737-31513: Connecting a Six (2x3)-pin PCIe® Power Cable to an Eight (2x4)-pin Connection on the ATI FireGL™ V8650 and V8600

Article Number: 31513

The information in this article applies to the following product(s):

  • ATI FireGL™ V8650
  • ATI FireGL V8600

Issue Description:

The ATI FireGL V8650 and V8600 both have a six (2x3)-pin and an eight (2x4)-pin power connection, but an eight (2x4)-pin power connection from the power supply is not available.

These graphics cards were originally designed to support a six pin and an eight pin PCIe® power connection. However, these cards are fully functional with 2x dedicated six pin power connections plugged in.

Note: A dedicated power connection refers to a separate 12V rail from the power supply. For further information, please check the power supply or system manual.

Instructions:

The PCIe power connectors are keyed to ensure proper cable orientation when being plugged into the graphics card.

For a demonstration of the proper connection, refer to the image below.

 


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