GTX 280 and Power Connection
I just ordered a 280 and have a couple of questions about the current draw for the 8-pin and 6-pin connections on the card. The XPS 710 Red (1000W PSU) has four 6-pin connectors. The are as such: P3 is 6A, P4 is 6A, P15 is 10A, and P16 is 10A. Now to get the 8-pin power, I plan to use the Y-adapter that comes with the card to connect two 6-pins for one 8-pin.
The question I have is what is the current draw for both the 8-pin and 6-pin connections on the card? My plan is to use cables P15 and P16 for the 8-pin connection. My hopes in doing this is to evenly split the current draw on these to cables.
Does this sound reasonable? Or would it matter if I just use say P4 and P15 for this?
Last edited by Phyre; 10-27-08 at 11:53 AM.
Reason: There's no way I have a 1000KW PSU. :)