As we await the brand new technology 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. Nicely, extra particularly, what’s not powering these graphics playing cards. 

Radeon senior vice chairman Scott Herkelman confirmed in a Twitter reply that the Radeon RX 6000-series and the upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs (presumably referred to as Radeon RX 7000-series) wouldn’t be utilizing the 12VHPWR energy adapter.

Launched with the ATX 3.0 spec, which is revealed by Intel, the 12VHPWR adapter delivers as much as 600W of energy on to a GPU through a single cable. It is primarily in use at this time for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090.

AMD, nonetheless, will select to stay with the tried and examined PCIe 8-pin connectors for its next-gen playing cards, probably two of them. Although we’ve got seen some high-end playing cards arrive with three previously.

AMD’s affirmation comes after reviews that bending the 600W 12VHPWR energy cable near the connector within the RTX 4090 might doubtlessly trigger overheating points. Some Reddit customers have additionally stated that the facility 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 might be extra energy environment friendly than Nvidia’s power-hungry RTX 4090 and its 40-series brethren. RDNA 3 GPUs want to provide over 50% effectivity enhance over its earlier RDNA 2 technology GPUs, too.

We anticipate to see extra data on November 3 as AMD formally declares its RDNA 3 GPUs at a ‘collectively we advance_gaming’ reside stream.