No SLI for GeForce GTX 1060 ?

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    News on the web spreading like wildfire is that the upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 will not be SLI compatible. Judging from leaked photos it seems clear that the card does not have SLI connectors....

    No SLI for GeForce GTX 1060 ?
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Why would 1060 differ from 1070/1080? If the others need an SLI bridge GP106 will need it too.
     
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    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Maybe it's gonna be cheap and efficient so Nvidia doesnt want 2 cheap cards surpass the more expensive 1080 by any means necessary.
     
  4. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    Who knows? Maybe Nvidia doesn't need/want to promote the 1060 in SLI as a single AMD high end GPU "killer".

    Nvidia PR clearly identified the 1060 competition in the leaked slide: "Much faster than a RX 480".

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  5. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Nvidia is being worse with those slides than AMD, lol. Seems like this 192bit/3GB card is a BEAST! :D
     
  6. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    Hilbert, fight with this plague, it is "photos", not "photo's". I'm not english native speaker but mistakes on such basic things irritate me as f...
     
  7. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    True.The bars are HUGE. LOL

    But...I can't say which PR BS slides is the clear winner: "AMD 51%...151%" VS "Nvidia impossible X Axis distortion".

    :D
     
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  8. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Probably this if true, Nvidia forcing people to buy slightly more expensive cards so they get the performance. Making more money, coincidentally ;):D
     
  9. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Uhm yeah I can imagine, not that familiar with the differences between GloFo and TSMC. But does that have to do something with SLI compatability?
     
  10. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    @sammarbella those graphs are criminal.
     

  11. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    Not mine, the leaked slide is from "that forbidden site in here...".

    I know you can decipher which is. :D
     
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    If this is true, then im done with Nvidia.

    They're taking the mickey now. If true then this is beyond appalling. They charge an arm and a leg for their cards and now they're turning a feature thats been the norm for over a decade into a premium model only feature.
     
  13. FrostNixon

    FrostNixon Master Guru

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    Every time a person asks "Should I go 960 SLI or a single 970" the answer is "Single more powerful GPU every time". So I see no reason for the 1060 to support SLI, none at all. You want more performance, 1070 will be the better choice since 2x1060 will most likely be more expensive than a single 1070 (or roughly the same price) and will work better only in less than 10% of the titles. So if removing the SLI support from 1060 will reduce the price even by 1$, I'm happy.
     
  14. Turanis

    Turanis Ancient Guru

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    But what about the price?
    Asus Gtx 1060 8GB (?)=472-499 Euro? :O
    Hard to believe.I know Nvidia=Apple=Intel=Premium price,but what the heck!

    videocardz(.)com/61826/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-rumors-part-2

    Maybe 3GB dont suport SLI.IF 6GB version will not support SLI then will be big mistake.
     
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    2 positive things are gonna happen finally for our sake and overall wellness:

    i) cheaper 1060 (3/6) because the less circuits needed for Mgpu support.
    ii) finally you should realise that the correct way to go with is buying the best GPU you can afford and if it's not powerful enough then you go for SLI/CF.

    there is no point after all, if vega (small or huge) / (big or bigger) pascal are not enough that kind of gpu's tier you should amplify their power through Mgpu.
     

  16. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Indeed 2 midrange cards have always been garbage compared to 1 high-end.

    But 2x 1060 should proly be compared to 1080.
    Because SLI-ed would be close to GTX 1080 in performance, while slightly undercutting its price.

    GTX 1060 6GB:
    • MSRP: $259-279
    • Performance: ~ GTX 980
    • TDP: 100-120W
     
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    Multi-GPU is such a hassle anyway. Nothing I see seems to say it's improved much in the time since I had 8800s in SLI...
     
  18. Turanis

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    250-270$ could be a good price for a Reference card.What about custom cards? ~300$?
    Maybe 2xGtx 1060=Gtx 1080.Maybe thats why nvidia dont wanna support SLI for this card.
     
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    Yeah, 2x1060=1080, we heard the same about 2x480 but in the end it turned out to be slightly better than 1070 in a few titles. It will be exactly the same for the 1060, SLIed would be more powerful than 1070 in way too few titles to be actually worth considering. Same as 1080, maybe in Firestrike but that's about it. At least that's my opinion.
     
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    with that bus they are doing us a favor
     

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