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Can the SLI Bridge be optional?

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Hi Guys,

I am in the process of building a WALL Computer and the system cannot use a crossfire/sli ribbon because distance the grapics cards are away from each other.
this is limiting me to use R9 290s/390s or amd really since they have eliminated Crossfire Ribbon completely..

this means I am kind of waiting for VEGA10 hope it will be fast and I am fairly certain they wont use crossfire bridges!!


Will the nvidia cards work without a bridge connector?
as I seen a very old review, reviewing 8x vs 16x pcie test showing performance without the bridge lost about 2 FPS
so back then it was possible!

has anyone got 1070/1080s will you give it a shot for me?

Many Thanks
Shaun
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Hi Guys,

I am in the process of building a WALL Computer and the system cannot use a crossfire/sli ribbon because distance the grapics cards are away from each other.
this is limiting me to use R9 290s/390s or amd really since they have eliminated Crossfire Ribbon completely..

this means I am kind of waiting for VEGA10 hope it will be fast and I am fairly certain they wont use crossfire bridges!!


Will the nvidia cards work without a bridge connector?
as I seen a very old review, reviewing 8x vs 16x pcie test showing performance without the bridge lost about 2 FPS
so back then it was possible!

has anyone got 1070/1080s will you give it a shot for me?

Many Thanks
Shaun

not sure what review you were watching or reading but im 99.9% sure sli will not work without it as it transfers important data between the cards. Even more so with the new 10 series cards.
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The review was very OLD... an GTX 280 and 5850/5870
the review was for a test on Gen & 8x/16x pcie

also, it would be good to know, considering I would need a 15cm sli bridge
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I'm not certain about current setups, but in the recent past (GTX 400 series was the last time I checked) SLI has worked without the bridge, though with a performance hit to higher-end parts.
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I've used DifferentSLIauto in the past to get two 750ti's to work in sli. Might be an option for you although you may have to use an older driver.
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