Inno3D introduces GeForce RTX 4070 RTX 4060 Ti and RTX
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Inno3D introduces GeForce RTX 4070, RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 with hidden power connectors

Building modern PCs can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to routing the power cables inside the case easily and properly. Inno3D has introduced three new graphics cards designed to simplify cable management – the GeForce RTX 4070, RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 Twin X2/OC White Edition. The peculiarity of these new products is that they are equipped with “hidden” power connections.

    Image source: Inno3D

Image source: Inno3D

Most graphics card manufacturers install power connectors on top of the graphics cards. There are also exceptions in the form of a power connector located at the end, but these are very rare. With Inno3D graphics cards, the power connections are on the inside of the graphics card. New items are equipped with short circuit boards of unusual shape. This actually places the outlets between the cooling system radiator and the reinforcing backplate. This allows you to connect power cables to graphics cards without unnecessary kinks while providing a more pleasing aesthetic appearance to the assembled system. Since the graphics cards themselves are made in white, the manufacturer has included white power cables in its deliveries.

The GeForce RTX 4070 model received a new 12+4-pin 12VHPWR power connector and is equipped with a two-piece rear reinforcement plate. It is assumed that the user will remove part of the reinforcing backplate before connecting the power cable to the graphics card and reattach that part of the plate after the cable is connected. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 models do not require removing the plate. They are equipped with the usual 8-pin power connectors that simply dig deep into the graphics card. The free space available next to the plug is enough to simply connect the power cable. The power connectors themselves for the featured graphics cards are rotated 180 degrees toward the motherboard.

Inno3D believes that if more graphics card manufacturers decide to adopt this power connector design, it will greatly facilitate PC building for many users.

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