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Zotac Reveals Surprising Fragility Of 12VHPWR Cable Adapters For GeForce RTX 40 Cards


Zotac shared the full tech specs of its recently launched GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO graphics card in the wake of NVIDIA’s barnstorming GeForce Beyond announcements. Not all of NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace GPU partners have been so revealing, but an eyebrow raising nugget of information about the bundled power cable was revealed at the bottom of Zotac's extensive specifications table – its service life is limited to just 30 mating cycles.

The adaptor bundled by Zotac (pictured below with other accessories) is a quad 8-pin to single 12VHPWR cable. It is designed to effortlessly feed this substantial GPU with 450W of power and is capable of up to a steady 600W if headroom is needed by those dabbling in overclocking. A connector service life of just 30 mating cycles sounds breathtakingly short, but how many among us need to plug / unplug a graphics card power cable that ...


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