MEGAsizeGPU has revealed images of the first single-slot RTX 4060 Ti GPU. Despite the 115W RTX 4060 non-Ti’s potential as a single-slot design, it hasn’t garnered significant attention from board partners in this niche. Most companies prioritize bulkier dual-fan and dual-slot designs, favored by gamers for their reduced noise and superior aesthetics. While a few have introduced Mini-ITX and low-profile options, the absence of single-slot configurations, let alone blower-style coolers, is conspicuous.
The 165W RTX 4060 Ti has received even less recognition in this context, with only a few companies offering Mini-ITX variants. However, the launch of a 16GB model suggests that users needing high-capacity GPUs for memory-intensive tasks, particularly in cluster environments, may find these solutions indispensable. Colorful’s recent RTX 4060 Ti 16GB seems tailored to this specific market segment.
Measuring 26.7 cm in length, this card occupies just a single slot (with a 2 cm height profile). Equipped with a slim blower-style cooler, it expels air through a small gap above the display connectors, potentially resulting in some audible noise. Nevertheless, noise levels may not be a significant concern given the intended usage scenarios for such cards.
An intriguing feature is the placement of the 8-pin power connector at the rear, typically associated with workstation GPUs. This model features an AD106 GPU with 4352 CUDA cores and 16GB of GDDR6 memory, though limited to a 128-bit bus width and 288 GB/s bandwidth. The PCIe interface is also constrained to 8 lanes, allowing users to install multiple cards in their systems.
Currently, there is no pricing information, and the Colorful website lacks any trace of this model. It’s possible that, similar to most blower-style coolers, this card will be distributed unofficially to select OEMs and system integrators, as NVIDIA aims to prevent GeForce cards from competing with pricier RTX ADA workstation solutions.
Users seeking similar options might consider alternatives such as Gigabyte’s triple-fan and low-profile RTX 4060 design or NVIDIA’s RTX 4000 SFF ADA model with 20GB of memory and the AD104 GPU, which is expected to cost at least twice as much.
Source & Images: MEGASizeGPU