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RTX 4090 Woes Get Worse: Native 16-Pin Reportedly Melts as Well

By now, you may have read many horror stories about Nvidia’s 16-pin power adapter melting on a GeForce RTX 4090. But the fear doesn’t end there. GeForce RTX 4090 owners (via reddit (opens in new tab)) reported the first suspected case of a 12VHPWR power connector meltdown from a native ATX 3.0 power supply.

Although a little pricey, the GeForce RTX 4090 is one of the best graphics cards for gaming.Rather than letting the price tag scare consumers away, the fact that the included 16-pin power adapter is a potential fire hazard is disappointing.There were 18 “confirmed” cases. reddit (opens in new tab) Available from various graphics card vendors. Nvidia immediately looked into the matter and instructed a partner to send his melted GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card back to the chipmaker’s lab for analysis.

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