Originally Posted by NapalmV5
so after i checked tracking no hb bridge till friday so much for today
just business as usual nothing new except price.. in 2010 the cutdown fermi gtx480 was released in march full gtx580 released in november both at 500$.. a year later after your kepler cutdown titans were released they released the full titan black both at 1000$ then a year later titan x maxwell at same price.. the 1200$ cutdown titan x pascal was a year and half after so they were 6 months late with that and in the same time it took them to release gtx580 they released the full titan xp at 1200$.. yes theres that option that they could release a full 3840cc gp110/hbm2 to gamers/consumers if they wanted to or if competition forced them to but i dont believe thats going to happen.. this is probably the last pascal gpu.. then again they got something coming april 29th lol
the 4way sli is my screen shot and yes that would work.. i understand why youd want to sli slot 1 and 5 but i would suggest slot 1 and 3 which is cpu1 only better that way
you could quad sli at cpu1 x8 x8 x8 x8 and 2 or 3 gpus/raid card/nvme 950 pro at cpu2 but that would take a mining setup/pcie extensions/an extra psu or 2/etc
these titan xps will be split to 2x z170/6700k systems until x299
the numbers look great at aida64 gpgpu
Yeah I know the history.. I had a pair of GTX 580 3GB before switching to the Titans. I followed all the Titan launches since, but didn’t think the investment was worth it until now. E.g. the Titan X Maxwell was around 46% faster than my cards for GPU rendering with Iray, but it would cost 4K to replace my existing GPU’s. Now one Titan Xp is twice as fast as one of my old Titans for GPGPU so its tempting to upgrade.
Titan launches have always been around the £800 mark from the right reseller in the UK or a little less, until Pascal hitting the 1.2K mark ( currently £1,159 here), so Nvidia launching the Ti with just 1GB less soon after, then a full-fat version just 6 month later would really put my back up the wrong way. Soo glad I didn’t buy the first TXP.
As you say, only if AMD pull out a Titan killer, (which I seriously doubt ) will Nvidia respond with another faster GTX/Titan Pascal this year, or accelerate the Volta launch.
As you know the Z9PE-D8 has the two CPU’s with 40 pci-e lanes each, CPU 1 controlling slots 1-4, CPU 2 controlling slots 5-7.
I already have 4x GTX Titans in 4-way SLI, and a dual PSU set up, 2x Antec HCP 1300 using the OC link to communicate load balance, and touch laminated wood the system has performed flawlessly for years, iray rendering using 4x GPUs+CPU‘s and gaming. Each card runs at 16x pci-e 3.0 so x16,x16,x16,x16 unlike the motherboard manual would suggest.
I know people have had a lot of problems with this MoBo and it being temperamental about which cards will run and in which slots, but luckily I’ve had non of that.
So I am hoping I can just swap my old Titans for 4x Titan XP’s and use the 4-way HPC EVGA bridge I already have without issue. But it would be nice to take advantage of SLI in games, not just benchmarks. So was wondering if my option 1 would work….
I know of a guy running 4x Titan Pascal ( old ) on a Z10PE-D8 WS running 4-way sli, again x16,x16,x16,x16 gen3, that actually got 4-way to work in some games using an Nvidia inspector hack.
I could test to see if I can use a 2-way bridge on GPU’s 1&2 in SLI, GPU’s 3&4 not used on my current set-up, but this system is my bread a butter, how I pay the bills each month, so very cautious about trying things that might brick the system..