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3060/3070 dongle requires 1x 8-pin, where the 3080 version requires 2x 8-pin. Considering the 3060/3070 12-pin is fully connected on the card there must be some benefit for those running 12-pin dedicated cables from the PSU.
Trying to remember the traditional pinout. Think the 8-pin has 3x 12V and the other 5 are ground, so a couple could be surplus to requirements. Not seen a pinout for the 12-pin, I'll assume that the 3060 "half" version is 3x 12V and 3x ground.
All a bit odd really.
What would happen if you were to attach 12 pin straight from the PSU, or would it be physically impossible to do that ?
maybe some PSU's have a 12 pin ?
Confusing how the GPU has 12 pins, but the adapter has 8 ??
or you buy/obtain a ready made customised one to suit your case/colour and dont need the dongle
Would that give any performance increase or is it purely aesthetics ?
Corsair are selling them too, on their site.
What throws me is there are 12 metal pins on the GPU, but only 6 pins on the adapter
there must be some benefit for those running 12-pin dedicated cables from the PSU.