MSI launches RTX 4060 Aero ITX 8G graphics card
In recent days, MSI has unveiled the GeForce RTX 4060 Aero ITX 8G graphics card, a new addition to their portfolio designed specifically for systems under 20cm. This product, a compact Mini-ITX variant, is part of MSI’s lineup crafted on the Ada Lovelace architecture of the GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs. Over the past few months, several other graphics card manufacturers have introduced similar offerings.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Aero ITX 8G graphics card boasts a highly compact form factor, measuring 167mm x 111mm x 43mm. It continues the design ethos of the preceding GeForce RTX 30 series Aero ITX, featuring a predominantly black aesthetic with white accents and carbon fiber embellishments. The card also includes a full-coverage backplate, not only safeguarding the PCB but also enhancing the card’s structural integrity and thermal efficiency. In terms of display outputs, it is equipped with three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port.
To maximize the GPU’s potential, the new cooling system incorporates two 6mm copper heat pipes for optimal heat conduction from the base, thereby enhancing cooling performance. The system is complemented by a single, custom-designed cooling fan. Compared to standard fans, this fan features a unique blade design that generates greater airflow and pressure, further improving thermal efficiency. Additionally, the custom PCB design ensures enhanced reliability and a fortified power circuit, accompanied by an 8-pin power connector.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Aero ITX 8G is powered by the AD107-400 GPU, manufactured using TSMC’s 4N custom process. It supports PCIe 4.0 x8 interface and includes 24 Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs) – totaling 3072 CUDA cores, along with 24MB of L2 cache, paired with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The memory has a 128-bit interface, a speed of 17Gbps, and a bandwidth of 272 GB/s. The card’s total power consumption is 115W. MSI offers two versions of this card: a standard edition and an OC (Overclocked) edition. The standard edition has a boost frequency of 2460 MHz, while the OC version reaches 2490 MHz. Users can select extreme performance profiles through MSI Center, boosting the frequencies to 2475 MHz and 2505 MHz, respectively.