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x58+Lucid Hydra

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wolf2009

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IT LOOKS LIKE Intel is not content with their x58 'Smackover' board, and is going to add a Lucid Hydra chip to the next revision. Yup, improved in every way, plus mix-and-match GPUs, what's not to love?

Early word from people who claim to have seen boards in the orient confirms what the moles say, a Lucid Hydra chip, plus a few other goodies like an LED status readout. Moles inside second biggest blue say that the board is pretty much changed everywhere in detail, and that can't be a bad thing.

This confirms what people told me a while ago, that Intel is taking gaming seriously and is listening to feedback. The last few Intel gaming boards have been fast, solid and feature laden, but lack that special pop the low-IQ set seems to crave. Luckily Intel isn't adding LEDs galore and shiny bits, just functionality and things that matter. Good for them.

In the end, you will get a fast board that won't have heatpipes that double as a house for your hamster, but you will get mix and match GPUs. This board is going to be one to watch. µ
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/117/1050117/intel-puts-lucid-hydra-on-x58
 
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shame about those that purchased a first revision board. Sounds good for a potential buyer though!
 
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Who buys Intel boards for OCing? I would rather spend less/little more for an ASUS or DFI.
 

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Outstdanding cut and paste job! I am rather excited to see these boards at work.
 
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Outstdanding cut and paste job! I am rather excited to see these boards at work.
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Outstdanding cut and paste job!

lol, thanks I guess !


Who buys Intel boards for OCing? I would rather spend less/little more for an ASUS or DFI.
Lets see,

You want to play Crysis with your 2 shiny new GTX 295.

You have the choice of buying any mobo without the Hydra chip on it, on which you can overclock i7 to 4Ghz and have about 50-60% SLI scaling.

OR

you can buy this Intel Board with Hydra chip, overclock i7 to say 3.4 Ghz and have 95-100% SLI Scaling .

Which would you pick ?
 
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wen will they be out
 

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Well, I personally think this is a great thing coming from Intel. I have used their boards in many of builds that consist of the customer wanting a good chip and board combo for a low price, we have all seen the combo deals for Intel chips/boards. This is a great way to get a good combo deal with less cash than a enthusist board but the same performance levels(if not better at times) hence, that allows the customer to spend his or her extra funds on a better GPU/HDDs/Mem..etc. I think this will come as a great addition to the "Intel Gaming Community" And like the author states in one of the paragraphs, this truly shows that Intel is using the feedback of the gaming world at hand to make their product that much better.
I really liked this line: "In the end, you will get a fast board that won't have heatpipes that double as a house for your hamster"

Yay for Intel.. stepp'n it up a notch :D

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lol, thanks I guess !




Lets see,

You want to play Crysis with your 2 shiny new GTX 295.

You have the choice of buying any mobo without the Hydra chip on it, on which you can overclock i7 to 4Ghz and have about 50-60% SLI scaling.

OR

you can buy this Intel Board with Hydra chip, overclock i7 to say 3.4 Ghz and have 95-100% SLI Scaling .

Which would you pick ?
Definetly hydra because games are more gpu intesive then cpu intensive.