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everyone, buy your 12 pin adapters now before it's too late!

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Don't GPUs still include power adapters today? I swear I have a whole bunch of them...
 

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Sort of sounding like this series is Fermi 2.0. Massive power draw and 3 slot FE cooler for 3090.
for the 3090, which is the gaming focused Titan replacement. hopefully it's a better for the mainstream cards. but, crazy power consumption has been a steady rumor about Ampere since the beginning.
 

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Nvidia has the new 12 pin plug on their RTX 3000 GPU's, so you may want to see what you can get for 8 + 6 to 12 adapters and such, so you're not left hanging if / when you get your new GPU and can't power it. :devilish:
The adapter is included in the retail box of 3*** series cards that use the 12 pin
 

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Ah, Ok, that's not as bad as I'd imagined then. For some reason I was thinking it'd be worse than current setups, but now I see it's really no worse than the idea of a couple of 8 or 6 pin plugs for SLI.

What this will (or at least should) trigger would be observations from folks on their PSU's cables to see if they're true 8 pin cables or if they're 6+2 cables with the +2 just being tapped off of the ground wires on the 6 as opposed to being separate wires.
 

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what was the answer to the question of how a 12 pin would provide more power than an 8 + 6. I recall that being mentioned somewhere but forget if I saw the clarification on that.
 

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what was the answer to the question of how a 12 pin would provide more power than an 8 + 6. I recall that being mentioned somewhere but forget if I saw the clarification on that.
I don't get it either. How can a different connector allow for more current? It is still the same amount of wires.
 

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