One PCIe cable or two separate cables for 980 TI?

mike406

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I've looked around for awhile and found conflicting answers on this. Anyone using one PCIe cable with two 6+2 ends for a 980 TI without issue? Is it safe to do this or are there risks of underpowering the card? Thanks!
 

charlieijross

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I don't have a 980ti but normally you would have an two separate 6+2 cables. Having them combined i'm not sure, it might just be a PSU design but the norm is two separate cables.
 

fredfinks

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2 cables. yes you run a risk.
I have a 1050w Seasonic platinum (bought it so the fan would never need to turn on) and its clearly states, with a warning slip, that for cards up to 225w you can use one cable.
The 980ti is a 250w card.
 

Jackmanj7

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i am running a asus gtx 980ti off of one cable with 2 6 pin connectors on and have had no issue, i have even been able to set a moderate overclock on the card

it mainly depends on your psu quality, i have a high end psu whitch can easily handle the power but it all depends on your psu, and the rails that it uses
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