BMillikan73
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Dell Precision T5610 Dual GPU Cable and PSU

I have a Dell Precision T5610 workstation which currently has a single GeForce GTX 1070 in it.  I noticed in the user manual that there were two PCIe x16 slots to support two video cards under 300W.  However, the power distribution board only has one 8-pin GPU power connector.  Is there another power distribution board which supports two video cards?  Also, would this require an 825W power supply?

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bmcowboy
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Re: Dell Precision T5610 Dual GPU Cable and PSU

Hi @BMillikan73 ,


Is there another power distribution board which supports two video cards? 

Only one POWER_VGA1 socket available on power distribution board for T5610 no matter if it's M6NP2 or CVHT6, and no other options.

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If you're planning to use 2 units of GTX 1070 originally from Nvidia which require one 8-pin power socket on each card, you may use a 8-pin male to dual 8-pin male cable, like this:

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But if your GPU cards are retail version like MSI that require 8+6pin socket on each card, you may refer to this article which shows how to deal with dual 1080ti on a Dell T5600.


Also, would this require an 825W power supply?

Definitely yes, but also good enough. That the article quoted above as example again, a 825w PSU can drive two 1080ti. It should be fine with dual 1070.

“May the Force be with Dell.”
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