PCI-SIG responds to NVIDIA’s lawsuit with a public statement. This is an accurate and to-the-point statement. The group claims that the technical details required to design the 12VHPWR cables are detailed in the PCI-SIG specifications. This indemnifies the company from liability for claims that the cable was insufficiently designed.
This statement relates to the ongoing lawsuit between NVIDIA and the company’s former CEO, “Genova v. NVIDIA Corporation.” The lawsuit alleges that NVIDIA 16-pin cables pose a significant “electrical and fire hazard.”
After verifying that only 50 cases of melted cables have been reported, NVIDIA has provided a detailed guide on how to properly install the new power adapter for GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. There is a risk if the cable is not fully inserted. To prove this, GamersNexus has conducted numerous tests.
PCI-SIG would like to advise all members who manufacture, market or sell PCI-SIG technologies (including 12VHPWR connections) to take all appropriate and prudent measures to ensure the safety of the end user, including testing for the reported problem cases involving consumers as alleged in the aforementioned lawsuit.
Members are reminded that PCI-SIG specifications provide the necessary technical information for interoperability and do not attempt to address proper design, manufacturing methods, materials, safety testing, safety tolerances, or workmanship. When implementing a PCI-SIG specification, members are responsible for the design, manufacture, and testing, including safety testing, of their products.
— PCI SIG
Via Tom’s Hardware