What type of power connector do the Tesla GPUs use?

nsummy

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I just sold a dell gpu server on ebay. It had 4 8+7 PCIE power cables in it. The guy I sold it to just sent me a message saying the cables don't fit the Tesla M40s he bought. I'm looking at the nvidia documentation and its referencing a cpu cable and dongles for pcie connectors. Does anyone know if these things have a port for the standard pcie power cables or do they use something else? Thanks
 

Patrick

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NVIDIA changed this at some point. There are different cables for older Teslas, newer Teslas, and desktop GPUs. Dell probably has a matrix between the server and GPUs. I have to tell vendors what GPUs I am using so they can send the right cables whenever we do GPU systems.
 
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wildpig1234

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Whats the reason for this? Not enough juice thr the standard vga cable or another marketing ploy?