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RTX 4090 Founders Edition Card Falls Victim To 16-pin Meltdown

Even Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card appears to be susceptible to the ongoing 16-pin power adapter meltdown.First reported case of Founders Edition surfaced reddit (opens in new tab) over the weekend.

The owner of the affected GeForce RTX 4090 said in a Reddit thread that he purchased the GeForce RTX 4090 from Best Buy on October 19th, so Ada’s flagship fell victim to the meltdown in its first year of life. Less than a month ago, users put their graphics cards inside the Asus ROG Helios case without the side panel to avoid bending the 16-pin adapter (which has been blamed for other RTX 4090 meltdowns). I stowed away. A Redditor confirmed that from an Asus ROG Thor 1200W power supply he connected three 8-pin PCIe power cables.

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