And yet NVIDIA sells the Quadro RTX 4000, or basically an RTX 2070, in a single slot configuration. And while it doesn't perform as good as the RTX 2070 itself, I've no reason to believe the single slot concept is dead.With GPU dies of this size, probably not. RTX3060 has the same core count as a 1080Ti, plus RT and Tensor cores...Even if they shrink the process node and reduce power consumption, to make the next GPU to be 'faster' will take even more cores.
Also the concept of a single slot card is kind of taken over by integrated graphics. If you want that level of power you should be looking at laptops or NUCs for the space savings.
All quadro's like laptop cards are built to lower clocks for stability and lower power consumption.And yet NVIDIA sells the Quadro RTX 4000, or basically an RTX 2070, in a single slot configuration. And while it doesn't perform as good as the RTX 2070 itself, I've no reason to believe the single slot concept is dead.
But otherwise sure, I'll agree that the demand for such cards isn't really there in the consumer market.
I'm not expecting something like a single slot 3080 or even a 3070. And heck I wasn't expecting anything higher than 125W to begin with since the last video cards that came in a single slot configuration were about that high. But considering NVIDIA is selling a 160W video card in a single cooler configuration raises the bar at least.All quadro's like laptop cards are built to lower clocks for stability and lower power consumption.
Unfortunately power density it making cooling chips a much harder affair.
Most modern computers seem to be designed assuming the GPU takes up 2 slots. However, your comment does make me wonder about half-height/slim/low-profile GPUs. I'm kind of surprised those aren't more common.What I wonder is if anyone will ever make a single slot video card again.
But not all, unfortunately (glares angrily at my former Dell Inspiron 3647 Small Desktop)GT1030, GTX1650, some of the RX550 models all come in half height configurations. Most are 1.5 slot coolers though. Which they might as well be dual slot. It fits most SFF cases anyway, which is all that matters.