Nvidia RTX 4060 vs RTX 4060 Ti comparison – which midrange GPU is best?

Nvidia RTX 4060 vs RTX 4060 Ti comparison – which midrange GPU is best?
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We’ve got a comparison of the RTX 4060 vs RTX 4060 Ti, to make picking between the two simple.

The RTX 4060’s price is impressively low. This, coupled with its specs, has all the makings of a well-selling card. It is aimed at the 1080p gaming market as well, which is actually the most common gaming resolution. This means there is a fair bit of interest in the card.

If it wants to dominate that tasty 1080p gaming market, however, there is one card it is sure to be in competition with, the RTX 4060 Ti. This is the 4060’s slightly older and stronger big brother, with this marginally improved performance coming with a marginally increased asking price.

So which one is right for you? To make things as easy as possible, we’ve broken our comparison down into several different sections and compared the two GPUs in each. Let’s get into it.

RTX 4060 vs RTX 4060 Ti – specs comparison

RTX 4060 specsRTX 4060 Ti specs
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAda Lovelace
Process NodeTSMC N4TSMC N4
CUDA Cores3,0724,352
Ray Tracing Cores24 (3rd gen)32 (3rd gen)
Base Clock (MHz)1,8302,310
Boost Clock (MHz)2,4602,535
Tensor Cores96 cores (fourth gen)128 cores (4th gen)
Memory8GB GDDR68/16GB GDDR6
Memory Bus128-bit128-bit
L2 Cache28MB32MB
Memory bandwidth272GB/s288GB/s
Total graphics power115W160/165W

The table above reveals what you may already know, that there are actually two versions of the RTX 4060 Ti card. One of these is out now and has 8GB of VRAM and the other has 16GB of VRAM and a release date in July. This also has a knock-on effect on TDP with the 8GB version having one of 160W to the 16GB’s 165W. We’re mainly going to be comparing the RTX 4060 to the 8GB version of the RTX 4060 Ti as that is the only one which is currently available.

When you do this, the two cards are very similar overall, with identical memory counts and bus widths, and a negligible difference in base clock speed. However, the RTX 4060 Ti is clearly more powerful overall, which is to be expected. For example, even though the 8GB version of the 4060 Ti may have the same number of gigabytes of VRAM, it is a more advanced kind of memory.

The 4060 Ti also has over a thousand more CUDA cores. This is likely where most of the differences in performance stem from. CUDA cores do much of the brute computing work within a GPU and so the more you have, the faster the GPU can generate images.

To put these specs into context, we recommend checking out how the 4060 compares to the 3060.

RTX 4060 vs RTX 4060 Ti – architecture

Architecture has an outsized impact on performance so is very important to consider. For example, though the GTX 1080’s specs may make it look like it would outshine the RTX 4070. In reality, it does not and one of the primary reasons for this is architecture.

In the comparison between the RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti, however, architecture need not affect your decision, as both of these cards come with the same one, called Ada Lovelace. You’ll be glad to hear that this is quite possibly the most capable GPU architecture that we have seen to date, and is certainly the most powerful from Nvidia.

Lovelace especially excels at ray tracing, thanks to its dedicated 3rd-generation ray tracing cores, and AI calculations, thanks to its 4th-generation Tensor cores. AI calculations require a complex kind of computer chip which Nvidia excels at designing. It’s the Tensor cores in the Lovelace architecture that power DLSS 3, another unique Lovelace feature. DLSS 3 uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to predict frames and upscale images. This makes for faster frame rates at higher resolutions without needing more computing power, though it is only available in compatible games.

RTX 4060 vs RTX 4060 Ti – performance

Now that we’ve broken down the specs and architecture of these two cards, let’s see how this actually translates into performance. We’ll start with the RTX 4060 Ti. Essentially it is one of the best GPUs for 1080p but struggles more at higher resolutions, though this is somewhat remedied by DLSS 3. With high settings, you will get around 60 FPS at 1440p with ultra-settings which is definitely playable.

From the RTX 4060 specs, it too is aimed primarily at the 1080p market, and may well fail to reach the 60 FPS rate consistently at higher resolutions, so is unlikely to be good at 4K. It should still be powerful enough to be very capable at 1080p, however, offering the kinds of speeds needed for competitive online play.

RTX 4060 vs RTX 4060 Ti – price

Just like the other aspects of these two cards which we have gone over so far, the RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti are pretty close to each other in terms of price. However, this is the first time that the RTX 4060 wins. It has the lower MSRP and will be available on its release date at a price of $299. This makes it the cheapest card in the RTX 40-series so far and easily one of the best GPUs for under $500. You can find out about the RTX 4060 preorder, and where to buy the card here.

The RTX 4060 Ti is just a bit above it in terms of cost, with an MSRP of $399. That’s only $100 more, for a step up in performance. What’s more, you can even find some of the best RTX 4060 Ti cards for less than MSRP after gamers kicked back at the 8GB VRAM count.

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 4060

Base Clock


Boost Clock




Recommended PSU


MSI Gaming X GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB

Base clock

2,310 MHz

Boost clock

2,640/2655 MHz




247 x 130 x 42 mm

Recommended PSU


Final word

Overall, comparing the RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 is a question of finding out which one is better suited to your and your gaming needs, rather than crowning one a winner and the other a loser. If your budget permits you to go for the RTX 4060 Ti you will get a superior performance in return, but only marginally so.

If you want to play 1440p the RTX 4060 Ti is undoubtedly the option to go for but even then only if you are satisfied with frame rates of around 60 fps. If you are looking to save as much money as possible the RTX 4060 looks likely to be a great card, with good 1080p performance and DLSS 3 compatibility.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti?

The most important points of difference are the CUDA core count and TGP. The 4060 Ti as the more powerful card has 29% more CUDA cores than the 4060 and 30% more power. Meanwhile, both have similar VRAM and L2 cache sizes so long as you’re looking at the 4060 Ti 8GB version.

How much is the RTX 4060 Ti?

At the time of writing, you can pick up the RTX 4060 Ti for $399 via Amazon.