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

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Each 8 pin block has 2 sense lines. So if they really needed 3 8 pins like some leaks suggested, you are basically using 6 pins when 2 would do. That is half a connector you could use for power. PCI-e is a pretty chunky connector as well with lots of plastic around the pins that likely isn't needed.
 

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Yep. Same gauge wire is used. Just a different standard feeding it.
Wire is wire. All that matters is resistance per meter to determine max current vs power loss (aka heat)
 

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While it is a change to how much power a single connector can deliver, I think the bigger change is the form factor. The pictures show a much more condensed connector with smaller plastic around each pin and less space between them.
 

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Some photos. Roughly the size of an 8 pin.

 

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I like that the plug size is smaller, thats a change I could get behind compared to the ATX12VO standard changes. A compresseed 24pin done like that would be about the size of the 12VO plug
 

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According to this (actual images of a connector as opposed to a drawing) the pins might be more compactly arranged, but the actual gauge of the individual wires is larger than the previous versions.

Here's the problem though.... is this just an NVidia driven thing for this particular launch? If so, there's no industry agreed upon standards and there's no doubt in my mind that we'll see third party crap being offered that doesn't use the larger gauge.
 

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Yeah that is a concern. This is not part of the ATX standard AFAICT unless its pending so it is ripe for abuse by the usual rush to the bottom of pricing. The connector itself is a molex part so at least that is available to others.
 

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