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Just bought this card and am looking at its pic and i noticed it needs an 8 pin AND 6pin power adapter? What gives 8 pin = 2x6pin, so why does it need an 8 pin AND a six pin?
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I ran mine fine with 2 6 pins but didn't overclock at the time. I eventually bought a 6 to 8 pin adapter though. Sorry didn't answer you're question.
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I ran mine fine with 2 6 pins but didn't overclock at the time. I eventually bought a 6 to 8 pin adapter though. Sorry didn't answer you're question.
im not worried about power reqs/plugs, i just want to know why this card needs 8pin / 6pin while all others only need 2x6pin, same with HD5870's.
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Well the reason it has to be 8 pin and 6 pin is because they ran out of pins at the factory, so instead of 8 pins you are left with another 6 pin.
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Well the reason it has to be 8 pin and 6 pin is because they ran out of pins at the factory, so instead of 8 pins you are left with another 6 pin.
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so i can run it with just 2x6 pin then?
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so i can run it with just 2x6 pin then?
Mine ran fine that way with stock settings.
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
Well the reason it has to be 8 pin and 6 pin is because they ran out of pins at the factory, so instead of 8 pins you are left with another 6 pin.
Yeah, this sounds about right.

OP: perhaps they wanted INSANE OVERCLOCKABILITY!!11!11!!! Strange though that it has the same plug config as a GTX 480... Oh ASUS, you so crazy.

If you can you should use the 8 pin and 6 pin, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with two six pins.
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