Corsair releases 12+4 pin 12VHPWR power connectors to upgrade their existing PSUs
Corsair users can upgrade their PSUs to feature a 12VHPWR connector
Published: 22nd September 2022 | Source: Corsair |
Corsair's ready for Nvidia's RTX 40 series, launches 12+4 pin 12VHPWR power connectors for their Type-4 PSUs
Most power supply manufacturers are releasing new units that are compatible with Intel's new ATX 3.0 standard and support the new 12+4 pin 12VHPWR. Corsair is not one of those companies.
Today, Corsair has announced that they will be releasing 12+4-pin 12VHPWR cables that will be supported by all of the company's Type-4 power supplies, cables that will support 600W power draws from Corsair's existing PSU lineup. Whether it is an old RM1000 or their brand new HX1500i, Corsair's new 12+4 12VHPWR cables can make your PSUs ready for Nvidia's RTX 4000 series graphics cards without needing to use untidy adaptors.
Additionally, Corsair has stated that their customers do not need to wait for their future power supplies to purchase units that meet Intel's new ATX 3.0 standard. Corsair has stated that their PSUs "already provide the needed reliability and quality components to support the higher power needs of the next generation of PC hardware". Corsair has declared that their existing PSUs are already ready for the ATX 3.0 and 12VHPWR power standards.
The newly announced Nvidia RTX 4090 promises a huge leap in performance, and the great news for PC enthusiasts is that CORSAIR’s existing power supply lineup is already fully compatible with the new Nvidia 40-series. While the RTX 4090 uses a new 12+4 pin 12VHPWR power connector, all cards will ship with a PCI-e 8-pin power to 12VHPWR adapter. There’s no need to wait for future PSUs to support Intel’s new ATX 3.0 standard and CORSAIR’s power supplies already provide the needed reliability and quality components to support the higher power needs of the next generation of PC hardware. Whether it’s an RM1000 that’s seen many builds, or a brand new HX1500i, you can depend on your CORSAIR PSU to power your graphics cards into the future.
Additionally, customers can now order official CORSAIR 12VHPWR 600W cables compatible with all CORSAIR type-4 PSUs, connecting directly to the PSU via the existing PSU-side connectors for unfettered power straight for your new graphics card - no PCIe adapter required. With sense-wires configured to 600W, your graphics card will know it’s able to draw its maximum power load*.
*600W load requires a 1200W rated CORSAIR PSU or higher. 450W load requires 1000W or higher. 300W load requires 750W or higher.
Users of Corsair's Type-C PSUs will be able to purchase 12+4 pin 12VHPWR power connectors from Corsair starting today on their website. These cables will start shipping on September 29th and pre-orders will be available starting today in some regions. In the US, Corsair's 12+4 pin 12VHPWR power connector kit will be available for $19.99, which is a lot cheaper than the cost of a brand new power supply.
If your power supply is compatible with Corsair's Type-4 PCIe cables, it will be compatible with Corsair's new 12+4 pin 12VHPWR connector. You can check if your PSU is compatible with this new cable on Corsair's website.
You can join the discussion on Corsair's 12+4 pin 12VHPWR power connector upgrade for their existing power supplies on the OC3D Forums.