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Old 29 September 2010, 20:48   #1
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HardwareHeaven recently came up with an interesting article about Lucid's Hydra. Here is a small snip from the article: "Over the past couple of months we have had a few boards pass through the office from major manufacturers which have featured the Lucid Hydra chipset and all have failed to make it to the stage of having a review published. Why? Well it's not pretty and that's the point of this article...

Essentially, given our experience with boards featuring Lucid Hydra tech we feel that it has no place on consumer motherboards. It is a waste of resources, time and money but before we go into the details we should explain what Lucid Hydra is.

What they are saying is that a board with the Hydra chipset will allow us to combine two types of graphics cards in one system for enhanced performance. This means we could for example choose to use a Radeon 5700 series graphics card then, rather than buy a second for CrossFire, we could use an NVIDIA card as our second GPU to boost performance in games. In addition to this manufacturers also seem keen to push this solution as a way to get SLI working on AMD chipsets."

Read the entire article in HardwareHeaven.

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Old 29 September 2010, 20:57   #2
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I'm not surprised with the results. LucidLogix is an Israeli company, and yet I failed to obtain a sample. I have a lot of experience with Israeli startups... they seem to have a serious problem with human resources.

They don't know how to evaluate workers properly; they only look at certificates rather than experience and talent. I have too many unemployed friends with a lot of talent, and yet most of the employed people in the Israeli hi-tech industry are a bunch of morons. Especially Israeli ISPs, they hire the biggest idiots around.
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Old 29 September 2010, 21:00   #3
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Such a pity, it promised so much but sadley couldn't deliver, if it had worked it would have been a great idea.....ho hum.
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i told you guys from the start it would be a flop.
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Old 30 September 2010, 00:00   #5
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That is too bad. It didn't flop because it wasn't possible, it flopped because of executive meddling.
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same thing.
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I know that Intel were supporting this company, I wonder if when Intels graphics dreams died with larrabee did the funding stop?
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I know that Intel were supporting this company, I wonder if when Intels graphics dreams died with larrabee did the funding stop?
Intel Capital "supported" them, it's an investment division for a brighter future.
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Most things I was looking forward have sunk - larabee, now lucid logix. Serves me right when I fall for those stupid previews.
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I can't say that I'm surprised to hear about this. It was expected.
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