That's crazy you already have one and tested the manufacturer fan curve and a custom curve for temps and db! Must be lucky cause its not even released let alone chasing stock drops.Don't buy unless you have noise cancelling headphones, of if you MUST have an mITX form factor GPU because your mITX case is too small to house a "typical" dual fan GPU.
PS - Seems like the plastic shroud adds unnecessary height in situations like this where a case is too small to house a standard LENGTH GPU.
Height....perpendicular to the mobo. Not thickness (# of slots)The shroud is not making it double slot its the heatsink and fan. If it were an entry level 25w gpu then a fanless naked heatsink is fine but on a 3060 w/200w tdp its not possible even if it is power throttled.