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Hardwareluxx and Bilibili users have shared images of a new Seasonic product called the “NVIDIA 12-pin PCIe Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 Connector.” They seem to confirm that one (or more) of green team’s upcoming RTX 30 Series GPUs will utilize a brand-new, 12-pin power connector, as previous rumors had suggested. Seasonic’s connector is designed to turn 2x 8-pin connectors into a single 12-pin connector.

The fine print at the bottom of the box is particularly interesting. “It is recommended to use a power supply rated 850 W or higher with this cable,” a portion reads. The implication is that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 will require a higher-wattage PSU – more evidence that the flagship is a power-hungry beast.

“Nothing else will be included with the adapter kit and it is still completely unclear how NVIDIA and the other power supply manufacturers will deal with a new connector,” Hardwareluxx noted. “Will the adapters only be available from the power supply and accessory manufacturers or will NVIDIA also include one with its new cards? There is currently no answer to any of this.”

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  1. Kind of a dinky looking connector for something that’s got 800w flowing through it? OTOH if it works out maybe we all get smaller power connectors on all of our future video cards.
  2. Kind of a dinky looking connector for something that’s got 800w flowing through it? OTOH if it works out maybe we all get smaller power connectors on all of our future video cards.

    The recommended power supply is 850W, doesn’t mean that is how much power that will be going through the cable. Going by NVIDIA’s recommendation would mean the card uses around 330W. Minus the 75W from the PCI-E slot that is 255W left for the auxiliary cables, which is 21.25A at +12V.

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