With the TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WIFI D4, ASUS has presented a motherboard that stands out above all by the fact that the manufacturer has moved all connections that must be supplied with a cable to the back of the PCB. Gigabyte introduced a similar concept some time ago with the Project Stealth and Z690 AORUS Elite Stealth.
The goal is to simplify cable management. However, there must of course be a corresponding feed-in on the motherboard tray. According to ASUS, the BTF suffix stands for Back to the Future. The BTF series aims to herald a whole new era for DIY builders – time will only have to tell how much drive there is to make it happen.
The TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WIFI D4 is a Micro-ATX motherboard with B760 chipset for LGA1700 socket and therefore can accommodate Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors. In addition to the front socket, there are four DIMM slots, a massive VRM cooler for 12 + 1 voltage stages, two PCI Express x16 slots (one of which is PCIe 4.0 only with four lanes) and one x1 slot (also PCIe 4.0). There appears to be space for two M.2 SSDs under the corresponding covers.
The view of the back of the main board is interesting. All power connectors, fan connectors, SATA connectors, and USB accessories can be found here. There is also another M.2 slot here.
This concept stands and falls with compatibility and additional support by the manufacturer. More details about the motherboard on Product page to exist. It also states that the motherboard is compatible with certain cases: This motherboard is compatible with specific case models. However, ASUS does not mention which cases these are.
It is not known if the TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WIFI D4 will also find its way to German retail.
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