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This has been an interesting twist in the new GPU generation - the melting of 16-pin adapters on the RTX 4090.  I don't know if there is any way to estimate how prevalent the problem is, but it sounds like it's more than just one or two rogue GPUs.

 

Should we start taking bets on how long it will be until there's a class action lawsuit?  Would you buy an RTX 4090 today given the stories of melting 16-pin adapters?  If you've already bought one, are you concerned about your GPU going up in a puff of smoke?

 

I wasn't in the market anyway due to the price and having no need for that level of performance, but I definitely wouldn't buy a GPU with that sort of problem.

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23 hours ago, Sandy Bridge said:

This has been an interesting twist in the new GPU generation - the melting of 16-pin adapters on the RTX 4090.  I don't know if there is any way to estimate how prevalent the problem is, but it sounds like it's more than just one or two rogue GPUs.

 

Should we start taking bets on how long it will be until there's a class action lawsuit?  Would you buy an RTX 4090 today given the stories of melting 16-pin adapters?  If you've already bought one, are you concerned about your GPU going up in a puff of smoke?

 

I wasn't in the market anyway due to the price and having no need for that level of performance, but I definitely wouldn't buy a GPU with that sort of problem.

 

heck yeah i was worried when those stories first came up. i checked my 4090 like every 5 minutes for any power cable sag / bend! such an elation to find out the issue likely lies with the standard Nvidia 8pin to 16 pin adapters! best decision i ever made in such a context to go with a high quality seasonic psu that has a native 16pin PCIe 5.0 power cable 🙂 plus, the humongous Phanteks Enthoo Pro II case also helps, sporting more than enough "girth" to leave sufficient space for the power cable protruding from the gpu, basically no bent at the connector itself and only very gradual bending of the cable downstream from the connector.

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4 hours ago, jaybee83 said:

 

heck yeah i was worried when those stories first came up. i checked my 4090 like every 5 minutes for any power cable sag / bend! such an elation to find out the issue likely lies with the standard Nvidia 8pin to 16 pin adapters! best decision i ever made in such a context to go with a high quality seasonic psu that has a native 16pin PCIe 5.0 power cable 🙂 plus, the humongous Phanteks Enthoo Pro II case also helps, sporting more than enough "girth" to leave sufficient space for the power cable protruding from the gpu, basically no bent at the connector itself and only very gradual bending of the cable downstream from the connector.

Yeah, I was thinking in particular about your new supercomputer and hoping it wouldn't have issues right before you got to game on it for the next few months.  Good to hear you have a native 16 pin cable!

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