Discrete graphics cards for Mini-ITX PCs have become rather popular in the recent years as small form-factor gaming computers are gaining traction in general. Meanwhile, video cards with a single-slot cooling system are rather rare possibly because producers of hardware do not expect a strong demand for such products. Fortunately, select makers still roll-out single-slot GPUs from time to time.

Colorful demonstrated its N1660TI-606-SI3 card based on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics processor (TU116 processor with 1536 CUDA cores, clocked at 1500 – 1770 MHz), 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, and featuring a single-wide cooling system with one fan at Computex. The card has three display outputs (DisplayPort 1.4, DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b) and one 8-pin PCIe power connector. The card uses Colorful’s own design and does not rely on NVIDIA’s reference PCB.

The N1660TI-606-SI3 video card from Colorful is designed for densely-packed gaming systems featuring multiple add-on cards, but not necessarily SFF machines. The maximum GPU temperature that the card can handle is 89ºC, so it requires a PC with good airflow inside.

Colorful will start sales of its N1660TI-606-SI3 graphics card in the near future, yet its pricing is unknown. Since the product is unique, it will be priced differently than most of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti boards.

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  • Manch - Thursday, June 06, 2019 - link

    Tinnitus from a GPU fan.....bwahahahahahaa
    While you're at it, tell us about your TBI & PTSD from the surround sound explosions while playing BF1.

    Just a tad over dramatic for single slot GPU angst.
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  • webdoctors - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    What do "normal" ppl put inside their PC? Why do you need all those extra slots, a 2-3 slot GPU seems OK since its usually the only thing inside. A lot of stuff like sound cards are now USB type where you can use one of the USB slots.

    I'd prefer a quieter cooler GPU over a single slot one and I think most ppl do too.
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  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    Agreed. I wouldn't mind the option to buy a larger 2-4 slot cooler for a single GPU build. Reply
  • CheapSushi - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    Uh, you already can. Reply
  • npz - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    If you have a micro-ATX board, then it really matters. Reply
  • npz - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    e.g. you use other full size slot for 10G card or HBA. Then you want to use one of the adjacent pcie for a smaller SATA HBA with 2 ports for mechanical drives or optical drives (because the onboard SATA controllers always give better performance for SSDs). Or an extra USB 3/3.1 controller.

    With full size card taking at least 2 slots, often times slightly more, you can't do that.
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  • Death666Angel - Thursday, June 06, 2019 - link

    There are some specialised ITX cases that require a 1 slot card. There are aslo cases that require a low profile card. Not everything has to be tailor made for you. Reply
  • AshlayW - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    Half height low profile, and no longer than the PCIE slot and I might be interested. But then the GPU would probably melt. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, June 06, 2019 - link

    If it was a low end GeForce GT 730 it wouldn't, but enjoy bottom drawer performance at the lowest display settings. Reply
  • npz - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    Did you guys know that most workstation class GPUs in this lower power / mid performance category are single slot? Look at the low to mid tier Quadro GPUs and they are single slot.

    In a workstation that is not running the gpu at 100% load they are quiet. And in a well sealed, thick, but also well ventilated workstation, the noise at full load is actually not bad. It is noticeable but less so in such a case. Put it in a Fractal Design with solid side panel and dampening foam that you can cheaply buy and it'll muffle the noise at full load quite a bit.
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