Is NVLink BETTER than SLI??

  • čas přidán 23. 09. 2018
  • Get an unrestricted 30-day free trial of FreshBooks at
    GlassWire Firewall: Use code LINUS and get 25% off GlassWire at
    Buy RTX 2080 Ti on Amazon:
    Buy GTX 1080 Ti on Amazon:
    Discuss on the forum:
    Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors:
    Linus Tech Tips merchandise at
    Linus Tech Tips posters at
    Our Test Benches on Amazon:
    Our production gear:
    Twitter -
    Facebook -
    Instagram -
    Twitch -
    Intro Screen Music Credit:
    Title: Laszlo - Supernova
    Video Link:
    iTunes Download Link:
    Artist Link:
    Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High
    Sound effects provided by
  • Věda a technologieVěda a technologie

Komentáře • 2 704

  • Dragon101201
    Dragon101201 Před 4 hodinami

    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 Před dnem

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

  • David Lamberti
    David Lamberti Před dnem

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

  • Cyberman3245
    Cyberman3245 Před 2 dny

    Is NVLink basically Raid for graphics cards?

  • Arch Angel
    Arch Angel Před 2 dny

    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 Před 3 dny

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

  • Lee H
    Lee H Před 3 dny

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

  • Bailey Fuyu
    Bailey Fuyu Před 3 dny

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

  • doltBmB
    doltBmB Před 4 dny

    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 Před 5 dny

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

  • Prius cupholder
    Prius cupholder Před 10 dny

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

  • Londale Carter
    Londale Carter Před 11 dny

    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 Před 12 dny

    8:02 the solo gv100 got the highest score whoa

  • Miles Axelberd
    Miles Axelberd Před 12 dny

    envy link

    BROKEN ABUCUS Před 13 dny

    GPU civil rights

  • TheRealPuzzlecube
    TheRealPuzzlecube Před 13 dny


  • DOOM GUY 9316
    DOOM GUY 9316 Před 14 dny


  • nottacop
    nottacop Před 15 dny

    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 Před 15 dny

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

  • Mahmud Rahman
    Mahmud Rahman Před 17 dny

    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 Před 17 dny

    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 Před 18 dny +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.

  • Антон Штыхарь


  • bugPrime
    bugPrime Před 21 dnem

    ridiculous comparison the nvidia gv100 cost about 9000 us dollar

  • Tom Gibbs
    Tom Gibbs Před 24 dny

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

  • Guck Foogle
    Guck Foogle Před 26 dny

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

  • Jordon Thompson PA People's Republic

    I got a little chubbed up watching 👀 that... Mmm NVLink makes me NVious

  • TheDayAfterDark
    TheDayAfterDark Před 27 dny

    16k gaming dream came true now with that vram

  • Carlos Santos
    Carlos Santos Před 28 dny

    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 Před měsícem

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

  • Warrior1405
    Warrior1405 Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    AMD please react to this for the sake of competition.

  • kariosar
    kariosar Před měsícem

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

  • Timmi Germi
    Timmi Germi Před měsícem

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

  • Yohan L.naraidoo
    Yohan L.naraidoo Před měsícem

    So in basic terms... They abolished slavery

  • Victor Mendoza
    Victor Mendoza Před měsícem


  • Robby Smith
    Robby Smith Před měsícem

    It’s like GPU RAID

  • Bridget the Nun
    Bridget the Nun Před měsícem

    *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 Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

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

  • Bi11y
    Bi11y Před měsícem

    2:10 MonkaS

  • Lilsikas
    Lilsikas Před měsícem

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

  • SilentGuyX
    SilentGuyX Před měsícem

    NVIDIA never released SLI, 3dfx did.

    RICHARD CHAI Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    bitcoin here i come

  • Husain Husain
    Husain Husain Před měsícem

    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 Před měsícem

    Lambo takes kick backs from nVidia.

  • Kevin King
    Kevin King Před měsícem +3

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

  • Matt Matteisen
    Matt Matteisen Před měsícem

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

  • Ryan Aegis
    Ryan Aegis Před měsícem

    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.

  • Voytecho
    Voytecho Před měsícem +1

    2x rtx2080ti vs titan

  • yung diner
    yung diner Před měsícem

    why did they skip so many number they could of ended gtx with the gtx 1090 ti then start rtx with the rtx 2000

  • TheSkepticSkwerl
    TheSkepticSkwerl Před měsícem

    Will you do a video comparing compute mode vs graphics mode?

  • Bezzegh Adam
    Bezzegh Adam Před měsícem

    So after spending 3000 dollars on cards and a fancy bridge, we can play 1080p high at 50fps? maybe? RTX on!!

  • Lightest Asian
    Lightest Asian Před měsícem

    Still not a very efficient way to do graphics. 3sec for a render in blender is pointless. Raytracing will one day do 4x the resulotion in real time

  • Josh Colletta
    Josh Colletta Před měsícem

    Doesnt even read integers with an offset.... pah 0 is 1 prove me wrong.

  • Shadow Soft Studio
    Shadow Soft Studio Před měsícem

    Linus holds expensive hardware....... Linus drops expensive hardware ;)

  • Hybby z
    Hybby z Před měsícem

    "One functions as the master in the relationship, the other as slave. Or if multilple cards, slaves''
    Ah, finally. You're speaking my language. *Dusts off his flogger*

  • Gregor Schachinger
    Gregor Schachinger Před měsícem

    No slaves, minions. 😉
    But I‘d call the master Gru then. 😂

  • Jacek Cwikla
    Jacek Cwikla Před měsícem

    Ive got a good idea for a vid the editors could put together....Linus drops things mix. Thank me later.

  • __{.-.}__ Hi
    __{.-.}__ Hi Před měsícem

    Nvlink= the plan for the group projects in schools
    Sli what really happened

  • Cody Suarez
    Cody Suarez Před měsícem

    So do you need 2 nvlink bridges or just one to run 2 gpu's? I'm confused.

  • jutubaeh
    jutubaeh Před měsícem

    öh zäh ´´idöL´´ ´wöRDpLayce´ -. ^

    • jutubaeh
      jutubaeh Před měsícem

      "nevermind" ^.-

  • Baggy Trousers
    Baggy Trousers Před měsícem +1

    For some reason the "No masters, no slaves" part had the Russian National Anthem go through my head.

  • fh
    fh Před měsícem

    I am glad you are taking a look at the data science uses of the cards. Can we get more? Like running object detection models on tensorflow?

  • Luis Lozano
    Luis Lozano Před měsícem +1

    Can I run Facebook smoothly with this new sli?

  • Promethor
    Promethor Před měsícem +1

    Yeah, sure ... As if at these kind of fu**ing prices the NV-link will be popular or useful for the consumer market. They should call it the 1%-link. Its more for a work station than anything else.

  • usethisonelol
    usethisonelol Před měsícem

    Graphics card #Emancipation, free the slaves

  • Technical Gamer
    Technical Gamer Před 2 měsíci

    Please give me I don't have graphics card

  • juneru
    juneru Před 2 měsíci


  • Andrew Erntell
    Andrew Erntell Před 2 měsíci

    Does NVlink come with a fire extinguisher? Lol.

  • Minecraft Antian
    Minecraft Antian Před 2 měsíci

    And he drops it

  • charlloss123
    charlloss123 Před 2 měsíci



  • KVN
    KVN Před 2 měsíci

    Sli is better. Because rtx card are ripofff

  • Zoobacat -
    Zoobacat - Před 2 měsíci

    Could u stop waving hella expensive hardware in my face pls

  • EnduroSession
    EnduroSession Před 2 měsíci

    Wait... Can it run Crysis on 60 fps?

  • Skywtaker
    Skywtaker Před 2 měsíci +1

    Still better than century link

  • c0nfusi0n
    c0nfusi0n Před 2 měsíci

    Dont wink at me 1:57

  • Mantas Červinskas
    Mantas Červinskas Před 2 měsíci

    Try to play Minecraft using Highest quality shaderpack and 60-70 mods

    • Mantas Červinskas
      Mantas Červinskas Před 2 měsíci

      You know what? I saw what I've written and uderstood. This is not a good idea cause your pc may run away to find a better owner...

  • Michael Dougherty
    Michael Dougherty Před 2 měsíci

    So I guess I'll be skipping the RTX line and waiting to see if their next set of cards don't half-ass gimp themselves for no good reason. Thanks for the tip Linus!

  • SoIoCreep
    SoIoCreep Před 2 měsíci

    When I say who is the master, you say... Sho Nuff.

  • Sum Yung Ho
    Sum Yung Ho Před 2 měsíci

    So you're saying the move from SLI to NVLink is just like the American Civil War?

  • Arvin Mendoza
    Arvin Mendoza Před 2 měsíci

    why am i even watching this? i cant even afford one

  • music card
    music card Před 2 měsíci

    Try the 16k gaming thing again but with the NVlinks

  • Max Schager
    Max Schager Před 2 měsíci

    Can you benchmark 1070 ti with nvlink vs 1070 ti sli?
    Im wondering whats the difference bdtween these and if its worth my money,
    Displayed @ 4k 60hz my single 1070 ti is not perfirming like i want it to but everyone is telling me sli is a waste of time and money

  • Sander
    Sander Před 2 měsíci

    1 million th view

  • Camper X
    Camper X Před 3 měsíci

    Not every one can afford that kind of hardware. I have a 1070, the quicksilver to be specific. I can afford another one of those. I am wondering about the performance of that in sli mode vs the 2080. Sure no ray tracing, oh well. More concerned about playing new titles max settings. Anyway could you point me to some numbers on the 1070 sli vs the 2080.

  • Tech Push
    Tech Push Před 3 měsíci +1

    This video almost has 1 million views

  • FellTheSky
    FellTheSky Před 3 měsíci

    HYPERBRUH 2:12

  • %appdata.internet% YOUtube HAcKER

    Not every game can support sli but every single game can support nvlink because it acts 2 gpus as 1 gpu

  • OugaBoogaShockwave
    OugaBoogaShockwave Před 3 měsíci

    PC's should have been modular a long time ago for scaling, same with consoles.It's all about $$$ & holding you back to sell more crap.
    we ALL Know Nvdia will neuter the nvlink tech for gaming so they can milk it on xx80-ti & titan series cards...................
    BTW i liked the video

  • OugaBoogaShockwave
    OugaBoogaShockwave Před 3 měsíci

    i asked myself the question why NvLink wasn't done from the start, My 1st experience was with ATI crossfire 1900xtx & back then from what i remember either the master card or slave was more expensive then the other.This is 1 reason i switched to nvdia cause ANY card could be swapped in as long as it was more powerful then the slave.
    Any hoooooo, i hope nvdia sells poorly with their crappy 20xx series pricing.
    Pricing is just the 1st sign gamers are getting screwed over, if Nvdia win the contract for the next console gen we WILL get screwed even MORE ! cause they will hold back tech for milking the idiotic spend happy masses .................

  • mehmet selcuk akin
    mehmet selcuk akin Před 3 měsíci

    One problem still not solved...
    *the controller of those slaves is the slave of the pc!*

  • Free Limits
    Free Limits Před 3 měsíci

    what is the name of MSI ...from the mainboard ? i want it hehe

  • Reno Putra
    Reno Putra Před 3 měsíci

    SLI is dead, and NVLink is DOA... No game support, yet if it can be forced via driver bits, it is simply... BROKEN. Avoid at all cost

  • immortaldan
    immortaldan Před 3 měsíci

    "hold your horses there TOM.".....R.I.P

  • Muffins
    Muffins Před 3 měsíci

    That first advert was so smooth much better than normal where he just randomly cuts off

  • KAY B 14
    KAY B 14 Před 3 měsíci

    can it run crysis?