The most popular pattern from Computex again in Might was lowering, or in some circumstances eliminating, seen cable connections within the inside of desktop PC builds. And at the least one producer is in it for the lengthy haul. In keeping with reviews popping out of China this week, Asus is making ready to fabricate graphics playing cards (and presumably matching motherboards) with further header slots, permitting all the facility your GPU must be equipped by the motherboard itself.
The information comes from WCCFTech, translating a video on China’s BiliBili video service, exhibiting off a presentation from the BiliBili World commerce present. Energy is delivered through a traditional 12VHPWR rail, which runs to the again of the motherboard by means of the case and is delivered through a secondary header positioned parallel to the PCIe 5.0 slot. Presumably the primary mannequin being ready is a model of the RTX 4070 proven at Computex, although it isn’t clear whether or not or no more fashions shall be made obtainable. The GPU was paired with a specifically designed Intel Z790 motherboard.
Asus will reportedly start manufacturing cable-free (or at the least cable-hiding) GPUs and motherboards later this 12 months, presumably to hit retailers in direction of the top of 2023 or in early 2024. Different producers with new cable-hiding tips embrace MSI with its comparable “Undertaking Zero” hiding cables on the rear of the motherboard, Corsair’s RMx Shift collection of energy provides that do the identical factor, and the iCue Hyperlink system that permits you to “daisy chain” energy throughout followers and all-in-one coolers for a single cable going to the PSU. Even case designs themselves are being rearranged to assist.