ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Ti with SSD slot will be launched soon

At the close of June, ASUS unveiled a novel RTX 4060 Ti Dual graphics card endowed with an M.2 slot. This specimen ingeniously harnessed the untapped PCI-E x16 slot of the RTX 4060 Ti, carving an M.2 interface onto the card’s PCB through the surplus channels. Such a pioneering design rejuvenates the otherwise squandered PCI-E channels and bequeath gamers with a well-ventilated niche for M.2 SSD installation.

Previously, speculation was rife regarding ASUS’s intention to metamorphose this conceptual design into a market-ready product. Yet, the emergence of this product on the ECC website quells doubts, signifying ASUS’s initiation of its production and market launch. It has been christened ‘DUAL RTX 4060 Ti O8G SSD’ and ‘DUAL RTX 4060 Ti 8G SSD,’ with their monikers tacitly revealing one as an overclocked variant and the other, as a standard frequency model.

In a prior visual demonstration, ASUS outfitted this graphics card with a Samsung 980 Pro SSD 2TB. It exhibited stellar performance, boasting a maximum sequential read speed of 7000 MB/s and a write prowess of 5000 MB/s. ASUS’s blueprint allows the card’s cooling apparatus to dissipate heat from the SSD, in essence, equipping the SSD with an active cooling mechanism. Moreover, its heat sink spans a more substantial area compared to conventional M.2 coolers. Remarkably, the 980 Pro’s operational temperature remains a mere 43℃, underscoring its impeccable cooling efficiency.

The operational intricacies of this graphics card remain cloaked in mystery, with ASUS yet to divulge specifics. The prerequisites in terms of compatible motherboards remain uncertain. Integrating an M.2 SSD inevitably escalates the card’s power consumption, and how ASUS intends to recalibrate this addition remains to be seen. The geographical regions where this card will be distributed and its pricing are yet enigmas awaiting revelation.