Nvidia started using the 12VHPWR connector in 2022, which hasn't shown much promise in recent months.
12/27/2023 – Nvidia announced the arrival of the RTX 3090 Ti card at the beginning of 2022. The card, which also consumes 450 watts on lower volume, has already arrived with a new type of connector. The standard, called 12VHPWR, was intended to replace previous 6+2-pin PCIe connectors and reduce the number of necessary cables and connectors. On paper, the 12VHPWR can easily handle 600W, making it ideal for the new generation of flagship models. Then, of course, reality showed otherwise. Last year, many owners of RTX 4090 and 4080 cards reported that connectors and video cards were starting to burn and burn.
In fact, in the second half of 2023, a similar error phenomenon will appear in power supplies as well. Nvidia and PCI-SIG blamed users, and based on their internal investigations, incorrect connectivity caused a significant portion of the errors. Since then, the second generation connector has also appeared. This name was given 12V-2×6 by the manufacturers, and we can already find this in most Nvidia cards, and the company has quietly replaced it. However, this does not help owners of previous video cards.
One manufacturer recommends a special solution for bending Nvidia cables
Seasonic is one of the most popular food manufacturers today, so we can't get enough of their feedback and experiences. Most users Computer There is limited space in your home to properly route cables. Whether it is an adapter or the original cable, you always have to bend the cable to some extent. The manufacturer proposed a truly surprising method.
Which handles updated Nvidia cards In their blog post They emphasize that it is beneficial to use some type of heat source at the points where we want to bend the cables. The most obvious solution might be a hair dryer, as it's found in most homes these days. On paper, this method also works, but soon the question arose in the community, why is it necessary to use such practices, when the old PCIe power cables did their job for many years without magic. It seems like Nvidia jumped on the new cable too early, and now they want to patch up the bugs after that.
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