Will I have to use different cables when switching GPU's? 2x 6-pin to 2x 8-pin? I Have a 6+2 adapter.

Hi all,

I'm switching GPU's from a EVGA GTX 970 SC to an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW, the Card I have now uses two 6-pin ports, and the new card I'm getting uses 2 x 8-pin.

The wire I have plugged into my GPU right now is an adapter though with an extra 2 pins on each of the 6-pins (if that makes sense).

Will this be suffiicent to power my new GPU? Or should I take this wire out completely and plug two standard 8-pins in to the new GPU?
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    You can use the 6+2 cable as an 8 pin no problem.
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