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So as I'm planning out my build and looking through work logs from other OCN members, I keep coming back around to the EK water block bridges. I'm wondering if there is any performance reason to choose one over just doing a short tube or one of the other host of straight connectors to link two GPU cards.

Is there a performance difference, or is it a cosmetic preference?
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So as I'm planning out my build and looking through work logs from other OCN members, I keep coming back around to the EK water block bridges. I'm wondering if there is any performance reason to choose one over just doing a short tube or one of the other host of straight connectors to link two GPU cards.

Is there a performance difference, or is it a cosmetic preference?
Mostly cosmetic, people also like them because they help make the cards more sturdy.
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Performance difference? Not really. Mainly ease of use and looks.

If you decide against getting the bridge I would still recommend that you run the cards in parallel.
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The bridge makes the assemble of the two cards very sturdy. Regarding performance I would expect direct links would perform ever so slightly better as the bridge + links add 6 x 90 degree bends per card while direct linking adds only 2.



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