Tuesday, January 16th 2007

New eight-pin PCI Express GPU power connector leaked

It is no surprise that the current 75W six-pin power connector isn't giving graphics cards enough electricity. The NVIDIA 8800GTX uses two connectors to give it enough power, and we can only speculate as to how much power AMD's upcoming R600 will use. And so, a new eight-pin power connector has been leaked, and should arrive just in time to power the R600 (if needed).

Source: The Inquirer
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16 Comments on New eight-pin PCI Express GPU power connector leaked

#1
Greek
less cabling for some then :)
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#3
hat
Enthusiast
Im still on 4 pin molex..
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#4
Tory
Well as long as it's the same pinout as the 8-pin CPU connector... I've already got one hanging un-used in my case.
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#5
XooM
errr... EPS12v plug anybody? :rolleyes:
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#6
KennyT772
nope its different. as you can see from the picture the two extra pins are moved out of line from the rest, so the eps12v and pci-e plugs are different.
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#7
tkpenalty
lol... I think AMD should be wise enough to make a graphics card that dosen't need that.
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#8
EastCoasthandle
this just in "Redundant" PSU rated at 5Kw of pure dust free DC power just hit the market. It includes:
-20 rails
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-2-AC, 3 prong sockets
-built in voltmeter
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-2 headphone jacks
-dual 120mm fans (top/bottom)
-dual 80mm fans (front/rear)
-new patented 4-pin, 6-pin, 8-pin and 12-pin connectors
-Vista Ready
-modular version available at additional cost
- 8" subwoofer at additional charge
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#9
Track
Wouldnt this take four molexes? The only four that we have..
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#10
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i have a 700 watt ocz PSU. if i have to buy a new damned PSU just to get the r600 working i will be very very displeased.
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#11
EviLZeD
wudnt the r600 come with a powersupply of its own and external one if it required too much or they might just give this new pci-e graphics cable converter taking 4 molexes ? lol
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Probably why Thermaltake decided to make their own Graphics PSU. Nice idea, but its kind of sad when a great quality 600 or 750W PSU just doesnt cut it and you need a PSU just for a graphics adapter or 4. I mean, they need to get on the ball and roll on with less is more! (Less power that is)
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#13
EviLZeD
yea i agree graphics cards are taking over most of the system there sould be a level of power not tp go above they just get higher and higher performance comes with a cost 100th post :D
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#14
overcast
EviLZeD said:
yea i agree graphics cards are taking over most of the system there sould be a level of power not tp go above they just get higher and higher performance comes with a cost 100th post :D
Try separating more than eight different thoughts, with sentences.
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#15
evil bill
Will we even have discreet GPUs in a few years? It may well be taken care of by one or more of the cores in a MultiCore CPU.
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#16
RickyG512
how many wats will this send then if a 6 pin one sends 75 watts
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