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Will I need x2 8-pin power cords for RTX 3080?

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Highly recommended to use 2 actual 8/8 or 6+2 / 6+2 and not to use a splitter coming from 1 cable for both your 8 pin needs.


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10 minutes ago, dreaminonlol said:

can I use both parts of the same 6+2 connector cord?

if you mean daisy chain, then yea it should be fine

unless for some reason your PSU can't deliver 300W from that rail

 

that said, the power consumption of these new GPU are kind of insane, so 2 separate cable might be a better solution if it's available to you


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ive used daisy chain on my 2080 Ti forever now and its been fine. on a side note is it even worth i to upgrade to the 3080 from the 2080 Ti?

 


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21 minutes ago, dreaminonlol said:

Specifically for this one https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3080-gv-n3080gaming-oc-10gd/p/N82E16814932329?Description=rtx 3080&cm_re=rtx_3080-_-14-932-329-_-Product

 

Will I need 2 separate 6+2 pin connectors or can I use both parts of the same 6+2 connector cord?

 

 

You will need to use 2 separate cables to power the 3080.


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3 hours ago, SHADY16 said:

ive used daisy chain on my 2080 Ti forever now and its been fine. on a side note is it even worth i to upgrade to the 3080 from the 2080 Ti?

 

I don't know I've watched so many reviews that said if you have a 2080 Ti it's not worth upgrading to the 3080 because you aren't getting that much more FPS difference in most games unless you're trying to run at 4k. If I had bought a 2080 Ti I wouldn't bother but I was going to get 1 and they were sold out everywhere and I'm upgrading from a RTX 2070

 

If you're truly looking to upgrade I would wait till reviews come out for all the cards or even wait to see if they bring out Super or Ti versions sometime next year.

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3 hours ago, Samfisher said:

Highly recommended to use 2 actual 8/8 or 6+2 / 6+2 and not to use a splitter coming from 1 cable for both your 8 pin needs.

I will just use 2 cables 6+2 / 6+2 because that's what my modular PSU came with the 8-pin goes into the PSU.

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5 minutes ago, dreaminonlol said:

I will just use 2 cables 6+2 / 6+2 because that's what my modular PSU came with the 8-pin goes into the PSU.

 

That's exactly what NOT TO USE.....

 

YOU NEED TO USE 2 Separate PCIe cables. That means 2 PCIe cables plugged into the PSU...

 

That's a 375W graphics card for the FE vers... More if you get one of the AIB cards....


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