In a move that reflects the intertwining of technology and innovation, ASUS has unveiled the RTX 4060 Ti, a video card equipped with an integrated M.2 SSD that can operate at PCIe 5.0 speeds. This unprecedented fusion not only showcases excellent SSD cooling but also highlights the potential of technology when manufacturers push boundaries.
This cutting-edge card, however, comes with a caveat. It is compatible only with select ASUS motherboards, and its functionality is contingent on ASUS's ability to convince other motherboard manufacturers to provide the necessary support. Despite this limitation, the RTX 4060 Ti represents a significant stride in the realm of technology, especially for creators, with its ability to utilize unused PCIe lanes. As the fastest video card capable of managing eight PCI Express 4.0 lanes, it leaves half of the bandwidth in a standard x16 slot unused.
Connection and Performance
The RTX 4060 Ti's unique configuration allows the SSD, like the video card itself, to connect directly to the processor. However, it does not provide a direct link between the GPU and SSD. This unconventional design underscores ASUS's commitment to pushing the envelope in the realm of technology.
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060Ti O8G-SSD is available in China, with prices starting at 3,459 RMB. While global availability is anticipated soon, the MSI RTX 4060 Ti Ventus 3X 8G OC is currently available for $359.99 as part of a Black Friday deal, down from the original $419.99 price. This card offers real-time ray tracing, AI-powered DLSS 3, and impressive 1080p and 1440p performance, making it an attractive option for gamers on a budget.