Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog
Does it matter what the PCIe guys say about it?
I believe it does...if you want to be allowed to use their interface
Speaking of which...I've been looking for info regarding why exactly do they have to comply PCIe compliances and still haven't found anything.
Anybody can shed some light? I'm curious about the implications (if you look at it, nor NVIDIA nor ATI has overrun that spec, and both 5970 and GTX295 were quite lower-clocked in order to keep in spec. Instead, some partners just didn't care about that pci-e spec...).
Originally Posted by steadly2004
I don't get why the 8 pin power supplies wouldn't be enough to power the card?
Power is not the problem...is distribution. If the card gets the power from the 8 pin then no problem...but if it starts sucking too much from the ATX24 you can have a nasty melted-plastic-thingy into your case. Thats one of the reasons you see plenty of high-end motherboards with additional power connectors on the board to prevent this issue while running some graphics cards.