Seen in the middle of the year, it has not been until now when ASUS has launched its GPU GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB Dual OC + 2280 M.2 SSD Expansion Slot. As its name suggests, this image is hidden a detail where to install a storage unit SSD NVMe on the card itself. Now, we don’t know if it’s a good idea or not.
As a good topic, get the possibility of improvement PCI-Express 5.0 SSD added to the system. The point is negative and destructive if the units are created dose of gold. The temperature that will end up being the temperature at which the GPU works. Basically, the back is usually the coolest part of the GPU, but by installing an SSD, you turn the coolest part into another very hot place, which can affect the temperature of the chip it identity on the other side of the PCB and, therefore, affect its performance.
This is what the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Ti DUAL looks like with the SSD port
This SSD has a special place in the back, and then there is a cover, also made of aluminum, which hides the drive, and acts as the main heatsink, which then transfers the heat to the rest of the backplate. Unfortunately, we only know that it was sold in stores in Finland (at @momomo_us). So it will be interesting waiting for the first test to work to find out what happens with the temperature.
At the time we could see the benchmark of 2 TB Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD. This reaches the maximum reading of 6.854 MB/s (vs. 7,100 MB/s reported). The GPU cooling system helps reduce the temperature of the SSD by 10ºC, which is normal when using a heatsink. Of course, no details have been mentioned about the temperature of the GPU components. And even less in the extreme tests that the GPU is still running.
Otherwise, it is similar to the other 4060 Ti, but more expensive
Another problem we face is its price. This ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB DUAL OC with SSD represents up to 90 euros additional cost compared to the original model. So speaking of 469.90 euros for the original ASUS model, compared to those 558,90 € each here version with M.2 port in the same store. Looking at it like this, it’s definitely a product that has little appeal.
This is also an understatement compared to its competition. And it was that on AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT starting at 509 euros in the said store. This GPU should remember that It is 12% stronger, and which includes 12 GB of VRAM compared to the cheaper RTX 4060 Ti with 8 GB of VRAM. Take this into account, and that there are many motherboards with a large number of M.2 ports, it is an option that is available. Although of course, other manufacturers such as Change location They also made the same move. It is not widespread, so most brands do not see the appeal of advertising such products.