Computex 2004 Update: More NV45 Information

by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2004 11:33 PM EST
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  • SpaceRanger - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - link

    Could the 6-pin plug be part of the BTX specification, or am I getting my specifications confused? Reply
  • Icewind - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - link

    Ok, im officially confused. WTF is Nvidia trying to accomplish with this. NOW we have to buy a new PSU to support this power connector?

    Sigh, i'll be sticking with good old maple leave ATi I think.
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  • adelies - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - link

    It's a power connector.

    3 pins for +12V, 2 gnd pins, & one sense pin. According to PCI-E spec, graphic card consumes more than 75W need this power connector.
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  • Dasterdly - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - link

    Looks like a 3 phase molex power conn. Reply
  • DoctorM - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - link

    Doh, you're right it's 6-pins not 4 like on the +12v line.

    A 6-pin auxillary connector could deliver the power needed with an adapter cable, but why would you change the connection if it's already part of the ATX standard (v2.03 I believe.)

    Wasn't that originally developed as an aditional AGP power connection?

    Ok, so I'm officially stumped (and stupid for the previous 4-pin conjecture).
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  • glennpratt - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - link

    If they can standardize the plug and make an adapter for old hardware I'll be OK with it. Otherwise... Reply
  • Chuckles - Monday, May 31, 2004 - link

    I just noticed something rather interesting regarding the 6-pin power connector.

    ATI's partner PCI-E cards have the mounting holes for a similar power plug on their cards, as illustrated in the following picture:
    <http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/shows/computex...
    Notice the holes in the upper right-hand corner of the card.
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  • DoctorM - Monday, May 31, 2004 - link

    Call me crazy, but that extra power connector looks just like the +12v Atx power connector on motherboards.

    That would explain the need for a big heat sink, there's probably a power transformer underneath.

    Looks like the double 4-pin molex thing wasn't enough.

    Now where can I get a Y-connector.
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  • l3ored - Monday, May 31, 2004 - link

    who is computex's targetted audiance? why is it held in taiwan? Reply

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