PCI-SIG Instructs Its Members To Stick To Official 12VHPWR Specifications When Manufacturing Power Cables

PCI-SIG responds to NVIDIA’s lawsuit with a public statement. This is a precise and to-the-point statement. The group claims that the technical details needed to design the 12VHPWR cables are detailed in the PCI-SIG specifications. Thus, the company releases itself from liability for claims that the cable was inadequately designed.

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This statement relates to the ongoing court case between NVIDIA and the company’s former CEO, “Genova v. NVIDIA Corporation.” The lawsuit claims that NVIDIA 16-pin cables are a significant “electrical and fire hazard.”

After verifying that only fifty cases of melted cables have been reported, NVIDIA provided a detailed guide on properly installing the new power adapter for GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs. When the cable is not completely inserted, a risk is posed. To prove this, GamersNexus ran numerous tests.

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PCI-SIG wishes to impress upon all Members that manufacture, market or sell PCI-SIG technologies (including 12VHPWR connections) of the need to take all appropriate and prudent measures to ensure end user safety, including testing for the reported problem cases involving consumers as alleged in the above-referenced lawsuit.

Members are reminded that PCI-SIG specifications provide necessary technical information for interoperability and do not attempt to address proper design, manufacturing methods, materials, safety testing, safety tolerances or workmanship. When implementing a PCI-SIG specification, Members are responsible for the design, manufacturing, and testing, including safety testing, of their products.


Via Tom’s Hardware