CES 2024: ASUS BTF Motherboards plus Cable-Free RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and RTX 4090

“Let’s take a moment to talk graphics cards. You can use a traditional graphics card or a BTF graphics card for a BTF motherboard — their PCIe 5.0 x16 slots are ready for whatever GPU you care to install. But a standard graphics card will require its usual power cable to be connected in the usual place — and that cable may stick out like a sore thumb in your hidden connector build.

That’s why we’ve developed two BTF graphics cards: the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 4090 BTF Edition and the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER BTF White Edition. Rather than using traditional 16-pin external power connectors, these cards have a PCIe high-power connector on the bottom for power transmission, a mechanism not unlike what we use in our GPU servers. (Note that while you don’t need a BTF graphics card when using a BTF motherboard, if you purchase a BTF graphics card you will need to install it in a BTF motherboard.)

Beyond the aesthetic appeal of a hidden connector build, the PCIe high-power connector offers a few advantages. For one, you won’t have to worry about whether your case has enough horizontal space to keep your GPU power cable from pressing against the side panel. Second, it serves as an additional attachment point to the motherboard, so it aids in the fight against GPU sag. And since it slots into place right as you’re installing the graphics card, it completely obviates the secondary step of connecting a power cable — along with the follow-up worries about whether you’ve firmly and completely inserted that connector.”

Again, for more details and photos, visit the ASUS post at this link.

We await pricing and availability information for these new products.

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