This PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin power adapter cable
lets you connect a standard 6-pin PCI Express power connection
provided by the computer power supply to newer ATI and NVidia video cards
that require an 8 pin power connection
A cost-effective solution, the PCIe 6 pin to 8 pin power adapter eliminates the
expense of upgrading a computer power supply
for the sake of compatibility with a newer video card.