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Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?

Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?

Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?

Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?

 

Nvidia's GTX 1060 has been pictured, showing that the GPU has no SLI connector leaving this GPU unable to be used in SLI, at least in a traditional sense. 

This back up previous rumors that suggested that the Nvidia GTX 1060 series GPU will not support SLI, though Multi-GPU setups will still be possible in games using the DirectX 12 or Vulkan APIs through Explicit Multi-GPU (if developers support it). Nvidia could be moving to a bridgeless SLI system for their lower end GPUs, though this is something that we see as unlikely given the fact that Nvidia has very recently released their new High Bandwidth SLI bridges.   

 

  Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?   Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?

 

We can see that the cooler on this GPU is the same as what we have seen in previous leaks, with a short PCB and a blower style cooler. 

Now with these new pictures we can confirm that this GPU does not feature a backplate and that it does seem to have the same green Nvidia logo on the side of the GPU as other GTX reference style coolers. Right now we do not know if this logo will be LED illuminated or not. 

 

  Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?

This GPU will be powered by a single 6-pin power connector, with Nvidia extending this power connection to the rear of the GPU for easier cable management.  

Right now we do not know exactly how Nvidia is extending their 6-pin power connector or if it will affect the ability of end users to replace their reference coolers with either water blocks or higher end air coolers.    

 

  Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?   Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?   

 

Right now it looks like the Nvidia GTX 1060 will be an interesting launch, especially for those who would like to use two of these GPUs in SLI. Hopefully, Nvidia will clarify the situation when the officially launch this product. 

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's GTX 1060 on the OC3D Forums

 

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04-07-2016, 09:31:38

Dicehunter
Considering the 480 is competing with this in terms of power and that can be crossfired you'd think Nvidia would want SLI as a possibility.Quote

04-07-2016, 09:32:09

KTM_RULZ
Any chance this will be cheap enough to destroy RX480 sales but the lack of sli leaves the 1070 sales untouched?Quote

04-07-2016, 09:33:36

AlienALX
My head hurts just looking at the way the power is hooked up. I'll be interested to see how it connects, but just looking at it seems they have made it so a nice small water block is not going to be possible because of where the power connector is located.

:S

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Originally Posted by KTM_RULZ View Post
Any chance this will be cheap enough to destroy RX480 sales but the lack of sli leaves the 1070 sales untouched?
Absolutely and utterly no chance.Quote

04-07-2016, 09:36:32

King of Old Old School
Well i think it's going to compete with the RX480 but the question remains what is pricing going to be like.

I for one can see this card being a RX480 killer.Quote

04-07-2016, 09:55:52

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Well i think it's going to compete with the RX480 but the question remains what is pricing going to be like.

I for one can see this card being a RX480 killer.
Probably yeah, And maybe with better overclocking and coming in ever so slightly cheaper as Nvidia can afford to take a little financial hit for good sales.Quote
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