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Old 09-01-17, 09:28 PM
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From what I recall using two ribbons was not the same as using a hard 3 way bridge. Or a hard double bridge. Apparently the traces in hard bridges are heftier than the flexible ones and thus can handle more bandwidth.

There was a big debate about it on OCUK and Ben from EVGA talked it through, confessing that they were pretty much just hard bridges with double fingers. However, hard bridges are better than soft ones apparently, for the reasons above.

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Old 09-01-17, 09:38 PM
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From what I recall using two ribbons was not the same as using a hard 3 way bridge. Or a hard double bridge. Apparently the traces in hard bridges are heftier than the flexible ones and thus can handle more bandwidth.

There was a big debate about it on OCUK and Ben from EVGA talked it through, confessing that they were pretty much just hard bridges with double fingers. However, hard bridges are better than soft ones apparently, for the reasons above.
That's literally all it is, the hard ones are slightly better made, and the soldering is a little better, but there's not much different in the way of bandwidth in real life at all. The bandwidth is set by the card using it, and HB bridges are literally just two single bridges, stuck together. The Xrays I posted not long ago proved it
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Old 09-01-17, 09:52 PM
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From what I recall using two ribbons was not the same as using a hard 3 way bridge. Or a hard double bridge. Apparently the traces in hard bridges are heftier than the flexible ones and thus can handle more bandwidth.

There was a big debate about it on OCUK and Ben from EVGA talked it through, confessing that they were pretty much just hard bridges with double fingers. However, hard bridges are better than soft ones apparently, for the reasons above.
Yes and no. Judging from the X-rays of the SLI bridges the hard bridges' traces aren't "heftier", they have kinks in them to ensure that they are all the exact same length. This is what allows the frequency increase from 450 MHz to 600 MHz. The new SLI bridge is not only doubling the bandwidth by running two in parallel (what I'm currently doing), but also by increasing the frequency of the signal passed between them too.

Let's be real, though, the difference is marginal and I'm mainly wanting this for aesthetic.
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Old 09-01-17, 09:57 PM
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That's literally all it is, the hard ones are slightly better made, and the soldering is a little better, but there's not much different in the way of bandwidth in real life at all. The bandwidth is set by the card using it, and HB bridges are literally just two single bridges, stuck together. The Xrays I posted not long ago proved it
Yeah they kinda put Ben on the spot so he really couldn't lie about it. I've never used the soft bridges myself. Used to get corruption and so on, they are really finicky !
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