HardwareAsylum Podcast #66 - All Things Pascal and the Cost of Being an Enthusiast

"In this second segment Dennis talks about the impact Pascal has on hardware enthusiasts including how SLI is handled with Pascal and overclocking. The SLI discussion does not make headlines much but has bounced back and forth between yes 4-way SLI is supported to, no only 2-way is supported. Well, the official statement has been released and as of this recording you can run 4-way SLI but since it is up to the software mfg to support multiple cards only benchmarking applications will be able to benefit. nVidia will handle 2-way support like it has in the past. On top of that the mainstream midrange card, the GTX 1060 has no SLI fingers meaning it will not support traditional SLI."

"Overclocking is also a big segment in the enthusiast work and let’s face it Pascal sucks at overclocking. Sure you can run 2Ghz but the chip will max out on aircooling and no matter what you do it will not go any faster. This will have a profound impact on the sport of overclocking and has killed off extreme overclocking using Pascal. As a side note, back in the day Intel locked their processors in an attempt to battle chip piracy which was a huge problem. The locking solution solved that problem however created modern day overclocking and when they created a system to solve they were forward thinking enough to also create the X and K sku processors. nVidia has done the same however skipped the part where they give enthusiasts a way to have fun."

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