We previously reported that NVIDIA’s RTX 30 Series graphics cards could debut with a new type of power connector. The reality may be slightly different. According to TweakTown’s sources, there will be a new 12-pin PCIe power connector, but it will be exclusive to NVIDIA’s own design. What that means is that you’ll only find it on the RTX 30 Series Founders Editions.
“I’ve been talking to industry sources of mine who have said that NVIDIA will be using the 12-pin PCIe power connector on its new GeForce RTX 30 series Founders Edition graphic cards, while AIB partners on the other hand will not be using the 12-pin connector, and rather will have multiple 8-pin PCIe power connectors,” wrote the author.
TweakTown points out that this would line up with that purported GeForce RTX 3090 PCB photo that’s going around, which appears to feature three 8-pin PCIe power connectors.