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EK making their own HB SLI Bridge?

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I emailed EK a few days ago regarding the Gtx 1080 founders waterblock. Asking about the EK waterblocks and how they are not compatible with the new SLI HB Bridge. EK explained why they are not compatible and also stating they will be making there own SLI HB bridge. I seen today that EVGA has shown off there new SLI HB Bridge. MSI has shown there new HB SLI bridge. Has anyone heard any news regarding EK's version of there new SLI HB Bridge?
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Why is the SLI bridge not compatible with their waterblocks?
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Here is the email they wrote back to me




thank you for contacting us.

The NVIDIA HB SLI bridge is too wide and it will interfere with the terminal part of water block.



We are working on a new HB SLI bridge which will be compatible with our EK-FC1080 GTX full cover water blocks.

Best regards,
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sounds to me like they should have just moved the terminal over a half inch, instead of requiring another potentially 50 dollar custom part for SLI.
post #5 of 72
It's just not only because of the terminal interference but also because the design of the Nvidia bridge is more suited to blend with their new shroud design and doesn't look quite nice with a waterblock.

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sounds to me like they should have just moved the terminal over a half inch, instead of requiring another potentially 50 dollar custom part for SLI.

I can't say anything about the pricing because I simply don't know how much it will cost but you need to realize that Nvidia won't give them for free either wink.gif

If you want an HB SLI Bridge you will need to buy one anyway.
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EK were probably not aware of Nvidia's design for their new HB SLI bridge and Nvidia obviously failed to disclose their new bridge design for it until it was too late.

I think you should be pointing the finger of blame at Nvidia's effort to be extra funky with their bridge design. All those sticky out bits were bound to get in the way sooner or later. biggrin.gif
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I suppose you two are both correct. redface.gif

The SLI bridge shouldn't still be a thing imo anyway.
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sounds to me like they should have just moved the terminal over a half inch, instead of requiring another potentially 50 dollar custom part for SLI.
The HB SLI bridge is a custom part no matter what anyway so it doesn't really make much of a difference, you just have to plan ahead for how you will use the card and decide what bridge to get based on that.
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Technically wise, you can use two regular 'single' bridges to achieve the same effect while you wait for our SLI HB bridge.
    
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Technically wise, you can use two regular 'single' bridges to achieve the same effect while you wait for our SLI HB bridge.

Really? You can use two regular SLI bridges? I thought you could only use one LED SLI bridge for best performance. Had not heard about 2 yet. But I guess it makes sense.
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