Seasonic Unveils 90-Degree Angled 12V-2×6 Power Connector Cables For Next-Gen GPUs

Seasonic will soon be introducing its brand new 90-degree angled 12V-2×6 power connector cables which will support the next generation of GPUs.

12VHPWR Is Out, 12V-2×6 Is In: Seasonic Intros New Angled Power Connector Cables Compatible With Its PSU Lineup & Next-Gen GPUs

The 12VHPWR connector had a rocky start from its melting and burning issues which affected the top NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs. PCI-SIG and power supply manufacturers quickly worked on resolving these issues and incorporated the new ATX 3.1 / CEM 5.1 specifications which resulted in the birth of the 12V-2×6 connector cable. This connector and the respective cables will be shipped and bundled with the latest PSUs including upcoming GPUs from AIBs.

Seasonic being one of the leading PSU manufacturers in the industry has unveiled its brand new 12V-2×6 connector cables. These cables come in a 90-degree angled design in the L-shape. These new cables will be supplied with the latest ATX 3.1 PSU series and users owning a Seasonic ATX 3.0 PSU (FOCUS/Vertex/PRIME) can also apply for this cable to be shipped to them free of cost.

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Users will have to confirm that they own the aforementioned Seasonic PSU and a graphics card with the 12VHPWR connector interface. The first users will be shipped these connectors on 10 January so we can expect a wider public availability later in the month. The launch of these new 12V-2×6 connector cables aligns perfectly with the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 SUPER GPU family which will be making full use of the new power interface as evidenced in the ASUS RTX 4070 leak here.

Seasonic recently advised its customers to use a hair dryer to bend existing 12VHPWR/12V-2×6 connector cables before installing the graphics card in a PC. With an angled connector, you don’t have to worry about using a heat source to bend the cable and can simply plug the connector into the card and enjoy using the graphics card worry-free. Some of the features highlighted by Seasonic for its angled 12V-2×6 connector include (via Seasonic / Machine Translated):

  • The 90-degree L-shaped interface eliminates the need for bending, saving space and allowing you to securely close the chassis side panels.
  • Integrated molding, reinforced terminal structure, high current resistant alloy copper right angle terminals.
  • 16AWG high specification wire diameter, precision welding of wire and terminal, stable and reliable connection.
  • Supports 600W high power output and complies with ATX 3.1 and PCIe CEM 5.1 specifications.
  • The soft embossed thread has a delicate woven texture, making the installation more beautiful.
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Expect other manufacturers (PSU / GPU) to follow suit and also release similar angled design as we enter 2024.

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