AMD RDNA 3 graphics playing cards is not going to use 12VHPWR energy connector
As we await the brand new era of AMD Radeon graphics playing cards, that are set to be introduced subsequent week, we’re studying a bit extra about what’s powering these graphics playing cards. Effectively, extra particularly, what’s not powering these graphics playing cards.
Radeon senior vp Scott Herkelman confirmed in a Twitter (opens in new tab) reply that the Radeon RX 6000-series and the upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs (presumably known as Radeon RX 7000-series) wouldn’t be utilizing the 12VHPWR energy adapter.
Launched with the ATX 3.0 spec, which is printed by Intel, the 12VHPWR adapter delivers as much as 600W of energy on to a GPU by way of a single cable. It is primarily in use right now for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 (opens in new tab).
AMD, nevertheless, will select to stay with the tried and examined PCIe 8-pin connectors for its next-gen playing cards, doubtless two of them. Although now we have seen some high-end playing cards arrive with three prior to now.
AMD’s affirmation comes after studies that bending the 600W 12VHPWR energy cable near the connector within the RTX 4090 might doubtlessly trigger overheating points (opens in new tab). Some Reddit customers have additionally stated that the ability connectors on their RTX 4090 graphics card have melted, with some blaming the connector itself, although the precise trigger of those unlucky failures is but to be decided. Nvidia says it’s investigating.
AMD has already teased that its new GPUs will probably be extra energy environment friendly (opens in new tab) than Nvidia’s power-hungry RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and its 40-series brethren. RDNA 3 GPUs wish to provide over 50% effectivity enhance over its earlier RDNA 2 era GPUs, too.
We count on to see extra info on November 3 as AMD formally pronounces its RDNA 3 GPUs at a ‘collectively we advance_gaming’ stay stream.