Like the cake, needing the new SLI HB bridge for 4k@60 is a lie

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  1. rinaldo00

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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Review

     
  2. arestavo

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    Apparently you can see the difference using FCAT - because we all use FCAT.
     
  3. Michaelius

    Michaelius [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ehh outside of bridge results - when they are doing SLI review perhaps it would be better to actually use DX11 mode for Rise of Tomb Raider which supports multi-gpu instead of using DX12 mode which doesn't ;)
     
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  4. KazeoHin

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    The thing is this: Electrically the connections are the same. The HB bridge and the normal floppy bridge are the connecting to the exact same contacts, so the only thing that the HB bridge can offer is less resistence: which is a difficult thing to offer seeing as how the floppy bridges were already running copper/gold traces and connections.
     
  5. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    You know the old saying: don't copy that floppy
     
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  6. Michaelius

    Michaelius [H]ardness Supreme

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    something is different since they have their own speeds



    Standard Bridge (400 MHz Pixel Clock[2] and 1GB/s bandwidth[3])

    LED Bridge (540 MHz Pixel Clock[4])

    High-Bandwidth Bridge (650 MHz Pixel Clock[5])
     
  7. CSI_PC

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    It makes sense because FCAT will give more of a framing behaviour, and this is what the new bridges were meant to improve.

    Although FCAT can be thrown out of 'accuracy' due to the driver design-implementation with multiple GPUs.
    Cheers
     
  8. cybereality

    cybereality [H]ardness Supreme

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    I posted some benchmarks I did here: GTX 1080 SLi review from TechPowerUp

    I don't have a normal bridge in the right size, so I can't compare, but overall I'm happy with the performance.
     
  9. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    I would get the hb bridge regardless. But i will wait for definitive testing before making any purchase.
     
  10. lee0539

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    Well if you have evga led bridge probably not going to make difference
     
  11. TheMadHatterXxX

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    Just buy the bridge you bought 2 $700 video cards, i doubt a few more dollars are gonna hurt. :facepalm: