The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition is a graphics card based on Nvidia’s latest entry in the RTX 4000 series. It’s also the most affordable option in this GPU family, competing with AMD’s Radeon RX 7600 and designed mainly for gaming in 1080p resolutions. However, this mid-range card offers all the features and technological advancements brought by the Ada Lovelace architecture, making it an interesting choice for anyone who wants an upgrade. In this review, I’ll take a look at the hardware specs, features, design, and cooling of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition. Furthermore, I’ll also show you what gaming benchmarks have to say about it. If you’re curious to learn more, read on and see whether the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition is the right choice for you:
NOTE: The full name ASUS uses for this graphics card is ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB GDDR6, sometimes also referred to as the ASUS Dual-RTX4060-O8G. To make things simpler and let the words flow, in this review, I alternate between the full name, the shorter ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition (without the 8GB GDDR6 ending), and the simple RTX 4060 sometimes.
This graphics card is an excellent choice if you want:
- To play games in 1080p resolutions on High or Ultra settings
- Good ray tracing performance and DLSS 3
- An efficiently cooled graphics card with excellent power efficiency
Here’s what I think are the main pros of getting an ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition:
- Excellent performance in 1080p resolutions
- Improved ray tracing performance
- Compatible with the DLSS 3 upscaling technology
- Efficient cooling system and low power consumption
- Overclocked from the factory
- Metallic backplate and relatively small size
- Reasonable price
- Overall, slightly superior to its direct competitor, the AMD Radeon RX 7600
On the negative side, this graphics card:
- Has a higher price than AMD’s Radeon RX 7600
- Uninspiring gaming performance in higher resolutions (1440p, 4K)
- Doesn’t support DisplayPort 2.1 (none of the Nvidia RTX 4000 cards do)
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition is an excellent graphics card for its price. For a reasonable 300 USD, it offers great performance, features, design, and cooling. It can handle any game in 1080p resolutions on high or ultra visual settings, and it supports ray tracing and DLSS 3 for improved graphics quality and performance. The card is relatively quiet and, thanks to its efficient cooling system, it stays cool even under load. Though it’s slightly more expensive than its direct competition, the AMD Radeon RX 7600, the RTX 4060 offers noticeable performance increases compared to it, as well as better ray tracing. To conclude, if you’re looking for a graphics card that can deliver high-end gaming performance in 1080p resolutions and you don’t want to break your piggy bank, you should definitely consider the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition.
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition is a relatively small graphics card, but its box is not. The packaging has a generous size and features Nvidia’s trademark colors: dark gray and green accents. The top side of the box showcases an image of the GPU and some of its main specs and features, like the fact that it has 8GB of memory and support for DLSS 3 and ray tracing.
On the back of the box, ASUS printed a lot more details about the card and its features. Here, you can find pictures of essential features, details about the software, and links to various websites holding additional information about the card.
The contents of the box are more minimalistic: you get the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition graphics card, a quick start guide, and a warranty card. First impression: the card looks good and appears to be solidly built.
The unboxing experience offered by the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition is pleasant. The packaging looks good, and the card itself looks even better. 🙂
The GeForce RTX 4060 is built upon the same Ada Lovelace architecture used by Nvidia for all the other graphics cards in the RTX 4000 family. One of the main benefits of this new architecture is that it allows RTX 4000 cards to offer up to two times better ray-tracing performance than previous-generation RTX 3000 GPUs. On top of that, we also get a new generation of tensor cores (used for technologies that rely on AI - Artificial Intelligence), significantly faster CUDA cores, better video acceleration, and support for DLSS 3 (Deep Learning Super Sampling 3.0).
The GeForce RTX 4060 is the latest GPU launched by Nvidia, as well as the most affordable in the RTX 4000 lineup. Designed for 1080p gaming, it competes with AMD’s latest mid-range option, the Radeon RX 7600. Furthermore, the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition I’m testing in this review is also the most inexpensive option from ASUS’ portfolio of RTX 4000 GPUs. Its price today is 300 USD, only slightly more than the Radeon RX 7600, which has a recommended price of 269 USD. Check the benchmarks section down the page to see whether the 30 dollars difference is worth it in terms of performance gained.
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition graphics card has 8 GB of GDDR6 memory running on a 128-bit bus, which translates into a bandwidth of 272 GB/s. The GPU clock ticks at a standard frequency of 1830 MHz, but it can boost to 2505 MHz when required.
If you enable the overclocking mode (setting the Mode switch on the card to P), the boost clock goes a bit higher, up to 2535 MHz.
The card works on the PCI Express 4.0 interface (x8 mode) and includes 3072 shading units, 96 tensor cores, and 24 ray tracing cores. Like all the other RTX 4000 GPUs, the GeForce RTX 4060 is compatible with DLSS 3, the latest revision of the wildly popular gaming tech that uses artificial intelligence to enhance the resolution and quality of images in video games. Relying on a deep neural network to analyze and reconstruct frames, DLSS 3 offers sharper and smoother graphics with minimal performance impact.
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition includes three DisplayPort 1.4a outputs and one HDMI 2.1a port. This means that you can connect up to four independent monitors to the card. However, the real number depends on the resolutions and refresh rates you set for your displays. The highest resolution you can use for a monitor is 4K at 240 Hz refresh rate or 8K at 60 Hz with DSC (Display Stream Compression). Unfortunately, Nvidia didn’t switch over to DisplayPort revision 2.1 as AMD did for their latest series of desktop graphics cards.
A key feature of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition is its dual-fan design. Though this is a low to mid-range card, when it comes to the cooling system, the company didn’t cut corners.
Thanks to their axial-tech design, the fans used on the RTX 4060 are engineered to provide increased airflow while also reducing noise and vibration. Furthermore, the cooling system uses dual fan bearings, which according to ASUS, can last up to twice as long as sleeve bearing fans.
On top of the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition graphics card, ASUS mounted a metallic backplate. Its subdued design looks great and fits perfectly in builds with no RGB lights. No, the card has no RGB lighting on it, probably because that helps in keeping the costs down.
ASUS also made another inspired decision: instead of Nvidia’s 16-pin power cable, the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition uses a single 8-pin connector. It’s something worth appreciating, as it means less clutter in your computer case, as well as better compatibility with all kinds of power supply units.
If you’re looking for a graphics card that can fit into a smaller computer case, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition could be a good choice. Although it looks bulky, the card has a 2.5-slot design, measuring just 50 mm (2 inches) in height. Moreover, its 123 mm (4.8 inches) width is typical of modern GPUs, but its length is relatively small: 227 mm (8.9 inches).
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition looks like a powerful graphics card, though its specs are less impressive than what you get from the other RTX 4000 GPUs. Still, it should deliver excellent performance and visuals for 1080p gaming. It features a dual-fan design for optimal cooling and airflow, as well as a factory-overclocked speed. Moreover, it also comes with improved ray tracing performance and support for Nvidia’s latest upscaling tech, DLSS 3.
For more details about this graphics card’s hardware specs and features, visit this webpage: ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition - Tech Specs.
The hardware specs of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition indicate a graphics card that can handle 1080p gaming easily, as well as provide enough performance for creators and engineers who need to work with photo and video editing programs or computer-aided design software. However, specs are one thing, and real-life performance is another. To get a clearer picture of the performance offered by the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition graphics card, I ran a series of benchmarks. Furthermore, in the next charts, you’ll also be able to compare its results with the ones I got from other graphics cards, including this GPU’s direct competitor, the AMD Radeon RX 7600. This is the hardware and software configuration of the computer I used for the tests:
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
- CPU cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB
- Memory: Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB
- Storage: Kingston KC3000 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD 2TB
- Monitor: ASUS ROG Strix XG32UQ
- Power Supply Unit: ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum
- Operating System: Windows 11 Pro version 22H2
Keep in mind that I set all the games tested to use the highest possible (Ultra) graphics settings. I also enabled ray tracing (high-quality preset) in every game that supports such effects, but I didn’t turn on DLSS or AMD FSR. I made these choices in order to measure the raw performance of the card.
I started with CyberPunk 2077, one of the most beautiful games ever. It’s also a game with extremely high system requirements if you want to enjoy it to the fullest. On the Ray Tracing Ultra preset, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition rendered an average of 29 fps (frames per second) in 1080p resolution, practically identical to what you get from its AMD Radeon RX 7600 competitor. In 1440p, however, the RTX 4060 offered almost three times more fps than the RX 7600. In 4K, both contenders fared badly (3 fps and 2 fps, respectively), proving that these cards are not made for high resolutions. Moreover, if you want to play Cyberpunk 2077 at maxed graphics quality, you should enable DLSS on the RTX 4060, even in 1080p.
Next, I benchmarked The Callisto Protocol, a horror survival game that needs a powerful graphics card if you want to play it at maxed visual quality. To achieve that, I enabled the game’s Ultra graphics preset and set ray tracing effects to high. In 1080p resolution, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition rendered 65 frames per second on average. That’s a performance increase of 62.5% compared to the AMD Radeon RX 7600. As you can see from the chart below, the same applies to 1440p, where the RX 4060 offers a fps increase of 61.5% compared to its contestant (42 fps vs. 26 fps). 4K resolutions are out of the question when using the Ultra preset, as 12 frames per second is too little to make the game playable.
The third game I checked was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Update, one of the best role-playing games ever. However, everything comes at a cost, and enabling the ray-tracing effects is extremely demanding. On the RT Ultra graphics preset, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition managed to render an average of 31 frames per second in 1080 resolution. Compared to the AMD Radeon RX 7600, the RTX 4060 offers a significant 34.78% fps increase. The same is true for the 1440p and 4K resolutions, but in these cases, neither card can offer a smooth gaming experience. To run the game at a steady and higher framerate, you may want to enable DLSS in its settings.
Next, I tested Total War WARHAMMER III, a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics title that’s loved by many gamers out there. Unlike the previous games in my list, this one doesn’t come with support for ray-tracing effects. Set to use its Ultra graphics settings, the game ran at 82 frames per second on the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition card. This result is identical to the one I got with the AMD Radeon RX 7600. However, in 1440p and 4K, the RTX 4060 managed to deliver a few fps more than its competitor.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla came next: a stunningly beautiful game, even if it has no support for ray tracing effects. Here, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition was able to offer an outstanding result in 1080p resolution: 102 frames per second. Furthermore, the graphics card also fared well in 1440p, where it managed to render an average of 74 frames per second. In both cases, the RTX 4060 delivers slightly better performance than the Radeon RX 7600, if only by a few fps difference. In 4K, the card computed 37 fps, which is not much but still better than its AMD counterpart.
Next, I tested Resident Evil Village, an older game but one that’s still quite popular. Though its system requirements are not as high as other AAA titles require, it still needs powerful hardware to run at maxed visuals. With ray tracing turned on, I got an average of 88 frames per second in 1080p resolution and 70 fps in 1440p. Compared to its AMD Radeon RX 7600 contender, the GeForce RTX 4060 offers a 25.71% performance increase in 1080p and 18.64 more fps in 1440p. In 4K, both cards struggle with max graphics quality, having a similarly poor performance.
The last game that I benchmarked was F1 22. This car racing game has the looks, as well as the system requirements for them. On the Ultra High graphics preset, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition rendered a few frames more than the Radeon RX 7600 in 1080p and 4K and the same number of fps in 1440p. The performance increase is not significant, but it’s present nonetheless. Furthermore, the results once again show that the RTX 4060 is designed for 1080p gaming rather than for higher resolutions.
Finishing with my games list, I ran a few synthetic gaming benchmarks from the 3DMark app. I began with Time Spy Extreme to check the performance in gaming with DirectX 12, then I continued with Speed Way to see how the PC and the GeForce RTX 4060 card fare in gaming with DirectX 12 Ultimate, and I ended with Port Royal to measure ray tracing performance.
In the two benchmarks that include ray tracing - Speed Way and Port Royal - the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition outmatched its Radeon RX 7600 competitor. In Port Royal especially, the difference was huge (282% increase for the RTX 4060), showing that even low to mid-range GPUs such as the RTX 4060 are much better equipped for ray tracing than AMD’s similar cards. In Speed Way, the performance increase was significant too: 29.73%. On the other hand, in Time Spy Extreme, I was in for a surprise: the GeForce RTX 4060 had a slightly lower score than the Radeon RX 7600. Not by a lot (-3.12%), but still enough to show that these graphics cards are neck and neck when it comes to rendering gaming performance (no ray tracing).
Last but not least, I also monitored the temperatures and power consumption of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition. And I’m pleased to let you know that this graphics card doesn’t heat up much and is also power efficient. The highest temperature I witnessed when stressing the GPU with FurMark was 66 degrees Celsius (150.8 Fahrenheit), and the maximum power draw reached 130 Watts. These are excellent values, lower than the ones I’ve seen on the AMD Radeon RX 7600. Furthermore, they're excellent news for gamers who keep a close eye on their electricity bills. 🙂
As the benchmarks show, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition is an excellent graphics card for those who want to be able to play any game at maxed visual settings in 1080p resolutions. Furthermore, when it comes to ray tracing, it offers significant gains in performance compared to its AMD Radeon RX 7600 competitor. However, if you want to play in higher resolutions, like 1440p or 4K, you will want to enable upscaling tech such as DLSS, and you may also have to lower some of the graphics settings.
Now you know what to expect from the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition, both in terms of design, hardware specs, and real-life gaming performance. Featuring all the new technologies in Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series, this GPU also has the most affordable price in the lineup. For many, it’s essential to keep their budget in check, even if they want to upgrade to a new GPU from the latest generation. What’s your opinion about this graphics card? Is it a good choice and would you buy it? Let me know in the comments section below, and if you want us to keep you updated with our latest reviews, don’t hesitate to subscribe to our newsletter.