AMD will not be adopting the 12VHPWR energy adapter connector for its next-gen graphics playing cards, in line with an IT business veteran. It appears like Crew Pink has correctly, or fortunately, dodged a white-hot tracer bullet, because the story of melting GeForce RTX 4090 energy connectors erupted on Monday. Ex-HardOCP editor and ex-Intel exec, Kyle Bennett confirmed with a number of sources that neither AMD reference nor AIB customized designs utilizing RDNA 3 GPUs have opted for the compact 16-pin energy connector normal.
After the @NVIDIAGeForce melting drama, I’ve verified by means of a number of sources that @Radeon Navi 31 ref playing cards will NOT use the 12VHPWR energy adapter, and I couldn’t confirm any AIBs utilizing 12VHPWR on N31 both. Image in case you do not know what a smoked 12VHPWR appears like. pic.twitter.com/hLWhjqSm4vOctober 25, 2022
To recap the creating scenario. Just lately we reported on the primary few cases of melted RTX 4090 16-pin adapters. This left us pondering over whether or not it was an indication of issues to come back. Shortly after publishing, additional reviews of melted energy connectors on RTX 4090 playing cards emerged. We additionally revealed an illuminating picture of a information to appropriately join the 16-pin energy connector from the PSU to the enter on the graphics card. The cabling is seemingly very fussy about even the gentlest of bends, and needs to be stored straight till the cable is at the least 35mm away from the connector meeting. It is a massive ask for sensible set up in most PC instances.
AMD’s strongest upcoming Radeon RX 7000 graphics playing cards are anticipated to utilise the Navi 31 GPU. Bennett requested round his in depth contacts in AMD and Crew Pink AIB companions, and claims that we cannot be seeing RDNA 3 graphics playing cards integrating this rising GPU energy connector normal. His language was a little bit extra agency in regards to the AMD reference designs not utilizing the 16-pin energy connector, than for accomplice playing cards. Nonetheless, that’s the nature of the enterprise; there are such a lot of companions it’s typically onerous to maintain monitor of their designs, particularly at this secretive time within the means of getting ready the subsequent gen Radeon merchandise.
Some will naturally surprise why AMD hasn’t gone down the 12VHPWR / 16-pin energy connector route with its upcoming Radeon RX 7000 sequence flagship(s). On this pre-launch interval we won’t say for certain; it may very well be that the Navi 31 GPU powered playing cards could make do with conventional energy supply methodologies counting on a number of 8-pin connectors, it may very well be that RNDA 3 structure graphics playing cards are going to be so environment friendly they will not want three or 4 8-pin connectors hanging off the PCB, or it may very well be that AMD predicted this subject with the compact 16-pin energy connectors and stood again.
The newest data we have now is that AMD will launch its next-generation Radeon RX 7000-series graphics playing cards subsequent month with preliminary availability in December.