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@EVGA-JacobF

What are you using as a standard bridge in that test Jacob? Is it basically utilizing both pathways (both connector sets) and the "standard bridge" is using a single bridge/ribbon? What happens if you use two "standard" ribbons?

What is the actual technical difference with these?
Edited by CasualCat - 6/21/16 at 12:26pm
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SLI scaling has become completely abysmal... there really is very little point in it anymore. 58% scaling at 4k after factoring out the games which don't scale? Absolutely horrid. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Can't wait until we have a single GPU solution that can truly handle 4k 60 gaming without compromise... perhaps the 1080 Ti.

At least one good piece of info came from this... the HB SLI bridge is pure hype.

Single GPU 4K is not going to happen anytime soon. More demanding games will be developed, and more GPU power will be needed in the future for 4K.
Unless you're a CS:GO, TF2 or are playing games from 3+ years ago, don't count on a single 4K card until Volta Titan, even then an unreleased AAA game will cause it to struggle.
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Frametime

Very nice.
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Impressive, want 2 of these really bad but I told myself I was going to wait for Pascal Titans for my next SLI upgrade.
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Also very curious about the results. Would love to know a little bit more.

"Standard bridge", does that mean a single ribbon connection? Also, was this test performed with both cards at 16x or 8x?

Thanks!
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Short of the section in yellow presumably for the LED and the sections in red which look like caps, it looks identical to any other bridge short of being able to see the traces.



edit: So if they are caps what are they for, and is that the difference?
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

That frametime graph is from this page:

http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-gtx-1080-gaming-perfected

Got it, thank you Jacob!

That answers one of the questions. The test was done using one ribbon cable vs the hb bridge.
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Frametime


So overall it is an improvement. In general frame times are slightly reduced and they are significantly more consistent.
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