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Palit is downsizing these RTX 40 series GPUs to fit into your small form factor build

Don't be fooled by their small size
Last Updated on June 10, 2024
Palit RTX 40 series GPUs SFF ready
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From Nvidia’s RTX 20 to 40 series GPUs, we were constantly surprised by the sheer size of the units. That said, given their performance and thermal output, the size was justified to equip the units with bigger and better cooling solutions.

However, this causes problems for small form factor PC builders who don’t want to be anywhere close to something as big as a full-tower PC case. Likewise, it’s less than ideal for people operating on a budget. So, Palit and other manufacturers worked with Nvidia to introduce the SFF-Ready Enthusiast GeForce Cards (they initially announced this a couple of months back) that could be paired with micro ATX casing.

How are SFF RTX 40 series GPUs different? 

First and foremost, the biggest difference between normal and SFF RTX 40 series GPUs is the size. According to Nvidia, only RTX 4070 and higher GPUs will be SFF-ready, and as a standard for all partners, they set the following dimensions:

  • 151mm height 
  • 304mm length
  • 50mm depth

As for Palit, their Infinity 3 GPUs will consist of the four following GPUs: 

  • RTX 4070 
  • RTX 4070 Super
  • RTX 4070 Ti Super
  • RTX 4080 Super 

All these graphics cards will have the exact dimensions of 116mm x 293mm x 49mm (H x L x D). For reference, the length and width for the base RTX 4080 Super model are 304mm and 137mm, respectively. So, this design from Palit shaves off a bunch of millimeters, allowing these next-gen cards to sit comfortably in smaller cases.

On the other hand, while these cards haven’t been officially released, their price and cooling could be a concern, as the smaller you go in technology, the more expensive it gets. Also, a smaller size means that the components have less breathing room and would require robust cooling solutions to keep the temperature under control.

However, we’ll have to wait for the official release to see how Palit tackles these issues and what innovation they came up with for their Infinity 3 GPUs.

Ussamah works as a content writer and editor at BGFG. He is experienced in tech, hardware, gaming, and marketing.