- Aug 25, 2001
Ordered a few of these. Also previously ordered a few of these:
Amazon.com: ASW 8inch SATA 15pin to 6pin PCI Express Card Power Cable: Computers & Accessories
Would it be "Ridin' Dangerous" to combine the two, and try to run a PCI-E 8-pin GPU off of a single SATA power lead? (Is it true that SATA power leads are made with a thinner gauge wire than molex peripheral leads?)
Anyways, the "HP Power Gaming PC" that was sold by Walmart B&M (of which I gave one to a friend) has a Lite-On PSU, 80Plus-something, that came with two 6-pin PCI-E leads, and not a single 8-pin, or two 6+2-pin, or combination thereof.
I was thinking, I could sell him one of my GTX 1660 ti 6GB GDDR6 cards (takes an 8-pin), to replace the 3GB GTX 1060 GDDR5 card currently (stock OEM version) in that box, that uses a single 6-pin, using one of these adapters, and just not use the other 6-pin. The alternative, is to sell him my RX 580 Nitro+ card, which takes an 8-pin and a 6-pin, and use one of these adapters. (Would an RX 580 4GB GDDR5 be faster than a GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 card? I think they're close to neck-and-neck, or maybe that's the 6GB GTX 1060 variety.)