The GTX 1080 is a card that has all the hype going on at the minute, and their latest GPU has got great reviews and apparently will offer a great performance boost compared to the likes of the Titan X and costing less too! The price within the UK is still fairly high but if you’re going for the best GPU out there, here it is, and it’s better than the GTX 980Ti and the Titan X, so none too shabby. It appears the 1080 isn’t going to be supporting 3 or 4 way SLI, NVIDIA’s original plan was to give people an “enthusiast key” which will unlock support for such a thing, an NVIDIA statement seems to show it’s no longer the case though:
“With the GeForce 10-series we’re investing heavily in 2-way SLI with our new High Bandwidth bridge (which doubles the SLI bandwidth for faster, smoother gaming at ultra-high resolutions and refresh rates) and NVIDIA Game Ready Driver SLI profiles. To ensure the best possible gaming experience on our GeForce 10-series GPUs, we’re focusing our efforts on 2-way SLI only and will continue to include 2-way SLI profiles in our Game Ready Drivers.
DX12 and NVIDIA VR Works SLI technology also allows developers to directly implement and control multi-GPU support within their games. If a developer chooses to use these technologies then their game will not need SLI profiles. Some developers may also decide to support more than 2 GPUs in their games. We continue to work with all developers creating games and VR applications that take advantage of 2 or more GPUs to make sure they’ll work great on GeForce 10-series GPUs.
For our overclocking community, our Game Ready Drivers will also include SLI profiles for 3- and 4-way configurations for specific OC applications only, including Fire Strike, Unigine and Catzilla.”
Sadly anyone who was having a little plan of a monster rig with 3 or 4 GTX 1080’s will be left severely disappointed. It makes sense in a way though because not every PC gamer can afford to go fork out over £2400 on GPU’s alone.
What’s your thoughts on this?