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Old 11-10-21, 08:52 AM
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This connector will be the future of GPU power - 8-pin PCIe power is outdated

This cable can replace four PCIe 8-pin power connectors.



Read more about the future-focused 16-pin PCI/GPU power connector.

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Old 11-10-21, 04:28 PM
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I stand behind this, even if it would mean for me to purchase a new PSU for it. Overall it will be much more simpler, efficient and aesthetically pleasing.
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Old 12-10-21, 04:12 AM
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Thinking about logically I think the 3090 Ti/Super is going to be using this new connector that attaches to 3 x 8 pin connectors as it's only 2% more cores compared to the 3090 Vanilla so it wouldn't warrant 100+ watts more.

It's basically an Nvidia A6000 with half the memory and that thing has a suggested PSU of 700w with roughly the same base and boost clocks as a 3090 so it suddenly jumping up to 600w from the PCI-E cable and 75w from the PCI-E slot doesn't make sense.

I bet they're just using this connector so that they can also get PSU manufacturers and AIB's ready for when Q4 2022 hits and their new series of cards launches with this connector as standard and the ability to use more power if needed.

My line of thought any way
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Old 12-10-21, 05:27 AM
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I'm just more confused as to why we need 600 watts of power when we should be getting more efficient and less power hungry. Especially as power production is such a sticking point in the geopolitical landscape (ie less nuclear and more renewable energy).


I'd like to see same power draw more performance rather than more efficiently pulling 50% more power. Anybody can make a fast card pulling 600 watts.
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Old 12-10-21, 07:54 AM
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I'm just more confused as to why we need 600 watts of power when we should be getting more efficient and less power hungry. Especially as power production is such a sticking point in the geopolitical landscape (ie less nuclear and more renewable energy).


I'd like to see same power draw more performance rather than more efficiently pulling 50% more power. Anybody can make a fast card pulling 600 watts.
I think part of it is the death of SLI/multicard approaches, and the rise of very large multi-chip module GPUs in their place. Maybe it'll never be needed for gaming cards, but cards intended for large rendering tasks or use as AI accelerators, one 600W card would typically be more energy efficient (and space, and cost) than two 300W cards.
I think we maybe could see ~500W+ gaming cards in maybe a later portion of this raytracing transitionary phase though, but probably not for too long.

One interesting possibility is also features like the potential in the future to more commonly power your monitors via cable(s) from your GPU, ofc probably something using Type C, which with a few monitors can add an extra 150W, if combined with a high end gaming card I guess features like that could put you in the region of 600W again
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