Level up with RTX 4060 ASL
Chinese company launches new RTX 4060 with built-in level.
The idea of incorporating spirit levels into graphics cards is not a new concept; various companies have explored this idea for some time. Nevertheless, ASL’s RTX 4060 model seems to be one of the most affordable implementations of this thought to date, even though its practical utility remains limited.
It’s worth mentioning that the pioneering card to introduce a spirit level was Manli’s RTX 4090, announced exactly a year ago. That card sported a massive three-and-a-half slot design with a cooler measuring nearly 35 cm in length. The rationale for including a spirit level was evident: a card of such size is almost certain to experience sagging under its own weight, a concern that doesn’t apply to the ASL design.
The ASL card in question features a straightforward dual-fan design and is presented in a silver color. The shroud appears to be constructed from metal, which might contribute to added weight, although ASL has not provided any data to confirm this.
ASL exclusively distributes its graphics cards within China, making the likelihood of finding this model on the international market quite low. Furthermore, within ASL’s product lineup, there is no other card that bears even a slight resemblance to this design, complete with its integrated spirit level. It’s important to note that the level itself serves no practical purpose, as it is positioned on the top shroud, which is typically not visible to users.