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Asus Flaunts GeForce RTX 4060 Ti with M.2 Slots for SSDs

Tony Yu, general manager of Asus China, said: Proven This is a prototype GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card that not only handles graphics, but can also house two M.2-2280 SSDs. This product is useful for cheap PCs with insufficient M.2 slots for SSDs. But for now it’s just a prototype.

Alongside Nvidia’s AD102 GPU with 4352 CUDA cores and 8GB GDDR6 memory, the prototype Asus GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card has two M.2-2280 slots with PCIe 4.0 x4 interfaces for SSDs. , one in the front and one in the back. Back side of PCB. The card has a simple (and probably cheap) PCIe switch, so the GPU (with a PCIe x8 interface) and the drives (two drives with a PCIe x4 interface) run at maximum throughput. You can get all the bandwidth you need for

The performance of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is high enough to make the prototype one of the best graphics cards available. The addition of two M.2-2280 slots makes it one of the most useful graphics boards out there.

(Image credit: Tony Yu)

The card has only one 8-pin auxiliary PCIe power connector and can officially deliver up to 150W of power, so if you’re an avid enthusiast, you’ll have a legitimate choice for both GPU and drive cooling and power delivery. will ask questions. GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is rated. For 160W. After all, the drive can get power from the slot. As for the cooling system, it appears to be designed to cool both the GPU and the drives.

Like many other mid-range GPUs these days, Nvidia’s AD106 graphics processor only has eight PCIe 4.0 lanes. This is because the 15.754 GB/s raw bandwidth provided by 8 PCIe lanes is more than enough for modern GPUs, and 8 additional PCIe lanes take up too much precious die space. While some might consider such an implementation a drawback, Asus saw an opportunity to add value to a potential product.

(Image credit: Tony Yu)

Adding two M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots to any system is plausible, but keep in mind that this card doesn’t make it any more expensive than other GeForce RTX 4060 Ti offerings. This board uses its own PCB and a PCIe 4.0 switch is by no means cheap. But before we draw any conclusions, we’ll have to wait until Asus launches his GeForce RTX 4060 Ti with his two M.2-2280 slots to see what the actual price will be. I have.

(Image credit: Tony Yu)

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