After NVIDIA, AMD also encounters connector problems on its graphics cards?


Hardware and Gaming Specialist

May 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.


AMD Radeon RX 7600 © Nerces

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Without changing the power connector of its graphics cards, AMD is experiencing a small technical problem on the Radeon RX 7600.

When the GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition came out, a problem with NVIDIA’s own 16-pin port caused a lot of ink to flow until the cause was heard: a problem with users inserting the connector.

Backplate problem

Today, relayed by Igor’s Lab And TechPowerUp, the connector problem seems to be of another order. Indeed, on its Radeon RX 7600, AMD uses a very classic power port, an 8-pin.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 © Nerces

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Problem, the manufacturer would have used a backplate on the back of the card which goes a little too far as our colleagues explain. In fact, on some 6+2 pin power cables, the backplate prevents the plug from being fully inserted into the board. A small day remains.

TechPowerUp specifies that he was able to try many power supplies and many cables encountering the said problem in approximately 20% of the cases. It is also stated that this only happens with 6+2 pin sockets.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 © TechPowerUp

© TechPowerUp

Watch out for melting!

On many power supplies, there are indeed cables with 8 pins and others with a 6+2 pin connector so that the thing can be plugged into a 6 pin port.

Alas, in this case, the two additional pins are attached thanks to a small module that you simply remove, but on which you can find two small protrusions: these are the ones that prevent you from completely inserting the plug into the connector of the Radeon RX 7600. In addition to the details that TechPowerUp brings us, Igor’s Lab adds that the jacketed cables of the most expensive power supplies are often affected.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 © Igor's Lab

© Igo’s Lab

Remember that the partial insertion of the power cable is considered to be the cause of the melting observed on the RTX 4090 FE. It is also important to specify that on the NVIDIA card, it is a question of a much more powerful current (more than 400 Watts) whereas the Radeon RX 7600 never consumes more than 160 Watts. AMD should have been more careful, however.

Videocardz finally specifies that AMD does not yet distribute its own RX 7600, only models from partner manufacturers are on sale. Perhaps he will have the opportunity to return to the problem before the sale?

Source : Igor’s Lab, TechPowerUp, Videocardz

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