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Wednesday, 02 June 2010 08:19

As Computex enters its second day, it continues to throw up its fair share of surprising solutions, and here's one for you courtesy of ASUS - An Intel X58 chipset motherboard featuring an on-board Lucid HYDRA chip, together with an integrated Radeon HD 5770 GPU!

You can always count on ASUS to have some innovative and forward looking devices at trade shows and this year's Computex is no exception.  While MSI was the first to introduce a motherboard based on the Lucid HYDRA technology with the Big Bang Fuzion, ASUS is taking it one step further with a prototype motherboard that includes not only a HYDRA chip but also a discrete Radeon HD 5770 GPU on-board!

The on-board HD 5770 GPU, which ASUS says could be replaced with a lower end chip or even an NVIDIA option if they wanted, enables the motherboard to operate as an integrated graphics board even though it is using the X58 chipset.  You could plop in a CPU and memory and be off and running using the integrated HDMI port for display output.  I do hope they opt for DisplayPort or DVI in a future revision though.

PC Perspective has more details, while you can also check out the video below.

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