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Then there is the argument: Is $40 worth 5 extra fps when you could buy another decent game for that much?

IDK, the price seems a bit steep for what it is. nVidia funding SLI customer support on the back-end?

If was rocking two 1080's I wouldn't mind forking over $40 for a matching SLI bridge without any performance benefit.
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50-70% scaling... rolleyes.gif
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If was rocking two 1080's I wouldn't mind forking over $40 for a matching SLI bridge without any performance benefit.

Yeah there is that too. I forgot how much of a premium 2 1080 are; but that doesn't mean the pricing isn't a bit absurd for a $2 worth of PCB and LED lights.
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Yeah there is that too. I forgot how much of a premium 2 1080 are; but that doesn't mean the pricing isn't a bit absurd for a $2 worth of PCB and LED lights.

You aren't only paying for a $2 pcb and LED lights, you are paying back the millions they probably spent on R&D to invent the products as well.The NVIDIA engineers are not making $5 an hour, most likely they are making over $100k right out of college with increases for every year of experience. Also the cost of equipment, materials, lab space, upkeep/latest technology, service contracts, lawyers, maketing, technical writers, finance people and accountants.. etc. There is alot of $$ spent up front before a product ever launches. That kind of research and development drives up product costs. The reason partners can often sell for less with better coolers is that most of the R&D is already done by NVIDIA, they get a deal on the chips, run with a skeleton crew, slap a cooler on that they use for several generations at a time and reap profits.. Just the way things work. thumb.gif
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Yeah there is that too. I forgot how much of a premium 2 1080 are; but that doesn't mean the pricing isn't a bit absurd for a $2 worth of PCB and LED lights.

There's a sucker born every second. And humans are vain.
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There's a sucker born every second. And humans are vain.

I find it hilarious that no one questioned the 25-40% SLI scaling on the GTX 980 Tis and are raving about 40-70% scaling with this bridge and 13-23% scaling on the old bridge on the 1080s.

Vain and gullible... it is a great combo rolleyes.gif
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Well now you know why nVidia has 75% marketshare. devil.gif

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You aren't only paying for a $2 pcb and LED lights, you are paying back the millions they probably spent on R&D to invent the products as well.The NVIDIA engineers are not making $5 an hour, most likely they are making over $100k right out of college with increases for every year of experience. Also the cost of equipment, materials, lab space, upkeep/latest technology, service contracts, lawyers, maketing, technical writers, finance people and accountants.. etc. There is alot of $$ spent up front before a product ever launches. That kind of research and development drives up product costs. The reason partners can often sell for less with better coolers is that most of the R&D is already done by NVIDIA, they get a deal on the chips, run with a skeleton crew, slap a cooler on that they use for several generations at a time and reap profits.. Just the way things work. thumb.gif

3rd year Electrical Engineering college students could design this part.

Has anyone done a teardown? Are their any expensive ICs on it? Because it looks like they just made a solid connector to get EMI under control... and added LEDs.
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3rd year Electrical Engineering college students could design this part.

Has anyone done a teardown? Are their any expensive ICs on it? Because it looks like they just made a solid connector to get EMI under control... and added LEDs.

Most ridged bridges shipped with motherboards will offer the same bandwidth. This, if anything, is just something that looks nice - and I suppose NV moving away from the flexi bridges all together in a more official stance. I'd definitely consider it if using a high resolution panel in conjunction with a high refresh rate.
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