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LucidLogix Virtu, the next-generation of GPU virtualization

LucidLogix Virtu, bringing large changes in a small package.

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 31 2011 9:46 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:31 PM CST
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: LucidLogix has had a hard time hitting the big time with their technology but this is definitely a sign of change - Virtu is a Universal GPU Virtualization method that can work on anything from Sandy Bridge-based and AMD Brazos-based processors. The technology will dynamically balance the advanced power-efficient, built-in media features of integrated GPUs with the high-end DirectX 11 3D, anti-aliasing and performance features of discrete GPUs.

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Another benefit is power consumption, the software is able to switch between integrated and discrete graphics options without the need of the user switching cables from port to port when changing tasks.

Virtu Universal features a new Vsync method in which it can include the best image quality without tearing, providing the user with maximum frames per second without jagged or jumpy and fluctuating frame rates. Normally once an FPS limit is hit, with Vsync on, there'll be tearing or a visible issue on the image on your screen; not with Lucid's Virtual Vsync. Lucid are claiming it has up to 250-percent better responsiveness and 250-percent higher frame rate that standard Vsync provides (60fps).

Because of the new super powers of Sandy Bridge and Brazos, the minimum system specs are jumping higher than ever before. Integrated graphics has never been anything to call home about but with the mix of high performance hardware and great software solutions from Lucid, the mix is very, very potent and the future is looking great!

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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