In the event you’re spending any time on what’s left of Twitter as of late, you realize there’s nonetheless nothing as entertaining as subtweet. On the social media platform, Sasa Marinkovic, AMD’s senior director of gaming advertising, lobbed an intensely delicate insult at Nvidia over melting 16-pin connectors on the RTX 4090.
“Keep protected this vacation season,” Marinkovic wrote, tagging the Radeon account and exhibiting a photograph of the twin 8-pin connectors on AMD’s upcoming RX Radeon 7900 XTX and 7900 XT graphics playing cards.
This highlights that AMD has chosen to stay with the widely-used 8-pin customary, which it additionally made a giant deal about whereas asserting the playing cards. On stage, Scott Herkelman, Radeon vice chairman and common supervisor, additionally teased Nvidia concerning the connectors and the truth that the RTX 4090 will not slot in most traditional PC circumstances.
“There is not any must rebuild your PC, no must improve your case and there is not any want for a brand new energy adapter,” Herkelman mentioned. (You’ll be able to see it on the 22:06 mark within the embedded video under).
As of this writing, we have seen fewer than 30 samples of Nvidia’s new adapter and connector melting, however it’s brought on critical concern within the fanatic neighborhood. In spite of everything, individuals who purchase $1,599 flagship graphics playing cards need them to be protected.
AMD has been taking a little bit of an early victory lap; the RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX do not launch till December 13. The extra highly effective XTX card will begin at $999, whereas the XT will launch at $899. Many within the fanatic neighborhood have celebrated that the playing cards are far cheaper than Nvidia’s top-end playing cards (the RTX 4090’s MSRP is $1,499, whereas the newly launched RTX 4080 begins at $1,199), although it isn’t like AMD is not additionally considerably elevating costs generation-over-generation.
We have examined the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080, however with the brand new Radeons releasing in December, we have not seen how they run. However AMD is speaking a giant recreation, and appears to be relishing it.