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Originally Posted by bmgjet View Post




Lets see if any one makes a fuss about this power connector.
Soldered to the board, All sharing the same phase.
If a certain some one else had done it they would be getting hell for it.

I don't care about the phases or power draw crap, I just think it's absolutely assanine to do that with the power connector that has a 99.9% universal standard every modern GPU adopts. Makes me think they were wanting the card to look bigger, beefer, and presumably more powerful. Believe it or not many users don't like short GPU's because they don't fill out the space enough.
 
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AMD is far from an angel and I think their senior management deserves to be heavily criticized for its appallingly poor business decisions (including the layoff of many good former ATI staff), but at least they arm their reference models with decent power delivery.

Only because people like me were blowing up and returning 5850s every week...they must have finally decided that stripping phases wasn't going to to save them money if it quintupled the RMA rate.

6000 series and later have been pretty solid though. 7970 in particular was an impressive reference part.
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Originally Posted by CrazyElf View Post

As you can probably tell from the reaction of the posts here, Nvidia really used poor quality components.

The quality of the components doesn't seem to be the issue as much as quantity. It looks like they designed a PCB for a GTX 1060Ti or short 1070 then omitted everything possible for the vanilla 1060 to cut costs.
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Originally Posted by bmgjet View Post

Lets see if any one makes a fuss about this power connector.

Plenty of people already are.

I've categorically ruled out any part that uses this PCB/cooler setup, mostly because of that power connector.
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Soldered to the board, All sharing the same phase.

Doesn't matter that the wires are combined, the power is all going to the same place and the wires/connection are large enough to handle the current.

The issue is that third part cooling or replacement of a damaged fan/cooler becomes needlessly complicated.
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post #63 of 108
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Lets see if any one makes a fuss about this power connector.
Soldered to the board, All sharing the same phase.
If a certain some one else had done it they would be getting hell for it.

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post #64 of 108
Soldering wires takes skills yo yessir.gif
post #65 of 108
What I want to know is if it's the same PCB layout as that of a 970, 760, or 670. I have a GPU block from a 760 (which has the same layout as a 970 and 670). I plan to go pascal provided that my GPU block will fit. Otherwise, I'll be limited to a 970

I'm really hoping it'd fit
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What I want to know is if it's the same PCB layout as that of a 970, 760, or 670. I have a GPU block from a 760 (which has the same layout as a 970 and 670). I plan to go pascal provided that my GPU block will fit. Otherwise, I'll be limited to a 970

I'm really hoping it'd fit

EK has already stated none of the previous gen blocks are compatible with the new GPUs.
 
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I really can't wait to see how the thirty party boards look. Here's hoping none of them do this silly nonsense for the power connector.
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As a SFF enthusiast I actually think that custom connector is boss. Now I can switch it around to a different location to more easily route the cables in the smallest cases where everything needs to fit just right. But yeah, you have to be handy with a soldering iron and just make sure the wires are of the proper gauge so they don't get burned or frayed. Those soldering points look big enough to join three wires in each one as I guess it's intended, like a typical 6-pin connector.
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I think the 2 pin connector is for a LED or something. There is a black 4 pin connector in the right.
I would say you are right.
The pci-e seems to just be a stack of wires through hole soldered to the board on either side of the fan connector.
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I never understood the reasoning behind this lazy design:

You aren't going to lay out an entire 6 to 8 layer board just because you now have a SKU with a few less memory chips. And the reason for this is that the cost per unit is probably like a few cents more while the cost of doing over basically the entire board is 50 hours of someone's time. It's probably even less that a few cents by the way remember gold plating on your pads costs a couple of cents per board.

Unless you are going to make like a million of that specific board I wouldn't bother.
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