CORSAIR launches 180°U-shaped 12VHPWR adapter

NVIDIA has massively adopted the 12VHPWR power supply interface on GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Unlike the somewhat rearward-tilting layout of the RTX 30 series, this interface is almost horizontally arranged, necessitating additional space for cabling and proving to be decidedly unfriendly to compact chassis. Due to design issues with the new connector, safety hazards can easily arise, with multiple reports of overheated and melted connectors and interfaces in recent months.

Some manufacturers have previously offered 90-degree L-shaped 12VHPWR adapters or module cables, reducing the risk associated with conversions and providing gamers with a safer and more stable power supply solution. Recently, Corsair launched a new 180-degree U-shaped 12VHPWR adapter (Model CP-8920335), providing another option for cable management, which should adequately cater to the needs of certain gamers.

This 12VHPWR adapter from Corsair sports a minimalist design, bearing the brand’s logo and capable of withstanding high temperatures up to 105 degrees Celsius. However, such adapters may face compatibility issues with certain graphics cards, given the varying designs of coolers and backplates from different graphics card manufacturers. For instance, the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards from ASUS ROG Strix and TUF Gaming may prove incompatible due to the width of the PCB. Corsair has yet to provide a specific compatibility list, and might incorporate some improvements before the official launch to enhance compatibility.

Corsair has not announced the pricing for this product. However, it has been listed in some regions, for example, the retail price in Australia is approximately $26.23 (equivalent to roughly 187.98 RMB). The precise date of availability remains uncertain.