Can you link me one incident of fire caused by the connector? Why do we have to make stuff up in every nvidia thread? You realize the connector is NOT made by nvidia? They are following the PCIe sig standard, it has nothing to do with nvidia. For God's sake....Well I'm inclined to believe it because from the very start I thought pumping more power through less connectors is just a bad idea. Went from 300 watts in 16 pins to 600watts in 12 connectors.
But this will be fairly easy to confirm or deny.
Simply dismissing it outright is foolish. The claims of melted connectors never went away even after 2 revisions. So if this guy has a repair shop and this is what he's getting we should atleast hear what he has to say.
If nVidia did create a faulty connector, made a standard around it and it cost consumers millions in damages while potentially increasing the risk of fire in people's homes, they deserve to be held accountable. On the otherside, if this guy is using sensationalism to generate money with social media, he deserves to be made a fool of. But NorthridgeFix didn't just make this claim the other day, they have been posting about getting hundreds of fried 4090s for nearly 9 months now.
But with all that said, nVidia has done enough dumb things around the 12 pin connector that I would actually like some investigation into this. one reason I heard that may answer the 3090ti/4090 question is that the 4090 has been prone to transient spikes that are so severe that they shut powersupplies off or. The power problems of the 4090 have been making headlines during its entire production.
And no, 4090 have no power spikes, not anywhere near the levels of the 3090ti which can hit over 1k. But that doesn't matter anyways cause power spikes don't cause connectors to melt.
Basically everythinf you said on that post was just flat out wrong, lol.