Nvidia’s melted power cables are an Nvidia problem, PCI standards body says
Two weeks ago, Nvidia and tech watchdog GamersNexus have agreed on one thing: If your Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card’s 12VHPWR power cable is starting to smoke and melt, it’s probably because you haven’t fully plugged it in. But the PCI-SIG standards body now suggests that Nvidia and its partners should have taken notice.
GPU manufacturers “must take all appropriate and prudent measures to ensure end-user safety, including testing for reported problematic cases,” reads a PCI-SIG statement. The group also spends 49 words to deflect all blame from themselves:
Members are reminded that the PCI-GIS specifications provide the technical information necessary for interoperability and do not attempt to address the design,…