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why 2 sli bridges for dual card sli??

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Ive noticed in a few random pictures of peoples rigs that some people use two sli bridges when there is only 2 cards involved. Does this do anything extra? Like increase performance? Im only using the 1 bridge for my sli 570's
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post #2 of 15
THey might just not have a single sli bridge. Two doesn't make a difference.
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post #3 of 15
Why don't you try it and see if it makes a difference?

As far as I know it doesn't make a difference whether you use two or one
post #4 of 15
IIRC it's purely aesthetic.
post #5 of 15
Makes no difference with ATI, pretty sure it makes no difference for nVidia, too.

There is no reason it would, the second SLI connector is on the card or one thing and one thing only, to be able to SLI a third card.
    
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post #6 of 15
people do it for teh lulz, and plus, if you have two bridges/cables, and only use one, where are you going to store the other one?
   
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post #7 of 15
No idea why people do that, if it's just dual SLi you'll only need one bridge.

If you go with a 3+ GPU setup then you'll want the bigger bridges that connect the additional SLi ports, I haven't heard of people gaining an advantage by doing so.

Maybe they just want to not show the additional SLi connector when they take pictures?
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by 7ranslucen7;13566991 
IIRC it's purely aesthetic.

This is why for me.
    
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post #9 of 15
As some of the above posts say...it's pretty much for looks or keeping the other connection covered/protected when not in use. However, I personally use mine since it's the only bridge I could use that can reach from the second to the seventh expansion slot...

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post #10 of 15
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I thought it was strange. Im not talking about people using a tri bridge, but rather two doubles. I had a feeling it was for looks.
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