2x8-pin ATX 12V power connectors for Intel Core i7 3930K

Mar 26, 2012
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  1. With the older socket 1366 socket 6 core extreme processors you had to use 2 8-pin ATX powers, is it the same for the socket 2011 cpu's? Just looking at the new gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 motherboards and they only have one 8 pin connector?
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    It only have one, eight pin connector. :) Remember, many of those older socket 1366 motherboards had two processors on them; they are generally server motherboards. Two EPS12V connectors for two processors. The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard only has one processor, so it only has one EPS12V connector.
  3. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 568   +25

    Not always, my old UD9 motherboard had 2 8pin powers and only one cpu socket and also the new socket 2011 UD7 also has 2 but only one cpu
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Wow, the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 (I'm guessing) must have had crazy power requirements for overclocking :)
  5. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 568   +25

    Yes it was pretty much way more powerfull then anyone could ever use but the downside is that nothing was stable because it was too powerfull, replaced it with a Sniper gaming bored and everything was perfect

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