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What's This Port/Connector?

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

Pretty sure thats sli. You can sli the card without identical quadro for faster performance in some programs.

Yep, that is an original SLI connector. 1 GB/s, both ways.

It's not very common now - the SLI HB (2 GB/s both ways) or NVLink (175GB/s both ways) is much more common.

I've circled it in red. What is it? What is it used for?
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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

Pretty sure thats sli. You can sli the card without identical quadro for faster performance in some programs.

Yep, that is an original SLI connector. 1 GB/s, both ways.

It's not very common now - the SLI HB (2 GB/s both ways) or NVLink (175GB/s both ways) is much more common.

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5 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

Yep, that is an original SLI connector. 1 GB/s, both ways.

It's not very common now - the SLI HB (2 GB/s both ways) or NVLink (175GB/s both ways) is much more common.

Is it something most motherboards have? I've never seen one on a motherboard before.

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Just now, _Meme_ said:

Is it something most motherboards have? I've never seen one on a motherboard before.

No motherboard will have an SLI connector - it's for NVidia GPUs only. With an SLI bridge, you can connect 2 graphics cards together so they can work together.

Note that not all motherboards support it - you'll need an SLI-certified motherboard to run SLI.

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1 minute ago, _Meme_ said:

Is it something most motherboards have? I've never seen one on a motherboard before.

It plugs into a second graphics card, not the motherboard.

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1 minute ago, _Meme_ said:

Is it something most motherboards have? I've never seen one on a motherboard before.

No sli is for connecting to nvidia gpus you don’t have them on motherboards 

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8 minutes ago, _Meme_ said:

Is it something most motherboards have? I've never seen one on a motherboard before.

 

Motherboard's don't have this connector. It's on graphics cards only. Pretty much all cards from the past decade have an SLI or Crossfire connector. The premise is that you can run two or more graphics cards together in order to maximize performance. The technology eventually got phased out, as cards became much faster and the support for more than one card was simply not included by many game developers. 

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