Re: Never mind the quality
Whoever designed that power connector spec needs to go back to school to learn something.
When you are wiring up proper electricity, you learn (or find out quickly) that if something is to be pulling a continuous load, you need to be at least 30% to 40% over spec because the specs for wires and connectors are almost never marketed for 100% load 100% duty cycle.
You run into this in a hurry when doing electrical outlets and cabling / installations for charging EVs
You also then have to worry about getting enough air around the connectors and such to cool.
Anyone with a decent background in electrical engineering or proper installation / design could have taken a look at that connector and said, 600W at 12V from that? You are out of your mind.
You need at least double the carrying capacity they used, and enough room for air to get in to cool the connectors just a bit.
Had they gone with just 2 of the same high power connectors they put one of on the Quadro A6000 and similar GPUs, (which are fed by 2x 8 pin standard GPU cables if you don't have native ones), all would have been good for a long time.
Also this obsession with hugely tall cards and then power connectors on the top of them???
That of course leads to tight bends on cables for anything but the most huge monster of cases.
Would it have been so hard to put the connector on the back panel of the card like Evga was going to do?
(not on the short edge opposite the output connectors, as the cards are already insanely long).