Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Lucid DynamiX to Free System Limitations of High Performance PC Games

LucidLogix (Lucid), GPU virtualization software leaders, today announced DynamiX, a unique software implementation that will allow selected formerly unplayable high-performance games to be enjoyed on mainstream and low-end laptops and Ultrabooks equipped with only an integrated GPU. A free trial version that initially expands the playability of the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on a variety of notebooks is immediately available for download.

"With DynamiX, a single embedded GPU is all you will need to enjoy your favorite high-performance titles on most new notebooks without reducing display resolution or minimizing game performance settings," said Offir Remez, Lucid co-founder and president. "We are offering this FREE trial beta version as a proof-of-concept, while working to provide DynamiX for more games. Try it and tell us what you think!"


DynamiX is a unique implementation of real-time dynamic resolution technique that is designed to enable a tunable minimum performance level to increase the playability of a game by dynamically changing the render target resolution of objects in real time, without the need of the game developer to design it in advance. With DynamiX, games such as Skyrim, which is virtually unplayable (running under 20 FPS), now is available for millions of mainstream laptop users. All game HUDs (heads up displays), menus and maps are unchanged and displayed in full resolution as high as HD on equipped laptops.

Many first person shooter (FPS), adventure and role-playing games (RPGs) are designed for systems that employ high-performance discrete GPUs, usually in combination with embedded or integrated GPUs. For this reason, most laptops lack the hardware to run games such as Skyrim. LucidLogix DynamiX makes it possible for users to enjoy these games even on systems with single embedded GPUs, such as Core-i5 Ultrabooks, without compromising performance.

Availability

DynamiX BETA version, initially for Skyrim, is available at the Lucid eShop for a limited time. Following the trial period a production version will be released along with versions that enable more games. In order to initiate the download, visitors will need to initiate a free, no charge purchase. For more information or to download DynamiX visit http://eshop.lucidlogix.com/?q=dynamix1.
Add your own comment

13 Comments on Lucid DynamiX to Free System Limitations of High Performance PC Games

#1
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Minimum system requirements (for Dynamix™):
CPU: Core i5 mobile edition
GPU: Intel HD 2000
Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
4GB RAM
Screen resolution: 1366x768
When someone says netbook or low end laptop an i5 isn't what comes to mind. And why a minimum resolution? Lower would be better?
Posted on Reply
#2
Shihabyooo
by: DanTheBanjoman
When someone says netbook or low end laptop an i5 isn't what comes to mind. And why a minimum resolution? Lower would be better?
I guess they are using the CPU's horsepower to do the "dynamically changing the render target resolution of objects in real time"

Still I agree, i5s are far from being low end.
Posted on Reply
#3
Prima.Vera
I don't understand. How exactly does this works?!?!
I have a laptop with Core 2 Duo T7400, nvidia 7900GTX and 3 GB of RAM. Can I use this thing?!?!
Posted on Reply
#4
hhumas
useless .. low end means p4 or dual core
Posted on Reply
#5
Shinshin
It works only with these INTEGRATED(!) GPUs:

o Intel HD Graphics
o AMD HD5xxx/HD6xxx integrated GPUs series

Takes from their release notes pdf which is located here

Anyone can try it and return with results before/after???
I don't have the right specs for that...
Posted on Reply
#6
hellrazor
by: Prima.Vera
I don't understand. How exactly does this works?!?!
I have a laptop with Core 2 Duo T7400, nvidia 7900GTX and 3 GB of RAM. Can I use this thing?!?!
I don't claim to know anything but it either changes the accuracy of vertices, or literally changes the resolution the 3d part of the game renders at.
Posted on Reply
#7
Mussels
Moderprator
this isnt april first, so i am 12 and what is this


my laptop has a 6K integrated GPU, might be helpful... if i can figure out what this actually does.
Posted on Reply
#8
Shinshin
by: Mussels
this isnt april first, so i am 12 and what is this

my laptop has a 6K integrated GPU, might be helpful... if i can figure out what this actually does.
It should make Skyrim "more" playable on integrated GPUs.
Do you have Skyrim?

Then install it and try to play Skyrim in enabled/disabled and tell us the difference...

Thanks!
Posted on Reply
#9
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Shinshin
It should make Skyrim "more" playable on integrated GPUs.
Do you have Skyrim?

Then install it and try to play Skyrim in enabled/disabled and tell us the difference...

Thanks!
sounds like it uses the CPU to compress textures down, lowering quality when FPS is poor on the fly.

no more low/medium/high, the faster your hardware, the better it looks...
Posted on Reply
#10
hellrazor
by: Mussels
sounds like it uses the CPU to compress textures down
What in the hell would be the use of that? Has anybody post-2005 ever had a strictly performance problem with having textures too high of a resolution?
Posted on Reply
#11
Mussels
Moderprator
by: hellrazor
What in the hell would be the use of that? Has anybody post-2005 ever had a strictly performance problem with having textures too high of a resolution?
with onboard video.... umm... yes.
Posted on Reply
#12
hellrazor
Well thank God I don't have those kinds of problems, I would go insane.
Posted on Reply
#13
GSG-9
We will see what becomes of this...
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment