Gigabyte RTX 4060 Ti Eagle Review
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
A Closer Look
Gigabyte has done a really great job with their GPU shroud design, and while the world is full of black or white graphics cards, the Gigabyte design team decided to do something even wilder and more adventurous, and it’s called “grey”. It does look great though, with some interesting lines and shapes cut into it to break up the design a little.
It uses the classic Gigabyte Windforce fan layout too, with three fans, but the middle one rotates in the opposite direction to the outer fans. Of course, all three fans are PWM controlled and can spin up or stop as needed. However, when all three are going, the reverse middle fan helps churn up the air inside the heatsink, pulling more airflow through the card.
It’s also nice and compact, taking up just two slots, which is quite a nice thing after dealing with RTX 4090 cards that chomp into four slots of space.
Even more interesting is a traditional 8-pin PSU header, didn’t expect that given that the Founders cards use that new connector that everyone loves so much.
Around the back, there’s a stunning backplate that colour matches the front shroud. There’s a small cut-away on the edge for the power connector, and also a BIOS switch that has an OC and a silent mode built-in.
Much like the founder’s card, there’s a cut-away at the back, allowing the GPU to push air right through the heatsink, further improving the cooling performance.
At the back of the card, there are two HDMI and two DisplayPort, that’s interesting, as the Founders Card had one HDMI and three DisplayPorts.
With the heatsink removed, you can see there’s quite a lot of thermal material for the various memory chips and the power delivery hardware, and there’s thermal paste right on the copper pipes for the actual GPU die itself. There are three large heatpipes that run through tech ard, with a three-section radiator