Is this the future of motherboards? ASUS’ “Back To (the) Future” could be a gamechanger
ASUS’ “Back To (the) Future” TUF Motherboard has rear facing cables for incredible cable management
ASUS has revealed their first BTF (Back To (the) Future) motherboard on their website, a TUF Gaming series design that features rear-facing connectors that are designed to locate cables out of sight behind the motherboard trays of cases. This enables the creation of ultra-clean PCs that appear to be free of cables, giving builds a minimalist look.
ASUS;’ first BTF design is the TUF GAMING B760M-BTF WIFI D4, an Intel 700 series motherboard that supports 12th/13th generation Raptor Lake and Alder Lake series processors. This motherboard only supports PC cases that are designed with these rear-facing cables in mind, a factor that makes this motherboard unusable within most modern PC cases, at least without extensive modding.
Below is what ASUS has to say about their TUF GAMING B760M-BTF WIFI D4 motherboard on their website.
The TUF GAMING B760M-BTF WIFI D4 takes all the essential elements of the latest Intel processors and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. “BTF” means “Back To (the) Future” for a new era for all PC DIY gamers; the BTF series hides all its connectors on the underside of the motherboard for clean cable management and a minimalist build appearance.
This motherboard is engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive cooling system so that it can go beyond expectations with rock-solid performance and marathon gaming.
Based on the image above, ASUS’ TUF GAMING B760M-BTF WIFI D4 motherboard has CPU power/EPS connectors, a 24-pin motherboard connector, USB headers, SATA connectors, fan connectors, RGB connectors, a thunderbolt header and HD Audio connectors in the ear of the motherboard.
At this time it is unknown if this motherboard will receive a retail release, or if PC case manufacturers are working on new case designs that will support this new type of motherboard.
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