Here is the new 12-pin NVIDIA PCIe Power connector in more detail, much smaller then you think it is

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  1. Andrew LB

    Andrew LB Maha Guru

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    Couldn't the same be said about moving from the massive ISA connector contacts to PCI? or to the even smaller PCIe? Or perhaps maybe just like back then, electronic engineers put in some work to ensure there was plenty of contact area for the current required? The latter is a heck of a lot more likely than your obvious fanboy assumption which has absolutely no evidence to back it up.

    Those new connectors appear to be Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 which can handle 8.5a per conductor. 6 conductors (the other 6 are grounds) would then give a max current rating of 51a @ 12v, which is 612 watts. Seems to me that if that is indeed a micro-fit 3.0, then it definitely is safe for 400w.
     
  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    information in the last 24hr on twitter suggests this connector will be restricted to 5a per 12v pin.
     

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