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Colorful GTX 1080 cards

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I've got THIS. Will have a second one in near future.

The TDP rated is 180 W, just like for any other GTX 1080 out there, but this card has got two 8 pin 12 Volt power connectors. Whats' the deal? That would mean Techpowerup does not know the TDP and in fact it's way bigger than 180 W? The vendor is quite new and came late into market with these Pascal cards. I've never heard before about Colorful, but the card acts great - it's really quiet and peaks at only 60 Celsius in Furmark. What is the biggest TDP that can exist on GTX 1080?
 
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Number of PCIe connectors does not equal higher TDP.
Exactly I got a Nitro Vega 64 in the Mail right now that has THREE 8 pin. Shocking but means nothing related to TDP
 
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It's likely that it was simply cheaper for Colorful to put two of the same connector rather than two different connectors. If you're lucky, it just might give you a bit more overclocking headroom, but don't bank on it.
 
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It's the same reason manufacturers build cards with 3-slot coolers.
 
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Great to hear guys!
 

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If you unlocked the voltage limit and set it to run at 2.3g+,the watt could increase up to 350w+
 
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