Gainward is reportedly delaying shipments of its GeForce RTX 4090 graphics playing cards in Australia, in a bid to switch Nvidia’s 12VHPWR adapters, which have been seen to soften, overheat, or catch hearth. Gainward is the one graphics card maker that does this, so far as we all know, though we would not be shocked if others comply with go well with.
“As you might have seen, points have been reported by prospects receiving the primary batches of [GeForce RTX] 4090 playing cards, the place these adapters have been exhibiting signs of overheating/melting underneath sure circumstances,” Australian retailer TechFast wrote to a consumer who re-published the message on Reddit (through VideoCardz). “Whereas investigations are nonetheless persevering with and Nvidia has not but launched a public assertion, Gainward has instructed us that the cables shipped with their playing cards can be being changed. Consequently, they’re holding delivery of all playing cards till this has taken place.”
Whereas reviews about failed Nvidia’s 12VHPWR adapters that include at the moment’s finest graphics card are actually quite a few and the problem appears to be very actual, neither Nvidia, nor different makers of add-in-boards have formally began a recall of the adapters. Or not less than none have said so publically but.
Andreas Schilling from HardwareLuxx.de says that Gainward might be the one firm to switch these adapters, not less than for now. However TechFast says that Gainward is not going to be the one firm to switch the adapter cables.
“We additionally perceive this cable alternative is not going to be restricted to Gainward alone,” the retailer wrote. “We now have been given an estimate of the center of November for this to happen, placing our receiving them round 2 weeks from now at this stage. […] We can be receiving all ordered playing cards on the identical time.”
We couldn’t confirm with AIB makers basically or Gainward specifically that they’re changing Nvidia’s 12VHPWR adapter with mounted ones at press time. So take this data with a grain of salt.
What stays to be seen is whether or not the problem with 12VHPWR adapters will have an effect on the launch schedule of GeForce RTX 4080 boards (as a result of launch on November sixteenth), which additionally include a 12+4-pin energy connector.