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Old 06-06-08, 09:06 AM   #77
Ninja Prime
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Default Re: Geforce GTX 280 Performance, Price and Pictures!

Originally Posted by XxDeadlyxX View Post
So what will happen if we only use 2x 6-pin connectors on the GTX 280? Will we still be able to use it without overclocking?
I donno, technically a 6 pin slot can only use a maximum of 75w. 2x6 pin a 75w + the card slot power at 75w = 225w total power using 2x6. GTX 280 is rumored to have a TDP of 236w+, so I dont think it would work, but I'm not sure how a 8 pin to 6 pin cable works. If it sends 8 pins worth of power over 6 pins, then it would be fine. If it downgrades to 6 pins max power, there could be a problem.
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