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Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme and Seasonic S12 620W

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Would the 1070 AMP extreme edition gpu work on the Seasonic s12 620W? It only has 1 6+2 and 1 6pin. The gpu needs 2 8 pin . I saw that the box contains 2 6pin to 8 pin connector but that doesnt help me at all.

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  1. I'm pretty sure the GPU only needs 1 8 pin as said on this page.
    http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1070/#specs

    Remember that the 1070 is SLI ready, so you might be confusing the SLI bridge ports for power connectors.

    Edit: Nvm, I was looking at the founders edition.
  2. mahone7 said:
    Hello

    Would the 1070 AMP extreme edition gpu work on the Seasonic s12 620W? It only has 1 6+2 and 1 6pin. The gpu needs 2 8 pin . I saw that the box contains 2 6pin to 8 pin connector but that doesnt help me at all.

    thanks



    yup it needs dual 8-pin's

    usually I dont recommend adapters but that seasonic is very good and has plenty of power

    get a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter for it

    https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Express-Power-Adapter-PCIEX68ADAP/dp/B001TK3TJY/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1486758593&sr=1-2&keywords=6-pin+to+8-pin+pcie
  3. Best answer
    The Zotac Amp (even w/o the "Extreme") has two 8 pin connectors

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_1080_Amp/4.html

    Quote:
    Zotac has upgraded the power configuration of their card to dual 8-pins. This power input configuration is specified for up to 375 W of power draw.


    When tested, however, TPU couldn't pull more than 238 watts. With 75 watts from slot, a 150 watt 8 pin and a 75 watts 6-pin, it could be argued that a 300 watt connector / cable power rating would have been fine.

    However, since the manufacturer provided twin 8 pins, whether for competitive one-upsmanship or whatever, you should comply with their requirements.

    As for the adapters .... never a good idea. Each Molex connector is rated at 5 amps ... two of them is 10 amps which gives you 120 watts .... an 8 pin connector can draw 150 watts ... Big NG there.

    It's not that the connector or cable can't handle the amperage, it can handle IIRC 13 watts .... it's that the voltage drop is too much across the cable length and so the assembly is derated to 5 amps.

    Now if this was a lower draw situation ... say a 1060 (125 watts) that needed just 50 watts from the cable ... 5 amps x 12 colts gives ya 60 watts so OK. You don't need 300, you need 238 + OC

    Moving the power limiter to +20% would leave you at 286 watts which is more than that cable is rated for.

    In addition, the store bought adapters are made so carelessly and with the cheapest available components .... I wouldn't trust them unless I made thm myself.
  4. So there wouldn't be any problems at full load using the 6 to 8 pin connector? I've read that its not recommended using the adapter so im in a dilemma atm I really dont want the system to crash afterwards

    thanks guys

    cheers
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