Card Layout and Photos
The design of the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition isn’t a big departure from the previous 4000 series Founders Edition cards. In fact, with two or three exceptions this is the exact same shape and design as the RTX 4070 Founders Edition. That means it has the same heavy construction from the all cast metal fan shroud design which creates that hourglass or infinity shape that is iconic to the Founders Edition cards. They use the blacked-out heatsinks as contrast for the shroud but for the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition specifically the shroud has a silver finish whereas the 4070 FE had a darker grey. This design also has machined inner edges on the inside of the shape closest to the heatsinks. Like with the other cards Nvidia did also slip n the branding with the RTX 4060 Ti model name cast into the shroud just below the fan.
The RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition is the exact same size as the RTX 4070 Founders Edition which means it comes in at 240 mm for its length, 110 mm for height, and it is a true dual-slot card at 40 mm for thickness. If you have seen any of the cards previous to the 4070 FE, even the Founders Editions make these look tiny, but these are close to the “standard” Founders Edition or reference card size that we used to see, only a little shorter than some of the highest end models. It also means that the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition is going to fit well in a majority of systems which is good to hear. You shouldn’t need to plan around it at all. It does have a power connection up on the top edge that will add to the height, but with the top of the card being a standard height just past the top of the PCI bracket, there will be plenty of room.
The cooling design for the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition is completely unique to the Founders Edition designs. No one else is designing cards with the heatsink completely exposed and a main part of the design like this. In total, there are five exposed heatsinks and behind them, there are four main heatpipes which you can see from this side when looking through the heatsink on the right. There is just one fan on this side and it sits in between two small heatsinks inside of the left portion of the hourglass/infinity shape. The fan is 90 mm and is large enough that it cuts up into the shape at the top and bottom. That fan blows down into the card where there is more heatsink, a lot of this blows out the vent holes on the rear PCI bracket. Near the center, there are two angled heatsinks, one at the top and one at the bottom. Then on the right is the main large heatsink which has a V shape to the fins. All of them are aluminum fins and they all have a completely black finish which gives a nice contrast to the silver/machined finish on the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition.
The back of the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition does have a full backplate over the PCB portion of the card. It also continues the hourglass or infinity shape. It also has its own fan, just like the front except this fan is in the other half of the card, down past the end of the PCB for a blow-through design. The hourglass has the same silver and machined finish and in the areas where the front had heatsinks for the backplate, they have black aluminum inserts to keep the same styling. The main section then has the RTX 4060 Ti branding on it, flipped upside down so it will be readable when installed in a traditional case. The fan on this side is the same size as the other fan at 90 mm but the blade design is different, this fan spins in the opposite direction which means they will spin in the same direction when looking from one side and this fan is designed to pull air not push it.
Looking around at the top, bottom, and end of the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition we can see a lot more of that brighter silver that this card has. That is because the infinity shape that goes around most of the outside of the card reaches from the front to the back of the card, encasing everything. The top has the GeForce RTX branding etched on it but the design has no lighting and nothing too flashy up top. The 12VHPWR power connection is tucked away in the top heatsink and I’ve mentioned it on all of the 4000 Series cards but I would love to see this plug be angled towards the back like they did with some of the 3000 Series cards to help make room for that connection in tight cases and to you don’t put as much strain on that connection. The end of the card is covered in the metal shroud as well but does have two small screws that can be removed to mount the card for more stability. Then on the bottom, the design is like the top with the small heatsink in the middle but otherwise sealed keeping most heat from going down towards your motherboard which is good.
For display connections, the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition has the same layout that Nvidia has been using for a while now. You get three DisplayPort connections and then one HDMI down at the bottom edge. They all run along the PCB and leave a lot of room for the huge ventilation holes that give a peak at the black heatsink. The PCI bracket has a tinted chromed finish and I still think these would look even better with a cool black finish here but I do like that Nvidia has all of the certification logos etched here to keep them hidden as well as your serial number as well, you might be able to see the serial number without opening up your PC at all, but it will be close.