Now if all of this sounds fishy then you are like us and think that this was indeed meant as a PR stunt to pull some of the blame away from LucidLogix. Simply put, the drivers are not ready for the real world. Yes, they do work and you can run multiple GPUs and get some very good scaling. But there are issues. The fact that we have not been shown if this new chip can work outside of an external solution says a lot as well.
As Lucid told us that MSI was not going to be an exclusive provider of their Hydra product they could have [and probably should have] setup a closed demo of Hydra implemented on a motherboard. We know some of the other partners that are developing their own solutions and the proper way to do a demonstration was the same as AMD used to demonstrate, when the company could not show a working prototype of a notebook from a yet undisclosed vendor.
In the end we are only left with a reference "lab demo box" that will probably never see the light of day. We still do not know how or indeed if Hydra will work with different GPU types in Mix and Match mode. The only thing we can say with confidence right now is that it does not appear that nVidia is involved in anyway with the problems surrounding the MSI Big Bang Fuzion. It really does seem to revolve around LucidLogix and their software, while the publications that implied that nVidia was involved were perhaps operating with a vested interest.
Perhaps Lucid should change its stance on working with game developers
and maybe even try to open up communications with nVidia and AMD. If they do not this could be a product plagued with constant issues as both GPU makers continue to update their drivers and products.
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