It seems like Gigabyte has found a solution to the vertical vs horizontal GPU dilemma. AORUS Spain posted a weird render image of a concept GPU with an angled design shroud.
Besides the tilted shroud, the design also has two large heatsinks where one is attached on a board and the other on the side—copper heat pipes connect the heat sinks together. The fans will not be visible when installed in a horizontal position.
The shared render image isn’t of a real product as the size of the three 8-pin power connectors in the image isn’t the size of the real ones. Moreover, an old DVI port is used, which many brands have abandoned.