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2 GTX 1060s off the same PCI-E cable?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by next-Jin, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. next-Jin

    next-Jin [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I have an EVGA G2 850w PSU and am wondering if I can power 2 1060s with 6 pin connections off 1 PCI-E power cable that has 2 separate 8 pin connections at the end.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. tacohunter52

    tacohunter52 Limp Gawd

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    Yes probably, but depending on what loads your psu currently handles, what else is on that 12v rail, and what you intend to do with those 1060s, it may be a bad idea.
     
  3. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    I think you'll be fine. 6 pin connectors only draw 75w, so multiply that by 2 you get 150w, which is what the 8 pin connector is rated for anyways.
     
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    thebufenator Limp Gawd

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    An 8 pin can do 150 Watts. You said you have a cable that has 2x 8 pins.

    That means that cable can do 300 Watts by itself. Yes, two 1060's can be powered by it.
     
  5. next-Jin

    next-Jin [H]ardForum Junkie

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    My PSU at full load only pulls 360 watts from the wall with 4 1060s as it is. Adding another 1060 should put it at 50-55% load which is what I'm aiming for atm.