More mobo power, bro

Just say no to AIB power cables—No, no, no.

Jon Peddie

Asus has introduced a motherboard with additional pins on the graphics board, streamlining power delivery and removing the need for external cables. While showcased at Computex, the innovation received limited enthusiasm. This alteration affects AIB and motherboard manufacturers, impacting cable and connector producers. Motherboard suppliers must incorporate extra power connectors, routing wires across the board, while AIB makers adjust layouts. The concept resembles the existing HPCE standard in servers. If embraced by Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers, the design could enhance PC interiors, minimizing cable clutter and associated management efforts. (Source: What do we think?  If Asus’ proposal gains some acceptance

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