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Asus is prepping a GeForce RTX 4060 Ti with a built-in SSD slot


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Asus is reportedly preparing to launch a graphics card with an integrated storage solution. Over the summer, Asus demonstrated a prototype RTX 4060 Ti graphics card sporting an M.2 2280 SSD slot on the rear. The presentation was in Chinese which makes translation difficult but according to VideoCardz, Asus figured out how to allocate some unused PCIe lanes for SSD support.

https://www.techspot.com/news/100442-asus-prepping-geforce-rtx-4060-ti-built-ssd.html

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It's a good idea. Anyone who has a PC with only one m.2 slot who wants to add a drive and is thinking about a GPU upgrade in the mid-range would surely be interested in this. 

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I would sort of understand one of those brands from the left field doing this...but seems like an odd move for Asus.  If you are buying a GPU at the price bracket of the 4060 Ti, I would expect generally that you would also have a motherboard with at least one M.2 slot. 

 

Not sure I see the audience for this tech combo. Plus...I generally think putting an SSD near a heat generating source like a GPU is not massively wise. 

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29 minutes ago, ENTERPRISE said:

I would sort of understand one of those brands from the left field doing this...but seems like an odd move for Asus.  If you are buying a GPU at the price bracket of the 4060 Ti, I would expect generally that you would also have a motherboard with at least one M.2 slot. 

 

Not sure I see the audience for this tech combo. Plus...I generally think putting an SSD near a heat generating source like a GPU is not massively wise. 

 

You have to go back pretty far now to find boards without m.2 slots, but what is a lot more common is boards with one slot and a small m.2 SSD installed from a time when SSDs were more expensive. 

 

Let's say you have a micro ATX board (in which a pcie m.2 adapter won't fit while a GPU is installed) and you are an average novice user who doesn't know how to clone a drive or anything, but you want more SSD storage on top of your small C drive. That's where this comes in to play. It's not for people like us. 

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