Question Why does the rx 570 saphire nitro+ have 14 pins connectors?

Giant Hunger

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So i was just windows shopping and I saw the sapphire nitro+ rx 570, and I realize it has a 14 pin connector. Why does it need 14 pin connector when the rx 570 only need 8 pin connector?

 

jay32267

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The 6 pin is supplementary power and helps with stability.

This thread helps explain it.

 

DSzymborski

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Yup, geofelt nailed it. Just because a reference design only uses a certain power configuration doesn't mean that AIB offerings, especially overclocked ones, are going to offer identical power configurations.

And, to be honest, if it so happens that your PSU doesn't have enough PCIE connectors to have an eight-pin and a six-pin, it's probably low-quality enough that you shouldn't be running an RX 570 on it anyway.
 

Joseph_138

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So i was just windows shopping and I saw the sapphire nitro+ rx 570, and I realize it has a 14 pin connector. Why does it need 14 pin connector when the rx 570 only need 8 pin connector?

Not all cards are the same. Cards with an overclock can easily exceed the limits of the reference design and will need an additional connector.
 

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