MSI launches GeForce RTX 4060 Mini-ITX graphics cards
The company unveils Mini-ITX graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s slowest RTX 40 SKU.
MSI has introduced its latest RTX 4060 models, the AERO ITX and AERO ITX OC, marking a worthy addition to the Ada Lovelace lineup. These GPUs are the first MSI models for this generation to have a single fan.
The past four years have seen the AERO more often as crypto-mining cards than as gaming devices. The MSI series is refocusing its efforts towards low-end models as a result of the end of the mining craze. The company’s attention is now directed to the ITX form factor and specifically to the slower RTX 4060 GPU within the series.
The AERO ITX models feature 3072 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit interface. With a default 115W TDP, the design utilizes a standard single 8-pin power connector. An overclock (OC) variant is available, reaching a boost from 2490 MHz to 2505 MHz when configured through the MSI Center software. So technically speaking, both the OC and non-OC versions are essentially identical out of the box.
Compact in size, measuring only 16.7 cm and occupying two slots, the card features four display connectors, including triple DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1a connector.
Previously deployed in RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3060, and RTX 3050 SKUs based on NVIDIA Ampere series, the AERO ITX design has now adapted for the RTX 4060. The RTX 3060 Ti AERO ITX is similar to the new 4060 model in design, with slight differences in the shroud and a smaller fan. The display output layout maintains a similarity, but with a different arrangement.
Given the similarities in power requirements, it is anticipated that MSI may extend the use of this cooler to higher-end NVIDIA SKUs in the future. The pin compatibility of AD107 and AD106 GPUs, coupled with the standard 8-pin power connector, suggests a straightforward and cost-effective transition for potential Ti variants.