Of course a connector change isn't going to fix the PCIE motherboard draw.
That requires a change in most likely, the design of the card.
I was just saying that if the card needed too much power which is why it also requires a lot of power from the PCIE slot, a move to less power to the PCIE slot and more through the 6 pin (or 8 pin if it requires too much), would have been better.
Slap a 8 pin instead and draw most of your power from it, should fix all of the cards power problems.
Also, talking about the strix version is completely irrelevant. It is not a reference card. A reference card usually takes less power than AIB cards. Some AIB 960s have 8 pin instead of 6 pin (like the evga ssc version).
The reference design of the 480 seems to be flawed if this is a true issue.
Talking about the 960 strix is like saying "well if he robbed a bank and wasn't caught, I'm allowed to do the same, because he got away with it". It is wrong. Just plain wrong.
I've seen this brought up by a few people, but why?
If the mosfets are hardwired to the power sources, all it means is there's a limit to how much you can pull from each source without going out of spec on either the power source OR mosfets. There's literally nothing stopping you pulling LESS power from each power source, and the bios is what's responsible for controlling how much power is drawn, so I don't see why a bios update couldn't fix this problem.