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When connecting two tri-SLI capable cards, do I run one ribbon cable or two? The cards obviously have two connections on them, but do I only need to use one or should I use both?
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if your just doing two card, doesnt matter if they are quasi sli capable, just one bridge is needed but ive heard people say they get better fps/score results by using two bridges.
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When connecting two tri-SLI capable cards
You mean just 2x SLI right? Sorry that got me a little confused . Just run one came like the above user said.
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Thanks. I guess I'll try one and two, see if there's any performance difference. One just looks so lop-sided. lol
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I think one bridge is enough to handle the bandwidth, but if your results prove otherwise, you should definitely make like a FAQ thread about it.
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post #6 of 9
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Thanks. I guess I'll try one and two, see if there's any performance difference. One just looks so lop-sided. lol
I was thinking about this for crossfire.
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If you have two, try both ways. I don't see any difference when I use 2 but some may argue that there is a difference.
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If you have two, try both ways. I don't see any difference when I use 2 but some may argue that there is a difference.
I was thinking of doing purely for aesthetics, just as long as there's no negative effects using two.
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post #9 of 9
As mentioned before, it doesn't matter which one you use. Personally, I'm with you in that aesthetics-wise it just looks better with two. I actually have my second card in the bottom PCIe slot and was able to use a Tri-SLI bridge, which accomplishes the best of both worlds.
     
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