Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
DominicNikon

thoughts on Nvlink?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, i plan on buying a RTX 2080 super for 1440p gaming and i will be custom cooling it. Should i start saving up for a 2nd one to do Nvlink for a higher 3dmark score and i would need a new psu or is one card good enough? i will be upgrading from 2 sli GTX 980s. For the budget part i am going to college next year so the money for the 2nd card could go to college stuff like books. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, DominicNikon said:

Nvlink

To what end? Better gaming performance? It's not a 1 for 1 improvement.


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, DominicNikon said:

do Nvlink for a higher 3dmark score

If benchmark scores are all that you care about, sure, go for it.

 

If you want FPS boost in games, don't bother going two cards, you don't get that much of a boost. I'd take one strong single card any day over two less powerful ones.


Skynet: MacBook Pro Late 2016 Space Gray | i7-6820HQ 2.7 GHz | 16 GB LPDDR3 | Radeon Pro 455 2048 MB | 512 GB NVMe SSD | 15" 2880x1800

HAL9000: Intel i5-9600k | Cryorig M9 | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz | Gigabyte Z390I AORUS PRO WIFI | MSI GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk X | 1 TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus + 1 TB Crucial MX500 + 256 GB Samsung 850 Pro | Corsair TX650M | NZXT H210i | LG 34UM95 34" 3440x1440

Hydrogen server: Xeon E5-2675 v3 | Cooler Master Hyper 212X | 64 GB Kingston/Samsung DDR4 ECC | Asus Z10PA-D8 | Corsair HX1000 | 256 GB Samsung 850 Evo + 3x 3 TB WD Red + 2 TB Seagate | Fractal Design Define R5 | unRAID 6.7.0

Carbon server: Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX100 S7p | Xeon E3-1230 v2 | 16 GB DDR3 ECC | 60 GB Corsair SSD & 250 GB Samsung 850 Pro | Intel i340-T4 | ESXi 6.5.1

Big Mac cluster: 2x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | 1x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B | 2x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Link to post
Share on other sites

Kind of a waste just for increasing benchmark numbers.

Actual gaming performance won't increase in the same way.

If you actually want better useful performance then sell it and get a titan RTX or wait until next gen.


My sound system costs more than my PC.        Check out my S340 build log "White Heaven"        The "LIGHTCANON" flashlight build log        Project AntiRoll (prototype)        Custom speaker project

Spoiler

Intel i7 4790k | ASUS GTX770 | ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S | Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB | NZXT S340 | Seasonic Platinum 760 | modded H100i | Ducky ONE White TKL RGB | Logitech MX Master 2S | 2x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB | WD Red 4TB Samsung 58" 4k TV | 2x Behringer NEKKST K8 | BIC Acoustech H-100II | Scarlett 2i4 | 2x AT2020

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

One is enough. Two is better* 

Its crosses you’re mind and you have the money. So why not. Also having two in the loop would look much better. That alone is enough reason for me to do it. 


Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 16GB, EVGA 1080TI SC Black, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer xG270HU 2560x1440@144hz

 

Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080sc & 1060 SSC, Corsair CX850M, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

One is enough. Two is better* 

what size power supply would you need for two?

Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, DominicNikon said:

what size power supply would you need for two?

No idea. Didn’t put what you have. But I’m sure an 850 would do. But really depends on the cpu and how you’re gonna push the cards. Might as well go 1000. 


Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 16GB, EVGA 1080TI SC Black, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer xG270HU 2560x1440@144hz

 

Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080sc & 1060 SSC, Corsair CX850M, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't buy 2 rtx 2080 cards for sli. Buy a 2080ti and call it a day


CPU: Ryzen 5 3600x

Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk

Cooler: Corsair h100i rgb platinum

Fans: 2 Corsair ml120 rgb, 3 Corsair ml140 Rgb

GPU: Xfx Rx5700 

Ram: 16gb Corsair Vengeance Rgb Pro 3600

Case: Coolermaster mastercase 5

PSU: Corsair RM650X

Storage: 500gb Wd Blue SSD, 500gb Samsung 860 

Display: Acer Nitro VG271, 144hz IPS 

Mouse: Logitech G703

Keyboard: Razer ornata chroma 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×