As we brought up on this week’s PC Perspective Podcast, LucidLogix Technologies is finally back in the news after a long delay from their first impressive showing almost an entire year ago.  The product that they are showing is not intended to try to displace AMD or nVIDIA, it has the exact opposite goal in mind, to work with them to provide better multi-GPU support.  Whether you use Crossfire or SLI, your multiple board system depends on alternative frame rendering.  Each card renders one frame, theoretically doubling the amount of frames that can be produced.  The Achilles Heel of this design is that you cannot simply create a completely independent frame, each frame produced depends on the previous frame to give reference points for proper rendering, so each card is looking 1 or 2 frames into the future and slowing the theoretical performance to the level we see in the real world.  LucidLogix has a completely different way of doing this and from what we have heard, that method works equally well for AMD and nVIDIA cards.  Read the story at The Inquirer to see what has changed in the year since Ryan wrote his article. 

“AFTER A QUIET SPELL multi-GPU magician Lucid is making a noise again, this time bigged up by a report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

The firm’s impressive Hydra offering was shown off for the first time on the INQ at last year’s IDF.

Lack of news since then has resulted in some dismissing the firm and its products as vapourware: nice in theory, but nowhere in practice. Now Lucid, which counts Intel capital as an investor (and protector from AMD/Nvidia lawsuits), stands a good chance of scoring a big hit soon, according to JPR.”

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