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MSI’s New 3-Way, 4-Way SLI Bridges Have Fans

MSI launched two new SLI bridge kits for 3-way and 4-way multi-GPU system configurations designed for use with the company’s GeForce GTX 900-series graphics cards. We first caught a glimpse of the 4-way SLI bridge at MSI’s suite during CES, and the new kits are now officially available for purchase.

Product3-Way SLI Bridge Kit4-Way SLI Bridge Kit
Dimensions (L x W x H)160 x 61 x 22 mm160 x 61 x 22 mm
Weight236 grams236 grams
SLI Connector Spacing40 – 80 mm40 mm

The new kits are a follow up to the premium 2-way SLI bridge that the company launched last year, and they sport the same familiar red and black panels and customizable LED-illuminated MSI Gaming logo as their predecessor.

Unlike the 2-way SLI bridge, the new kits feature a removable 120 mm fan, effectively adding functionality to flare with increased heat dissipation for your 3-way and 4-way SLI configuration.

There's no word yet on pricing, but MSI plans to release the new SLI bridges into the wild in the beginning of April.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • thundervore
    If you have enough money for 3 way SLI and 4 way SLI then chances are you have enough money for a custom liquid loop. This SLI bridge with fan bracket is just a band aid to an issue they will have to revisit in the future.

    So why, why in the hell would someone want another fan in their system just circulating the same hot air....
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  • koga73
    I think it's a pretty good idea. Not everyone wants to deal with water cooling.
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  • thor220
    Kind of late, SLI bridges won't be required for Pascal.
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  • ZeusGamer
    17717193 said:
    Kind of late, SLI bridges won't be required for Pascal.

    How do you reckon we won't be needing SLI bridges on Pascal GPUs? I don't recall them using NVLink for consumer grade GPUs yet.
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  • alidan
    If you have enough money for 3 way SLI and 4 way SLI then chances are you have enough money for a custom liquid loop. This SLI bridge with fan bracket is just a band aid to an issue they will have to revisit in the future.

    So why, why in the hell would someone want another fan in their system just circulating the same hot air....

    yea, and every 6-12 months you have to rip everything apart and clean it and hope to god you put it all together right. id rather make a custom extension for my pci slots and have an extra fan out the back pulling air out that way and funnel it through the back of my desk to somewhere where where it wont get sucked back into the case.

    ah the joys of having a 3d printer and being able to do this with very little hassle.
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  • wifiburger
    that picture look like a cube from hell ! 7 fans ! MSI put waterblocks and re-take the picture,
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  • twstd1
    I think it looks bad A$$. If I could afford 3 or 4 SLI I'd want that in my system.
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  • junkeymonkey
    cheapskate like me would just zip tie a fan in place and call it good to go with any cards using the ''free'' bridges I get with the motherboard .. how much is that gimmick gone a cost to ''look cool''
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  • ZeusGamer
    17717635 said:
    cheapskate like me would just zip tie a fan in place and call it good to go with any cards using the ''free'' bridges I get with the motherboard .. how much is that gimmick gone a cost to ''look cool''

    Agreed. Also, a setup like this isn't just going to cool a GPU significantly. Doubt it'll change the GPU temps at all really.
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  • Unolocogringo
    If you have enough money for 3 way SLI and 4 way SLI then chances are you have enough money for a custom liquid loop. This SLI bridge with fan bracket is just a band aid to an issue they will have to revisit in the future.

    So why, why in the hell would someone want another fan in their system just circulating the same hot air....

    yea, and every 6-12 months you have to rip everything apart and clean it and hope to god you put it all together right. id rather make a custom extension for my pci slots and have an extra fan out the back pulling air out that way and funnel it through the back of my desk to somewhere where where it wont get sucked back into the case.

    ah the joys of having a 3d printer and being able to do this with very little hassle.
    Back when running SLI GTX 460s ,I did the same thing.
    Removed all of the PCI slot covers. Then drilled and mounted a 120mm fan on the exterior of the case as exhaust.A couple plastic Shrouds for top and bottom of the fan. Temps dropped 10c for the top card and 5c for the bottom card.
    Reply