Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

This is the place to discuss the latest computer hardware issues and technology. Please keep the discussion ON TOPIC!
Post Reply
User avatar
ratNukit
Legit Fanatic
Legit Fanatic
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:38 am
Location: Hamburg - Germany

Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by ratNukit » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:58 pm

Hey there,

just found this and thought it was quite interesting. There will be a MSI P55 Motherboard with a Hydra Chip by Lucid, which is supposed to be able to bring Multi-GPU systems to 100% scalability.
Looks like the Hydra chip will let GPUs render not only parts of the frame as it is now, but uses Multisystems as one GPU and lets every gpu render different objects of the frame.
And even ATI and NVIDIA are supposed to work well together.

http://www.iopanel.net/forum/thread31404.html
http://user.schottenland.de/forum/viewt ... ucid#p2184

If this really works I might get my first MultiGpuSystem :)
Image

User avatar
The Flying Pig
Legit Enthusiast
Legit Enthusiast
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:36 pm

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by The Flying Pig » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:33 am

Hmm. Interesting concept, but honestly, I don't feel that multi-gpu is really where it should be at. And mixing red and green just sounds like a recipe for disaster in the software level if it gets through the hardware level.
CPU: Intel QX6850 @ 3.68GHz (3.0GHz) | Cooler: Scythe Orochi | Ram: Corsair 8GB (4 x 2GB) XMS2 DHX @ 920MHz (800MHz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DS4 | GPU: ATI 4870x2 @ 800MHz (750MHz) Core & 915MHz (900MHz) Memory | Sound: Creative X-Fi Titanium
HDD: Western Digital Raptor 10,000RPM 150GB (OS) | VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM 300GB (Games) | Caviar Green 2TB (2 x 1TB in RAID 0 for Storage)
Power: Corsair 750TX | Case: Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 | OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64

User avatar
skier
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4450
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:29 pm
Location: Maine
Contact:

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by skier » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:19 pm

The Flying Pig wrote:Hmm. Interesting concept, but honestly, I don't feel that multi-gpu is really where it should be at. And mixing red and green just sounds like a recipe for disaster in the software level if it gets through the hardware level.
similar perspective here, having dual cards, but if they live up to the claim of 100% scalability on either camp, i'm ecstatic :shock:
-Austin
Image
Screamin' BCLK: Image
775 System (Overclocking Platform): Q8400/Q8300/E8400/E7400/E7500 - GA-EP45-UD3R v1.1 - 4GB (2x2) OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1066 CL5 2.1v Corsair TX-750w
Gamer: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, i7 3770K @4.6GHz, ThermalTake Armor A90 modded, 2x4GB GSKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 CL9, Corsair HX-750w, MSI GTX660 Twin Frozr
Server2012: Q9300 - 8GB DDR2 - Asus P5QL Pro - Corsair CX430 - Mirrored 2TB Seagate's with 2TB WD cav for fileshare backups, 1TB WD for OS backups

User avatar
slugbug
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 336
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by slugbug » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:50 am

I'm all for this if it actually works as advertised and is not too expensive to implement.

User avatar
x.clay
Legit Aficionado
Legit Aficionado
Posts: 78
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:00 pm
Location: Houston, Texas

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by x.clay » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:54 pm

I think its a great idea as well. It would offer you so much more flexibility for future upgrades.
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
Mobo: Asus Z77 Gene
GPU: GTX 470
RAM: 2X4gb G.Skill 1600
OS SDD: Kingston 120 gb SSD
Game SSD: Kingston 128 gb SSD
Storage: Hitachi 1Tb, Intel 80 gb SSD
PSU: Corsair AX 850w
Case: Silverstone FT-03

User avatar
mr_noname111
Legit Aficionado
Legit Aficionado
Posts: 96
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:09 pm

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by mr_noname111 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:36 am

Wow, it's funny how neither Nvidia or ATI themselves were able to do this for their own products.
Main Rig: [email protected], Asus P5Q, OCZ 4GB, EVGA GTX260 216, Corsair HX520, Antec 300, Samsung 2443BW
HTPC1: [email protected], EVGA 780i SLI, OCZ 2GB, Asus 9600GSO, OCZ GameXStream 600W, LG 47LG70 LCD TV
HTPC2: [email protected], DFI DK X48 T2RS, Kingston 2GB, Palit 9800GT Green, BFG 550W, Acer H5360 720p 120hz Projector

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by InspectahACE » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:24 pm

mr_noname111 wrote:Wow, it's funny how neither Nvidia or ATI themselves were able to do this for their own products.

I highly doubt it's because they weren't able to. I don't think 2 rivals will allow their products to work together. The real kick in the ass will be if it's more scalable than their own Crossfire/SLI shindig
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

User avatar
Sowser
Legit Fanatic
Legit Fanatic
Posts: 225
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:50 pm

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by Sowser » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:36 pm

mr_noname111 wrote:
Wow, it's funny how neither Nvidia or ATI themselves were able to do this for their own products.
I highly doubt it's because they weren't able to. I don't think 2 rivals will allow their products to work together. The real kick in the ass will be if it's more scalable than their own Crossfire/SLI shindig
I think he was refering to the fact that both GPUs have to be the same in either Crossfire or SLI.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.

User avatar
ratNukit
Legit Fanatic
Legit Fanatic
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:38 am
Location: Hamburg - Germany

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by ratNukit » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:21 pm

Image

User avatar
jedihobbit
Legit Fanatic
Legit Fanatic
Posts: 187
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:57 pm
Location: Central VA, USA

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by jedihobbit » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:03 pm

Think it would be kinda neat especially for someone that has had two or more systems floating around with mis-match GPUs in the closet. :)
DreamCatcher v4.0 DOA >> SG01 Evo, TA790GXE, PII X4 945 (AQ H2O Cooled), BFG GTX280 H2OC, Seagate 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB, 2 x WD5000KSs, TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF, MODU82+ EMD525AWT, XP Home SP2
Kermit v4.0 VIRUSed >> Ultra MX6, 785GM-E65, PII X4 955 @ 3.70GHZ(air), XFX GTX285, Raptor X, F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ700MXSP ModXStream Pro, XP Home SP2
Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE @ 3.00GHZ(air), 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

/dev/null
Legit Enthusiast
Legit Enthusiast
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:28 pm

Re: Lucid -Ati and Nvidia together

Post by /dev/null » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:19 pm

while it would be decent to be able to mix n' match your gpus it is no doubt going to be hell for compatibility.. even mixing two video cards, say for example, by nvidia from 2 generations apart (8800 & 6800) seems like it would be a glitchy nightmare just because of the different capabilities of the cards & their internal differences in basic architecture.

just a thought...

Post Reply