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    Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    Looks quite an interesting technology:
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/17934/2


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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    thought nvidia had killed this off?
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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    Isn't this the technology that claimed to far outstrip SLI/Crossfire performance by generating different parts of the image with different cards rather than AFR?

    I think I might've read about it a year or so back, but I'm not sure...

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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    thought nvidia had killed this off?
    I'm sure they will.. they're just waiting until Lucid have spent the maximum amount of money they can on it before calling in the dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Isn't this the technology that claimed to far outstrip SLI/Crossfire performance by generating different parts of the image with different cards rather than AFR?
    Yes. SLI/Crossfire can also do that, but not to the same extent.

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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    I'd like to be proven wrong, but I can see this adding considerable input lag.

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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    Quote Originally Posted by sadbuttrue View Post
    I'd like to be proven wrong, but I can see this adding considerable input lag.
    Why?

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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    It seems good but too many limitations for my liking.

    No Dx11 support (needs developing), lowest common denominator on things like AA, looks like Physx/CUDA doesn't work etc etc

    What would be awesome (but highly unlikely) would be AMD and nVidia getting on board and helping them. At the end of the say, this chip could help them sell more gfx cards.......although I doubt either will see it that way.
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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    It seems good but too many limitations for my liking.

    No Dx11 support (needs developing), lowest common denominator on things like AA, looks like Physx/CUDA doesn't work etc etc

    What would be awesome (but highly unlikely) would be AMD and nVidia getting on board and helping them. At the end of the say, this chip could help them sell more gfx cards.......although I doubt either will see it that way.
    nVidia could have sold cards to ATI customers for Physx, but spurned the opportunity, so my money's on the latter too :/

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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I'm sure they will.. they're just waiting until Lucid have spent the maximum amount of money they can on it before calling in the dogs
    I seem to remember reading that Lucid was a small Israeli (?) company, but had financial backing from Intel. That vague memory though is probably based on an article iirc was on Anandtech just posting this up as a possible future tech.

    I think this does open up SLI/crossfire type set ups for far more people, especially people like me that tend to upgrade slowly. I know it's been a bit more feasible recently with the cheaper ATI cards, but usually buying one more expensive card has been better than 2 cheaper ones. And as I'm such a slow upgrader, by the time I would look at getting a second card to match the first, newer cards would have come out which would be a far better option than SLI/crossfire.

    This Hydra thing though could really help people like me - If the 8800GT could work (flawlessly) in tandem with a cheap 4870, it would make it a very tempting upgrade.

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    Re: Lucid Hydra preview with benchmarks!

    Just to revive this thread is there any more news on it as their website states that the Hydra 200 is in mass production currently... but i dont see any motherboard manufacturers mentioning it.

    Where are they all going? :s

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