- Aug 25, 2001
I mean, I get the idea behind it, and perhaps it's time, but ... I would much prefer this to be a product of the PCI-SIG, or whomever is in charge of STANDARDS in this area, rather than a (potentially patentable) Nvidia "invention". (That would see AMD having to pay licensing fees, should this catch one, and PSU makers switch to the NVidia standard.)
Yet another way that NVidia is "infecting" the "gaming" ecosystem with proprietariness.
Edit: The distinct possibility exists, should this "catch on", that there will then be "Nvidia" and "AMD" PSUs, much like "G-Sync" and "FreeSync" monitors. And this will likely inhibit Intel's 12VO PSU standard from catching on as well. (Or maybe, it will help? Combined 12VO and NVidia GPU PSU connector PSUs?)