Monday, December 10th 2018

ZOTAC Reveals Their Take on the NVLink Bridge

Last week was quite busy with news, and one thing that slipped through the cracks then was the announcement of ZOTAC's new NVLink bridging solutions. Marketed under the ZOTAC Gaming brand, these follow in line with other major NVIDIA add-in card (AIC) partners in providing an alternative to the first-party OEM offering, just in case you preferred a different aesthetic. These are available in either a 3-slot (74.5 x 75.5 x 25 mm) or a 4-slot (74.5 x 96 x 25 mm) spacing option, with backlighting support for the ZOTAC Gaming logo in the center that can be configured by their SPECTRA software lighting suite.

These NVLink bridges have not yet been made available for purchase in most regions, with expected retail availability ranging from December 14-20, but those in East Asia can already find them available for comparable prices as with other such options from MSI, ASUS, and GIGABYTE. ZOTAC also put out an unboxing video which gives a better look at the product relative to the renders below, for those interested.
Source: ZOTAC
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12 Comments on ZOTAC Reveals Their Take on the NVLink Bridge

#1
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Ok a nvlink with rgb, whooptyfriggin do
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Chloe Price
eidairaman1, post: 3958343, member: 40556"
Ok a nvlink with rgo, whooptyfriggin do
RGO, red/green/orange? :P
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#3
Bwaze
Why does it have a Vega logo? :laugh:
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#4
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Bwaze, post: 3958353, member: 178959"
Why does it have a Vega logo? :laugh:
Wings, foolish one
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#5
ArbitraryAffection
Can't wait to pay ~£50 for a bit of metal!

Oh wait, my card doesn't need a bridge.
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#7
TheinsanegamerN
What is the point when multiGPU support is so shoddy and scaling is all over the place?

If NvLink allowed for a MCM type solution, more similar to 3DFX's SLI implementation, that would be cool. But it doesnt, and NvLink isnt really worth it even for rich consumers.
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#8
kastriot
Another one bites the RGB dust ;)
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#9
stimpy88
What is this? A copper ribbon cable with a couple of SMD capacitors and resistors for how much money? They really see these gamers coming, don't they!
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#10
Xx Tek Tip xX
TheinsanegamerN, post: 3958436, member: 127292"
NvLink isnt really worth it even for rich consumers.
Tell that to the thousands already running nvlink 2080s or 2080 ti's.
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Chloe Price
ArbitraryAffection, post: 3958402, member: 145270"
Can't wait to pay ~£50 for a bit of metal!

Oh wait, my card doesn't need a bridge.
Nvidia's own bridge costs 89eur on their shop, so I don't see it as a bad thing if OEMs will have a little price premium.

If someone has money to get 1600+ eur for 2080 SLI (or more for more premium cards, waterblocks or even 2080 Ti SLI), a damn bridge isn't that bad in that point.
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#12
fabtech
Well, SLI most best performances can only be seen with 3DMARK but absent on the majority of games... Also, it is recommended to disable SLI if you play with DXR enabled... So what is it for then on RTX GPU if we can't gain more performances with DXR enabled ?
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