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ASUS Launches RTX 4060 Ti with PCIe Gen 5 SSD Slot on the Back

ASUS has announced the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD, a graphics card with an M.2 NVMe slot on its backplate for high-speed PCIe Gen 5 SSDs. It comes with a pre-mounted thermal pad that utilizes the GPU heatsink, allowing for a temperature reduction of up to 6° C versus an NVMe drive installed on the motherboard.

The Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is a standard 60 Ti-class GPU with a 2.5-slot design and a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The graphics card features a dual fan design that cools the GPU and the NVMe SSD, unlike traditional motherboard M.2 slots. In addition, the M.2 slot also comes with pre-mounted thermal pads for all-around cooling and peak performance.

First-party testing on behalf of ASUS revealed a reduction of up to 40% in drive temperatures when attached to the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD, granting longer sustained read/write performance than standard motherboard-mounted M.2 slots and ensuring long-term stability. 

While the GPU supports the PCIe Gen 4.0 speeds, the NVMe drive slot on the backplate operates at PCIe Gen 5 speeds, provided the motherboard does too. For the same reason, ASUS recommends installing the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD in the top PCIe slot on the motherboard.

Areej Syed

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