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LucidLogix Laying Hydra To Rest?

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When it first made news, it drew some shock and awe reactions from the community. LucidLogix' Hydra Engine promised enthusiasts the ability to mix and match multiple GPUs of any make, model, and generation, a model that threatened to shatter AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI. When it was finally introduced it worked, the performance scaling between identical GPUs wasn't spectacular compared to native technologies (SLI/CrossFire), but it worked as advertised.

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Yeah, looks like it's Virtu and XLR8 that they'll be focusing on now.
 
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Boo Hiss I`m using a hydra board right now. Never did actually try it out.
 

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Boo Hiss I`m using a hydra board right now. Never did actually try it out.
Exactly. As it is now it's not a very useful technology.
 
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Cause the technology has a new name and they aren't using its project name any more. That is all.
 

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My virtu software would crash everything my PC loaded so I uninstalled and never looked back :)
 
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Another great in theory awesome on paper lost in the translation to reality tech.....wouldve been nise to see it actually working and matured though. The best of both worlds.
 
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Not bad. While MS, Xen, and others have their own GPU virtualization implementations, Lucid could try to license it out to other markets.

MS licenses it, puts it into the next version of Home Server and now your family runs on thin client displays. Same for cafes, and perhaps those remote gaming services (if they're still around).
 
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it was A good idea ... However I dont think they realized. Everyone whom, uses more then one GPU is going too be A Fanboy. EVEN if you say you are not .. you are. PPL r going too buy 2,3,4 of the same type of card. Most of use sell are old cards to fund new PC parts.

Face it .. when dealing with addicts it is hard to get them too change their or stop their drug of choice.
 
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it was A good idea ... However I dont think they realized. Everyone whom, uses more then one GPU is going too be A Fanboy. EVEN if you say you are not .. you are. PPL r going too buy 2,3,4 of the same type of card. Most of use sell are old cards to fund new PC parts.

Face it .. when dealing with addicts it is hard to get them too change their or stop their drug of choice.
Good point...i see where your coming from
 

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Tried it for a short time on my Crosshair IV board running dual 4600's. Didn't do squat. Had the same performance as running a single card. Uninstalled and updated to a single 5xxx series card.
 

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Intel Corporation has paid lucidlogix so well that they are just puppets anymore directed by big corporation who tells them to do what they want. Lucidlogix had no restrictions to do 'When Intel GPU is present' type of software based virtualization. However they are still supporting this idealistic idioticy at their laters VIRTU driver which will lose all the support and any kind of trust they had from begin with. When we consider that the fact is you can simply drop NVIDIA + AMD drivers in and use Physics GPU + Render with AMD GPU.

They made so far so many stupid mistakes that I am not really surprised, if some company like Intel would buy them off now cheap since Lucidlogix is worth 1 cent after they started messing with end users systems having capabilities buy Lucidlogix blocking people from using them. Now everyone knows Lucidlogix cannot be trusted to by Z68 chipset integration crap.

I would change the text on this news:

* They promised a lot when they got people thinking their software/hardware systems could join power they delivered zero to anyone.