Explained: the Nvidia RTX 4090 cable-melting crisis

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‘Cablegate’ is in full flow right now. Nvidia is in hot water, with rising cases of new GPUs encountering thermal issues and becoming damaged. The situation is still developing, so this is our full roundup of all the details and a timeline of events.

Nvidia’s newest flagship GPU, the RTX 4090, is allegedly the victim of a fatal flaw found within its 16-pin power adapter. To date, 23 confirmed cases (and 6 more unconfirmed) have been recorded in a Reddit mega thread (opens in new tab), with more reports landing regularly. Nvidia has responded to complainants (and some inquiring YouTubers) to say that it is investigating the issue.

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