I really don't understand the 12VHPWR connector. Usually when you are dealing with increased current (amps), you want to increase the size of the connectors and/or increase the number of connectors (split the current between a larger number of connectors). The 12VHPWR connector seems to have gone the opposite route on both of those fronts. This goes against basic elementary-school knowledge, the kind of thing you learn when you are 8 years old using batteries with your RC car, etc. Spreading the load between three or four 8-pin PCI-E power connectors mounted directly onto the card seems like it would have been a much better way to go, instead of essentially creating an artificial bottleneck. But surely the engineers who designed the 12VHPWR connector knew what they were doing, right? So what am I missing?
The one and only "advantage" that I can think of related to the 12VHPWR connector is decreased production costs for the cards... So is it really that simple? Cards burning up because they wanted to save a dollar by consolidating everything into one connector?
Good.We're up to around 10 melted cable reports now. Something will have to be done.
I suspect Nvidia will release a new adapter.
It's fine. Only a very few cards. How many 8-pin PCIe cables fried? Hmmmm? I suspect it was a fairly large number since they have been around for quite a while. There's a nice market for anti-NV these days. Not surprising since so many are butt-hurt over the prices the last few years.Maybe, going forward. Won't affect the cards already in the wild.
Cablemods 90 degree connector on a custom cable for your specific powersupply. Comes out Oct 31stGood.
I got a brand new case for my 4090 (Fractal Pop XL Air), and the cable is still being bent against the side panel. As of right now, I have my side panel off and will keep it that way until a solution is found.
More heat if current achieve to stay the same (the more important variable), V=RI would mean it require for the tension to be raised and the current to go through the hardest route instead of the easier pin.the connector (I^2R losses, current through resistance -> gives you heat)
nVIDIA just notified all AIC this morning… All damaged cards need to be sent directly to HQ for failure analysis, this is first time… Even a few years ago when 2080 Ti got issue with Micron, they didn’t do this.
They use this connector on the RTX workstation cards and the new A100 series as well. You better believe if they cause fires there a class action from the likes of us is barely a blip on their “oh shit” radar.Gotta make sure all cards are at the HQ so no contradictory evidence shows up to Nvidia's narrative?
Well, hardly any more 4090 inventory has been scheduled into NA over the next couple of quarters. NV shot their wad, got the press for having the fastest card on the market, and now will shift their focus to running out high end Ampere inventory so that it can fit the 4070 into the stack. Incoming inventory for the 4080 cards look to be about 75% of what 4090 was at launch.I think it's funny people are still going out and buying these things even when they know it has a serious problem with the power connecter. Guess they got to have the best even if it burns their home to the ground.
Well, hardly any more 4090 inventory has been scheduled into NA over the next couple of quarters. NV shot their wad, got the press for having the fastest card on the market, and now will shift their focus to running out high end Ampere inventory so that it can fit the 4070 into the stack. Incoming inventory for the 4080 cards look to be about 75% of what 4090 was at launch.
Two this morning.
MSI Trio here (3-way adapter): https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/yfqevh/msi_gaming_x_trio_rtx_4090_adapter_burned/
Another TUF here: https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/yfpjjl/a_friend_messaged_me_to_check_on_my_4090s/
That’s the case for about everything, just too many people are convinced their way is the right way.