Ahead of the launch of a new graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, especially when it’s as hotly anticipated as Team Green’s newest, some preposterous rumors are inevitably going to spill out. In fact, that’s half of the fun of following the PC hardware scene in the first place – however, now’s not the time to get people alarmed about having to spend extra money for no reason. 

Late last week we spotted a rumor about Nvidia submitting a new 12-pin PCIe cable to PCI-SIG for approval, which has led to some outlets, including TechRadar, jumping to the conclusion that the Nvidia Ampere GeForce lineup – which is likely hitting the market in just a few months – will require this new connector. That’s probably not going to happen. 

You probably don’t have to worry about adding in the expense of an all-new power supply to the already substantial cost of an expensive graphics card – which is good when so many people are negatively affected by a global pandemic. 

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