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Posted · Original PosterOP

im looking to upgrade my gtx 980 founders to either an rx 590x or 1660 ti. my 980 require 2 x 6 pin power connectors to be setup properly. 1660ti requires just one 8 pin and the 590x needs a 6 pin and an 8 pin. 


my question is the current cables i have inserted into my 980 are 6 pin connectors with a seperate chord that has 2 extra connectors. both of my 6 pin chords have this extra little 2 pin chord hanging to the side of it. does this mean i meet the "8 pin" requirement for these newer gfx cards if i just plug the 6 pin in along with the little extra 2 pin chord attached to it? or do i need an entire connector thats 8 pin as one part instead of a 6+2 pin?


i gotta get this overheating 980 outta here

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GTX 980 to RX 590 is a sidegrade not an upgrade.


I'd consider a RTX 2060 as minimum to make it worth it.

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