Fast Technology November 22 news, Asus today released a special graphics card"Dual RTX 4060 Ti SSDAs the name suggests, it can install an SSD.
It's also the world's first gaming card to incorporate an SSD - something AMD did in 2017 with the Radeon Pro SSG, which holds up to 2TB.
Looking at the graphics card alone, it is not much different from the regular RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, but it is relatively small, 2.5 slot thickness, dual fans, and more.The default core frequency is 2565MHz and the overclocking mode is 2595MHzSingle 8-pin power supply, three DP 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1a output interface.
What's special is that,It has an opening in the back metal baffle to fit an M.2 2280 SSD with unlimited capacity.
Compared with the early sample card, the final release of the official version of the PCB is shorter and leaner, and the position of the M.2 slot is also moved inward from the tail edge, which can shorten the signal line and ensure performance stability.
Why install an SSD on a graphics card?
In fact, Asus isn't trying to add an M.2 slot becauseIt needs to occupy the PCIe channel of the processorCannot be used at the same time as the processor on the motherboard directly connected to the M.2 slot.
The fundamental reason is to cool down, using the powerful dual fans on the graphics card, Asus claims to be able to reduce the SSD temperature by up to 40%.
Interestingly, if you are on a mainboard that supports PCIe 5.0,If the card is installed in the PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, the SSD can also go through the PCIe 5.0 channel without loss of performance.
Measured using an Inruida T700 4TB SSD, the sequential read and write speed can run to 12.4GB/s, 11.7GB/s, completely full blood, and the temperature is only 27℃!
The price hasn't been announced yet, but it certainly won't be cheap, and you'll need to buy your own SSD.