PowerColor Says Graphics Cards Are Too Heavy

With high-end graphics cards putting on weight, PowerColor says that cases and motherboards simply don't provide enough support for these hardware behemoths. A particularly vulnerable area is the rear of the card, away from the relative strength of the case backplate.

The company claims that a PCIe slot can only take so much, before it snaps and interrupts your 16AA Crysis 2 experience. The graphics card vendor will release what it calls the PowerJack, a retractable brace that can be used to prop up ultra-heavy graphics cards.

Weighing only 30 grams, the PowerJack supports loads of up to a kilo-and-a-half. It can extend from its 61.25mm height up to 150mm. PowerColor will start bundling the PowerJack with its heavier cards (no specific yet) this July 15, and sell the accessory separately a few "weeks" after for $9.99.

A Jacked Up New Product from PowerColor

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  • frye
    Whatever happened to technology getting faster and smaller?
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  • skimicro
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    PowerColor Says Graphics Cards Are Too Heavy

    Wow!!! These guys at PowerColor are pretty smart. Who knew video cards were getting heavy.
    That won't work on PC cases with a PSU at the bottom.
    I have 205mm from the bottom of the case to my video card. Maybe I can use a car jack.
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  • Parsian
    i was wondering when they going to talk about the weight of these monsters...

    but i personally would need to see evidence for the claim that current cards are heavy enough to do such damage but nevertheless it is reasonable
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  • frye
    Whatever happened to technology getting faster and smaller?
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  • skimicro
    Quote:
    PowerColor Says Graphics Cards Are Too Heavy

    Wow!!! These guys at PowerColor are pretty smart. Who knew video cards were getting heavy.
    That won't work on PC cases with a PSU at the bottom.
    I have 205mm from the bottom of the case to my video card. Maybe I can use a car jack.
    14