ASUS Launches First GeForce RTX 40 Graphics Card Sans 8-Pin or 12VHPWR Connector

September 16, 2023 by our News Team

ASUS has released its RTX 4070 TX BTF GPU, bundled with a motherboard and optional chassis, offering a streamlined setup experience with its innovative ASUS GC-HPWR connector.

  • Unique ASUS GC-HPWR connector simplifies setup process
  • Two bundles available, one with just the GPU and motherboard and one with GPU, motherboard, and chassis
  • Bundled chassis features specialized cutouts to accommodate connectors

ASUS has officially released its highly anticipated BTF (Back To the Future) GPU, the ASUS RTX 4070 TX BTF, in China. This graphics card comes bundled with a motherboard, offering a unique and streamlined setup experience.

What sets the ASUS TX BTF apart is its innovative ASUS GC-HPWR connector, which replaces the traditional PCIe 8-pin or 12VHPWR connectors. This means you won’t need any additional cables or adapters, simplifying your setup process. However, it’s important to note that your motherboard must also have this connector in order to power the GPU effectively.

ASUS is offering two bundles for the BTF RTX 4070 card. The first bundle includes just the GPU and the TX Gaming B760-BTF WiFi motherboard, priced at 6,998 RMB (approximately 962 USD). For those looking for a more comprehensive setup, the second bundle includes not only the GPU and motherboard but also the ASUS GT502 chassis. This package comes with a higher price tag of 8,297 RMB (approximately 1,141 USD).

It’s worth mentioning that the BTF graphics card doesn’t come with standard power connectors installed on the GPU itself. Additionally, the ASUS BTF series motherboard has a design choice that renders most standard PC cases incompatible, as the connectors are located on the other side. To address this, the bundled chassis features specialized cutouts to seamlessly accommodate these connectors.

Overall, the ASUS RTX 4070 TX BTF offers an intriguing combination of design and functionality. With its unique connector and bundled motherboard, it presents a visually appealing ecosystem that caters to users who prefer an All-in-One solution. While currently available only in China, it will be interesting to see if ASUS expands its availability to other markets in the future.

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Background Information

About ASUS: ASUS, founded in 1989 by Ted Hsu, M.T. Liao, Wayne Hsieh, and T.H. Tung, has become a multinational tech giant known for its diverse hardware products. Spanning laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, and more, ASUS has gained recognition for its innovation and commitment to high-performance computing solutions. The company has a significant presence in gaming technology, producing popular products that cater to enthusiasts and professionals alike. With a focus on delivering and reliable technology, ASUS maintains its position as a important player in the industry.

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Technology Explained

GPU: GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit and is a specialized type of processor designed to handle graphics-intensive tasks. It is used in the computer industry to render images, videos, and 3D graphics. GPUs are used in gaming consoles, PCs, and mobile devices to provide a smooth and immersive gaming experience. They are also used in the medical field to create 3D models of organs and tissues, and in the automotive industry to create virtual prototypes of cars. GPUs are also used in the field of artificial intelligence to process large amounts of data and create complex models. GPUs are becoming increasingly important in the computer industry as they are able to process large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.

PCIe: PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for connecting components such as graphics cards, sound cards, and network cards to a motherboard. It is the most widely used interface in the computer industry today, and is used in both desktop and laptop computers. PCIe is capable of providing up to 16 times the bandwidth of the older PCI standard, allowing for faster data transfer speeds and improved performance. It is also used in a variety of other applications, such as storage, networking, and communications. PCIe is an essential component of modern computing, and its applications are only expected to grow in the future.

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