PCI-SIG says melty GPU cables aren’t its fault, tells manufacturers to test your own adapters

PCI-SIG has released a assertion on the ongoing saga of the 12VHPWR adapter staying bundled with Nvidia’s RTX 40-sequence graphics playing cards. The consortium accountable for lots of benchmarks in Laptop gaming, such as power delivery to GPUs, has explained that it would like to remind all of its members—which include things like Nvidia, AMD, and other people responsible for lesser elements and parts—that they will have to examination to make sure end user basic safety with the 12VHPWR adapter.

The 12VHPWR adapter—found on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and RTX 4080 (opens in new tab)—has been embroiled in current controversy pertaining to its safety, following reports of melting and warmth destruction (opens in new tab) though in use. The problem, impacting an quantity of Nvidia GPUs currently (possibly 50 or so in accordance to Nvidia but arguably as well numerous), is at this time the subject of a course-motion lawsuit.