No SLI for GeForce GTX 1060 ?

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. AlmondMan

    AlmondMan Master Guru

    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    128
    GPU:
    5700 XT Red Devil
    And if you buy 2 at launch they'll probably cost more combined than a single 1070 or even 1080. So why would you ever do that? When the need for more power than it delivers arises, it'll probably be outperformed by some other much better priced new contender, like RX 485 or 1060Ti... So, SLI, kind of dead, these days.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    15,288
    Likes Received:
    4,349
    GPU:
    Aorus RX580 XTR 8GB
    Isnt it funny how AMD is trying to improve and encourage multi gpu systems while nvidia is doing the opposite. Giving up on 3way sli on 1070/80 and now disabling sli on 1060.
     
  3. FrostNixon

    FrostNixon Master Guru

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    52
    GPU:
    RX 5700 XT
    The only reason why AMD are promoting multi GPU is because they can't release a single GPU which can fight with NVIDIA's flagships. If vega was ready and was as good as 1080 I am pretty confident they would be saying "if you want performance, buy vega, not 2xRX480".
     
  4. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

    Messages:
    28,841
    Likes Received:
    1,677
    GPU:
    GTX1070 iChillx4
    Well seeing after so many years since the introduction and people are still having problems with it , it totally makes sense :p
     

  5. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,929
    Likes Received:
    178
    GPU:
    290X Lightning CFX (H2O)
    AMD PR encourage CFX sells...

    ...while Raja Koduri itself say they will only work (drivers) on CFX profiles for games with low FPS in single GPU and the rest must be in hands of DX12 game devs (explicit DX12 mgpu mode).

    I think Nvidia PR position is more realistic for consumers final gaming results.
     
  6. (.)(.)

    (.)(.) Banned

    Messages:
    9,094
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    GTX 970
    ....that...thats a good point.
     
  7. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,319
    Likes Received:
    954
    GPU:
    Sapphire 390
    More than two cards is hardly for gamers, so Nvidia just doesn't care for cheap bitcoin miners or password crackers. For serious applications you can pay a million and get a rack of professional cards.
     
  8. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    13,271
    Likes Received:
    345
    GPU:
    GTX
    I don't know but rumor is that the 3g card will not support it but the 6g card will.
    so no mix and match....like why would you want a 3g card in sli?
    and whats this card 196 bit bus? I thought 128 like the 960....u ever see 960 sli? barly keep up with a 980 yo.
     
  9. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    7,476
    Likes Received:
    944
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1080Ti Ga.X
    SLI is kind of dying out, and multi-gpu support in general is not going in the right direction, software wise. Now it seems nvidia is coming out with this situation hardware wise as well.

    But yes, for 4K /1440p 144Hz+ there is no single card solution available, so it's needed. But you wouldn't SLI two lower end cards for that anyway...
     
  10. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    13,294
    Likes Received:
    2,781
    GPU:
    EVGA RTX 3080
    Bit coin miners and password crackers don't use SLI bridges.

    MDA also doesn't require a SLI bridge.

    The bottom line is this is Nvidia lowering costs on the 1060 (less complex) and preventing it from cannibalizing sales of the 1070 and 1080.
     

  11. Turanis

    Turanis Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    458
    GPU:
    Gigabyte RX500
    192bit=marketing.
    All we know thats a cut from normal chip.Will see if this card will have 2.5GB or 5.5GB,like Gtx 660 2GB 192bit.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  12. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,513
    Likes Received:
    710
    GPU:
    RX 580
    @sammarbella i know, wasn't blaming you, sir.
     
  13. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    7,659
    Likes Received:
    582
    GPU:
    Inno3D RTX 3090
    It's not marketing. That's why it will come in 3/6GB configurations. NVIDIA won't pull the 970 thing again. Not so soon at least. The card will have 192GB/sec bandwidth, with three 64bit controllers connected to either three 2GB chips, or 6 2GB chips.

    As a whole the package sounds more underwhelming than even the 960 to me (hey, anyone remember that one? :p )
     
  14. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,319
    Likes Received:
    954
    GPU:
    Sapphire 390
    I see, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!
     
  15. Primey0

    Primey0 Member Guru

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    19
    GPU:
    -
    Two 1060s would not rival one 1080 at all. I can confidently say that without any benchmarks because what's you're saying is absurd.
     

  16. vase

    vase Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,653
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    -
    people need to understand that

    encouraging multi-gpu doesn't neccessarily mean encouraging SLI or CFX.

    if raja says in the latest livestream: multi-gpu will be getting more and more important.
    he doesn't mean CFX.

    if nvidia removes SLI functionality for certain cards.
    it doesn't mean they say multi-gpu will get less important.

    the fact that multi-gpu soon will be realized without CFX/SLI technology mainly seems to have passed by many people unnoticed.
     
  17. AvengerUK

    AvengerUK Master Guru

    Messages:
    699
    Likes Received:
    4
    GPU:
    Titan X (Pascal) EK-WB
    If this was the case they would not of bothered with the 1070 / 1080 SLi ability + High bandwidth SLi bridges.

    I think its more a ploy to stop people buying 2x 1060 instead of spending the money on a 1080 - depending on how much the 1060 is priced at
     
  18. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    15,288
    Likes Received:
    4,349
    GPU:
    Aorus RX580 XTR 8GB
    Yes, both multi gpu solutions ware not perfect (far from it) but sli is known to be somewhat better than cfx with its more frequent profile updates.

    Now disabling sli completely on a mid-range cards is a very strange move from nvidia.
     
  19. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,402
    Likes Received:
    920
    GPU:
    ASUS 3080 Strix H20
    Or perhaps they made the lower end cards SLI compatible over the PCIe bus instead
     
  20. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    15,288
    Likes Received:
    4,349
    GPU:
    Aorus RX580 XTR 8GB
    Explain then why 1070/1080 would not be compatible via pcie bus as well?
     

Share This Page