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    Question reason for both EPS8PIN and ATX4PIN connectors

    ASUS Maximus VII motherboard(and some other high-end motherboards) has both EPS8PIN and ATX4PIN connectors. As far as I know, ATX4PIN connector came forth at the time of Pentium IV CPU's and EPS8PIN was initially used for motherboards with two CPU sockets, but at nowadays it is pretty common to see both connectors at the same time on motherboard. What is the role of those? Still just provide lot of current at +12V for CPU VRM?

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    Hello m4rtin

    The 8 pin cpu power connector is mandatory for cpu power, the 4 pin is needed for extreme overclocking. If you're not overclocking the 4 pin cpu power connector is not needed but if your psu has the extra 4 pin cable it won't hurt anything to connect it.

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    I see, thanks! So in short, both EPS8PIN and ATX4PIN connectors are solely used for powering the CPU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4rtin View Post
    I see, thanks! So in short, both EPS8PIN and ATX4PIN connectors are solely used for powering the CPU?
    Yes
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