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Is there an X58 board with hybrid(fusion) GPU capability?

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March 6, 2010 2:05:33 AM

Fusion(Hydra Engine) is a technology that allows gamers to utilize both Ati graphics cards AND Nvidia cards via crossfire or SLI, the thing is I know its available for the P55 motherboard and it utilizes its connection to the CPU which basically only allowes a 8x 8x configuration. I am wondering how this would work or if this even exists in X58 boards?

Are there drivers for that?
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March 6, 2010 2:44:43 PM

Why would you want to use to different GPU's ? Custom PC recently review the Fusion on an P55 motherboard and the performance in most cases was lower than a single mid / high end GPU
March 7, 2010 12:39:10 AM

ulysses35 said:
Why would you want to use to different GPU's ? Custom PC recently review the Fusion on an P55 motherboard and the performance in most cases was lower than a single mid / high end GPU

Why? BEcause I have both Ati AND Nvidia cards... thats why, this would sometimes prove to be better than sli or crossfire depending on the cards... the reason to why it is lower than a single high end card is because the P55 runs those cards in 8x 8x while a single card is already 16x and wont have processing problems/lag between the gpu processors........... however if an X58 had this hybrid/fusion feature, this would be great as the cards can sli/xfire with the full 16x,16x...
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March 7, 2010 9:12:35 PM

liquidsnake718 said:
Fusion(Hydra Engine) is a technology that allows gamers to utilize both Ati graphics cards AND Nvidia cards via crossfire or SLI, the thing is I know its available for the P55 motherboard and it utilizes its connection to the CPU which basically only allowes a 8x 8x configuration. I am wondering how this would work or if this even exists in X58 boards?

Are there drivers for that?


Desn't Crossfire/SLI only wotk with those companies card :D  And I agree it would benfit if the two cards happen to have enough power to completely saturate an x8 link.
March 17, 2010 1:33:37 AM

i still think this would be a crazy board if this came out for the x58... i dont know if the hardware or architecture would allow hybrid fusion between Nvidia and Ati for the X58 board.... can anyone else add to this?

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March 17, 2010 2:34:10 AM
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You mean this board GA-X58A-UD7?. Yeah I believe that better performance comes when the cards can sli/xfire with the full 16x,16x thats what I usually looking for a mobo. Well for me it is possible for a x58 to have hybrid fusion gpu capability - so lots of changes to the mobo required to do this.
March 19, 2010 6:30:02 AM

dEAne said:
You mean this board GA-X58A-UD7?. Yeah I believe that better performance comes when the cards can sli/xfire with the full 16x,16x thats what I usually looking for a mobo. Well for me it is possible for a x58 to have hybrid fusion gpu capability - so lots of changes to the mobo required to do this.

No thats not the one.... This is like all X58 boards Crossfire AND SLI compatible, but all the gpus while in SLI or Crossfire must be from either ATi or Nvidia only, for example if you want SLI, you will need to use 1Nvidia Card + 1 Nvidia Card, what I am asking is actually much more intricate;

Is there an X58 board that has the same fusion/hybrid gpu configurations as the P55 fusion board? Meaning I can combine a Sapphire ATi Radeon card in either SLI or Crossfire WITH a FERMI GTX470? There is a P55 or H55 board that can do just this but I know those boards are limited to 8X8X configs when in SLI or Crossfire, if it were an X58, both 16X lanes could be used for a crazy setup!
March 20, 2010 1:50:40 AM

See thats the beauty of companies like MSi and their BIG BANG in 2009 and now this Hydra 200 fusion of two different companies in one motherboard. It is possible to have both an Nvidia card and Ati card in either crossfire OR SLI!! If only Intel would allow Nvidia or Ati to place better GPus or allow Nvidia to help or excel in the CPU industry we would get tech like this which would benefit most users with multiple GPus from different vendors!


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10358640-1.html
June 28, 2010 4:20:21 PM

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