Is NVLink BETTER than SLI??

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  • James Coy
    James Coy 6 days ago

    1:01 - Cue Linus dropping the cards

  • Биг-Баг центр

    We also built a system with two 1080Ti SLI , in some projects - the increase is directly noticeable , in some minimal , somewhere - the second card is idle ( in most cases ) . But rarely seen less than 60 fps in 4K , where the restriction has been lifted - all 72 (the monitor is capable of producing ) , and so the SLI is more for enthusiasts than for life , here is our oven :
    Config :
    i7 7700K to 4.5 GHz
    Asus z270ws
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 Gb 3200 Mhz ( 4 sticks of 8 )
    2 EVGA 1080Ti SLI
    BeQuiet 850W

  • Scott Davis
    Scott Davis 8 days ago +3

    Now I just need 10 TB of VRAM.

  • Game Bros
    Game Bros 9 days ago

    linus i had to unsub cause of the ads

  • SevenBidoofs
    SevenBidoofs 11 days ago +4

    Linus: “Speaking of big questions...”
    Me: skips ahead 15 seconds

  • James Roggy
    James Roggy 11 days ago

    silly question the second gpu fan is totally blocked?

  • s0m3Sp34k3rgUY Dinogaming1099

    Is that 1050Ti? 0:01

  • Neno Neno
    Neno Neno 19 days ago

    That's will be expense-link

  • Rajesh Mandal
    Rajesh Mandal 20 days ago

    You should just stick to the point.. you say lots of trash which made me bore at 1:36 and i cut your video writing this comment 💩🤦

  • Ryan Vo
    Ryan Vo 24 days ago

    The counter strike benchmark was just silly. You should have put Fps_max 0 in the console

  • Ecktor
    Ecktor 25 days ago +1

    Can you run 4x quadro rtx 8000 on nvlink? With the tr 2990wx?
    And high frequency ddr4 128gb ram?

  • Detioroit
    Detioroit 25 days ago

    *what to purchase nvlink or sli?*

  • Mike Wazowski
    Mike Wazowski 26 days ago +1

    The goddamn wink at 1:57

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker 27 days ago

    At some country those 4 graphic cards can get you a nice house

  • Alex Oelkers
    Alex Oelkers Month ago

    Im into gaming and GPU rendering should I get two NvLink 2080ti or a Titan V?

  • Daneall Saleem
    Daneall Saleem Month ago

    “B-But Nvidia didn’t create SLI”
    Yeah, we know, but they made it popular/Mainstream

  • Paul Cancescu
    Paul Cancescu Month ago +1

    As technology advances we no longer need slaves !

  • Mickey Lewis
    Mickey Lewis Month ago

    i just want one of them there hoodies.

  • Brandon Corby
    Brandon Corby Month ago

    Nvidia released SLI? boo 3dfx baby!

  • Gareth
    Gareth Month ago

    Well, of course you can run over 60fps with that much V-RAM... it's not rocket science. If you're pretty much just putting even more PCI-E slots on cards to connect them into a single card, then that's that. All that the bridge is, is just to link them as a single PCI-E card. It's not even anything wonderous, if anything, it's just rehashing of technology that's been around for years. Nvidia keep trying to reinvent the wheel instead of just inventing something new.

    OLT11GAMER Month ago

    speaking of big question how much space is there available when linus is in?

  • Mark Zimmerman
    Mark Zimmerman Month ago

    Glad to see NVidia finally outlawed slavery.

  • TheUselessPeanut Official Channel

    cant even buy a cheap monitor ;-;

  • Pavel Drumev
    Pavel Drumev Month ago

    The GTX 1080Ti is still the winner here at 2/3 rd of the price of GTX 2080 Ti :P

  • 3rd Legacy
    3rd Legacy Month ago

    So now you need to use this on Space Engineers and see what stats you could get, notoriously big calculations in that game, crushing the best graphics cards.

  • ABT
    ABT Month ago

    1080 ti sli is less exppensiv than a 2080 ti.

  • seijuiro Akashi
    seijuiro Akashi Month ago

    Why do you where only one jacket in many videos 😂💀

  • Quantum Gaming
    Quantum Gaming Month ago

    Anyone saw hindi captions?

  • Ryzen Core
    Ryzen Core Month ago

    0:18 SLi for 10 years? wanna try 30 years,SLI was first introduced on 3DFX 98

  • luca kro
    luca kro Month ago

    Yay abolition for the cards

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi 2 months ago

    Is either worth the performance boost for the price?

  • Sarah Bingham
    Sarah Bingham 2 months ago +1

    WTF carelessly handles 2 Quadro GV100’s carelessly

  • xd Dinamite
    xd Dinamite 2 months ago +1

    Geoforce all the way

  • kartikeya rana
    kartikeya rana 2 months ago

    Please please give me atleast 1080ti 😭😭😭😭

  • elaiza
    elaiza 2 months ago

    Can someone recommend me a good motherboard for gaming?

  • Futebol Muleke
    Futebol Muleke 2 months ago

    Aqui é BR caralho

    DESTROYER64 2 months ago

    can i have those 970s

  • ThermaL1102
    ThermaL1102 2 months ago

    so with this thing you get closer to the double fps mark , then 20-30 fps in sli
    now you can buy 2 cards and actually get what you paid for , it only took about 10 years , but ok

  • Infamous Truth
    Infamous Truth 2 months ago

    love your channel and vids but I hate the mid-show adverts. cant you just show it at the start or not at all? This isnt Cable.

  • Himuro Tatsuya
    Himuro Tatsuya 2 months ago +1

    7:34 See where u were going there...

  • B20C0
    B20C0 2 months ago

    Now that I watched this I wonder how long it will take for SJWs to call Master and Slave in computer hardware terminology offensive so it has to be renamed into King and Peasant or Boss and Employee.

  • Mahesh an
    Mahesh an 2 months ago

    I'm so jealous, you are having too much gpu's

  • Willian Ferreira
    Willian Ferreira 2 months ago

    Buys 20.000 on EnvyLink graphics cards...

    Gets a blue screen of death!

  • Lucas Arantes
    Lucas Arantes 2 months ago

    Maybe i wrong but
    SLI is the same as a computer with 2 or more hdd or ssd systems runs in the master storage and needs to ask for slaves do their jobs.
    NVlink is a computer with 2 or more hdd or ssd, but in this case both work together like RAID 0 array.

  • Sabrina Flipse
    Sabrina Flipse 2 months ago

    what motherboards support dual rtx 2070s?

  • Flesh
    Flesh 2 months ago

    No slaves?!?!?

  • aahiggy
    aahiggy 2 months ago

    Somewhere some place there is a social justice warrior crying because you said slave

  • Sumona Florence
    Sumona Florence 2 months ago


  • Adarsh Jha
    Adarsh Jha 2 months ago

    why does it have only hindi subtitles

  • Jan-Christopher Estelmann
    Jan-Christopher Estelmann 2 months ago +1

    you should come back to that with the rtx 2080, since its performance is on the 1080ti level
    Now you can compare the sli on 1080ti and sli (over NVLink) wih the 2080 if there is any difference in scaling or performance!!

  • Matt C
    Matt C 2 months ago

    SLI has never been successful for me, in fact, it's always caused worse performance, even in games that support it.

  • Intelligence Injection
    Intelligence Injection 3 months ago

    Democracy wins. If you know what I’m talking about

  • Dread Csgo
    Dread Csgo 3 months ago +1


  • VerusVis
    VerusVis 3 months ago

    Anyone know if there is any news about this Nvlink and if it’s ready for gamers now and if there’s any performance difference?

  • Holzwurm _HD
    Holzwurm _HD 3 months ago +2

    Ive asked myself this for a few years now. What happens when you put an Sli bridge between 2 pc's?

  • Pavel Jelínek
    Pavel Jelínek 3 months ago +1

    Well that means that the old PCIe 3.0 x16 is a serious bottleneck in this matter, though it is still better to have such a bandwidth because i bet if the bandwidth of NVlink was the same, the final results would bee much worser in this matter..

  • Arrowdodger
    Arrowdodger 3 months ago +1

    Linus teaches us about Master/Slave relationships. kinky.

    TAN CHIA WEI 3 months ago

    please sub my channel and get a chance to win ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6 Graphics Card in this video 3 winner

  • Blank__ __
    Blank__ __ 3 months ago +3

    Hindi sub? What's going on Linus? Since when you're so concerned about Indian audience? That's new.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 months ago

    I know with SLI you had to have two cards with the same GPU and amount of memory. Do you have to use two of the same card for NVLink or will it work with two completely different nVidia graphics cards? I just wonder because this is the first time I have heard of NVLink.

  • DoctorX17
    DoctorX17 3 months ago

    "I'll read anything on the teleprompter", Linus says... would he do like Ron Burgundy and say the F-word if it was thrown up there?

    • magnumxlpi
      magnumxlpi 16 hours ago

      Or Charles Barkley calling himself a dumbass

  • lauren jackson
    lauren jackson 3 months ago

    call me a show off i have 2 titan z's and it works fine for me at 1080p

  • Axel Shark
    Axel Shark 3 months ago

    It sucks that you need to upgrade your cooling for it and lose your warranty. Because performance increases just by upgrading the coolers.☹️

  • xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx
    xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx 3 months ago +6

    I actually realized that the gpus on the table worth more than my car lol xd my car is only $19k

  • xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx
    xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx 3 months ago

    Even the NvLink bridges alone are expensive af

  • Cool Guy
    Cool Guy 3 months ago

    If Martin Luther King is still alive, he’d be glad.

  • Dan Timmins
    Dan Timmins 3 months ago +1

    so how does the bottom card have room to breathe?

  • Ricardo Milos
    Ricardo Milos 3 months ago

    speaking of big questions have ya tried my dick?

  • FaZe_Catfish_
    FaZe_Catfish_ 3 months ago

    Am I the only one who knows what he’s talking about

  • Emile Ali
    Emile Ali 3 months ago

    I need a pc so bad

  • Alan Walker
    Alan Walker 3 months ago +2

    SLI you just saved Democracy

  • Esperanza Vibes
    Esperanza Vibes 3 months ago

    This is a must see for pc gamers

  • Cheburushka
    Cheburushka 3 months ago

    If i buy a Z 390 motherboard now and a rtx 2060, can i later buy a second 2060 and simply plug it in? Where do i get this connector from. And how much more should the power supply handle?

  • hill160881
    hill160881 3 months ago

    SLI or nvlink who cares? SLI was never adopted by the gaming industry fully. So it’s cool if you play a game that supports it or are running a program that can use it, otherwise who cares.

  • The PG Pickle
    The PG Pickle 3 months ago

    1:55 anyone else see linus wink

  • Mark Zimmerman
    Mark Zimmerman 4 months ago

    I love how Linus always has buckets of graphics cards on hand.

  • Kyle Markham
    Kyle Markham 4 months ago

    Hey I am building a rc truck for the make a wish foundation and was wondering if you wanted to help out

  • creepyguy
    creepyguy 4 months ago

    10k$ cards.. Droool

  • Danmagnamius
    Danmagnamius 4 months ago

    My fiancee said she would buy me a quaddro for my gaming PC but it just didn't justify her spending that much on a comparable gmain card I asked her to get me a 2080tu strix, tell me your thoughts?

  • Bowsette
    Bowsette 4 months ago

    Linus wakes up every morning and says seven hail Marrys and 10 don’t drop its. 😆

  • Chris Whithorn
    Chris Whithorn 4 months ago

    STFG imma slap mofos ok so i need to get help cuz i just spent 7k on my comp

  • Esperanza Vibes
    Esperanza Vibes 4 months ago +1

    is a 4 way gtx 1080 ti sli better than a 2 way rtx 2080 sli?

    • Esperanza Vibes
      Esperanza Vibes 3 months ago

      😂😂 Yes, your true no average person will have the incentive to actually build a system with 4 1080 ti's, but if your crazy (in the cool way meaning of crazy) like this guy, link here ( ) you would, and run your games on 4k on high settings all the time at a playable framerate hehe.

    • Esperanza Vibes
      Esperanza Vibes 3 months ago

      Thank you! I'm on a budget [as a college student] and turned an old optiplex into a gaming pc by upgrading its i5 cpu to a i7 cpu; changed its gtx 1050 (2gb) gpu to a gtx 1050 ti (4gb) and then upgraded the 8gb installed ram to a 16 gb ram. (This is my rig now, not very very high end, but runs all modern games well at decent graphics settings on my benQ monitor. I don't play vr games). But anyhow, [if you are rich enough to pay for electricity bills and have enough time to play all day long], (I know this next question may sound like a rhetorical question but....) is 4k gaming on 4 gtx 1080 ti smoother than 4k gaming with 2 way rtx 2080s? (that sounds broad, by smooth i mean no stuttering on high frame rates)? ray tracing seems to be the only graphical improvement you get for having an rtx graphics card.???? Thank you

    • Esperanza Vibes
      Esperanza Vibes 3 months ago

      thank you! But again, ray tracing is only available through rtx graphics. Is ray tracing really necessary? Now, if you're reach enough, you can afford pcs with 4 way rtx(s). But the question remains, is ray tracing such a graphical improvement?

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone 3 months ago

      BTW for ur information rtx cards use nv link so it will be significantly faster than 2 1080ti's in sli. Bt as of 2019 nobody will ever make a system with four 1080ti's in it😂😂. (Unless he has them lying around)

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone 3 months ago


  • HuyGigh
    HuyGigh 4 months ago

    Out of a possible five

    BO_SLAGG 4 months ago +1

    1 of every single video card shown cost more than pc monitor Xbox tv and bed

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone 3 months ago

      We simple humans use an Xbox and a TV and save the rest of the money for other uses

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone 3 months ago

      Rtx cards are really for those folks who can't bear to play games below 144fps :)

  • md mamun
    md mamun 4 months ago +1

    send me as a gift one of them

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone 3 months ago

      I don't think he's even reading ur comment

  • Ricardo Pesenti
    Ricardo Pesenti 4 months ago +1

    Nvidia has ended slavery

  • Some Body
    Some Body 4 months ago +2

    So nvlink is communist and sli is capitalists

  • Alex Hurt
    Alex Hurt 4 months ago +1

    They're actually going to do SLI over NVLink now from what I've seen.

  • DPR04
    DPR04 4 months ago

    so SLI is the Confederacy and Nvlink is the it

  • phil merrifield
    phil merrifield 4 months ago

    According to your video SLI doesn't allow you to use all of the available memory, but how come mine does 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

  • lyo0
    lyo0 4 months ago

    "they are no slaves" Lincoln would approuve NV link

  • TheSleven67
    TheSleven67 4 months ago +3

    Weird question, could you pair a gtx 1080ti and 2080ti in SLI and still get raytracing?

    • aguarnes
      aguarnes 27 days ago

      TheSleven67 nah you can’t run different cards in SLI

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone 3 months ago +2

      Nope because both the cards have different based architecture and gtx ones use sli, while rtx ones use nv link. To make a long story short it's not possible to run different generation cards in sli

  • Next-Gen-Gamer
    Next-Gen-Gamer 4 months ago +1

    can a NVlink work with gtx 1080 ti and rtx 2080 ti together?

  • The man is no one.
    The man is no one. 4 months ago +1

    Have to go work tomorrow. Watching GPU videos at 2 am.

  • Manoj Varughese
    Manoj Varughese 4 months ago

    1:11 oh distracting and annoying

  • Zadicus
    Zadicus 4 months ago +2

    But, can it run crysis?

    • Itz_ Matt
      Itz_ Matt Month ago

      Lowest settings 100p no shadows

  • Dragon101201
    Dragon101201 4 months ago

    Sli was held as to double performance in games and graphics heavy tasks and it didnt double but it seem nvlink will almost double performance using both cards and not a tiny part of the 2nd card

  • Erick Andino
    Erick Andino 4 months ago +1

    give me a graphic card hahaha even if it is a gtx 1060

  • David Lamberti
    David Lamberti 4 months ago

    Loving your vids. Keep them coming. Is it possible to use an NVLink bridge between an RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 ti?

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone 3 months ago

      I think it's a give or take situation. Maybe with some software tweaking u might be able to run both in nv link, bt it won't increase your performance in any way. So it's waste of time

  • Cyberman3245
    Cyberman3245 4 months ago

    Is NVLink basically Raid for graphics cards?