NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti is expected to be released at the end of this month, and partner EVGA recently stated that their RTX 3090 Ti
is in the final stage of development. The news confirms that the model RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin requires two 12pins for the power connectors.
This power connector is also the power connector of PCIe 5.0 previously rumored, which is actually 16pin (12 standard pins and 4 data paths which are optional). The 12pin part is compatible with the previous RTX 3080 public version, and the 4pin is used for signal transmission.
EVGA RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin rumors, Source: QuasarZone
Through dual 12pin connectors, it can theoretically provide 1275W, which is quite terrible power consumption, which is much more than the current 3x 8pin power connectors of 525W. It is currently uncertain whether all manufacturers’ RTX 3090 Ti will use dual 12pins for power connectors. It may only be that the Kingpin version is designed for extreme overclocking, so the larger power connectors are added.