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August 13, 2010 4:40:01 AM

ok, just got my zotac card back after waiting 2 months on the RMA instead of the 9800gt amped, I got the GTS 250 at 512 mb gddr3 style. and it came with an 8 pin and the adapter had 2 6 pins comming from the 8 pin that plugs into the card, I was told it would have 2 molex 4 pins. I installed it with great effort, almost didnt fit with the ata connectors in the way. and plugged the only 6 pin I had for pci-e and its working, but why is there 2 6 pins of the 8 pin? does it matter? zotac technician told me because if My power supply didnt have enough power of the 12v it would need 2 connectors, they said I had enough power since each 12v I have is 18 amps each. is this true?

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August 13, 2010 5:18:31 AM

I can't really figure out what you are asking.
What power supply are you using?
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August 13, 2010 6:03:43 AM

The card is getting enough power from the PCIe slot and one 6 pin from the PSU and as it should only need about 130w or so you're good to go, not all motherboards can supply 75w through their PCIe slots which is why the 8 pin is there, just in case the card has to be completely powered by the PSU directly.
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August 13, 2010 1:26:52 PM

ok because I have the antec basiq 500 watt power supply with 12v x2 at 18 amps each. just needed to know because we all thought on here that it would come in with the molex 4 pin connectors off the 8 pin but it came with an 8 pin branched off to 2 6 pins. but the card is doing great, running gta v without skipping and lagging. works great, when Im rich enough Ill get the 400 series ot hd 5900 series.
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August 13, 2010 1:28:44 PM

was asking if I had to get a new power supply that has 2 6 pins instead of the one connector I have right now, but its doing great and running max power, fan is at 40% speed and running about 50-60 celcius on most games
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August 13, 2010 10:04:20 PM

Yeah, that PSU should run the card just fine using a molex adapter.
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August 13, 2010 11:37:42 PM

no molex, it came with an adapter from an 8 pin to 2 six pins, and I only have one, but it runs great
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August 16, 2010 3:52:33 AM

what card after the gts 250 would be better than this, a card that I would see alot more performance
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August 16, 2010 5:06:22 AM

The GTX 460 would be a good choice. If you can afford more then either the HD5850 or GTX 470.
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August 16, 2010 5:12:08 AM

whats the difference on my card the gts 250 and the 980gtx+ series they seem to be the same, or is the 250 a btter chip?
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August 16, 2010 5:15:16 AM

They are the same card with a different name basically.
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August 16, 2010 5:17:35 AM

travismontana said:
whats the difference on my card the gts 250 and the 980gtx+ series they seem to be the same, or is the 250 a btter chip?

They're the one and the same card if they both have 55nm or 65nm GPU's if one has a 65nm GPU then they are still the same architecture just slightly different nodes.
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August 16, 2010 5:20:13 AM

so no differences....just a way to make money...thought it was better than the 9800 series since its the middle grade of the 300 series, but it still is better than my 9800 gt
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August 16, 2010 5:26:36 AM

travismontana said:
so no differences....just a way to make money...thought it was better than the 9800 series since its the middle grade of the 300 series, but it still is better than my 9800 gt

That's because it's an 8800GTS and your 9800GT is an 8800GT, 128 cores Vs 112. The whole renaming scheme went a bit tits up but don't include the 300 series in any of your thoughts about which card to buy as that is the OEM lineup and has bugger all to do with the retail cards.
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August 16, 2010 6:02:43 AM

Mousemonkey said:
They're the one and the same card if they both have 55nm or 65nm GPU's if one has a 65nm GPU then they are still the same architecture just slightly different nodes.

Wasn't the GTX+ the die shrink? So there isn't even that difference. I believe the GTS 250 just has a slightly different PCB.
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August 16, 2010 6:16:30 AM

jyjjy said:
Wasn't the GTX+ the die shrink? So there isn't even that difference. I believe the GTS 250 just has a slightly different PCB.

It was supposed to be but some AIB's shipped GTX+'s with 65nm GPU's which all seemed to be their OC'd versions of the GTX, one manufacture that I saw a fair few post about was XFX strangely enough with quite a few folk wondering if their card was a 55nm or 65nm as at the time GPUz was being blamed for not reporting the correct GPU although as it turned out GPUz was correct. Other AIB's were guilty of this as well not just XFX.
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August 25, 2010 3:01:19 AM

Best answer selected by travismontana.
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