Tuesday, July 23, 2024

12VHPWR for GeForce RTX 40: GPU-Z 2.51.0 now monitors the 16-pin connector


In the latest version 2.51.0, the popular GPU tool GPU-Z has a function to monitor the problematic 12VHPWR connector on the GeForce RTX 40X0 (“Nvidia Ada Lovelace”) series of graphics cards. Meanwhile, the manufacturer tries to downplay the problem and blames the users.

GPU-Z can now monitor the 12VHPWR connector

While Nvidia blames melting or even burning 12VHPWR connectors on poorly closed 12+4-pin connectors and thus tries to shift the responsibility onto the user, CPU-Z developers now have a monitoring feature built into their tools.

As with the familiar 6/8-pin PCIe connectors, GPU-Z can now read and record input power flowing through the new 16-pin connector. However, the actual problem is not solved by the function.

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Support for the GeForce RTX 4080

In addition to the monitoring function for the 12VHPÜWR connection of the GeForce RTX 4090 (test) and GeForce RTX 4080 (test), which is officially supported for the first time, GPU-Z 2.51 offers innovations in the areas of DLSS, Vulkan and OpenCL. Also, fixed an issue with “Glenfly Advanced Panel” for China Zhaoxin Glenfly Arise GT GPU.

  • Added full support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
  • Added BIOS save/load support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and 4090
  • Fixed incorrect transistor count on GeForce RTX 4090
  • Added support for monitoring 16-pin power input
  • Fixed missing memory temperature on GeForce 40 series
  • Fixed crash in Glenfly advanced panel
  • DLSS Scan in Advanced Panel no longer starts automatically and allows you to select drives to scan first
  • When the “Stop” option is selected in DLSS Scan, it correctly indicates that the scan has stopped
  • Vulkan extension list is now one entry per line
  • OpenCL extensions list is now one entry per line and is sorted alphabetically
  • Fixed negative collection offset range showing as a positive integer in Vulkan info
  • Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X, RTX 3060 (GA104-B), MX750 A, RTX A500 Laptop, RTX A4500 Embedded, Tesla T10, Quadro K5100M (GK104-B)

GPU-Z 2.51.0 Release Notes

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X is supported

Add to that the mandatory optimizations and bug fixes that flow into every new release, as well as product support for the “new” GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X and other graphics cards.

Download on ComputerBase

As usual, GPU-Z 2.51.0 can be downloaded from the ComputerBase download area directly below this message. Providing more information release notes of the system tool.


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