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Gtx 1070 and 1080: Do we really need a second power connector?

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Hi,

I want to buy the gtx 1080 but I would like to know if I really need a second power connector if I OC:

Would my card throttle because of the power limit?

Cheers.
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Hi,

I want to buy the gtx 1080 but I would like to know if I really need a second power connector if I OC:

Would my card throttle because of the power limit?

Cheers.

if you do not have the PCIE power connectors, it'll be wise to first invest in a good PSU, before you pick up the new video cards.
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Hi,

I want to buy the gtx 1080 but I would like to know if I really need a second power connector if I OC:

Would my card throttle because of the power limit?

Cheers.

Two of the connectors is a sign that the card is an overclocker. Not sure of the details but this is what I read
     
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