Image Credit – Posted by Reddit User Reggie Gakil
This…is not fine. This is definitely not fine.
Reddit User Reggie Gakil posted in the Nvidia Reddit forum that their RTX 4090 power adapter began to smoke, and then melted. The user posted a photo showing they were using a vertical mounted 4090, and that there was substantial damage to the plastics of the power connector. This is only a few short weeks after Jay’s 2 Cents and Gamer’s Nexus were making videos that expressed concerns regarding the use of the 16-pin adapters. This caused a substantial amount of controversy both in front and behind the scenes. The question is now if they have been proven correct.
Check out BuildZoid’s excellent video on this issue below.