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HydraLogix Vs. SLI And CrossFire: MSI's P55A Fuzion Tested

Benchmark Results: Alien Vs. Predator

Putting aside what we saw in 3DMark, Alien Vs. Predator benchmark shows that CrossFire and SLI are the way to go if you have matched cards. This one benchmark is probably proof enough that MSI really should have considered adding the appropriate bridges to its box, enabling both HydraLogix and non-HydraLogix pairings.

Notice that a GeForce GTX 460 paired with a Radeon HD 5850 in X-mode provides similar performance to a pair of GeForce GTX 460s in this particular game. Lucid is doing great things with its drivers!

  • tacoslave
    Still seems to buggy to me but at least they're still working on it right?
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  • duk3
    Looks good on the 1st 2 games and synthetics.
    I hope Lucid gets all the issues worked out.
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  • anacandor
    So basically it's just a universal CF/SLI connecter built into the motherboard? Seems odd that it's taken this long to be developed, but great nonetheless :)
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  • Darkerson
    Looks like it has some promise, if they can further work the kinks out. Something to keep an eye on in the future.
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  • ruffopurititiwang
    The 6870 scales better in cfx than that 5850. Why not test that?
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  • punnar
    I can see it as a standard in the future. I think I will buy a board with Hydralogix on my next build.
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  • Yargnit
    It would have been nice to see how well this works with two differing AMD/ATI cards and two Nvidia cards. For instance someone has a GTX260 and wants to add a GTX460, or someone with a AMD5850 who wants to pick up a new 6870 (damn numbering change) to go with it.

    Also comparing performance pairing two cards from the same generation (say GTX 460 + GTX 470) vs differing generations. (GTX 260 + GTX460)

    Lastly what affect would pairing a two cards with varying amounts of memory have? (two regular versions of a card vs 1 reg + 1 dbl memory vs 2 dbl memory) Since it isn't clear from what I've read if both cards would be limited to lowest memory level or not.

    Interesting tech for sure
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  • sudeshc
    this should become a standard, allowing us to enjoy features from both manufacturers. I would also be prepared to pay few extra bucks for this as well.
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  • Maziar
    Overall,Lucid is a great idea of mixing different cards but it still needs quite a lot of work with drivers.
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  • Yargnit
    Ah, thank you. It was posted before I was frequently following the site, I'll give it a look.
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