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Blogs What's really happening with the Lucid Hydra?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 16 Nov 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Sounds like a game of, um... ethnically diverse whispers is going on as regards what nVidia is or is not saying to its mobo partners. It doesn't surprise me at all that the UK office doesn't know exactly what's going on.
     
  3. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    The article on Techreport was clear as day that the results were from the engineering sample. I liked seeing those tests, and i certainly wouldn't scoff at 80% scaling with identical cards.

    Looks like there are a lot of high-level games being played, with all the CEOs telling their people to hush. Nobody is saying a damn thing, and nVidia is throwing a tantrum as always.

    Richard, did you get a statement from ATI on this? Not nessicarily this whole 'kerfuffle', but the Hydra in general. I'm curious to see what they think of it. Lucid is ofcourse owned by Intel, so a fight between Intel and nVidia could very well have the boys at AMD grab a bag of popcorn and watch at the sidelines :D
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Okay. Nvidia could hate it as people could buy ATI as a second card, but equally ATI owners could buy Nvidia as a second card.
    I fail to see the threat to their GPU's, only to their chipsets......... Oh wait, they don't have any for new AMD or Intel CPU's anyway.
     
  5. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Weee-eell... AMD is still very much active in the chipset market, but they always allowed crossfire on intel and/or nVidia chipsets too.

    nVidia is no longer making chipsets, but they do make motherboard companies pay through the nose for the license and the extra nf200-chip that they need to glue on a board to make it eligable for SLI. The Hydra makes that license useless.
     
  6. Rocket_Knight64

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    Ah, its like an 'enthusiats' Eastenders. :)

    Looks like MSI are just conserned about thier board being associated with those enginering results. Either way I'm looking forwards to what they have to offer. Will 3+ cards have a (non-folding) point at last?

    I understand Lucid are heavily backed by Intel investment, but not owned. It does not matter what anyone says, I would not put anything past Nvidia anymore.
     
  7. doggeh

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    Could you not use two identical card (as with SLI) but in 'Lucid Mode' rather than SLI mode to gain the better performance scaling but without the cross platform driver issues?
     
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