Is NVLink BETTER than SLI??

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Comments • 2 742

  • Adarsh Jha
    Adarsh Jha Day ago

    why does it have only hindi subtitles

  • Jan-Christopher Estelmann

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Intelligence Injection

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

  • Dread Csgo
    Dread Csgo 7 days ago +1


  • anthony ordonez
    anthony ordonez 7 days 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 7 days ago +1

    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 8 days ago

    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 8 days ago +1

    Linus teaches us about Master/Slave relationships. kinky.

    TAN CHIA WEI 10 days ago

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  • Blank__ __
    Blank__ __ 11 days 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 13 days 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 13 days 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?

  • lauren jackson
    lauren jackson 15 days ago

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

  • Axel Shark
    Axel Shark 18 days 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 20 days ago +1

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

  • xXx_MlgTr1kSh00ter _Xx

    Even the NvLink bridges alone are expensive af

  • Cool Guy
    Cool Guy 21 day ago

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

  • YouFoundDan
    YouFoundDan 22 days ago +1

    so how does the bottom card have room to breathe?

  • Owen
    Owen 22 days ago

    speaking of big questions have ya tried my dick?

  • FaZe_Catfish_
    FaZe_Catfish_ 25 days ago

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

  • Emile Ali
    Emile Ali 26 days ago

    I need a pc so bad

  • Alan Walker
    Alan Walker 27 days ago +2

    SLI you just saved Democracy

  • Esperanza Vibes
    Esperanza Vibes 29 days ago

    This is a must see for pc gamers

  • Cheburushka
    Cheburushka Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    1:55 anyone else see linus wink

  • Mark Zimmerman
    Mark Zimmerman Month ago

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

  • Kyle Markham
    Kyle Markham Month 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 Month ago

    10k$ cards.. Droool

  • Daniel Jones
    Daniel Jones Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Chris Whithorn
    Chris Whithorn Month ago

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

  • Esperanza Vibes
    Esperanza Vibes Month ago +1

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

    • Esperanza Vibes
      Esperanza Vibes Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago


  • HuyGigh
    HuyGigh Month ago

    Out of a possible five

    BO_SLAGG Month ago +1

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

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone Month ago

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

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone Month ago

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

  • md mamun
    md mamun Month ago +1

    send me as a gift one of them

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone Month ago

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

  • Ricardo Pesenti
    Ricardo Pesenti Month ago +1

    Nvidia has ended slavery

  • Some Body
    Some Body Month ago +2

    So nvlink is communist and sli is capitalists

  • Alex Hurt
    Alex Hurt Month ago +1

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

  • Berkehan OK
    Berkehan OK Month ago


  • DPR04
    DPR04 Month ago

    so SLI is the Confederacy and Nvlink is the it

  • phil merrifield
    phil merrifield Month ago

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

  • lyo0
    lyo0 Month ago

    "they are no slaves" Lincoln would approuve NV link

  • TheSleven67
    TheSleven67 Month ago +2

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

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone Month ago +1

      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 Month 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. Month ago +1

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

  • Manoj Varughese
    Manoj Varughese 2 months ago

    1:11 oh distracting and annoying

  • Zadicus
    Zadicus 2 months ago +2

    But, can it run crysis?

  • Dragon101201
    Dragon101201 2 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 2 months ago +1

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

  • David Lamberti
    David Lamberti 2 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 Month 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 2 months ago

    Is NVLink basically Raid for graphics cards?

  • Arch Angel
    Arch Angel 2 months ago

    Doesn’t putting the fan of the second card right up against the pcb of the first destroy its ability to cool itself?

  • Mittens FastPaw
    Mittens FastPaw 2 months ago

    Never be able to afford it till it doesn't matter though.

  • Lee H
    Lee H 2 months ago

    Dont get it just ditch nv sli and give us full memory nv

  • Bailey Fuyu
    Bailey Fuyu 2 months ago

    Great now we have to kink shame the graphics cards...

  • doltBmB
    doltBmB 2 months ago +1

    Over a decade? It wasn't even made by nvidia, SLI goes all the way back to 3dfx from the days of voodoo2 from 1998.

  • Matthew Cantrell
    Matthew Cantrell 2 months ago +1

    Ill take two of those GV100s! Oh wait. Theyre $9,000 each. Nvm.

  • Prius cupholder
    Prius cupholder 2 months ago +3

    I want it.
    *looks at price of one Quadro gpu*: I’m good

  • Londale Carter
    Londale Carter 2 months ago +1

    Ahhhhh I get it!! NV link is the PC version of SLI!!!!! No master and Slave relationship. Nv link should be called Woke link on that note!

  • banana eater
    banana eater 2 months ago

    8:02 the solo gv100 got the highest score whoa

  • Miles Axelberd
    Miles Axelberd 2 months ago +1

    envy link

    BROKEN ABUCUS 2 months ago +1

    GPU civil rights

  • TheRealPuzzlecube
    TheRealPuzzlecube 2 months ago +1


  • DOOM GUY 9316
    DOOM GUY 9316 2 months ago +1


  • nottacop
    nottacop 2 months ago +1

    Oh, a GP100 is only $17,300? Is that all? Who watching this video will ever actually be able to afford one before the year 2040?

  • Larry Rilea
    Larry Rilea 2 months ago +3

    Dude I would like to know the difference between 2 SLI RTX 2060s vs 1 RTX 2080, please.

    • Dark Stone
      Dark Stone Month ago

      2 sli rtx 2060s are even worse than a single rtx 2060 because the card doesn't support nv link, and it won't work together

  • Mahmud Rahman
    Mahmud Rahman 2 months ago

    Hmm.. Sly and Envy-link. I seem to spot a pattern here. Ah, yes. The fact that En-vidia wants to have all the Envy-link for itself and for casual consumers to be held hostage and treated like slaves to SLl-only RTX...

  • Liam Kommer
    Liam Kommer 2 months ago

    This is so cool, actually seems like Nvidia tried to release an earlier (worse) edition of the NVlink bridges to the public and Linus had to ask them about it. Not that we would be able to pay for it, but I sure would like to use what technology is actually up-to-date.

  • B S
    B S 2 months ago +1

    Thats how the tech industry gets you to buy this stuff. Say a bunch of jargon included with a bunch of numbers that you have no idea what they are saying and then charging $1,000s and saying you need this.

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  • bugPrime
    bugPrime 2 months ago

    ridiculous comparison the nvidia gv100 cost about 9000 us dollar

  • Tom Gibbs
    Tom Gibbs 2 months ago

    "ooh that's a lot of hardware ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)"

  • Guck Foogle
    Guck Foogle 2 months ago

    Master 1080ti be like: Where is my ni**er??

  • TheDayAfterDark
    TheDayAfterDark 2 months ago

    16k gaming dream came true now with that vram

  • Carlos Santos
    Carlos Santos 2 months ago

    Hi there Linus im contact you from Switzerland ,I have a problem i can´t find the ROG SLI HB BRIDGE (3 slot) is there a website you know to buy and sent to switzerland? thanks.

  • Tina Lee
    Tina Lee 3 months ago

    3:09 Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last!

  • Warrior1405
    Warrior1405 3 months ago

    GV100 is about 13 times more expensive than a GTX 1080 ti card, what's the cheapest card that can use NVLink?

  • N. Holbrook
    N. Holbrook 3 months ago

    When WHO introduced SLI? Nvidia bought it from 3DFx. You should do a video about how well the Voodoo 2 SLI performs with modern games...

  • beachuk2000
    beachuk2000 3 months ago

    with how tight the cards are stacked when linked how badly does the top cards cooling capability suffer as it looks the fan will be struggling to suck air in?

  • azrul nizam
    azrul nizam 3 months ago

    AMD please react to this for the sake of competition.

  • kariosar
    kariosar 3 months ago

    When he is casually holding something that costs more than my car.

  • Timmi Germi
    Timmi Germi 3 months ago

    1:03 Did you know at that point that you would literally stack up 5 running Titan Vs?😂😂

  • Yohan L.naraidoo
    Yohan L.naraidoo 3 months ago

    So in basic terms... They abolished slavery

  • Robby Smith
    Robby Smith 3 months ago

    It’s like GPU RAID

  • Bridget the Nun
    Bridget the Nun 3 months ago

    *Router or switch*
    More like a HUB instead of router or a switch since you need overhead control protocols on those while a HUB is dumb.

  • Aeshma Grigori
    Aeshma Grigori 3 months ago +1

    Seems viable that SLI is not dead given the introduction of NVlink and the benefits. That said only time will tell to see if the scaling evolves in a positive direction leading me to think that PCI 4.0 is just around the corner.

  • hzuiel
    hzuiel 3 months ago

    I wonder how much crypto you could've mined with quad nvlinked gv100's.

  • Bi11y
    Bi11y 3 months ago

    2:10 MonkaS

  • Lilsikas
    Lilsikas 3 months ago +1

    Linus: *is 32 years old*
    Also Linus: *looks 14*

  • SilentGuyX
    SilentGuyX 3 months ago

    NVIDIA never released SLI, 3dfx did.

  • Richard Chai
    Richard Chai 3 months ago

    Me: Looks at the charts and thinks the meaning of life beneath it.

    My Brain: Is it time to rob Linus tech tips for their gpus?

  • AC4 Custom Creations
    AC4 Custom Creations 3 months ago

    bitcoin here i come

  • Husain Husain
    Husain Husain 3 months ago

    why dual gpus are not doubaling performence why are they not still fix this problem if they fix it we can build pc cheaper

  • Zeek M
    Zeek M 3 months ago

    Lambo takes kick backs from nVidia.

  • Kevin King
    Kevin King 3 months ago +3

    That clearly wasn't the real Linus because he didn't drop anything.

  • Matt Matteisen
    Matt Matteisen 3 months ago

    reminds me of a cookingshow, how to bake a perfect PC.😂

  • Ryan Aegis
    Ryan Aegis 3 months ago

    SO in the past I had thought SLI and Crossfire are the same tech, just different branding. If that is the case, does that mean Nvidia now has the leg up on AMD again? Is AMD going to make the same change, or can they even with patent laws restricting them?
    p.s. I haven't really looked into this tech since I planned my 4 390XR build. Been a while.