Inno3D: Dual 8-Pin Connectors For GPU Are Waste Of Power
Inno3D has been utilizing the dual 8-pin connectors for its GPUs for quite some time and then suddenly the company has started to believe that such a power configuration is a waste of energy.
On their official Facebook page, Inno3D posted:
#iChiLL #TheNEXT 8+6 pin power connectors for the prefected OC #Inno3D #GameReady #Power #OverClocking
Inno3D posted the above along with an image which clearly states that dual 8-pin connectors are a waste of energy.
Maybe there is a reason behind this, as the power consumption is reducing with upcoming iteration of GPUs. Maybe that time is not far when desktop class graphics cards will be integrated in notebooks for their efficiency.
However, when manufacturers release a new product with the intent of it being overclocked, the extra pins are a welcome feature when the PC enthusiasts want to increase the frequencies so that they can squeeze every bit of performance out of their graphics card.
However, Inno3D is under the impression that 8+6 connector configuration is ideal for overclocking purposes. Maybe this message could be relatable to the future, since there will be a time when GPUs will be so much efficient that they will only require single auxiliary power connector to supply them with the energy they need.
What I think is that saying that dual 8-pin connectors configuration is a waste of energy is a little extreme, as majority of the manufacturers still continue to integrate such power delivery configurations in their own products.
In related news, Inno3D recently revealed its latest graphics card cooling solution, the iChill X4 Ultra. The cooling solution comes in two models: the X3 and X4. Both of these models feature 3 main 92mm fans, while X3 uses Scythe silent fan blades and the X4 aims to offer cooler temperatures with 15 turbine fan blades.