ultra-high-speed GDDR6 memory. The RTX 4060 Ti is priced at $399 US or Php 27,530 for the Philippine market.

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

Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL – A Closer Look

Palit’s design especially for the RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB GPU has definitely improved compared to its previous RTX 30 cards. The half-fan render and half-diagram design make the card feel premium. Since the RTX 4060 Ti has 8GB and 16GB variants, Palit displayed a model identifier on the lower left side of the front box. The back just shows the typical Nvidia GeForce features in different languages.

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Coming from last year’s RTX 30 series DUAL card design, I must say that the RTX 40 series’ DUAL lineup has improved both in design and build quality. From an industrial look to a premium two-tone finish highlights the two 95mm fans.

The Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB features a full-sized backplate with a vented cutout on the right side. The vented cutout is as large as the fan and it allows air to pass through similar to Nvidia’s Founders Edition flowthrough cooler.

Unlike other RTX 40 series graphics cards in the market, the Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB only consumes two slots with an actual measurement of 249.9 x 123.5 x 40.1 mm.

Palit opted to use the older 8-pin PCI-E connector instead of the notorious 12VHPWR connector to power the 160W TGP.

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PALIT RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Review 60

The Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB is about the same size as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition which is already considered compact for RTX 40 series graphics card. Its size makes it ideal for ITX and SFF builds.

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PALIT RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Review 35

The Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB has the standard video output configuration of three DisplayPort 1.4a ports and one HDMI 2.1 port. Like most GPUs, the bottom part of the IO bracket has perforations for airflow.

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PALIT RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Review 76

The lightbar underneath the Palit Logo lights up its RGB lighting can be customized via the Palit Thundermaster application.

Benchmark Setup and Test Methodology

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PALIT RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Review Palit RTX 4060Ti Benchmarks

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.

Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB 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.

Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL Temps and Power Draw

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PALIT RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Review RTX 4060Ti Temps

While the Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB has a similar size to that of the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Editon, their cooling capacity greatly differs. The Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB currently holds the highest recorded peak temperature in our benchmark suite at 82.3°C. While considerably hot, you could still increase the conservative fan curve to cool the card more aggressively.

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PALIT RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Review RTX 4060Ti Power Draw

Power consumption is well within spec and in line with other RTX 4060 Ti 8GB cards in the market. We recorded a peak power draw of 160.367W.

Performance Summary and Conclusion

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PALIT RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB Review Palit RTX 4060Ti Dual Philippines

Despite the concerningly high peak temperature, the Palit RTX 4060 Ti manages to keep up with both the Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition and the Aorus RTX 4060 Ti Elite cards, the latter being an OC variant. However, that side-to-side performance comes at a cost which is the aforementioned 82.3°C peak temperatures. You’re definitely able to get a lower peak by tweaking the fan speeds but that also comes at a cost in the form of acoustics. That said, users who plan to use the Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB for ITX builds should consider the tradeoff of temperature and acoustics.

Palit’s take on this generation’s DUAL series graphics cards certainly deserves some praise especially when it comes to design and build quality. The new black finish, shroud design, and RGB lighting make the card feel like a premium card instead of a being an entry-level one. The usage of an 8-PIN PCI-E connector also brings value as users upgrading from older systems won’t have to worry about upgrading their PSU.

For the price of Php 23,795, the Palit RTX 4060 Ti is currently the cheapest priced RTX 4060 Ti 8GB card in the market. For that, you’re getting a premium design, decent build quality, and performance that could keep up with higher-tier variants — that’s if temperature and acoustics are the least of your concerns. Temps and acoustics aside, the Palit RTX 4060 Ti DUAL 8GB serves as a great upgrade path for users rocking older graphics cards thanks to its competitive price, decent performance, and upgraded design.

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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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