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**First time posting a news.. sorry if i did it wrong...**Cant wait to switch to Intel =D
LoL, you don't post a news post inside another news post.

EDIT: Nevermind, just noticed the thread was merged.
Edited by Pillz Here - 12/30/10 at 12:02pm
post #82 of 91
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Edit - they would have used 2-3 NF200's if they were smart.
Actually, NF200 runs hotter compared to Lucid, and they both do the same thing.
    
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Actually, NF200 runs hotter compared to Lucid, and they both do the same thing.
Um no, they both don't do the same thing.
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Um no, they both don't do the same thing.
Um yes, if the Lucid chip in question is a bridge chip.

Edit: I should add that a (little known) feature of the Lucid Hydra chipset (in general) is that it multiplies lanes just like NF200. Feel free to read up on this on Lucid's website.
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post #85 of 91
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Exactly what I thought as well, I wonder if they are trying to be like Asus now. I know I would never touch an MSI board for an AMD rig until they up the power phases, I wonder if their intel boards are any better ATM. This does look like a folders dream board though.
It's a blue Crosshair IV. MSI, why? It's supposed to be your flagship and stuff and the design isn't even yours.

Oh well, if it performs well, they're forgiven ^^.
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Who would actually need something like this?
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Who would actually need something like this?

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God those slots are jammed in incredibly close to one another. It looks like single slot cards would have problems to be honest lol.
Slot spacing is the same as every other board out there.

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never seen anybody using more than 4 GPU's before. is that even possible? or am i being too daft here..
Yup, its possible. Though after 8 you run into problems, with both windows and traditional BIOS's I think.
    
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post #89 of 91
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Um yes, if the Lucid chip in question is a bridge chip.

Edit: I should add that a (little known) feature of the Lucid Hydra chipset (in general) is that it multiplies lanes just like NF200. Feel free to read up on this on Lucid's website.
If they infact are the "same" as you put it, why does msi sell 2 different p55 boards with hydra and nf200? Nf200 provides extra pcie lanes. Hydra allows different chip cards to run together. Yes hydra and nf200 are bridge chips. But I definitely wouldn't say they where the same thing.
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post #90 of 91
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If they infact are the "same" as you put it, why does msi sell 2 different p55 boards with hydra and nf200? Nf200 provides extra pcie lanes. Hydra allows different chip cards to run together. Yes hydra and nf200 are bridge chips. But I definitely wouldn't say they where the same thing.
Because you need to look at timeframe.

Big Bang Trinergy was introduced half a year before Big Bang Fuzion. Fuzion was the first implementation of Lucid's core technology, which is multi-GPU/multi-vendor scaling.

Plus, there is more than one way to skin a cat. NF200 implementation varies by vendor.
    
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