ASUS announced the ROG BTF and TUF Gaming BTF White ecosystems, each designed to hide cables so builders can achieve a clean and organized aesthetic with PCs built for a wide variety of scenarios. This innovation is realized through a PCIe® high-power connector on graphics cards compatible with the graphics card high-power slot on BTF motherboards.
BTF vs. Advanced BTF
The ASUS ecosystem of BTF components gives users plenty of options as they are planning a hidden-connector build. With the combination of a BTF chassis and a BTF motherboard like the TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WiFi D4, users can tuck away all the cables that connect directly to the motherboard, including the cables that supply power to it, connect 2.5-inch SATA drives, connect case fans, and connect to front-panel buttons and I/O ports.
ASUS offers the Advanced BTF approach. Advanced BTF motherboards include a graphics card high-power slot ready to supply all the power that a BTF graphics card needs. Users will need a graphics card with a PCIe high-power connector in order to build an Advanced BTF PC.
The high-end choice with hidden connectors: the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF
ASUS is debuting two new BTF motherboards enabling hidden-connector builds, starting with the cutting-edge ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF. In aesthetics and specifications, this premium board takes many cues from the ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero.
The armored elements of the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF now extend all the way to the bottom of corners of the build. The edges are cleaner and more distinct. The Q-Code and Q-LED diagnostic features to reflect system status are a bit easier to take advantage of in their less-busy surroundings. For any builder who leans toward a less-is-more aesthetic, the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF is a major step forward.
As one of the latest ROG Z790 motherboards, the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF boasts a cutting-edge feature set. A PCIe 5.0 x16 slot stands ready for the best graphics of today and tomorrow, and in line with it is a graphics card high-power slot that allows users to install a BTF graphics card. Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 connectors at the rear panel stand ready to support next-generation peripherals at full speed, and ROG SupremeFX 7.1 audio paired with an ESS® ES9218 Quad DAC™ for front-panel connections provides crisp, clear gaming audio no matter what headset or speakers users plug into their PC. A USB 20Gbps connector gives users a connection to a high-bandwidth USB Type-C® port on the front panel.
With voltage regulator modules featuring 20+1+2 power stages, each rated to handle up to 90 amps, the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF is ready for a top-shelf Intel® processor. Each power stage is rated for up to 90 amps of output, and each provides the cleanest possible power delivery to the processor, even under the highest loads.
The ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF’s ample M.2 support gives users high-end options for building out a speedy and spacious storage system. The onboard PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot lets users install one of the fastest drives on the market, and four additional PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots let users supplement their storage even further with additional drives.
The ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF gives users high-end networking options. WiFi 7 support will let them access the latest generation of wireless networking when they pair this motherboard with a WiFi 7 router.
A BTF motherboard with bold white accents: the TUF Gaming Z790-BTF WiFi
The TUF Gaming Z790-BTF WiFi charges into the fray with an enhanced power solution with 16+1+1 power stages, a six-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery. It is more than ready for a 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processor. Like the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF, the TUF Gaming Z790-BTF WiFi is ready for an Advanced BTF build with its graphics card high-power slot ready to power a BTF graphics card.
WiFi 7 support preps users to take advantage of the next generation of wireless networking with a compatible router, while an Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet port provides a high-speed wired connection. Users will find an onboard USB 20Gbps Type-C port on the rear I/O panel ready to deliver blistering file transfer speeds to external storage, and a total of four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots let users install a spacious and speedy storage array for their gaming library.
Two chassis options for a BTF build
ASUS offers two options. First is the ROG Hyperion GR701 BTF Edition. A special edition of our award-winning chassis, the ROG Hyperion GR701 BTF Edition takes the original’s premium feature set and adds motherboard tray cutouts perfectly positioned for users to access the connectors of their BTF motherboard.
To give the TUF Gaming Z790-BTF WiFi a perfect home, ASUS is debuting an all-new TUF Gaming chassis: the TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB. This dazzling white mid-tower chassis is ready for a BTF motherboard, and it offers a host of cooling upgrades and innovative features ready to simplify the build process.
The TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB includes four 140 mm ARGB fans. Exceptionally thick units — 28 mm thick — ensure top-tier airflow and static pressure. ASUS is debuting a new feature with the GT302 that greatly simplifies the process of installing an AIO: The entire top panel is detachable so that users can easily install and clean the radiator.
With the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero BTF and TUF Gaming Z790-BTF WiFi motherboards, users have two high-performance hidden-connector options ready to simplify their building process and leave them with a clean, professional-looking PC. The ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 4090 BTF Edition and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX™ 4070 Ti SUPER offer complementary style and outstanding gaming performance, while the ROG Hyperion GR701 BTF Edition and TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB provide the compatibility users need in two distinct colorways.