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Old January 7, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by great_big_abyss View Post
So, why then, does the 'new' generation of AMD Dual GPU cards (Devil 13 & Ares II) require three 8-pin power connectors, while the previous, more power hungry dual GPU 6990 required only two? What makes these new dual GPU cards so much more power hungry than their predecessor, or even the GTX690?
They don't "require". Like any good e-peen contest, # of connectors is being used as a purely marketing-focused initiative.

However, that isn't to say that extreme overclockers won't need the added current at some point....
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