Originally Posted by Skye12977
Would this mean that 1. it's not as power efficient as they're supposed to be 2. that they should just have additional PCI connectors?
It means a few things...
The bigger issue is addressing the PCI-E power usage, is it a fluke in the initial batch or a bigger issue? Licensing require that they address and fix any issue in order to keep selling it as a PCI-E device.
Secondary to that would be the efficiency concerns, it is really starting to look like the 480 is just starving. Fixing the starvation issue may open it right up to new levels of performance.
I wouldn't be surprised if the single 6 pin isn't able to feed the GPU enough, and the card is attempting to compensate for that via drawing more across the PCI-E bus itself. When electronics aren't properly powered, they will do strange things to attempt to compensate for it.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 6/30/16 at 3:12pm