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.
Kind of a kick in the ass for crazy ass liquid nitrogen setups, but won't affect base-level users too much. At least, it doesn't scuttle my plans to get another 1080 later on this year.
Probably not a card for the ubber gamers but the AMD Radeon RX 480 is looking good at $200 US. Crossfire 2 of them and it's supposed to equal a GTX1080. Set for release on June 29th.
Instead of leveraging their substantial engineering knowledge to launch a halo product that costs a small fortune, AMD is targeting two key markets for the time being: the mid-level performance segment and notebooks. These are areas where the Radeon lineup desperately needed some reinforcements so it makes sense to start there.
On the RAM side of things, I know in the past brands did somewhat matter when it comes to motherboard compatibility. Not really sure if that's the case nowadays as I've been out of the hardware game for a while.
Might be worthwhile to take a quick look at the manual for the motherboard and see the list of compatible RAM models.
Also you'll want to go with 2x8GB rather than 1x16 as you get a slight performance edge with the dual channel.
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