Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

3-way SLI Bridge with 2 9800 GTX+'s

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 16, 2009 5:43:34 AM

i just purchased my second 9800GTX+ card to setup 2-way SLI. My question is will using the 3-way SLI Bridge help with data transfer between the two 9800GTX+'s, or will it not even work?

More about : sli bridge 9800 gtx

January 16, 2009 11:52:01 AM

Makes absolutely no difference if you use it or not. I used it when I had 2 cards because it just looked better. Other than nothing:D 
January 21, 2009 9:19:37 AM

Well according to Nvidia, using a 3-way SLI Bridge with a 2-way setup will have double the data transfer speeds between the two GPU's versus the 2-way SLI Bridge. Quoted Directly from Nvidia Customer Care

" Hello Corey,

Thank you for contacting NVIDIA Customer Care.

This is Matiuj and I will be assisting you with your query. I understand from your email that you would like to know if you can use 3-way SLI Bridge with a 2-way setup.

Yes, you can use 3-way SLI Bridge with a 2-way setup, its compatible. You will get double the data transfer speeds between the two GPU's.

Please feel free to contact us, if you have any further questions.

NVIDIA Customer Care "
Related resources
January 21, 2009 11:06:12 AM

no it doesn't I did that, then changed and I got the same results in Crysis, COD4, Half life 2 and 3dmark06.

Thats a load of bull plop.

Nvidia also told me that the 285 GTX is way faster than the 280 GTX, which to me 10% here and there isn't WAY faster, they always exaggerate.

I can tell u that it doesn't make a difference, but you can try it out if you want.

The only reason I used it is to cover up both parts of the card.

January 22, 2009 4:07:29 AM

yea i didnt really believe them either, i just wanted to share with the community. I agree that there is no performance increase, the only reason im using it is because a) like you said, it looks better, and b) because i feel it is a more stable way to make sure the video cards dont move around. thank you though for the input on your personal experience between the 3-way and 2-way sli bridge
January 22, 2009 4:30:30 AM

looks better? wtf? a bit hanging off the end of the second card just... hanging there?

what would happen if you used two 2 way SLI bridges though? :o 
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2009 5:28:00 PM

i think they mean a three way bridge will work just as a two way bridge does and you will get double transfer speeds from the sli which is the case from using the two way bridge for sli... makes no difference jus looks worse