Galax GeForce RTX 4060 Ti EX White review

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GALAX GeForce RTX 4060 Ti EX White 8G

GALAX dropped a GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and submitted their EX White model. The 8GB VRAM-based card stands out for its unique white design and aesthetic appeal. Some features that are often associated with the Galax EX White series. The Galax EX White series is characterized by its predominantly white color scheme. This color choice sets it apart from the more common black or gray designs found in many other graphics cards. The white color gives the card a clean and elegant look, which can be particularly appealing to users who want to build a visually striking and cohesive system with a white-themed color scheme. Custom Cooling Solution: Galax typically equips their EX White series graphics cards with custom cooling solutions. These cooling solutions often include multiple fans and enhanced heat pipe designs to ensure efficient heat dissipation. Effective cooling is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and preventing thermal throttling, especially in high-demand applications and overclocking scenarios. RGB Lighting: Many Galax EX White series graphics cards feature RGB lighting elements. These lighting effects allow users to customize the appearance of their graphics card, adding a touch of personalization to their gaming or PC build. RGB lighting can often be synchronized with other compatible components to create a unified lighting scheme.

Utilizing NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, these video cards cater to the needs of both mainstream gamers and creators, providing a steady 100 frames per second at 1080p resolution, with support for Ray Tracing and DLSS 3. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is powered by the new Ada graphics chip AD106, specifically designed to deliver exceptional gaming performance at Full HD resolution. This graphics card excels in delivering high frame rates, even when ray tracing is enabled. Building upon the features of the RTX 4000 series, the AD106 chip incorporates the advanced Ada Lovelace architecture, which has undergone significant modifications compared to Ampere. One notable change is the reduced memory connection to 128 bits, which is compensated by a significantly larger level 2 cache within the core. Nvidia claims that the 32 MiByte L2 cache reduces access to the graphics memory by over 50 percent, surpassing the previous standard of 2 MiByte L2 cache with 128 bits. In practical terms, this translates to a doubled effective memory transfer rate. Coupled with improved energy efficiency, the wider storage connection provides a substantial performance boost. The Geforce RTX 4060 Ti's memory capacity is causing concerns. This model, set to become available on May 24th, features 8 GiBytes, which is the same as the Geforce RTX 3070 (Ti) that has been experiencing shortages for a while now. While Nvidia promotes the Geforce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB as a suitable graphics card for full HD gaming, there are still games where 8 GiBytes are insufficient for optimal gaming experience. Additionally, the RTX 4060 (Ti) has another restriction: it communicates with the rest of the system using only 8 PCI Express lanes instead of the full 16. This limitation has more severe consequences for memory performance compared to fully connected graphics cards. Considering the increasing demands of modern games and the additional graphics memory required for frame generation, the Geforce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB faces challenges, especially in resolutions above Full HD. However, in that mindset, NVIDIA will release a 16GB model soon as well, to grant you a little more headroom, however, at the cost of yet another $100, thus $499. 

GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GBGeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GBGeForce RTX 4060
Architecture Ada (TSMC 4N) Ada (TSMC 4N) Ada (TSMC 4N)
GPU AD106-351 AD106-350 AD107-400
CUDA Cores 4352 4352 3072
Boost Clock 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Memory 16 GB G6 8 GB G6 8 GB G6
Memory Clock 18 Gbps 18 Gbps 17 Gbps
Memory Bus 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 288 GB/s 288 GB/s 272 GB/s
TDP 160W 160W 115W
Interface PCIe Gen4 x8 PCIe Gen4 x8 PCIe Gen4 x8
MSRP $499 $399
Release Date July 2023 May 24, 2023 July 2023

The GALAX GeForce RTX 4060 Ti EX White presents a minimalistic white design, accentuated by two RGB fans. It parallels the GPU and PCB design of the ROG Strix model, contributing to efficient thermal management. Its slightly larger heatsink, coupled with two fans and a robust aluminum backplate featuring a broad opening, ensures sufficient cooling.  The EX model, clocked at 2640 MHz, yields performance slightly higher (1 to 2%) than the founders edition model. An appreciable power limiter (+12%) allows more potential for modifications. According to our tests, there is an approximately 9% performance enhancement in comparison with the reference model.

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