Asus announces world’s first graphics card featuring an integrated M.2 slot – GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD

Asus has unveiled the groundbreaking Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD, making waves as the world’s first graphics card featuring an integrated M.2 slot. This innovation allows for a seamless upgrade in cooling for high-performance NVMe drives. Boasting the same exceptional features as the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, including third-generation RT Cores and fourth-generation Tensor Cores with DLSS 3.5 and advanced frame generation, this graphics card delivers immersive real-time ray tracing experiences, pushing the boundaries of modern gaming visuals.

Encased in a sleek 2.5-slot design requiring only a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD effortlessly integrates into almost any existing build. However, its standout feature lies in a unique cutout on the rear, housing an M.2 2280-sized NVMe drive slot – a first for consumer graphics cards. When equipped, this GPU-mounted M.2 solution can replace the CPU’s M.2 slot on the motherboard, offering compelling reasons for users to make the switch.

While PCIe 4.0-compliant, the RTX 4060 Ti SSD can leverage PCIe 5.0 speeds if both the motherboard and NVMe drive support it. Asus recommends installing it in the top PCIe slot for direct CPU communication, ensuring optimal performance with no graphics hit in games and no storage read/write penalties.

Featuring dual Axial-tech fans, the card not only keeps itself cool during gaming but also lowers operating temperatures for the M.2 drive, a unique advantage over traditional motherboard slots. Equipped with a pre-mounted thermal pad in the M.2 slot, the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD achieves up to 40% lower temperatures on attached drives, ensuring longer sustained read/write performance compared to standard motherboard-mounted M.2 slots. Asus has engineered a straightforward and effective solution for those seeking high-speed, long-term storage in their gaming setups