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GTX 970 SLI on ROG Hero IX bridge won't fit

I picked up a second GTX 970 today and found that the SLI connector that came with my ROG mobo will not fit because of the plastic shroud. The bridge has 4 total connectors, so I assume these are only needed on a 1060 or higher. Can I just get any old 60mm SLI bridge that only has two connectors and work just fine with these cards/mobo combo?

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  1. For a GTX 970, most any bridge will work. Those cards aren't bandwidth hogs in any way when compared to the 1xxx series.
  2. weberdarren97 said:
    For a GTX 970, most any bridge will work. Those cards aren't bandwidth in any way when compared to the 1xxx series.


    So it will only connect to one connection on each 970 and not both? Just wondering why they are both there if only one i used. Just wondering if I should use the 4 port ASUS SLI bridge and modify the plastic shroud so it can fit.
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    ox1574 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    For a GTX 970, most any bridge will work. Those cards aren't bandwidth hogs in any way when compared to the 1xxx series.


    So it will only connect to one connection on each 970 and not both? Just wondering why they are both there if only one i used. Just wondering if I should use the 4 port ASUS SLI bridge and modify the plastic shroud so it can fit.


    Here's the thing. Some SLI configs use more than two cards. This means that the card in the middle would have to connect to the card above it and the card below it. This is why cards have two connectors, one to connect up the line and one to connect down the line. If you're only using two cards, you only need to use one connector unless you're aiming to make your new GTX 1080 ti tank at 8K since this would require more bandwidth than a single connector can offer.

    Also, the second connector helps to keep the bridge from wobbling when you pick the case up.
  4. weberdarren97 said:
    ox1574 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    For a GTX 970, most any bridge will work. Those cards aren't bandwidth in any way when compared to the 1xxx series.


    So it will only connect to one connection on each 970 and not both? Just wondering why they are both there if only one i used. Just wondering if I should use the 4 port ASUS SLI bridge and modify the plastic shroud so it can fit.


    Here's the thing. Some SLI configs use more than two cards. This means that the card in the middle would have to connect to the card above it and the card below it. This is why cards have two connectors, one to connect up the line and one to connect down the line. If you're only using two cards, you only need to use one connector unless you're aiming to make your new GTX 1080 ti tank at 8K since this would require more bandwidth than a single connector can offer.

    Also, the second connector helps to keep the bridge from wobbling when you pick the case up.


    Ah makes perfect sense...thanks!
  5. ox1574 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    ox1574 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    For a GTX 970, most any bridge will work. Those cards aren't bandwidth hogs in any way when compared to the 1xxx series.


    So it will only connect to one connection on each 970 and not both? Just wondering why they are both there if only one i used. Just wondering if I should use the 4 port ASUS SLI bridge and modify the plastic shroud so it can fit.


    Here's the thing. Some SLI configs use more than two cards. This means that the card in the middle would have to connect to the card above it and the card below it. This is why cards have two connectors, one to connect up the line and one to connect down the line. If you're only using two cards, you only need to use one connector unless you're aiming to make your new GTX 1080 ti tank at 8K since this would require more bandwidth than a single connector can offer.

    Also, the second connector helps to keep the bridge from wobbling when you pick the case up.


    Ah makes perfect sense...thanks!


    I forgot to mention something rather important. Take a look at the below image before making a decision on which bridge to use.

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