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Quick Pin configuration question on the 1080GTX

chitterchitters
  • 37 months ago

I have an existing PSU plugged into a RadeonHD5970 which I am replacing with a GTX1080.

The Radeon uses a 6pin and an 8pin, and the PSU has two cables that are daisy chained like so:

(PSU)---(6PIN)---(6+2PIN)
(PSU)---(6PIN)---(6+2PIN)

Currently the radeon is only using one wire as it only needs the 6 and 8:

(PSU)---(6PIN-plugged into Radeon slot 1)---(6+2PIN-Plugged into Radeon slot 2)
(PSU)---(6PIN-unused)---(6+2PIN-unused)

However, the GTX1080 uses 2x 8pin, so my question is, is it safe to use both wires coming from the PSU for the 1080, ignoring the first 6pin and using the 6+2pin connectors?

(PSU)---(6PIN-unused)---(6+2PIN-Plugged into GTX1080 slot 1)
(PSU)---(6PIN-unused)---(6+2PIN-Plugged into GTX1080 slot 2)

Like so?

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, will work fine.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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