Two 6-pin PEG power connectors are required for this board. Power consumption is rated at a 160W TDP for the reference design 1024MB model, this card however is pre-overclocked and then ready for more overclocking, as such the TDP we estimate will be slightly higher. We'll calculate that later on though. The location of the two connectors at the backside of the card is right, it is not a lengthy card and aesthetically it is the more pleasing path to follow with the cables connected to it.
As you can see, the card is equipped with two dual-link DVI connectors and a mini-HDMI connector. A mini HDMI to 'normal' HDMI converter should be included in the bundle, ours was missing though. We like the big exhaust shim that will help ventilate out more hot air coming from the GPU.
The PCB is very clean and crisp alright. Here we see the backside, notice that you'll only get one SLI finger, a maximum of two cards can be set up in SLI, that is as far as you can go with a multi-GPU setup.
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