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2019/01/02 08:54:57 (permalink)
Would anyone know how to enable SLi without the Nvlink bridge? (driver mod, etc.?)
 
I managed to buy the wrong sized bridge (4 slot) and now I'm stuck waiting another week for the 3 slot bridge to come through the mail. Just wondering if there was a workaround to play with in the mean time even though it wouldn't be the full performance of the physical bridge until it arrives.
 
Much appreciated if anyone knows!!!!
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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 09:08:59 (permalink)
Nvidia has not enabled this feature on consumer NVLINK RTX cards. 

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 09:28:59 (permalink)
If we could do this we could have saved $90 Bucks

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:06:59 (permalink)
I know how to do it, and have already done it. You just have to read through the posts listed here to figure it out. =)

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:27:32 (permalink)
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I know how to do it, and have already done it. You just have to read through the posts listed here to figure it out. =)


What has this to do with the NVLink SLI Bridge used on the new RTX Graphics Card and not even having one on hand?
That links is for using two different GTX Graphics Cards with an SLI Bridge and not enabling SLI without have an SLI Bridge installed.
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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:29:46 (permalink)
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I know how to do it, and have already done it. You just have to read through the posts listed here to figure it out. =)


What has this to do with the NVLink SLI Bridge used on the new RTX Graphics Cards?


Read the posts there and you'll know.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:32:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Cool GTX 2019/07/08 09:02:51
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I know how to do it, and have already done it. You just have to read through the posts listed here to figure it out. =)


What has this to do with the NVLink SLI Bridge used on the new RTX Graphics Cards?


Read the posts there and you'll know.


You are telling Member here that you can SLI two RTX Graphics Cards without an NVLink SLI Bridged?
"I know how to do it, and have already done it."
 
What is it?

DifferentSLIAuto is a small, free tool that allows you to pair together different GPUs of similar generation/architecture to work together in SLI*
It can also enable SLI on some non SLI/Crossfire compatible motherboards, making it a replacement for the now discontinued HyperSLI program**

*Mixing different VRAM sizes may cause some instability or stop SLI from functioning properly.
**The use of SLI on non multi-GPU motherboards is not guaranteed.


Before you get started, you will want to check compatibility based on architecture.
In your Windows device manager. Right click on your display adapter and go to properties. Switch to the "Details" tab, and in the combo box select "Hardware Ids."
The first three numbers following "DEV" must match for the cards to work together.
 
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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:33:46 (permalink)
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I know how to do it, and have already done it. You just have to read through the posts listed here to figure it out. =)


What has this to do with the NVLink SLI Bridge used on the new RTX Graphics Cards?


Read the posts there and you'll know.


You are telling Member here that you can SLI two RTX Graphics Cards without an NVLink SLI Bridged?
"I know how to do it, and have already done it."


Correct.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:36:35 (permalink)
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I know how to do it, and have already done it. You just have to read through the posts listed here to figure it out. =)


What has this to do with the NVLink SLI Bridge used on the new RTX Graphics Cards?


Read the posts there and you'll know.


You are telling Member here that you can SLI two RTX Graphics Cards without an NVLink SLI Bridged?
"I know how to do it, and have already done it."


Correct.


If you have done this on your two RTX Graphics Cards then please post for the OP so he can SLI his cards until his NVLink Arrives.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:40:13 (permalink)
My performance results with and without the nvlink bridge can be seen in posts #10 & #11 here.
 
 

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:48:55 (permalink)
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My performance results with and without the nvlink bridge can be seen in posts #10 & #11 here.

You are not showing or telling anyone how to do it.
Post a Video of your Test showing SLI Enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel and No NVLink Installed on your Cards.
Like when I had to post one for you.
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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:50:31 (permalink)
I'll pass on the video. I don't feel like taking my nvlink bridge off again.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:52:09 (permalink)
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You are not showing or telling anyone how to do it.

I provided a link to the op. The link contains the information on how to get it working.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 12:52:20 (permalink)
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You are not showing or telling anyone how to do it.
I provided a link to the op. The link contains the information on how to get it working.


It is not about "SLI with different cards" but enabling SLI in the NVIDIA Control Panel with the same cards.
If this was True and you can set your new RTX Cards to Enable SLI in the NVIDIA Control Panel without an NVLink SLI Bride installed then you should post how you did it. Or you Never Did It.
I know well enough you are an EVGA Forum Moderator and you can delete Posts at will but you are posting false if not miss leading information. 
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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 13:02:39 (permalink)
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You are not showing or telling anyone how to do it.
I provided a link to the op. The link contains the information on how to get it working.


It is not about "SLI with different cards" but enabling SLI in the NVIDIA Control Panel with the same cards.
If this was True and you can set your new RTX Cards to Enable SLI in the NVIDIA Control Panel without an NVLink SLI Bride installed then you should post how you did it. Or you Never Did It.




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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 13:04:53 (permalink)
information. 
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You are not showing or telling anyone how to do it.
I provided a link to the op. The link contains the information on how to get it working.


 
It is not about "SLI with different cards" but enabling SLI in the NVIDIA Control Panel with the same cards.
If this was True and you can set your new RTX Cards to Enable SLI in the NVIDIA Control Panel without an NVLink SLI Bride installed then you should post how you did it. Or you Never Did It.
I know well enough you are an EVGA Forum Moderator and you can delete Posts at will but you are posting false if not miss leading information. 



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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:06:38 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Sajin 2019/01/02 15:26:47
How to get sli working on driver 417.22 without the nvlink bridge...
 
https://www.mediafire.com/file/o6h47hwpj7i5iam/DifferentSLIAuto1.7.1-win10.rar/file
 
Just follow the readme instructions. =)
 
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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:09:37 (permalink)
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How to get sli working on driver 417.22 without the nvlink bridge...
 
https://www.mediafire.com/file/o6h47hwpj7i5iam/DifferentSLIAuto1.7.1-win10.rar/file
 
Just follow the readme instructions. =)
 
Oh and here is a little video for bcav... https://youtu.be/3Tk-3BVsgnI




Interesting, so it can be done if you are willing to accept a performance hit. Thanks for the posts and video. 

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:10:18 (permalink)
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How to get sli working on driver 417.22 without the nvlink bridge...
 
https://www.mediafire.com/file/o6h47hwpj7i5iam/DifferentSLIAuto1.7.1-win10.rar/file
 
Just follow the readme instructions. =)
 
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Interesting, so it can be done if you are willing to accept a performance hit. Thanks for the posts and video. 


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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:14:28 (permalink)
I have given up on you, but thank you.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:15:42 (permalink)
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I have given up on you, but thank you.




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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:17:22 (permalink)
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How to get sli working on driver 417.22 without the nvlink bridge...
 
https://www.mediafire.com/file/o6h47hwpj7i5iam/DifferentSLIAuto1.7.1-win10.rar/file
 
Just follow the readme instructions. =)
 
Oh and here is a little video for bcav... https://youtu.be/3Tk-3BVsgnI




Interesting, so it can be done if you are willing to accept a performance hit. Thanks for the posts and video. 


But what is the Point of a performance hit and all this upfront work if the OP well be getting his NVLink Bridge in a few days.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:18:15 (permalink)
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How to get sli working on driver 417.22 without the nvlink bridge...
 
https://www.mediafire.com/file/o6h47hwpj7i5iam/DifferentSLIAuto1.7.1-win10.rar/file
 
Just follow the readme instructions. =)
 
Oh and here is a little video for bcav... https://youtu.be/3Tk-3BVsgnI




Interesting, so it can be done if you are willing to accept a performance hit. Thanks for the posts and video. 


But what is the Point if the OP well be getting his NVLink Bridge in a few days.


Is this a serious question? Did you not read the op?

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:19:38 (permalink)
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How to get sli working on driver 417.22 without the nvlink bridge...
 
https://www.mediafire.com/file/o6h47hwpj7i5iam/DifferentSLIAuto1.7.1-win10.rar/file
 
Just follow the readme instructions. =)
 
Oh and here is a little video for bcav... https://youtu.be/3Tk-3BVsgnI




Interesting, so it can be done if you are willing to accept a performance hit. Thanks for the posts and video. 


But what is the Point of a performance hit and all this upfront work if the OP well be getting his NVLink Bridge in a few days.


Is this a serious question? Did you not read the op?


Yes "I'm stuck waiting another week for the 3 slot bridge to come through the mail."
 
But I was not asking you  I was asking SprayingMango

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:21:44 (permalink)
The point is the op wanted to get sli working until his bridge comes in even though it won't be full performance.

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/01/02 15:24:28 (permalink)
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Would anyone know how to enable SLi without the Nvlink bridge? (driver mod, etc.?)
 
I managed to buy the wrong sized bridge (4 slot) and now I'm stuck waiting another week for the 3 slot bridge to come through the mail. Just wondering if there was a workaround to play with in the mean time even though it wouldn't be the full performance of the physical bridge until it arrives.
 
Much appreciated if anyone knows!!!!


What Game Do you need this workaround to work to run in SLI?

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Re: Enable SLi without Nvlink bridge installed? 2019/07/08 08:24:26 (permalink)
There is another possible use for this that I thought of... I searched the web and ended up in this thread for that reason.
 
The newest AMD motherboards have PCIE4.0, and if the performance hit is at least partially due to signals going over slower PCIE3 than faster NVLink then... This would be another way to take advantage of all that PCIE4.0 bandwidth, assuming that's how it could help.
 
Perhaps this would allow cards without NVLink such as 2060 / 2070 to SLI. Given the non-Super cards might take a dip in prices, this could be a somewhat interesting option provided Nvidia doesn't shut it down (if they shut it down then they're being ____s)
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