Sasa Marinkovic, AMD’s senior director of gaming marketing, has taken to Twitter in an attempt to publicly shame NVIDIA over its melted power connector controversy, posting a photo of what he thinks is a much better alternative.
“Stay safe this holiday season,” Marinkovic wrote before tagging the official Radeon account and showing a close-up photo of the dual 8-pin power connectors on AMD’s new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards, advertising the idea that RDNA 3 GPUs are not susceptible to the same hazards that may be found in NVIDIA’s competing products.
This is not the first time that AMD has taken a dig at NVIDIA, with Scott Herkelman, SVP & GM of AMD Radeon, having already teased NVIDIA during the company’s together we advance_gaming event earlier this month, pointing out how the Radeon RX 7000 Series leverages older but time-tested connectors.
“There’s no need to rebuild your desktop, no need to upgrade your case, and there’s no need for a new power adapter,” Herkelman said, something that prompted applause from the crowd.
A “16 Pins Adater Megathread” that can be found on r/NVIDIA lists 26 “confirmed” incidents in which enthusiasts claimed that their GeForce RTX 4090 connectors had melted.
One GeForce RTX 4090 owner went so far as to file a lawsuit against NVIDIA.