Author Topic: LucidLogix HYDRA now ready to deliver death-knell to AMD and NVIDIA multi-GPU  (Read 1441 times)

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Developed by LucidLogix and dubbed HYDRA, the technology was set to revolutionise multi-GPU graphics by eliminating the need for specific, limited driver support from either ATI or NVIDIA in the form of CrossFireX or SLI, respectively. Rather, sitting in-between the DirectX API and graphics cards, Lucid employed a manufacturer-agnostic chip and associated software that latched on to the PCIe bus to mete out the necessary data to two-, three-, and four-card combinations.

So, a year or so later, LucidLogix is back with a newer HYDRA 200 chip. This time around, however, the company has leveraged the support of a tier-one motherboard vendor, and we'll be seeing the HYDRA-powered board in a few weeks' time.

See also: http://www.geeks3d.com/20080819/hydra-engine-multi-gpu-technology/