AMD Confirms that the Radeon RX 7000 Series Won’t Use 16-pin 12VHPWR Connector

AMD has just confirmed that their upcoming Radeon RX 7000 series graphics card will not make use of the 12+4 pin ATX 12VHPWR connector across the entire product stack. Scott Herkelman, SVP and GM of the AMD Radeon product group, confirmed on Twitter that the current RX 6000 series and future GPUs based on the RDNA3 graphics architecture, will not use this power connector.

While we’ve seen NVIDIA opt for this connector on their brand new RTX 40 series, it appears AMD is not going that route. We’ve already seen reports of this connector melting, so maybe AMD is waiting a bit. So on the Radeon RX 7000 series you are going to see the same 8-pin PCIe power connectors we’ve seen in the past. Each of these connectors will draw up to 150W of power, so higher-end products with a typical board power of over 375W would have three of these connectors.

AMD is expected to debut their Radeon RX 7000 RDNA3 graphics cards on November 3, 2022.

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