Desktop computer parts aren’t exactly cheap – for a lot of enthusiasts out there, the difference in quality in a single component can sometimes make or break one’s entire desktop setup. With that in mind, it looks like NVIDIA’s got a possible issue in its hands, following a report of its GPUs breaking easily.
More specifically, the GPU in question is the RTX 4090, one of the best that you can get on the market right now. As it stands, YouTuber and repair expert NorthridgeFix detailed how a customer sent in 19 pieces of RTX 4090 graphics cards in need of repair. After inspecting the graphics cards, all featured cracked PCBs, which he described as “impractical to repair.”
Repairing a cracked PCB isn’t exactly a simple task, requiring extensive time and effort, and even then there’s little assurance that the repair will get it up and running again. Earlier on, other reports showed that the RTX 4090’s 12VHPWR connector was prone to melting, especially if installed incorrectly.
Of course, there are a number of reasons as to why this might have happened, but at the moment there doesn’t seem to be any widespread complaints, other than this incident.
Source: Digital Trends