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Digital_Trans
08-31-07, 10:28 PM
I'm very curious to know if the upcoming NVIDIA 9800 GTX is going to require only 1 8-pin molex connector or will it require 2 8-pin molex connectors for one card? As you know the 8800 GTX requires 2 6-pin molex connectors.
If no one knows then I'll assume the new 9800 GTX is going to require 2 8-pin molex connectors to power 1 single 9800 GTX.

WeReWoLf
08-31-07, 10:33 PM
It may even need 2 6-pin molex connectors, like the 8800GTX.

SH64
08-31-07, 11:03 PM
It will require 2x 6-pin connectors just like the 8800GTX.

XDanger
08-31-07, 11:16 PM
Are there any power consumption estimates/guesses on the 9800

Digital_Trans
08-31-07, 11:37 PM
It will require 2x 6-pin connectors just like the 8800GTX.


Then what's the deal with the 8-pin PCI-Express Molex connectors? :headexplode:

retsam
09-01-07, 12:13 AM
no one knows whats it going to need as far as power connectors are concerned, we do know that the board will be pci 2.0, so just that alone tells us that its going to draw more power from the slot then before. also, we just dont know what its overall consumption is going to be.

Bman212121
09-01-07, 12:43 AM
no one knows whats it going to need as far as power connectors are concerned, we do know that the board will be pci 2.0, so just that alone tells us that its going to draw more power from the slot then before. also, we just dont know what its overall consumption is going to be.

Didn't they double the power from the slot, so now it is 150W? I can't remember off the top of my head.

IMO my guess is that it will use less power or equal to an 8800GTX. Given that it is rumored to be no major changes but a die shrink, it shouldn't be drawing a lot more power than an 8800. It could be possible that the card could run on 1 6 pin provided they keep the power requirements under control. I'd imagine that the GTX would still keep two simply for overclocking, but it might be possible to run the card on only one if you don't OC. It's still all speculation at this point though.

3NZ0
09-01-07, 08:59 PM
It will require 2x 6-pin connectors just like the 8800GTX.
Sauce?

SH64
09-01-07, 09:44 PM
Sauce?
Sorry can't reveal my sausages :cool:

jeffmd
09-02-07, 07:37 AM
I seriously doubt any mobo is going to be supplying even half the power these monsters need through the pcie port. Especialy since with these things needing 24-36 amps, you will need to be supplying them connections with their own rails, not sharing the rail that the motherboard is drawing off of.

Usually you only see the 8 pin pcie connectors on 1000watt monsters, but I imagin they will prolly do like, 1 8-pin, with a y connector to connect 2 6 pin connectors to it.

nightmare beta
09-02-07, 02:00 PM
BBQ!! :D

Shouldn't draw as much power as a 8800 plus the PCIe 2.0 specs help also. Maybe one 8-Pin Port is enough. But I think it'll feature two 6-Pin ports for compatibility reasons.

+infinite + 1.