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Old 13th Aug 2013, 09:47   #1
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EVGA teases Pro SLI Bridges

Brings glamour to multi-GPU rigs.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...o-sli-bridge/1
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 09:51   #2
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I prefer it without the LEDs...
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I'm surprised something like this hasn't come around sooner.

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Edit: Ninja fixed before I posted!
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Another product I didn't know I don't need.
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If they weren't $30 a pop, I'd honestly consider getting one just because of the rather nice metal shielding.

They would match the hilariously expensive Titans though.
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700 series and above......yep that me going and buying a set just so I can have a funky sli bridge.

Or we could just hack them to light up :-P

PS: EVGA, it doesn't match your current boards cosmetically....just saying like.
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700 series and above......yep that me going and buying a set just so I can have a funky sli bridge.

Or we could just hack them to light up :-P

PS: EVGA, it doesn't match your current boards cosmetically....just saying like.
Which is why I'd paint my metal black! Honestly, at that point I could just shield and modify my own. What's interesting to me is that there's no support for 600 series LEDs
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Hmm, this is quite a nice little accessory. I can imagine since EVGA are diving in, others will follow too, I certainly can't see Asus standing by without getting their RoG branding in on the scene. I just wrapped mine in white di-noc, which doesn't look bad, but it's not great either. All the more interesting, modded ones I made ended up looking a bit crap sadly. One of these fancy bridges would make a great base for a little mod, especially given that the LEDs are already present.
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Aye, spotted it on a re-read just after I'd sent the piece live - you're obviously a fast reader!
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What's interesting to me is that there's no support for 600 series LEDs
I'm guessing - and this is just a guess, I haven't looked at the spec - that the 700 series adds a 5V line to the SLI connector that's missing on the 600 series, and it's this line that EVGA is tapping for the LEDs.
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Looks like I have just found my new SLI bridge for when I change my cards aslong as I stick with Nvidia for my next cards.
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I do like the look of these and am surprised no one has done them before.
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I too am surprised this hasn't been done until now, though this particular model looks like it would block a lot of air flow, depending on how your case is arranged of course.
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I've always thought the SLI bridges are ugly, I'll be getting one when they are on sale
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Actually it's just occurred to me, remember this bridge from back when the Titan was unveiled?



Would have been nice if Nvidia actually made those. Personally I think it's nicer looking than even the EVGA one. Although I must admit I'm not overly fond of the giant logos, guess they've got to put something on there though.
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I'm guessing - and this is just a guess, I haven't looked at the spec - that the 700 series adds a 5V line to the SLI connector that's missing on the 600 series, and it's this line that EVGA is tapping for the LEDs.
You're probably right. Which means technically i could jury rig this via a small lead into the SLI fingers.
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Cool. Would be nice to replace my ribbon cable. Oh wells, doesn't really matter for me as I don't have a window to show it off. Got a blue LED 200mm fan on the side instead. Ah the purty colors.....
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