Asus is definitely going to deliver us a graphics card with out energy connectors, and it should be doing so this yr. Having floated the idea at Computex 2023, it was met with such enthusiasm the corporate has reportedly determined to place the design into mass manufacturing this autumn (through WCCFTech). And truthfully, I am dwelling for the concept of fewer cables exhibiting when constructing my subsequent gaming PC.

Beginning with Asus’ upcoming RTX 4070, you will not should stare at that ugly cable protruding from the facet of your GPU, or in any other case purchase a fairly cable mod to make it a extra bearable sight.

The GPU itself will come within the type of a 2.3-slot triple-fan card. The design options your commonplace PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 interface, which sits according to one other, smaller proprietary interface (marked GC_HPWR). That feeds right into a 16-pin connector, which truly connects up by means of the again of the motherboard for a cleaner look.

So sure, there are nonetheless cables, they’re simply not seen across the entrance.

After all, this requires a wholly new motherboard which Asus shall be bringing within the type of the exceptionally minimal-looking Z790 TUF Gaming motherboard, in addition to the TX Gaming B760-BTF WIFI, each of which are available black or white, with all their energy connectors on the again of the board.

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Asus' motherboard for cableless GPU

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Asus' back-facing motherboard power connectors

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The back-facing GPU connector can ship as much as 600W of energy to the upcoming GPU, so put together your self for a cableless feast for the eyes, and a possible shock to the pockets for the privilege of this tremendous clear, minimal design evolution. And extra cables to should jam into that ugly mass hidden behind the motherboard.

The primary fashions coming by the top of the yr, so maintain an eye fixed out for them for those who’re available in the market for some minimal PC construct parts.