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Old 03-17-11, 08:51 PM   #68
shadow001
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Default Re: Official Radeon HD 6990 reviews

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Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Okay, so why not add a third PCI-e power connector to provide more current to it? Most PSU's that would be used with one (or two) of these have at least four PCI-e power connectors.

Way I see it- big, powerful card needs big, powerful power supply.

Yup,like Asus did with the Ares version of the HD5970 cards....It used 3 power connectors(8 + 8 + 6 pin = 450 watts total).....But it still doesn't change the fact that the cards can't be PCI-e certified since they exceed 300 watts anyhow.


Unless the PCI-e specification was updated of course...
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