Can i use 6 +2 pin connector for 5970

i have an antec 1000 psu it says i have 2..... 6+2 pin CONNECTORS my graphic card is the ATI radeon 5970 which has a 6 pin and an 8 pin connection does this mean the 6+2 connectors are 8 pin?
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  1. Yes. 6+2 = 8
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  4. i just got a bit confused i thought that perhaps using the upgraded 6 pin maybe different from an 8 pin
  5. 6+2 just means it can work as either an 8-pin or 6-pin PCIe connector.

    It allows one design to work two different ways, just like how the 20+4 motherboard main-power connector and 4+4 CPU-power connector allow them to be compatible with different motherboards.
  6. Quote:
    i just got a bit confused i thought that perhaps using the upgraded 6 pin maybe different from an 8 pin

    The extra 2 pins in the 6+2 configuration allow it to deliver the same amount of power as the standard 8 pin connector.
  7. thx very much for the help guys cheers
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