April 12th, 2013, 12:32 AM
Y cable with my AMD 7970 video card
I all, I just received my brand new AMD 7970 video card. This beast had 2 power connectors on the back, one 6 pin and one 8 pin.
My PSU is modular, I checked in my box and saw that I have Y cables, one end connects to the PSU, while the other end is, well, it's really a 'Y', they come one after the other in fact, but the first connect is a real 8-pin connector and the other one is a 6+2-pin connector.
My main question is : can I use this and only cable to connect the 6+2-pin (leaving the '2' unplugged) on the wire to the 6-pin on the video card and the 8-pin on the cable with the 8-pin on the video card? I mean, the same cable getting the 2 connectors connected on the video card or I need 2 separate cables, one dedicated to the 6-pin and the other one dedicated to the 8-pin?
Thanks a lot.
April 12th, 2013, 02:49 AM
As long as the power rail supplying the power to that Y is strong enough for your video card, there should be no problem using it.
April 12th, 2013, 07:20 AM
The power supply is a Thermaltake Thoughpower XT Gold 1475W, should be plenty of power, should work?
PSU link : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153154
April 12th, 2013, 12:15 PM
Most definitely should work with that much power available from PSU.