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After controversy, AMD RX 7000 GPUs should not use the PCIe Gen5 12VHPWR connector

After controversy, AMD RX 7000 GPUs should not use the PCIe Gen5 12VHPWR connector

Scott Herkelmann, General Manager of AMD, confirmed that the new Radeons will not use the connector

Today (25) it was announced on reddit Image in which the user reports that the PCIe connector of RTX 4090 crashes during operation. In the photo, you can see that the connector and input have melted. Based on this fact, the user Tweet embedwondered if the My God You’ll be using the same 12VHPWR connector on the new GPUs, and the answer came straight from Scott Herkelmann, AMD General Manager: “Radeon RX 6000 series and upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs will not use this power cordSuggestion that the next Radeon RX 7000 You will not use the 12VHPWR connector.

This is not an isolated case nvidia Faced with multiple reports of melting 16-pin power connectors in coils GeForce 450 Watts RTX 4090. Company Already check the cases to clarify the cause of the problem.


NVIDIA investigates cable melt reports on GeForce RTX 4090 . GPUs
A company spokesperson says NVIDIA is already in touch with owners of affected models

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It wasn’t Cale’s only statement. The @sky juice It was the first to report that AMD does not plan to use the new power connector in its reference products. The company will feature dual 8-pin power connectors on its Navi 3X-based model, opting instead to use 16-pin connectors.

In a report by Igor’sLAB, the PCB design of the upcoming RDNA3 GPU, which is likely to be a custom variant, was revealed. This board is supposed to have 3-pin 8-pin power connectors. With Scott’s statement, the assumption that AMD won’t use 16-pin connectors is increasingly plausible. Nvidia will still be the only company to use a high-power 16-pin connector, if those assumptions come true.

In the RX 6000 series, RDNA-based products generally brought 2 power connectors, even the most powerful models, with only more powerful designs from partner companies putting together 3 8-pin connectors total. For example, the Radeon RX 6950 XT has a typical consumption of 335 watts, while the ceiling of the RTX 3090 Ti is about 450 watts. With AMD promising to double the performance per watt consumedHowever, it appears that Radeons will not resort to the new PCIe 5.0 connector, which is also an indication that the potential Radeon RX 7000s should not increase consumption much, compared to the process that occurred in the RTX 40.

We did an article here on Adrenaline to explain more about the meltdowns of RTX 4090 cables. click here for the full story.

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