NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Does Not Support SLI?

More photos of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 has been leaked. These new photos reveal a few different features of the board. The biggest one is that that card completely lacks SLI bridge fingers. Some could guess that maybe NVIDIA has innovated a bridge-less SLI for this card, but we think that is highly unlikely. The SLI bridge fingers are probably not present because two or more of these cards running in SLI could cannibalize NVIDIA’s other 1000-series offerings like the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

The second thing we notice is that the actual PCB is shorter than the card itself. NVIDIA’s reference cooler makes the card about 50% longer than its PCB. With the shorter PCB you would think that the PCI-Express power connection would be towards the center of the card, think again. It is actually towards the end of the card. So if for some reason you want to use a different cooler or a water block you will have the deal with six insulated wires sticking out of the PCB and running to the PCI-Express power connector.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

The rear PCB also seems to confirm the 192-bit memory bus, given how some memory chips pads are blanked out by lacking SMT components needed by the memory chip.

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