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They have the pins for so I would assume so.
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More 970s, like this one and my asus strix, should use the single 8-pin configuration.
    
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More 970s, like this one and my asus strix, should use the single 8-pin configuration.

It's a little bit limiting though?

If an 8-pin can only provide ~150w and the GPU's can brush against 220w power limit with 1.25v. That's a lot of power to suck from pci-e slot.

No reason to casually violate power connector specs just for aesthetics
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It's a little bit limiting though?

If an 8-pin can only provide ~150w and the GPU's can brush against 220w power limit with 1.25v. That's a lot of power to suck from pci-e slot.

No reason to casually violate power connector specs just for aesthetics


errrrr the Pci-e slot has always been rated at 75w,so how are they violating any specs?
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It's a little bit limiting though?

If an 8-pin can only provide ~150w and the GPU's can brush against 220w power limit with 1.25v. That's a lot of power to suck from pci-e slot.

No reason to casually violate power connector specs just for aesthetics

The standard of PCIE is 75W.
Also either 75Wx2=150W from the normal two 6-pin connections, or 150W from a single 8-pin connection.
So a 225W is possible and fine and by the spec either way.
Nothing wrong here. There is no violation of power specs in any way.

The reason the card has only two 6-pin connectors in the first place, is to give people with older systems which have only 6-pin power connectors from the PSU a chance to buy this card. Making it a single 8-pin is for saving space and cables.
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More 970s, like this one and my asus strix, should use the single 8-pin configuration.
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It's a little bit limiting though?
There's a lot of hullabaloo about potential OC limitations but it shouldn't be different from 2 6-pins.

Win-win would be 1 required 8-pin with 1 optional 6/8-pin connector.
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Guess no PS4 in the future, I want this for my ITX build biggrin.gif
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4gb's of memory will be standard, right?
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show me a low profile 960 or 970 and i'll be on board and put in my HTPC. redface.gif
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Guess no PS4 in the future, I want this for my ITX build biggrin.gif

PS3 is cheaper, even if you geta BC version, and you can get good exclusives like The Last Of Us.
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