Monday, October 3rd 2016

EVGA Gives Away PowerLink with GeForce 10-series Graphics Cards

The EVGA PowerLink has one primary function: to make your PC look even more awesome. This adapter allows you to reroute the power inputs for your graphics card, giving you improved case airflow, a lower profile height, and best of all, cleaner wiring setup. It even supports a unique configuration system allowing you to mix and match power input types to match your EVGA graphics card. The EVGA PowerLink is the best way to revolutionize your cable management. Now you can get yours FREE with an EVGA GeForce GTX 10 Series purchase. This offer is available for all registered EVGA GeForce GTX 10 series cards, and only available for a limited time so sign up today.
Features:
  • Dramatically improved cable management
  • Supports a variety of different PCI-E connections including adjustable spacing
  • Integrated solid state capacitors give you power filtering
  • Easy installation
Add your own comment

19 Comments on EVGA Gives Away PowerLink with GeForce 10-series Graphics Cards

#2
Batou1986
Or you know you could just design the cards with the ports there in the first place
but that would be crazy :rolleyes:
Posted on Reply
#3
RejZoR
Batou1986, post: 3533323, member: 17221"
Or you know you could just design the cards with the ports there in the first place
but that would be crazy :rolleyes:
This. I can't think of a single case where they are preferred from the side. Maybe rare cases of ITX where length might be a problem. But so will be the height. But for normal cases, it would look nicer. Hell, in my case, it would even be better if they were on the motherboard side. The cables wouldn't even be visible from the front or the side. The cards are so long they go beyond motherboard anyway.
Posted on Reply
#4
Durvelle27
Will it work with AMD cards :laugh:
Posted on Reply
#5
the54thvoid
Durvelle27, post: 3533329, member: 107186"
Will it work with AMD cards :laugh:
No, AMD cards are inferior :fear:

j/k
Posted on Reply
#6
the54thvoid
the54thvoid, post: 3533340, member: 79251"
No, AMD cards are inferior :fear:

j/k
Really, it's a joke - they're not inferior - so much so I needed to double post to stop a rabid onslaught.
Posted on Reply
#7
Fluffmeister
So they take their own beautiful custom cooled design, and give it.... hemorrhoid's.
Posted on Reply
#8
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
CRASSmass made in china ? material cost $0.90 labour $0.10 total cost $1
later sold as $80 Accessory
Posted on Reply
#9
Loosenut
dorsetknob, post: 3533350, member: 8331"
CRASSmass made in china ? material cost $0.90 labour $0.10 total cost $1
later sold as $80 Accessory
Capitalism at it's best, making crap tons of money on the backs of slave labour...
Posted on Reply
#10
francisw19
Eh, not really my cup of tea TBH. I like the "clean lines" aesthetic personally...this kinda looks like something growing out the back end of the GPU. :/

RejZoR, post: 3533326, member: 1515"
This. I can't think of a single case where they are preferred from the side. Maybe rare cases of ITX where length might be a problem. But so will be the height. But for normal cases, it would look nicer. Hell, in my case, it would even be better if they were on the motherboard side. The cables wouldn't even be visible from the front or the side. The cards are so long they go beyond motherboard anyway.
Yeah I'm with you on this as well. IIRC it might have been around the 8800GTX era when they started putting the ports on the side. I think it was just for fit issues since these GPUs were sooo much bigger than usual. But with better case designs, removable HDD cages, etc. it's just less of a need these days IMO.
Posted on Reply
#11
Fluffmeister
Loosenut, post: 3533378, member: 80339"
Capitalism at it's best, making crap tons of money on the backs of slave labour...
Posted on Reply
#12
$ReaPeR$
RejZoR, post: 3533326, member: 1515"
This. I can't think of a single case where they are preferred from the side. Maybe rare cases of ITX where length might be a problem. But so will be the height. But for normal cases, it would look nicer. Hell, in my case, it would even be better if they were on the motherboard side. The cables wouldn't even be visible from the front or the side. The cards are so long they go beyond motherboard anyway.
indeed, modern case designs are practically made with that in mind since they usually lack drive bays or have enough room to support it.
i still like it though, it gives more choices.
Posted on Reply
#13
alwayssts
RejZoR, post: 3533326, member: 1515"
This. I can't think of a single case where they are preferred from the side. Maybe rare cases of ITX where length might be a problem. But so will be the height. But for normal cases, it would look nicer. Hell, in my case, it would even be better if they were on the motherboard side. The cables wouldn't even be visible from the front or the side. The cards are so long they go beyond motherboard anyway.
I bought the 1080 FTW because it was LITERALLY the only aftermarket option that was 10.5 inches. The height also mattered...I have absolutely no space between the top of the card and the internal slide for the top panel of the case on the very edge by the i/o. It's like this card was built AROUND somehow making this case work, and I am thankful for that. This is not unlike why I formerly bought a 970 FTW for a very similar reason...eVGA is the only company that plays in the 'small full size" aftermarket realm, apparently.

I can't be bothered to disconnect everything and take a picture, but how I managed to squeeze either, but especially the 1080 into my pc-c50b I am still not quite sure. Bullets were sweat, yet it still runs 2037/11016 in Kboost all day just fine, as are the temps.

I may indeed be in the minority, but for a HTPC/literal 'desktop' style case, especially in ITX or mATX (which is what my case is, and barely fits on my entertainment center shelf) the side power inputs are a LIFESAVER.

I do truly understand, not everybody goes this route nor do others think it feasible (which it is!), but what someone is able to cram into a mATX case when certain component manufacturers play ball (for instance, I have absolute faith in the C14 to cool even a next-gen e/x range CPU if some company makes an mATX board) is quite astonishing, even if you are one of those people that still wants to overclock/mess with voltages etc.

TLDR: I'm glad eVGA makes their 'normal' and 'ftw' cards the size they do, especially with the power input on the side.
Posted on Reply
#14
Totally
Batou1986, post: 3533323, member: 17221"
Or you know you could just design the cards with the ports there in the first place
but that would be crazy :rolleyes:
People foam at the mouth and complain whenever that happens. I remember that was the general reaction on reddit when a card recently released came with the connectors poking out the back. So, better to profit off those who don't.

Besides that, I think it fails at what it is supposed to do which is not look hideous.
Posted on Reply
#15
Hood
Totally, post: 3533455, member: 90126"
Besides that, I think it fails at what it is supposed to do which is not look hideous.
I wouldn't say 'hideous', but they could have done better. For instance, it maybe doesn't need to be so thick and obtrusive, not on the side anyway (how thick are 16 wires?). Maybe using flat copper traces like a printed circuit would thin it some. Remember,though, this is a free offer for all 10 series cards, so they'll have to make a lot of these cheaply while the offer lasts. After that, they won't be free, everyone will want them (for older cards as well), and I'm sure EVGA will design a slimmer model, perhaps using premium materials, a nice profitable way to enhance cable management. Look how much money people spend on single-braided custom colored cable sets - this will be a much cheaper way to hide the ugliest part of your build (those damned PCIe wires sticking out right in the middle of your window!). And let's face it, the single-sleeved cables don't look all that great, and are near impossible to keep straight and neat looking. It's only the color choice that makes them worthwhile. Better to make the wires unnoticeable and draw attention to your high-end components like MOBO, RAM, GPUs, CPU coolers, etc, especially since we're now entering the Twilight Zone, I mean the RGB LED Zone; with all the lights who's gonna notice some black wires...
Posted on Reply
#16
Ubersonic
francisw19, post: 3533380, member: 167196"
Yeah I'm with you on this as well. IIRC it might have been around the 8800GTX era when they started putting the ports on the side. I think it was just for fit issues since these GPUs were sooo much bigger than usual. But with better case designs, removable HDD cages, etc. it's just less of a need these days IMO.
Yeah, the 8800GTX moved the ports to the side because it was sooo frickin long, sadly AMD copied the layout with the HD5870 and then they kinda just stayed there :(
Posted on Reply
#17
TheinsanegamerN
Ubersonic, post: 3533601, member: 153458"
Yeah, the 8800GTX moved the ports to the side because it was sooo frickin long, sadly AMD copied the layout with the HD5870 and then they kinda just stayed there :(
?
the 6000 series, and the 400/500 series all had their ports sticking out the back. That coming out the side thing dies off until the 680 brought it back.
Posted on Reply
#18
Ubersonic
TheinsanegamerN, post: 3533781, member: 127292"
the 6000 series, and the 400/500 series all had their ports sticking out the back. That coming out the side thing dies off until the 680 brought it back.
My HD6950 has them coming out the top, as did the GTX480/580... /shrug.

I think you're just thinking of the midrange cards like the GTX460 which were behind the flagships in the transition.
Posted on Reply
#19
Bytales
the54thvoid, post: 3533340, member: 79251"
No, AMD cards are inferior :fear:

j/k
Actualy AMD Card dont Need it, they have it built in !
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment