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Old October 13, 2010, 10:03 AM
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One of AMD's regional AIB partners, Yeston, is preparing a radical new non-reference design - a Radeon HD 5770 X2. As the name suggests, it is a dual GPU product based on two Juniper XT. This brings the total specifications to 1600 SP, 80 TMU and 32 ROP - identical to Cypress. It features the dual-128 bit memory, the standard 850 MHz core and 4.2 GHz memory clock.

The dual-GPU interconnect is not served by Crossfire, but with Lucid Hydra. Amazingly, the card features a single PCI-e connector which at first seems impossible. The single HD 5770 has a TDP of 108W, and doubling up will surely cross 150W.




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hydra? hmmm...lets read on it.
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Old October 13, 2010, 10:28 AM
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um... get a 5850?
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Old October 13, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Cards like the 4850 X2 from Sapphire seemed to have driver nightmares and those were using Crossfire... using Hydra in its current form makes this a total waste of time.
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Old October 13, 2010, 11:43 AM
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From what I've seen, hydra's performance is awful even when linking fully compatible hardware.

/add's to list of things to avoid at all costs...
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Lucid must have one of the best channel marketing teams on the planet since they continue to sell their half-baked technology to manufacturers regardless of its faults.
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I concur with DokkRokken and SKYMTL... it's just recycled old tech with another recycled old tech mashed together.. plus hydra is a nightmare.
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Yeah I don't think this card will be making headlines anywhere for performance, but maybe it will help lucid out with their technology development. I know it has many downfalls right now, but wouldn't it be nice if it did work as it should.
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Hope this wont come over here, stay away you stupid card! I am sure ATI wont waste time doing driver for the Hydra chip so only the crappy Lucid driver will work NEAR (the more it can ) a good card.
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