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Old 26-04-16, 05:36 PM
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OverKILL3D - MSI GTX 980 Gaming Quad SLI and SLI Bridge



If you've ever been disappointed that your amazing Quad-SLI setup had to make do with such a bland SLI Bridge then MSI have just the thing for you.


OverKILL3D - MSI GTX 980 Gaming Quad SLI Bridge

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Old 26-04-16, 05:46 PM
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I don't get why there's no backplate with these cards nice job though
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Old 26-04-16, 06:00 PM
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I don't get why there's no backplate with these cards nice job though
They are very aggressive on price dude
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Old 26-04-16, 06:13 PM
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They are very aggressive on price dude
And yet, they make the OTT SLI bridge? Mass produced, those backplates would cost less than $0.10 to make, even factoring in design costs, you'd be looking at $1 max per unit in extra cost.
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Old 26-04-16, 06:18 PM
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And yet, they make the OTT SLI bridge? Mass produced, those backplates would cost less than $0.10 to make, even factoring in design costs, you'd be looking at $1 max per unit in extra cost.
The price is not relevant, it would be something they couldn't say they added to the more expensive cards, people will go for them anyway without backplates plenty of others don't have them. Although it was a huge missed opportunity for yet another dragon.

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Old 26-04-16, 06:19 PM
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Dont get me wrong I agree they would have been better with them. But I understant they kept the costs down to undercut other brands because of the lack of the backplate. They cost far more than 10c to produce though
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Old 26-04-16, 06:22 PM
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I can live without a back plate if the cards are at a great price. Plus most my cards end up on water anyway. I really like the bridge
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Old 26-04-16, 06:26 PM
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Nice vid, bonkers kit, pointless fan, tasty bridge, cool titles!
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Old 26-04-16, 08:15 PM
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Exceptional aesthetics? Exceptionally fugly! The bridge alone OK, with the fan carriage looks hyper ugly.. also sure you'd get better temps by reversing the fan to exhaust the heat, might just be my logic failing.
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Old 26-04-16, 10:21 PM
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Exceptional aesthetics? Exceptionally fugly! The bridge alone OK, with the fan carriage looks hyper ugly.. also sure you'd get better temps by reversing the fan to exhaust the heat, might just be my logic failing.
I think it would be fighting the GPU coolers if it was sucking the air away from them. The idea would be more cooler air forced into the cards, especially the gaps between the cards where they start to cook.

Not sure it would have much benefit in reality as the turbulence would be out of control. I've tried my side case fan as exhaust and as intake and there's not a lot of difference although it should be noted that is a lot further away from the cards so less effective and I only had one card at the time.

I think though that anyone that goes quad high end cards without a custom loop needs to rethink things. Cooling is expensive but for the sake of a few synthetic benches and diminishing returns from 2->3->4 way you'd be crazy not to sacrifice 1 or 2 cards $ for a sweet cooling loop.

Then again this is overkill
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