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New PCIe GPU power connector coming

We got a pic
Tue Jan 16 2007, 11:16
DUE TO THE uncontrolled power spiral on modern GPUs, the nearly brand new PCIe 75W power connector is overwhelmed and cards already need two of them. No sooner do they become common and useful than they get relegated to the dustbin.

They are to be replaced by an eight pin PCIe connector that, surprise, provides much more juice. Instead of doing the right thing like Intel and AMD, NV and ATI are blithely upping the power to unsustainable levels.

In any case, the new connector looks like this. µ



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