ASUS has just lately launched a brand new variant of its GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card that makes use of the 12VHPWR 16-pin connector.
ASUS Brings 12VHPWR 16-Pin Connector To GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Graphics Playing cards
Earlier this yr, ASUS launched its model new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ATS “Atlas Shark” GPU lineup. This lineup initially made use of a single 12-pin connector and the rationale for dropping 8-pin plugs was to supply a single cable interface for neater cable administration. Now ASUS has upgraded its ATS design which now affords a 16-pin 12VHPWR connector.
Footage by Excessive Participant at Bilibili present that ASUS is now providing a brand new variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Atlas Shark to customers. This variant is labeled as “ATS-RTX3060Ti-O8GD6X-Gaming-V2” and was shipped out in April of 2023. The graphics card options the identical design because the older RTX 3060 Ti Atlas Shark mannequin with a dual-fan and dual-slot design however the largest change comes within the type of the brand new connector.
As an alternative of counting on the 8-pin or 12-pin connectors, the ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Atlas Shark V2 is utilizing the 16-pin 12VHPWR connector. The 12-pin and 16-pin connectors are appropriate with one another so minimal effort would have been made to equip the brand new plug on the graphics card. Now as to the query of why was there a necessity to make use of a 16-pin connector when it is recognized to be a hazard & consumer errors resulting in melts are a serious difficulty with the cardboard?
It’s possible that ASUS ran out of 12-pin connectors since most producers stopped producing them in favor of the newer 16-pin connectors. The corporate could haven’t needed to return to older 8-pin connectors and that is the one sense I may make of this modification. We all know that there is a new CEM 5.1 spec out for the 16-pin connector however it’s unlikely that this card makes use of that.
ASUS additionally has a brand new RTX 4070 Ti connector-less design within the works which we reported right here. To this point, solely the RTX 4070 and under are recognized to be upgraded with that design. Additionally, the ASUS ATS playing cards are solely out there completely in China and the pricing of this card is claimed to be round $280 US.