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The pinout is still the same. The 'SLI' processor runs on the chip level, not on the connector.

SLI bridges are passive components, not active. thumb.gif You can use two old SLI bridges from 2007 if you want to.

Yes you can, but apparently, it's actually still not as good as a single HB bridge.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3087524/hardware/tested-the-payoff-in-buying-nvidias-40-sli-hb-bridge.html

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I need to know when its gonna come out lol... its like the last part to my build haha. Hopefully it'll be less gaudy then the current offerings. I just want something subdued that doesn't compete for attention with the terminal block.
post #23 of 72
Sometime in August is all we have and I'm surprised they've told us that much. Product development and preparation for manufacture can be a fickle business, especially if you're working with third parties. Things can go wrong and timescales can slip. Companies often take an approach of 'it doesn't exist until we release it' because of the adverse publicity that can sometimes be generated when products aren't delivered to the public's expectation.

EKWB is quite refreshing in their approach to customer relations in this area. I should hang tight for the time being and perhaps use an ordinary SLI bridge for the time being if you have one. e.g. one that came with your motherboard.
Edited by meson1 - 7/26/16 at 10:32am
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any updates?
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post #25 of 72
Still august that's supposed to be when it will be available or have there been any delays?
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post #26 of 72
Have you tried putting it upside down? I think it will fit that way..
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Any news?
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I'm trying to get some news.
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post #29 of 72
We still don't have any ETA for the HB Bridge. Sorry guys frown.gif
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post #30 of 72
No offense, but this is ridiculous. EK messes up and makes MULTIPLE sets of bad blocks (i can understand the founders 1080...hell i can even KINDA understand custom 1080's still having it. But the 1070 etc.. and then the TITAN too? EK already knew about this issue at that point and there's zero reason it couldn't have been fixed by simply changing the design before the block was even drafted and created.) then promises an august release for a bridge of their own to resolve the problem. Now we're at end of August and the promise seems to be falling apart. I love EK and all, but come on...i'm suffering performance loss from waiting to get this bridge since i can't buy an Nvidia one as it won't fit, and many games are actually getting lower GPU usage on regular bridges or even two flex ones etc.. compared to a single HB bridge. Making a bridge should be far easier than a block, you simply take Nvidia's PCB design and add on a different top to it, perhaps in a Plexi/Acetyl etc.. option to match the blocks. Not difficult at all for a company with that kind of history and resources.
Edited by DarkIdeals - 8/23/16 at 10:47am
 
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