As always I like to start my testing with a few synthetic benchmarks. 3DMark especially is one of my favorites because it is very optimized in both Nvidia and AMD drivers. It's nice to not have to worry about it being favored too much either way and the repeatability of the results makes it a nice chance to compare from card to card, especially when comparing with the same GPU. For the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition, we don’t have any of the same GPU to compare it with, but I am interested in seeing how it compares with the previous generation 3060 Ti, the RTX 3070, and the 3750 XT which is currently priced to compete with the 4060 Ti as well.
The first round of tests were done in the older Fire Strike benchmark which is a DX11 test. There are three detail levels, performance, extreme, and ultra. The RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition came in just under the RTX 3070 for the base Fire Strike test putting it well out in front of the 3060 Ti but still well behind the 6750 XT which was out in front of the 3070 Ti. In the Fire Strike Extreme test, it dropped a little farther behind the RTX 3070, and then when the detail was cranked up even farther in Fire Strike Ultra its performance was right on par with the 3060 Ti which it is replacing.
The next two were both based on the Time Spy benchmark. One is the standard test and then there is the extreme detail level. Nvidia’s performance relative to AMDs performance improves a lot when we get into the Time Spy numbers and you can see that with the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition sitting just ahead of the RTX 3070 and just barely behind the 6750 XT which was way out ahead of it in the Fire Strike tests. In the Time Spy Extreme test, the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition and the 6750 XT are still right together but the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition does drop relative to the RTX 3070 and is down a little closer to the 3060 Ti.
I did also test using the new 3DMark Speed Way which is their latest benchmark. Speed Way is DX12 as well but combines in more future-focused tech like Ray Tracing which up until now 3DMark has only used in feature tests. In Speed Way, the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition is sitting right in between the RTX 3070 and the RTX 3060 Ti but the 6750 XT is down below the 3060 Ti by a good margin.
The last test was using the Unigine-based Superposition benchmark and I tested at 1080p with the extreme detail setting as well as the 4K optimized setting. In the extreme detail setting at 1080p, the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition scored a 7790 putting it ahead of the 6750 XT but below the RTX 3070 by a big margin. The 4K test on the other hand has the 6750 XT ahead with the RTX 4060 Ti Founders Edition down a lot closer to the 3060 Ti.