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Although small, Lucid has great ambitions and currently developing a graphics acceleration traffic organizing chip. The expected graphics acceleration traffic organizing chip will allow graphics companies to combine four GPUs for simultaneous operation.

Specifically, the graphics acceleration traffic organizing chip will connect up to four GPUs to the CPU in hardware while a driver divides the work load across the available GPUs. The operating system will see the multiple GPUs as a single graphics device with the proper driver installed. Essentially such technology allows for SLI or Crossfire to be a transparent operation.

Lucid is expected to have samples by the end of the year and target the PC gaming industry with its graphics acceleration traffic organizing chip. Lucid has already shipped a few processors based on its designs as general-purpose processors.
http://dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5535

Pretty cool!
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Big question is will it work with ATI.... errr... AMD video cards?
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I don't know. But it says different manufacturers can use it... so I guess it will.
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Hmm...getting a hardware chip to do what CPU intense drivers have done until now? Sounds like the proper way to go about things!
     
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Looks good to me...
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I like the sound of that! Let the CPU do other things!
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Intel knows that AMD is going to rig ATI GPU's to work better with AMD cpu's so their going to find a way to make up for it... Smart move Intel.
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Originally Posted by LyokoHaCk View Post
Intel knows that AMD is going to rig ATI GPU's to work better with AMD cpu's so their going to find a way to make up for it... Smart move Intel.
AMD's gonna probably open up HTX slots to first AMD GPU's, and then Nvidia if they want..

Not going to "rig it" because that would be stupid and result in decreased sales.

edit: along with this doesnt have anything to do with single card set ups, this is for improving speed and efficiency with multi card setups.. like SLI and Crossfire.
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Interesting read, nice find paul!
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That's a mouthful.
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