Gigabyte appears to be the first Nvidia AIB to give Low Profile (LP) processing to its GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card. today, video card showed some exclusive images of this tiny but completely modern desktop GPU. No model name yet, but Gigabyte’s GeForce RTX 4060 LP model looks unique with its squat triple-fan design and dual-slot thickness.
The GeForce RTX 4060 is the lowest TDP Ada Lovelace desktop graphics card available today. A power saving of 115 W means it is an ideal candidate for mini ITX and low profile graphics cards. The same cannot be said for the RTX 3060 with its 170W TDP. However, many AIBs seem keen to sell the big and bulky RTX 4060 model. Triple fan models are common. Perhaps they believe that physically larger products lead to higher retail prices.
As of this writing, Gigabyte does not have an official product page. The source publication doesn’t reveal any technical specs specific to this model, but it does seem to mention features gleaned from the images.
Previous Gigabyte LP models typically used a dual fan design. This probably indicates that the RTX 4060 (with 3 fans) is on the edge of the thermal design limits for such a compact cooler. However, many laptops with high-wattage GPUs work in smaller spaces.
Elsewhere in the image, we can see the capabilities of this Gigabyte graphics card. Full-height double-slot bracket, 8-pin power connector, two HDMI 2.1 and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports. I don’t see a low profile bracket, but I believe it comes in the retail box. The image also doesn’t reveal the back of the card, but it looks like there’s no backplate, just a bare PCB.
Such low-profile cards are often used in smaller or older systems where expansion options are physically limited. Living room PC and HTPC makers may therefore be attracted to this design due to its size, 3D acceleration and strong video codec support.
There are no pricing or availability details for the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4060 low profile model.