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Nvidia 4090 Founders Edition Pictured With Melted 12VHPWR Adaptor & Port!

Given the amount of evidence seen over the last month, it is clearly no longer merely a rumour, theory, or isolated issue. There is, categorically, a problem with the new 12VHPWR adaptor (or port) utilised with the Nvidia 4090 and 4080 graphics card. – If you do, in fact, want to catch up on all the reports we’ve seen so far, you can click on the link here!

The frustrating (and worrying) factor for 4090 and now 4080 owners, however, is that despite the issue being heavily reported over the last month, there is still very little information regarding what is actually causing it, or, indeed, what user can do to try and reduce the risk to their GPU. – While Nvidia is still investigating it, they have yet to provide the community with any firm update/s.

In regards to most of the reports so far, however, one of the most common factors was that it seemed that this ‘melting’ problem was pretty much exclusively occurring on custom AIB models. – Following a post via Reddit user ‘u/Party_Quail_1048‘, however, it seems that Nvidia’s own Founders Edition 4090 is also experiencing the problem!

Nvidia 4090 Founders Edition Pictured with Melted 12VHPWR

To the best of my knowledge (and Lord knows I’ve been keeping an eye on the updates in regards to this matter), this is the first recorded instance of the 12VHPWR adaptor melting on Nvidia’s own 4090 Founders Edition. – With this in mind, therefore, this does seem to disprove the theory that this might’ve been an issue restricted to custom AIB models.

What is causing this problem though? Well, as above, there’s still nothing really concrete on the matter with most theories (coming from the community) having now been largely disproven, or, at the very least, apparently contradicted following fresh posts of 12VHPWR cables melting. – For the moment, it’s genuinely hard to say what’s going wrong here or, indeed, what 4090 or 4080 owners should do to attempt to minimise their risk.

Adaptor Cables – One Good, One Bad?

The latest theory in this matter came earlier this week when Nvidia confirmed that two separate manufacturers were currently creating the 12VHPWR adaptor. – With this in mind, therefore, it has clearly led to speculation that one design might be better than the other. Well, more accurately, one design works as intended while the other causes this clearly terrifying melting problem!

For the moment though, we are all still very much in the dark about this. We will, of course, keep you up to date the moment we hear anything new regarding this! – As we’ve said before though, AMD sticking to the standard 6+2 VGA connection for the Radeon 7000 series looks to be an increasingly shrewd move!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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