Modern graphics cards without annoying power connectors?

Some time ago, Nvidia offered for sale a new family of graphics cards for fans of computer games. These are graphics cards from the GeForce RTX 4000 family. Of course, the most demanding fans of computer games will love the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card. Since it consumes a lot of electricity during operation, the 12VHPWR connector provides enough electricity.

The 12VHPWR connector has a total of 16 contacts available for supplying electricity. At full load, this can supply up to 600 watts of electrical power directly to the graphics card. However, many users are concerned about it, as photos of the destroyed 12VHPWR connector have surfaced online. It literally melted during operation, and in certain cases even caught fire.

Problems with connectors for additional power supply of graphics cards often occur because the connector is not attached correctly. That’s why Asus presented a very interesting concept. This one was currently prepared for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card, and its advantage is that it does not require additional power cables. It obtains energy for operation directly from the base plate, namely through special or additional connections.

Photo: ASUS/Wccftech

At Asus, they are confident that the new connector is powerful enough to power GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards. At the moment, it is not yet known when the new connector will be available to ordinary users. In addition, it is not yet known whether other motherboard manufacturers will also decide on a similar solution.

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