This PCIe Q-Launch button for Asus Alder Lake motherboards is a godsend
Coming to Asus’ subsequent technology of ROG Strix (and certain Maximus) Z690 motherboards is a brand new characteristic that’ll make swapping your graphics card a lot simpler. Goodbye PC constructing stresses, hi there useful little PCIe launch buttons.
We’re standing on the fringe of the Alder Lake, which suggests the subsequent technology of motherboards are on the way in which, together with a rejuvenation of the PC constructing pastime as an entire—I can really feel it.
To make the entire course of smoother, it appears like Asus is popping a pleasant little shock onto the subsequent technology of motherboard designs, to make our jobs (and your pastime) that tiny bit much less irritating: a PCIe slot ‘Q-Launch’ button.
This was delivered to our consideration by way of a Twitter submit from momomo_us, which explains it’ll unlock “the primary PCIe slot’s safety latch with one faucet.” Which means the true x16 slot, or the Gen5 slot that your GPU ought to be jammed into.
The characteristic will assist us PC builders out by “drastically simplifying the method of detaching a PCIe card from the motherboard.” In fact, every part’s less complicated with buttons.
These nifty little buttons might solely be showing solely on Asus Z690 motherboards, in line with VideoCardz; it does not appear to be they’re coming to Prime, Tuf, or ProArt boards. Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX Strix motherboards look to be off the desk, too.
Nonetheless, this can certainly cut back the quantity of Reddit posts from folks getting GPUs caught of their PCIe slots, due to that awkward latch characteristic getting damaged or being rendered completely inaccessible.
Lets simply hope different motherboard producers catch on quick.
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