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MSI Unveils Snazzy Premium GAMING SLI Bridge

Ever since Nvidia unveiled its original fancy SLI Bridges, we've seen a heap of manufacturers unveil their own variants to match their own coolers. MSI has remained silent on the subject though, until now. Meet the MSI premium GAMING SLI Bridge.

The bridge follows the design of MSI's TwinFrozr coolers, and is therefore themed in black and red, with a large MSI gaming emblem. This MSI emblem is illuminated, and its lighting can be controlled through the MSI Gaming App.

According to MSI, the bridge is built to support 2-way SLI for 900-Series Nvidia graphics cards, although we reckon you can use it on older cards, too. Heck, if you wanted to draw some rather peculiar looks to your system, you could opt to use it on Asus or Gigabyte graphics cards with their respective coolers, much to their dismay, no doubt.

The unit weighs 50 grams, measures 9.6 x 3.5 cm, and is 2.1 cm thick. It is spaced to span across four PCI-Express slots, giving a dual-slot dual-GPU setup one slot of room to breathe. Unfortunately, MSI did not unveil any additional bridges for different spacing, three-way, or four-way SLI configurations. Perhaps those will come later.

There's no word on pricing or availability either, although if it is priced anything like the other bridges, you're probably looking at something between $20 and $30.

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  • TechyInAZ
    Looks nice. MSI should have made the color coated parts swappable with green ones to fit their 100ME cards.
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  • abbadon_34
    Being that the source is "Tom's Hardware US" specs should be in ounces and inches.
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  • SirTrollsALot
    50 cents worth of tech for $30!!! A sucker is born every minute!
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  • Shankovich
    Love mine, but you can't see it, since it uses the PCI-E bus ;D
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  • TechyInAZ
    16104599 said:
    Love mine, but you can't see it, since it uses the PCI-E bus ;D

    LOL! R9 290X I assume?
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  • thundervore
    Red......more red......

    Seriously isn't the whole Red and black colour scheme getting a bit dated now?

    Reasons like this is why I go with Gigabyte, at least they TRIED to do RGB with their Windforce cooler and new motherboards coming out. MSI marketing to the engineers "paint them red and black and charge moref, the ROG noobs will eat it up as long as it matches the ROG colours"
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  • yapchagi
    still can't find this anywhere. I want to buy one. Actually, this info was out a couple weeks ago at Computex but for some reason tomshardware just found out about it?
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  • pdegan2814
    Slapping the "Gaming" moniker on a line of premium SLI bridges seems kinda silly. How many people these days are building SLI rigs for non-gaming purposes?
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  • luissantos
    Will we still need SLI bridges after DX12 is released? Honest question.
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  • TechyInAZ
    16110513 said:
    Will we still need SLI bridges after DX12 is released? Honest question.

    Probably not for those games. However, it's not like everybody is gona go to DX12. So games of today and older will still use DX11, 10, 9 etc.
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