Do you still remember the prototype that ASUS presented a few days ago, which finally eliminated the need to assemble cables in your box to power a graphics card designed for games? Well, ASUS decided to release real versions of this graphics card, starting with RTX 4070 BTF.
Porreiro! The problem is the price, and of course, the market’s resistance to this type of innovation.
ASUS has wireless graphics card. But it hurts, and the market doesn’t help!
So the idea of this graphics card, which appears to be the first of many, is to enable a cleaner, more aesthetic PC build. However, to mount a graphics card like this, you will need a BTF motherboard. (It can’t be just anyone!)
After all, the cables are not completely nullified, they are connected to the back of the motherboard, with this being responsible for delivering the extra power to the graphics card. This is exactly why ASUS announced this graphics card as a “complete package” that includes the TX Gaming B760-BTF WiFi motherboard and the RTX 4070 TX BTF GPU.
Is it an ASUS thing, or is it the future of the market?
All very interesting! However, it is undeniable that these products go against resistance to the adoption of innovation by the industry. ASUS has even tried to answer this question, to some extent, by offering a dedicated GT502 case, in turn adjusted to support the new connectors and cutouts. However, not all consumers will prefer this solution in terms of overall appearance.
In other words, for this type of solution to have some adherence, it is necessary for other manufacturers to adopt this type of connector (GC-HPWR). Furthermore, you also need to be careful with the price. After all, the ASUS BTF GPU + Motherboard package costs almost €1000. That’s a lot of money!