Multi-GPU: Two GeForce GTX 470 and One Radeon HD 5870 with MSI’s Hydra Driver



Hydra engine

2 x GeForce GTX 470 and 1 x Radeon HD 5870 on a Hydra based motherboard


MSI is working a new multi-GPU driver for their Big Bang Fuzion motherboard based on Lucid’s Hydra technology.

This new driver will support a 3-way multi-GPU mode called X-mode.

Hydra is a GPU-independent graphics scaling technology that takes as input the graphics flow data and splits it intelligently before redistribute the graphics workloads across multiple GPUs in real-time. GPUs can be a mix of GeForce and Radeon like in the screenshots above: 2 x GeForce GTX 470 AND 1 x Radeon HD 5870.

MSI Big Bang Fuzion motherboard
MSI Big Bang Fuzion motherboard

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4 thoughts on “Multi-GPU: Two GeForce GTX 470 and One Radeon HD 5870 with MSI’s Hydra Driver”

  1. MaLDiTo_TeXuGo

    What about that feature that disables PhysX hardware acceleration in a presence of another GPU brand on the system? Is Hydra drivers prevent from this?

  2. J

    My guess is they’ll use the mod that gets rid of that.

    I’m running an 5850 and 8800gts (not great for physx but for 20 bucks…..)

  3. Athlonite

    @ J if physX is all your doin on that 8800gts then it’s more than enough power to do it

  4. Athlonite

    Hydra is what Crossfire or SLI should have been doing shame though the mobo’s with it on cost so much

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