Yeah, i was just wondering that if the 8 to 8+6 pin will deliver more than an 8 to 8, even if both of the power supply ends are 8 pins."Power"? No, at least, not in theory.
By spec, each connector has an upper limit of power it can draw.
A 6pin is spec'd for 75W, an 8pin is 150W.
So, an 8+6 has the physical power setup to draw ~300W (6pin + 8pin + PCIe slot) whereas an 8+8 could theoretically draw 375W.
Just because the cable is spec'd for it doesn't mean the GPU will be drawing it though.
Okay so i currently use a 8to 8+6 pin (psu to gpu). But visually id rather use the 8 to 8. Is there a power drop? Difference?I don't know what you mean? If only an 8pin is required/connected, that's the theoretical max.
It's mostly a moot point anyway, the performance difference between most 8+6pin powers GPUs vs the same GPU with 8+8 are going to performance with a couple % of one another.
I have the evga G3 550/650 wWhat power supply are you using? Model name?
Best option would be using one 8 to 8pin cable and one 8 to 6pin cable (or 8 to 6pin +8pin and leave 8pin hanging).
I only have a 8 to 8+6+2 cable, and 8 to 8 cable. So while the other cable could plug into every single gpu socket, it would only be 8pin when connected to the PSU. So i currenlty use (8from psu, to 8+6+2 in gpu, of which i use the 8+6 and leave the 2 pin hanging out. Could i rather use the 8 to8 pin on gpu (leaving the 6 pin on gpu empty)Use both of those cables. One cable to connect to 8pin, other to connect to 6pin connector.
If you're considering to use single 8pin to 8pin cable, then this will either put your graphics card in low power mode or melt cables. Don't do that.
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