Asus recently announced that people can request a free 16-pin graphics power cable to provide additional peace of mind for graphics card owners. nvidia card plagued with problems. With just a mention of the 40 series, it is immediately apparent that this is being offered as a possible solution to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 card fusion connector problem.
Before contacting Asus for your free cable, it’s important to note that only owners of power supplies rated at 750 watts or more, including the first-generation Asus ROG Thor and Strix, qualify. You can request a free cable if you own one of these power supplies with an output of 750W or more. Asus posted the offer on social media sites like bilibilias pointed out Tom’s Hardware.
If your power supply is only 750W, it may not have enough power to support the latest Nvidia GPUs along with your regular PC needs. but Asus will still supply the free 16-pin graphics power cable if you include proof of purchase for an Nvidia 40 series graphics card. If you own a newer model Asus power supply, you already have a 16-pin cable to connect to the connector Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 power adapter.
Asus’ post mentions reaching out to WeChat. but you should be able to use the MyAsus app or the page of Contact on the Asus website for help ordering the cable if you qualify.
If you haven’t heard of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 power connector issue, it’s a bit scary. There have been multiple reports of the connector melting and catching fire due to rapid heat buildup. The cause isn’t entirely clear at this point, but it seems to be related to a poor fit or possibly bent pins. More durable and better fitting cables that could minimize the danger should help and that’s exactly what Asus is offering.