[News] Melting cable, RTX 4090 cable overheating and damaging occurrence

The new flagship graphics card that shows the best performance in existence, and the cable for power supply of GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards released earlier this month, melted or damaged the terminals. This is a dangerous situation that can lead to potential fires.

The GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card has improved more than 40% of the previous products, but it consumes a terrible consumption that consumes power from 450W to 600W during operation. Considering this, we are currently using the ’12VHPWR’ terminal that can supply up to 600W in the ATX 3.0 standard.

In addition, in the case of the 12VHPWR terminal, most of them are not built into the power supply for general desktops that have been released so far, and NVIDIA provides a cable that converts the graphics card PCI Express cable to the 12VHPWR terminal.

However, this week, there are cases where the transformed cable is overheated in the world, causing the power terminal to be damaged by the graphics card. The first case is a user who works as a nickname of Reggie_Gail in overseas media Reddit. The user smoked a severe smoke on the PC during the Red Deadddemation 2 play and confirmed that the 12VHPWR terminal was damaged.

If you check the photos he uploaded, you can see that several 12V pin connectors have been overheated and melted. In addition, four cases have occurred so far.

However, if you check the system of users who are currently abnormal, the exact cause of whether the graphics card manufacturer and model is different, and the power supply used is different, so the exact cause of the 12VHPWR conversion cable or a specific graphics card company is not clear. In response, NVIDIA said that it is contacting certain users who have occurred in the case and finding the cause.