Gigabyte to launch first low-profile RTX 4060 GPU with three fans
A very special RTX 4060 model.
Nearly full GeForce RTX 40 lineup from Gigabyte features three fans, a principle that it sometimes hard to understand given that two fans would be just as sufficient as three for sub-200W models. Only with the launch of RTX 4060 series the company has decided to launch a dual-fan options.
As NVIDIA enters sub 160W territory with their RTX 4060 series, one begins to wonder if there will be any low profile design based on the latest architecture. Turns out, Gigabyte has us covered with the first such design in a long time.
The previous low-profile models were introduced for the Radeon RX 6400 and GTX 1650 models, which are definitely targeted at the entry-level segment. If it weren’t for the SKU name, the RTX 4060 with AD107 GPU and 128-bit memory bus would be a strong contender as a successor to these cards. However, Gigabyte decided to proceed with their plans regardless of the GPU name.
The fact that we are looking at a first triple-fan cooling solution for the low-profile GPU in the ADA series is worth mentioning. This means that the card will be slightly longer than the Mini-ITX form factor. However, those who have room for dual-slot and low-profile models should be equally excited.
In addition, this model features a single 8-pin power connector, which is a common sight on the RTX 4060 series. Furthermore, it has non-standard display connectors with two HDMI 2.1 and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports. Many companies simply reduce the display output capability here, but Gigabyte went one step further by stacking them to preserve the original design.
One might wonder where such cards will find their use, but home theater PCs and Mini-ITX systems with optional external GPUs are the first things that come to mind. Certainly, gamers will still find a use for this model, especially for utilizing the RTX 4060’s AV1 encoding features.