This could be the next big thing in hardware: motherboards with rear connectors and graphics cards without connectors. Apart from MSI, Asus has been working on this project for some time and has now presented its first product – at least for the Asian market.
With the BTF series, which stands for “Back to (the) Future”, Asus wants to take the next step and has been working diligently on its mass-market implementation for several months. There was one back in March The first board in the TUF Gaming series All connections are laid out on the back of the board which can be seen. At Computex in June, the company unveiled a Another idea is the motherboard One with the Z790 chipset Wireless graphics card.
All connections are located on the back of the board, including the power supply, fan, SATA and audio. Combined with a suitable case, a particularly “clean” PC build can be created without visible cables inside, which will greatly increase the show factor. Graphics card is also used New GC-HPWR connector Supplied with power, which is placed at the same height as the PCIe slot and powered by a 12VHPWR at the back.
In Asia, Asus has now launched Tianxuan TX Gaming, a new hardware series that, in addition to the motherboard, offers graphics cards in a black and white design with turquoise accents. In addition to the “classic” models, BTF variants are also available, as shown by the TX Gaming B760-BTF WiFi, among others.
It’s still unclear if Asus will bring BTF hardware to Europe in the next few months. Price details are currently only available for the graphics card, because in addition to the RTX 4070 BTF for 5,289 yuan (equivalent to about 680 euros), an RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 are also offered – but both without the special HPCE connection.
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