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ASUS RVIE ENCORE 6 pin power connector?

shadowman007
Level 7
Noticed ASUS Rampage Vi Extreme Encore had a 6 pin power connector as well as 2x 8 pin connectors. Heard of a 6 pin gpu connector to connect to the gpu but not a 6 pin connector to connect to the motherboard. My question is would I need to connect a 6 pin as well as the 2x 8 pin cables?

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vmanuelgm wrote:
There are some old boards with a 6pin but in old ones is to feed the pciexpress slots when using multiple graphics cards.


Yeah i just meant as far as 2x8 and 1x6 as the main 12V connections, there has been several with 1x8 with 1x6 or 1x8 with 1x4 and then the extra connection for extra vga's but this one has 2x8, 1x6, and 1x 4 pin molex for extra video cards so its for sure got plenty of power connections on it.

I find it misleading to have a 6 pin power connector as a 6 pin Pci-E connector point fits into place. However, the polarity of the 6-pin Pci-E connector is the opposite of the polarity of the socket indicated in the manual. I think the Pci-E power connector can only be used if it is converted by reversing the polarity or using a commercially available converter

ok be careful.

1. the 6 pin is a normal PCIe connector - confirmed.
2. the original user guide (paper) that comes with the board had the 6 pin connector illustrated as a ATX special 6 pin connector with reversed polarity compared to the PCIe 6 pin.
3. without much fanfare ASUS updated their user guide to Version E16039 in November! BUT DID NOT published it until April 10 wtf - look it up here: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-Rampage-VI-Extreme-Encore/HelpDesk_Manual/ and in this user guide they have corrected the page with the illustration to correctly show a 6 pin PCIe connector.

So the confusion was real and not fake, but the end result is that it is a PCIe 6 pin connector, and I can confirm that 100% since I use that daily for months!
I can also confirm that a 6 pin ATX special cable do not work MB and the if you install one the MB will not boot (got that one last year before they bothered to publish a new user guide)

Int8bldr wrote:
ok be careful.

1. the 6 pin is a normal PCIe connector - confirmed.
2. the original user guide (paper) that comes with the board had the 6 pin connector illustrated as a ATX special 6 pin connector with reversed polarity compared to the PCIe 6 pin.
3. without much fanfare ASUS updated their user guide to Version E16039 in November! BUT DID NOT published it until April 10 wtf - look it up here: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-Rampage-VI-Extreme-Encore/HelpDesk_Manual/ and in this user guide they have corrected the page with the illustration to correctly show a 6 pin PCIe connector.

So the confusion was real and not fake, but the end result is that it is a PCIe 6 pin connector, and I can confirm that 100% since I use that daily for months!
I can also confirm that a 6 pin ATX special cable do not work MB and the if you install one the MB will not boot (got that one last year before they bothered to publish a new user guide)


So everything is clear, thank you for the information

The improved version ...

Jahmen
Level 7
Okay, just to be clear. I'm building the Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore Motherboard. The Manual said to use either both 8 pins or use one 8 pin with the 6 pin. It had a clear warning to use the 6 pin with the 8 pin if your running multiple Graphic cards or to use both 8 pin. It didn't mention anything about connecting power to both 8 pin and the 6 pin sockets (Basically connecting power to them all). So, my question to the community at large here, is won't connecting power to all of them damage the Motherboard? Or does it just provides the maximum amount of power to the motherboard it is designed to handle or use?

Perhaps off topic, I was trying find out how to buy the motherboards thermal sensor that the manual said I needed to purchase separately. Any clue?
Go do crazy some place else, we're all stocked up here!

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Yes RIVE had a 6 pin for the GPUs

The manual is quite clear...i don't know how so many fail to read it or fail to understand it.
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EZ molex connection is for multi GPU

Order of importance:

Populate 8pin....

Populate both 8pins

Populate both 8 pins and 6pin

Maybe populate 8pin and 6pin if you are missing cables.

However...a PSU that could handle the board and all you throw at it should have all the cables to fully populate all connectors. if your PSU doesn't have the cables then you should probably question your hardware choices...

tistou77
Level 13
Weird, I saw using the 3 cables (2 8pin and 1 6pin) and no worries
It even seems that VRMs heat up a little less
Sorry for my english 😄


Case: Lian Li A77F
MB: Rampage VI Extreme Encore
CPU: i9 10980XE
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Royal 4x8Gb @4000 C16
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Ultra
PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
OS: Intel Optane 905P PCIe
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tistou77
Level 13
For 6pin, GND and 12v are "inverted", Asus has planned which original PSU cable to "connect" this 6pin ?
Sorry for my english 😄


Case: Lian Li A77F
MB: Rampage VI Extreme Encore
CPU: i9 10980XE
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Royal 4x8Gb @4000 C16
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Ultra
PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
OS: Intel Optane 905P PCIe
DATA: Samsung 980 Pro
SOUND: Asus Xonar Phoebus