Recently, PCIe 5.0 graphics card auxiliary power supply interface has attracted the attention of many hardware players, and now it has finally appeared generously. Asus previously mentioned this new interface when introducing the new generation of ROG Thor series power supplies, and on the latest power supply product introduction page, this new interface/connector was displayed impressively.
ASUS confirmed that ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II power supplies will come with a 12-pin PCIe power cord, which can provide up to 600W of power supply for PCIe 5.0 graphics cards.
Wait, isn’t it 16 pins? In fact, everything is right, becauseIt contains 12 power supply ports, 4 signal transmission ports, and the latter is optional, Obviously Asus did not want it.
It is worth mentioning that ASUS does not include a real 12-pin power cord, because the power supply itself is not designed with a 12-pin interface, butA patch cord is transferred from two 8-pins.
From the current known situation,The indicators of the 12-pin power supply interface are 9A, 12V, and the theoretical maximum power supply is 648W, but it is said that the current can actually achieve 9.2A, which is the maximum power supply of 661W. Just for safety, the peak power is controlled at 600W..
In addition, I don’t know if you found out,This 12-pin power supply design and the first 12-pin power supply solution on the NVIDIA RTX 30 series are actually the same thing., Which means that NVIDIA is at the forefront this time.
The first graphics card equipped with PCIe 5.0 power supply interface is expected to be RTX 3090 Ti, which further confirms that NVIDIA is ready for a long time.
in other words,The RTX 30 series actually already supports PCIe 5.0, It’s just that there was no processor and motherboard platform before. Now with the arrival of the Intel 12th generation Core and Z690 motherboards, they are finally there!
The 12-pin power connector on the NVIDIA RTX 30 series public version