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    MSI P55a Fuzion mobo has Lucid Hydra Technology. It can run AMD & nVIDIA GFX card simultaneously.Amazing! is not it? can anyone tell us more details?

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    Default Re: Lucid Hydra Technology?!

    there also MSI big bang.....there tech in big bang is that they combine the power of the CPU nd the PCI - e lanes regardless of the NB which allows for it to run so many cards....any mobo wid 6 pci-e slots r able to run nv nd AMD cards together.....correct me if i'm wrong.....:mellow:

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    Default Re: Lucid Hydra Technology?!

    It really was a big bang sort 'f theory but unfortunately it turned out to be a major disaster. The overall combined performance is poor and add to that severe flaws which will only bring you headache. Read the guru 3d article/review of the first MSI Hydra mobo to know the summary without going into technical terms.
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    Default Re: Lucid Hydra Technology?!

    This Lucid Hydra thing is an old news, and is nowhere as "amazing" as it was meant to be. I dug deep into this Lucid Hydra thing few months ago. Check out this article, I think you will not want to read any more.


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    Default Re: Lucid Hydra Technology?!

    great effort...still worthless...but on process...improving....i read it 3 ~4 month ago....still useless but i totally support it...

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    yeah, it is a developing technology. But, in near future i think it will give us something. By the way, overclockers3d website msi p55 a fuzion mobo ar valoi sunam korche.

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    Default Re: Lucid Hydra Technology?!

    I do not think it is gonna be much worth as nobody is gonna combine Nvidia and ATI GPUs for mixed vendor multi GPU acceleration when same vendor multi GPU acceleration itself sucks (I mean, it does not scale well). I think they should try inventing a much better way to revolutionize the existing multi GPU technology (or completely alter its base from AFR) than to redo already done things. Some might say "Say, you got an ATI card and are buying an Nvidia card. Now with Lucid, you can combine their powers". The answer is, nobody apart from a fool would swap motherboards just to get these working together in an handicapped mode where the stronger card will work as fast as the weaker card. Just like when you combine HD 4890 and HD 4850, the 4890 works as if it were a 4850.


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    Default Re: Lucid Hydra Technology?!

    Quote Originally Posted by proton_chain View Post
    I do not think it is gonna be much worth as nobody is gonna combine Nvidia and ATI GPUs for mixed vendor multi GPU acceleration when same vendor multi GPU acceleration itself sucks (I mean, it does not scale well).
    I am posting some pics of benchmark that Xbit labs did in SLI and CrossfireX Configurations. Now its upto you to decide. If you are not satisfied with 60-80% improvement in SLI and CrossfireX i have nothing to say.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...rossfirex.html
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    Default Re: Lucid Hydra Technology?!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHR.M4NTIS View Post
    I am posting some pics of benchmark that Xbit labs did in SLI and CrossfireX Configurations. Now its upto you to decide. If you are not satisfied with 60-80% improvement in SLI and CrossfireX i have nothing to say.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...rossfirex.html
    That is with 'properly' multi GPU optimized games. Even 50% improvement is somewhat satisfactory. But there are vast majority of games that do NOT get much benefit from multi GPU configurations. You are supposed to get 90% improvement, thats how these technologies are advertised. And the case is with same vendor multi GPU setups. Imagine what cross vendor setups in Lucid would do (see my previously posted link for more info).

    There are debates around the net whether alternate frame rendering (AFR) is the only way to provide satisfactory multi GPU acceleration. It has major drawbacks. If you combine 2 1GB cards, your memory will not increase to 2GB. Rather it will stay at 1GB as the data will be cloned on each GPU's memory. Also, if you combine 512MB and 1GB cards, both cards will use only 512MB of memory each for the same reason. In AFR, the first frame will be rendered by GPU0, second one by GPU1 and so on. As a result, the exact same data must be copied to all participating GPUs, giving birth to many problems. This is just one reason AFR is not efficient enough for hardcore gamers. There are lots of other reasons. So, we have to look further into inventing a better way than to do already done things.

    I somewhere read that Lucid is planning to move away from AFR. I do not believe it yet as that was just a rumour, but if they really can invent a better way, they will rock.


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