The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is the company’s latest graphics card. Its physical size and power are said to be unmatched. Since its release, however, it has been reported that the card connections have overheated, and the connection holes and wires have melted. A recent post on Reddit shows that native ATX 3.0 power supplies using the 12VHPWR power connector now have the same melting issue.
Several cases of 16-pin power adapters being a fire hazard have been confirmed online. NVIDIA is investigating the reports and is asking partners to send defective cards to the company. This will allow the company to look at not only the main graphics card but also non-public cards made by its partners to find out what is causing the problem and fix it as quickly as possible.
The latest issue that popped up on Facebook depicts images of users using an MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming X Trio 24G GPU and MEG AI1300P power supply (also made by MSI). While users are aware of the known issues with the NVIDIA RTX 4090 series, they use ATX 3.0 power supplies on the native 12VHPWR connector to avoid the 16-pin adapter altogether but eventually burn up despite using the native 16-pin wire connector.
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Title: Native ATX 3.0 16-pin also melts when connected to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090