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AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite Review in Spanish

Yesterday we did the review about the first graphics card using the new NVIDIA GPU. Today, we are pleased to present the AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite, a high-end model with the AD107 chip. He RTX 4060 It was announced on May 18 and will be available to the public from June 29.

Although the base model is priced at $299 USD (US MSRP), We should note that today's review is of a premium model within the GeForce RTX 4060 family. Throughout this review, we'll be looking at its performance compared to a base model, as well as things like temperature and noise levels. , software and other relevant details.

For today's review, we have received the AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite on loan from GIGABYTE PERU. Please note that this does not interfere with our independent opinion or criticism of the product.

Table of Contents

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 – Introduction, technical section / specifications

Graphics card RTX 4060 de NVIDIA It is an advanced video card that features state-of-the-art hardware and software. This GPU features the latest technologies RT y Tensor Cores from NVIDIA, which have been shown to outperform previous generation GPUs, while offering novel features such as Shader Execution Reordering and technology NVIDIA DLSS-3. Furthermore, the RTX 4060 it is designed to conserve energy (only 115W from TGP).

One of its standout features is its improved NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, complete with a new SM design and significantly higher clock speeds. These improvements drive the GPU to efficiently execute complex calculations, producing an effortless and realistic gaming experience for users. The RTX 4060 also includes a much larger L2 cache capacity of 24MB compared to the RTX 3060, which improves performance and reduces latency, improving efficiency for both gamers and content creators according to NVIDIA.

La RTX 4060 it is also equipped with encoding AV1, that can be used for high-quality streaming with minimal dropouts or delays. In addition, its AI-powered live streaming tools significantly improve the quality and smoothness of professional streaming. In short, the graphics card NVIDIA RTX 4060 is a state-of-the-art tool that offers advanced features and powerful performance for users looking for the best gaming and content creation experience.

NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace (RTX 40) architecture innovations include:

-Faster and more efficient technology for Artificial Intelligence and graphics. There are new Streaming Multiprocessors that increase performance and save power.
-Tensor Cores and Optical Flow help with AI and improve frame rate.
-Memory subsystem makes the cache bigger and improves performance while saving power.
-Shader Execution Reordering improves ray tracing and increases FPS by up to 44%.
-DLSS 3 generates high-quality frames and improves performance with AI.
-NVIDIA Studio offers great performance for tasks like 3D rendering and video editing.
-With AV1 encoders, the new technology is 40% more efficient and enables new possibilities for streamers.

Memory improvement for GeForce RTX 4060 (larger L2 Cache) - According to NVIDIA

The Ada memory system is a huge improvement over older systems because it features a huge 24MB cache (RTX 4060). This makes gaming at 1080p better because less information has to go through system memory. Ada memory system is very good because it runs fast and also consumes little power.

The GPU and memory systems together make games run very smoothly. They use L1 and L2 data caches. The L1 cache is very fast because it is close to the processing parts. But it's small, so if the data isn't there, the GPU gets it from the L2 cache. This is on the same chip and is connected to the rest of the GPU.

If the data is not in the L2 cache, then the GPU has to get it from VRAM. This is not so good because it consumes more power and is slower.

The Ada GPU has an improved memory system with a larger L2 cache. This cache is 16 times larger than that of a 128-bit Ampere GPU. Data can be transferred quickly between cores and L2 cache due to increased bandwidth. Larger L2 cache leads to more L2 cache hits and reduces memory bus traffic.

Ada Lovelace Memory

In short:

The larger L2 cache in Ada improves performance, reduces memory bus traffic, and increases power efficiency for 1080p gaming.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - Specifications

The video card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 is based on the AD107 GPU and is equipped with 3072 CUDA Cores that offer a power of 15 TFLOPS Shader FP32 for traditional raster graphics rendering, 96 Tensor Cores de Fourth generation offering 242 Tensor-TFLOPS of FP8 (with dispersion) for processing IA y DLSS, 24 cores Ada RT 35rd generation capable of XNUMX RT-TFLOPS to drive next generation graphics with ray tracing, 8GB from memory GDDR6 y 24MB cache L2.

Unlike the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, the GeForce RTX 4060 does not have a Founders Edition model, but NVIDIA does have reference specifications for GeForce RTX 4060 graphics cards. So you will be able to find a variety of models across different partner brands.

The power requirement of the GeForce RTX 4060 It will depend on the manufacturer, but NVIDIA recommend a 550w power supply.

Like all GPUs in the series GeForceRTX 40, la RTX 4060 is packed with Ada innovations, including Shader Execution Reorganization (SER), new RT core engines, and DLSS-3.

Reminder about DLSS 3

To understand DLSS 3, prior knowledge of DLSS Super Resolution (DLSS 2) is essential. DLSS Super Resolution uses an artificial intelligence model, specifically a convolutional autoencoder, to build a current high-resolution frame based on a current low-resolution frame and a previous high-resolution frame, pixel by pixel.

The AI ​​model was trained to predict a 16K ultra-high-resolution reference image, improving through neural network training using the difference between the predicted and reference image.

After repeating this process numerous times, the network can produce high-quality images. DLSS 3 ushers in a new era where artificial intelligence creates entirely new frames instead of pixels, using four components: an optical flow accelerator, game engine motion vectors, a convolutional autoencoder AI frame generator y a high speed super low latency pipeline reflex.

DLSS-3

DLSS-3 is a technology that uses the power of the Optical Flow Accelerator to provide the neural network with the direction and speed of the pixels from one frame to the next. This enables the generation of entirely new frames without conventional graphics processing, resulting in up to a 4x performance boost in GPU-limited cases (according to NVIDIA) without sacrificing quality.

In addition, DLSS-3 it can benefit both GPU and CPU constrained games, including games with large worlds and physics-based gameplay. By allowing Ada GPUs to render at a much higher frame rate, DLSS-3 provides significant improvements in game performance.

In short:

DLSS 3 analyzes two frames and motion components to generate intermediate frames, increasing performance (more frames per second) without affecting the main GPU rendering process.

If you want to read a specialized article on DLSS 3 (and its results) you can view our review using The Plague Tale: Requiem.

Specifications Table - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 – Reference
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 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
GPUGeForce RTX 4060 (AD107)GeForce RTX 3060 (GA106)
Core Clock2460 MHz1777 MHz
CUDA Cores30724864
Memory Clock8500 MHz7500 MHz
17 Gbps15 Gbps
Memory size8GB12GB
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus128 bit192 bit
PCIe4.0 x84.0 x16
card sizeNot availableNot available
TGP115w170w
recommended font550w450w
ConnectorNot availableNot available
Exits3 x DisplayPort3 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI1 x HDMI
PriceMSRP $299 (US)MSRP $329 (US)

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite - Specifications

The AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G video card is the brand's flagship model, offering the best features available. One of its peculiarities is its high factory TGP of 130W (+13,04%) compared to the 115W of the reference model. Furthermore, the Boost Clock has been increased to a frequency of 2640 MHz, which is 180 MHz above the base model.

With a triple fan design, the GIGABYTE/AORUS WINDFORCE system provides high heat dissipation efficiency. The card requires only an 8-pin PCIe connector for power and comes with RGB lighting controlled via GIGABYTE Control Center (GCC) software.

Unlike NVIDIA, GIGABYTE recommends a 450W power supply for this model. The AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite video card includes two DisplayPort 1.4a ports and two HDMI 2.1a ports.

The AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite includes a four-year extended warranty, which is an additional year to the standard warranty, but a subscription is required through their website.

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite GPUs

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite - Summary Table

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite
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GPU

GeForce RTX 4060

Boost Clock

2640 MHz

CUDA Cores

3072

Memory Clock

17 Gbps

Memory size

8GB

Memory type

GDDR6

Memory bus

128-bit

card bus

PCIe 4.0 x8

Dimensions

Length: 299mm
Width: 128mm
Height: 56mm

recommended power source

450w

power connectors

PCIe 8pin x 1

Accessories

1. Quick guide
2. Warranty Registration
3. AORUS Metal sticker

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G - Photos and unboxing

Synthetic and gaming benchmarks (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

With the release and announcement of new generation video cards, we have to update our benchmark (once again). The best processor that we have in our hands to carry out the necessary tests is the processor Intel Core i9-13900K.

A statistic reminder...

Before detailing our configuration system, let's refresh a little what they are AVG FPS y 1% LOW.

AVG FPS (Average FPS): As the name says, it is the average number of frames per second within a specific sequence. It is the most used measure, but it does not detail the whole story, since there are FPS drops.

1%LOW: Within an entire frames per second dataset, the 1% LOW is the value equal to the lowest 1% within the frames dataset (of the specific sequence ordered ascending). In simpler terms, it is the frame where you see the FPS drop that exists within a specific sequence.

Also, we suggest you read any additional feedback about the gaming experience (jerks) that may or may not have existed during testing.

Benchmarks (GPU Benchmarks – Raster – 2023)

Our revamped test bed features the best processor we have in our inventory, the Intel Core i9-13900K. We use this processor, since it is the one that will generate the least bottleneck to the GPUs tested in scenarios where the limiter may be the CPU.

The focus is aimed at achieving 100% in the performance of the video card, AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G.

Also, we've upgraded to Windows 11, but we've VBS disabled (Virtualization-Based Security), because in the middle of our tests, we noticed that it took considerable performance away in certain scenarios or generated stuttering.

CPU: Intel Core i9-13900K (Power Limiters Disabled) (https://amzn.to/3X53WQS)
Board: Z790 AORUS ELITE AX (BIOS F6c) (https://amzn.to/3ClPWde)
RAM: G.Skill Flare X5 Series (AMD Expo) 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5 6000 CL36-36-96 (https://amzn.to/3Z8g45y)
T.video (what we are testing): AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G
Operating system: Windows 11 Home Edition 22H2 – VBS OFF
Liquid refrigeration: Lian Li Galahad 360 (https://amzn.to/3jMvNXO)
SSD: Addlink S70 1TB + TeamGroup MP34 4TB SSD (https://amzn.to/3PuIAvX)
Driver: NVIDIA Press Driver
Power supply: Seasonic Prime Gold 1300W (https://amzn.to/3Qd102w)

From the factory, the video card comes with a higher TGP (130w) and with the ability to increase up to an additional 4% by manual overclocking. Also, it comes with a factory OC (+ 180 MHz).

3DMark Time Spy Extreme

3DMark Speed ​​Way

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite Speed ​​Way

Gaming – Rasterization

All tests are done at the highest quality available, unless otherwise specified.

Let's see the first title, The Plague Tale: Requiem.

A Plague Tale: Requiem (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Proprietary

Assassin's Creed: Origins (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: AnvilNext 2.0

Borderlands 3 (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Frostbite 3

Monitor (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Northlight Engine

Death Stranding (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Decima

F1 2022 (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: EGO “Boost” Engine 4.0

God of War (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Proprietary

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Proprietary

Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX 12 (1080, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Foundation

Shadow of War (1080, 1440p, 2160p)

Game engine: LithTech Jupiter EX

Strange Brigade DX12 + Async (1080p, 1440p, 2160p)

Game Engine: Asura

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G – Consumption, temperatures, noise, software and overclock

To ensure that our equipment is running at optimal levels, we are launching a new phase of renovation. As part of this process, we are pleased to announce the implementation of a new method for measure GPU consumption.

We will use the performance evaluation tool Furmark, which is capable of reaching a resolution of 3840x2160p, and we'll put it to the test for a period of 15 minutes (or 30 minutes for those using a liquid cooling solution).

In this way, we can effectively determine the maximum temperatures of the video card and establish the level of noise generated under these specific conditions. When playing, it is important to note that consumption can increase from 100 to 120 watts, therefore a complete systematic measurement is strongly recommended.

As a quick tip, those looking for help choosing a suitable minimum power supply for their model can add 100 watts to the recommended voltage or use the manufacturer's guidelines as a helpful reference.

Consumption – Low and efficient

Regarding power consumption, the AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G is a fairly efficient GPU, with barely 231 watts required for the entire system using Furmark. However, it is important to note that these values ​​were determined by testing with minimal stress on the processor.

Therefore, they should only be used as a reference and taken with caution. 

En general, NVIDIA has achieved clear improvements in consumption, thanks to advances in the manufacturing process of 4 nm de TSMC.

Maximum temperature – Furmark

After rigorous testing, we have collected data on the thermal performance of the AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G. We have calculated the delta of room temperature in a remarkable 32,3 Celsius degrees, proving that this GPU is capable of exceptional thermal performance.

It is worth noting that the design of AORUS for GeForce RTX 4060 Elite it is more than enough and above what is necessary for the consumption generated by the GPU. We will now delve into the topic of noise generated by these GPUs and explore its implications in more detail.

Noise

The video card AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G It has done exceptionally well in the generated noise department even though it has three fans. According to measurements, the card produced a noise level of 41 decibels. It is important to mention that the average ambient noise level is around 37 decibels with no devices in operation.

Overclock - Under Construction

The preliminary results we have increase a moderate amount of performance on the video card. AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G. The preliminary settings we have are:

Voltage: +50mv
Power: 104%
Core Clock: +160MHz
Memory Clock: +1400 MHz

GIGABYTE Control Center – Do not install unless you want control over RGB

Undoubtedly one of the points in favor of this graphics card is its RGB. Therefore, I assume that most users will buy an AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite to customize the colors.

If you're one of the few who bought it for reasons other than RGB customization, installing GCC is neither necessary nor recommended.

If you want to overclock, it is better to use Afterburner, which is a thousand times more convenient. With that being said, those who install GIGABYTE Control Center will be met with the following:

GCC

Navigating through the interface, sometimes you feel that the program does not run very smoothly (it is slow). I don't know if the software is using hardware acceleration while in the foreground. If you don't use it, I would recommend GIGABYTE to implement such function.

For the purposes of this review, even though our test bench is an AORUS board, we didn't install GCC at all, so in the Home icon you will see the motherboard and card icon. It is probably that they need to install the VGA kit (found in the upgrade part). Do not install any additional module, because it is not necessary.

In the second side icon, we find what interests us:

-The direct control interface to the video card.

Within this, there are three options:

-Fan Control: Fan control
-Performance: To overclock
-RGB Fusion: Control the RGB of the video card

We don't have many complaints about the fan module and it's pretty easy to understand. By default according to VBIOS, everything is on auto with Fan Stop enabled. If you want to have the fans working all the time, you can do it by customizing the curve, which can be dynamic or fixed.

Let's look at the performance tab.

This is where we started to go for different options instead of GIGABYTE software. We stress once again that we suggest Afterburner before the brand solution. Also in this tab you can see options such as Boost Clock, GPU voltage, power limiter and memory frequency.

Here are some suggestions to the brand to improve the end user experience.

Instead of frequency, use MHz offset (+/-) for both Boost Clock and Memory Speed ​​(ie make it similar to Afterburner). Most users who have overclocked before are used to this and changing habits is difficult, when they can adapt to a "standard".

Also improve the quality of life of certain things. For example, in GPU Voltage %, one cannot type in the value and can only raise the percentage by clicking; which is ABSURD. To upload +100mv, the end user has to make 100 clicks. Hopefully this will change in a new version of GCC.

The most important part is also the most disappointing, the last tab, RGBFusion.

GIGABYTE has one of the worst or maybe the worst RGB control software on the market and it is way behind its competition. The level of customization seems to have returned to the past in 2018. RGB Fusion has not evolved much for several years while other companies have developed a myriad of options when it comes to customizing each LED available within their software.

In addition, the default effects of the company are minimal and it seems that the company does not put much effort into this aspect.

It can be synchronized if one has several GIGABYTE devices or it can be customized, but as we have stressed, the possibilities of making unique and different effects are minimal, as you can see in the last screenshot.

GIGABYTE has to work on GCC to make it run smoothly in any scenario and increase the level of sophistication of its modules.

Final analysis – Good card, price that only makes sense for fans of the brand

If you want to ask about my opinion regarding the launch of the GeForce RTX 4060, I suggest you read it in the following link. A summary of our previous discussion puts the 4060 in a somewhat difficult position as the generational leap hasn't impressed many. However, based on the market prices we have, it is a good cost-effective option with low consumption.

La AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elitee is undoubtedly an excellent card. It comes with a factory overclock that provides around the 5% more performance compared to a base model, such as the Windforce de GIGABYTE.

It handles low temperatures and noise and has moderate overclocking potential as the card comes with a substantial factory OC to boot.

This type of graphics card doesn't make much sense, and that goes for any high-end card from any manufacturer in this price range as well. In summary, if you prioritize price and performance within the options of GIGABYTE/AORUS GeForce RTX 4060, a GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060 Windforce OC is right for you, as the price of the AORUS doesn't scale with the extra performance of the card.

For branded enthusiasts who are more concerned with the aesthetic appearance of the card, they will have to pay the extra premium. However, it doesn't make much sense since it is close to the price levels of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, which offers better performance than the GeForce 4060.

There is one scenario where I would recommend the card, and that is in a PC build where space is limited, or if one lives in a VERY HOT ENVIRONMENT.

My real criticism of the card is more about the software. As a premium product (and this goes for all AORUS Elite/Master GPUs etc.), the user experience offered in this regard is poor compared to the competition. This is an area that GIGABYTE should pay more attention to.

For AORUS fans whose budget only allows for a GeForce RTX 4060, the brand offers a card that has a good cooling solution and low noise levels.

AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G - Review
  • Temperatures
  • Noise
  • Consumer goods
  • Price
  • Software

Summary

The AORUS GeForce RTX 4060 Elite 8G graphics card is a card we would only recommend to fans of the brand, as the price gets it very close to the territory of a base model GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. The model has a very good heatsink that generates low noise and is the strong point of the model.

Overall
4

Pros

-Excellent temperatures.
-Low noise generated.

-Disregarding the mixed generation gap, the GeForce RTX 4060 offers acceptable performance for 1080p and 1440p in most titles.
-DLSS 3 and encoding through AV1.
-This sample overclocked well.
-Very good energy efficiency.

Cons

-Less VRAM and bus width than its predecessor.
-1440p could be a problem in the future with 8GB of VRAM and memory bus.
-8 lines of PCI Express 4.0 instead of 16.
-GIGABYTE software needs improvement, especially RGB customization for their premium products.

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Carlos Tolentino

This is the card of my dreams xD

Alejandro

What about “In Spanish” was it to make you funny or something?

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