High-performance M.2 NVMe drives are no longer reserved for ultra high-end builds, thanks to some steep price cuts in recent years. Unfortunately, these drives can sometimes suffer performance penalties from excessive temperatures. With thermal performance in mind, we’re proud to introduce the very first graphics card equipped with an M.2 slot, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD, allowing for a seamless cooling upgrade for your high-performance NVMe drive.
Reimagine M.2 storage
At its core, this card has all of the same amazing features as the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti O8G. 3rd Gen RT cores and 4th Gen Tensor cores, now featuring DLSS 3.5 and Frame Generation, drive incredibly immersive real-time ray tracing experiences, allowing this graphics card to push the limits of how good modern games can look. Housed in a sleek 2.5-slot design that only requires a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD can easily fit into nearly any existing build.
The real star of the show, though, is hiding in a special cutout on the rear of the card. With support for M.2 2280 sized NVMe drives, the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD is our first ever GPU to offer an onboard SSD socket with our tool-free Q-latch design. When an M.2 drive is mounted to the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD, it may replace the CPU’s own M.2 slot on the motherboard. This comes with a few compelling reasons to make the switch to a GPU-mounted M.2 solution.
Compact cooling performance
While the RTX 4060 Ti is a PCIe Gen 4 compliant GPU, if both your motherboard and the storage drive support PCIe Gen 5, the drive will operate at full PCIe Gen 5 speed. Because of this, we recommend installing the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD in the top PCIe slot on your motherboard, ensuring direct communication with your CPU. With no graphics performance hit in game and no read/write penalties to your storage, this card is a no brainer for those who need high-speed, long-term storage in their gaming machines.
Why not just install your drive on the motherboard itself? The Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD is equipped with dual Axial-tech fans that keep the card running cool when in game, but these powerful fans also reduce the operating temperatures of the M.2 drive compared to the traditional motherboard M.2 slots. The Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD comes with a thermal pad premounted to the M.2 slot, allowing installed M.2 drives to tap directly into the GPU heatsink and its massive cooling potential. In our testing, we saw up to 40% lower temperatures on the drives when attached to the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD, granting longer sustained read/write performance than standard motherboard mounted M.2 slots and ensuring long-term stability for your drive well into the future. We have a handy list here to let you easily verify that your ASUS or ROG motherboard is fully compatible with the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD.
We can’t wait for gamers to get their hands on this incredibly versatile GPU. For more information on pricing and availability of the Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD in your region, please contact your local ASUS representative.