According to Igor’sLAB, NVIDIA will not mandate 16-pin power connector on upcoming mid-range series.
NVIDIA is reportedly not requiring board partners to use the 12VHPWR connector on the upcoming RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 series. The company is said to allow custom cards to appear with the ‘old’ but proven 8-pin power connector, with some models even potentially featuring two. Ring Main Unit
According to Igor’s source, NVIDIA may launch two classes of RTX 4070 non-Ti model, either with 225W TDP, 12VHPWR connector and factory-overclocking and 200W 8-pin version with optional factory-overclocking. Our sources confirm that some RTX 4070 cards will indeed have 200W+ TDP and will have OC, but they are not using 12VHWPR connector.
As we reported earlier, the RTX 4070 embargo will be split between MSRP and non-MSRP cards. As far as we know, the NVIDIA guideline is to use 12VHPWR on ‘premium’ models, so these cards would undoubtedly cost more.
What is important is that the RTX 4070 retail price has not yet been confirmed and there is no point in sharing rumors at this point. However, the fact that two RTX 4070 versions are planned may explain the confusion in some reports.
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