Reports of Melted Cables on Early RTX 4090 Models Raise Ongoing Worries
The Nvidia RTX 4090 swiftly stirred controversy soon after its launch due to incidents of melting cables. While one might have hoped this issue was resolved, recent reports indicate that the problem is far from history.
In a concerning development, a Reddit user, Byogore (as discovered by Tom’s Hardware), has reported that their Asus model of the Nvidia Lovelace flagship, an RTX 4090 purchased nearly a year ago, suffered from a melted cable, complete with photographic evidence of the scorched connector.
This report reignites a problem that had seemingly faded from the spotlight. The issue was originally associated with the melting of the 16-pin power connector, but the fact that this incident happened to an older RTX 4090 model suggests that the problem may persist and affect graphics cards further down the line.