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Blogs Where have all the micro-ATX motherboards gone?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Jul 2018.

  1. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    im running Matx at the moment, and i dont see any reason why i would change back to ATX,
    i love the Tj08-E ( admittedly id love it more if Silverstone would get off their arse and make a PWM 180mm air perpetrator fan )

    but i have noticed that Matx has been on the decline recently its rather disappointing
    im hoping Nvidia bring back SLI on the mid range cards next Gen, i was very disappointed you cant sli the 1060's
     
  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Some modern motherboards have the option of pwm for 4pin fans or DC voltage control for 3pin fans.
     
  3. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Highly unlikely, both Nvidia and AMD have been scaling back support and development for multi-GPU solutions, it's just too niche nowadays.
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    40 out of 50 current "AAA" games still benefit from SLI though:
    https://babeltechreviews.com/the-50-game-gtx-1070-ti-sli-review/3/

    So SLI is not as dead as the rumours suggest (and no matter how much Nvidia and AMD try to push explicit multi gpu via dx12 because they want to stop wasting money creating game specific driver updates).
     
  5. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Oh I'm not saying developers aren't utilising the benefits, but how many out of every 50 PC builders/gamers have multiple GPU's? 1-2?? Of those, how many are shopping in the mid-range market?

    When I say multi-GPU is a niche, I mean from a consumer stand-point. Why would Nvidia add SLI to it's next mid-range GPU when it knows only the high end guys are interested in it... and more importantly, will pay the premium for it? They didn't include it on the 1060 because they didn't want people buying 1 now and another in a year or 2, Jen isn't going to have a sudden bout of generosity for people who can't afford a GTX 1180.
     
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