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So all cards in that form no matter what version or make will all pull the same amount of watts. Ok cool, I didn't know that.
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So all cards in that form no matter what version or make will all pull the same amount of watts. Ok cool, I didn't know that.

If you go back to the EVGA link you posted, it's states what each of the cards are capable of. So the Kingpin version of the GTX 980 will not draw 300w out of the box, but it can with voltage mods, etc.. The card has a very robust power delivery setup, so It can handle 300w. Out of the box it will use a tad more wattage than a stock 980, because the boost clock are going to be a bit higher, but we're not talking much at all. Well below 220w.

You guys are tempting me to try this out on my Alpha. I also have a NUC that could benefit from this as well.
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Yea that does make sense, forgive me for being paranoid I rather play less of a gamble with watts biggrin.gif

You seem qualified enough to give your Alpha a little stretch, treat yourself wink.gif
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Yea that does make sense, forgive me for being paranoid I rather play less of a gamble with watts biggrin.gif

You seem qualified enough to give your Alpha a little stretch, treat yourself wink.gif

No worries man. It's a lot of money to take a gamble on if you're unsure. I'm more concerned with the bottleneck of the connection itself.
Edited by Face2Face - 6/8/16 at 9:49am
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https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Impact-of-PCI-E-Speed-on-Gaming-Performance-518/

Nothing too damaging so far.

Keep in mind those are 8X and 16X 2.0 and 3.0 speeds.

Here are the standards:



The industry-standard M.2 slots rely on PCI Express 2.0 x1 or x2 interconnections, thus providing up to 500MB/s or 1GB/s. I'm pretty sure the Alpha has a 2.0 1X, so 500MB/s would be a rather large bottleneck. Going with a 970 or 980 would be pointless.
Edited by Face2Face - 6/8/16 at 9:58am
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Check out page 170 on this thread.
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Check out page 170 on this thread.

Sorry, my post per page is different than yours. What post # is it?
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oh sorry, #1691 onwards.
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oh sorry, #1691 onwards.

Some interesting info there. I find this post interesting - http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/diy-egpu-gtx-970-with-dell-702x-3d-edition-easy-plug-and-play.785168/
I'm guessing he had a bad PSU, because needing an 850w PSU for the 970 is beyond ridiculous. The scores he put up are pretty impressive though.

There is certainly a bottleneck, but not as drastic as one might think. I'm surprised. I would love to test for myself though smile.gif
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