ASUS ROG Announces Enthusiast SLI Bridge

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridge for sturdy Scalable Link Interface (SLI) connections in a stylish design. ...

    ASUS ROG Announces Enthusiast SLI Bridge
     
  2. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    Really liking the custom SLI bridges.
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Nvidia should drop those bridges and look up to AMD for a change.
     
  4. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Why? The bridges don't really add anything harmful to a system, it's just a bandwidth manager pretty much.
     

  5. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Everything from ROG is more or less black (plastic) and red, and now they make aluminum bridges? Design fail.
     
  6. Pete J

    Pete J Master Guru

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    No four way SLI option?
     
  7. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    The first picture in the article is a 4-way bridge

    I don't like the fact that it needs its own power cable though. The LED can't require that much power.
     
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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, I feel the same way.
     
  9. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    I prefer my EVGA custom SLI bridges. The red insignia of the Asus ones just don't go with Nvidia green theme
     
  10. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    I prefer the Geforce one:

    [​IMG]
     

  11. ESlik

    ESlik Ancient Guru

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    I have the Nvidia LED bridge. Looks pretty nice and matches the LED on my Video cards. I had the EVGA LED bridge but it's color was kinda blue and didn't look right with green LED's on the video cards.
     
  12. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    "brushed-aluminum finish" = not real aluminum imo
    its just plastic colored "brushed-aluminum" to give premium feel
     
  13. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Even so, I still don't find it appealing. Make it black, and I might be interested. ;)
     
  14. War child

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    I actually prefer the Nvidia designed ones that compliment their stock coolers.
     
  15. BoMbY

    BoMbY Member Guru

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    SLI bridges? This is so 2013 ... feels like someone is offering custom designed GFDs ...
     

  16. holystarlight

    holystarlight Master Guru

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    Im using this one, and it pretty awesome looking, plus you can change the lighting modes to make it flash/breath/etc. gives a nice touch to the GeForce stock logo.

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    but if I was going for a red color scheme, the asus one would looks pretty good too.
     
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    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    This is why I painted the crossfire bridge black when I had my 7950 crossfire.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    Very nice, but too unflexible. For my next system I'm aiming at tri-SLI on a 7x 16x PCIe board with the cards in slots 1, 4 and 7 to give their coolers breathing space so that the whole thing stays relatively silent even without watercooling.
     
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  19. icedman

    icedman Maha Guru

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    Nvidia will keep using the bridge just because AMD dropped it first.
     
  20. Elfa-X

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    Yay, its like Monster Cable for SLI.

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