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Lucid Virtu MVP Now Available Through 100 Intel and AMD Motherboard Models

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 21, 2012.

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Do you use Lucid Virtu?

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  2. No, never tried it

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  1. btarunr

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    LucidLogix (Lucid), GPU virtualization software leader, today announced that Virtu and Virtu MVP GPU virtualization product family is now found in more than 100 Intel and AMD motherboard models, setting the standard for improved integrated and discrete GPU utilization, visual quality, power management and system responsiveness.

    "High quality products and great service are what Asus products are all about. Virtu MVP adds that value across our line of motherboards, allowing users to enjoy best of both Intel graphics on one hand and on the other, enjoy discrete graphics with sharpest images and highest frame rates with MVP's Virtual Vsync," said Joe Hsieh, Asus Corporate Vice President & General Manager Motherboard Business Unit & Desktop System Business Unit. "We understand the importance of a responsive immersive gaming experience and with Virtu MVP's HyperFormance, we are able to provide that for the majority of popular PC titles."

    Lucid Virtual Vsync allows systems to run games free from tearing artifacts, like standard in-game frame synch (also known as Vertical Sync), but this time without slowing down the game experience and frame rates. Traditionally, games running Vsync for tear artifact removal often reduce performance by up to 50 percent. Basically, Virtual Vsync eliminates the need to trade off performance for visual quality.

    "Lucid Virtu MVP adds significant value to GIGABYTE gaming level motherboards through improved responsiveness, power saving and performance," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "Gaming PCs are a major driver for our retail motherboard business, and we welcome partners, such as Lucid, to continue to innovate for the desktop PC market in order to ensure that our customers are ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest technologies and features."

    “Virtu MVP is a revolutionary innovation, allowing iGPU and dGPU to co-work together to get better performance,” said Charles Chiang, MSI’s General Manager of DPS. “MSI Z77 series mainboards use Virtu MVP and provide the best gaming experience to our customers.”

    For example, the Lucid-generated Virtual Vsync Chart demonstrates the Vsync performance improvement of some games when comparing Virtu MVP’s Virtual Vsync to standard in game Vsync, which is capped at 60 frames per second (FPS) by vast majority of displays, in a variety of i-Mode and d-Mode settings. The findings show that Virtual Vsync can nearly double the FPS, resulting in a smoother gaming experience, while eliminating image tearing and artifacts.

    Furthermore, Lucid Virtu MVP features HyperFormance, a technology that enables further increases in system responsiveness not only above in-game Vsync, but also above native performance. The Lucid generated Virtual Vsync & HyperFormance Chart demonstrates a 158 percent system responsiveness increase beyond native performance, and 260 percent above standard Vsync.

    With such high acceptance and penetration, comes a lot of responsibility. At Lucid we test Virtu MVP GPU virtualization on hundreds of games and GPUs every month, and now we have added multiple settings for Virtual Vsync and HyperFormance tests, quadrupling the validation matrix,” said Offir Remez, president and founder of LucidLogix. “But it is the support of our great customers, along with the world’s leading motherboard manufacturers, that truly help bring the performance and benefits to the end users and gamers.”

    Lucid Virtu MVP can be found in motherboards by all of the leading manufacturers including Asustek, ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI and others. Many more motherboard models are expected to launch in the following weeks. For a complete list of where to find Lucid Virtu MVP visit this page.
     
  2. Dj-ElectriC

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    All hurray for the technology behind a broken software that does not support so many important games besides of 3DMARK11 witch isn't a game at all but shows great how the technology "work"
     
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    Virtu is full shit.
     
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    Hey it lets me take advantage of Intel's QuickSync technology for ripping blurays without having to rip out my HD 7950 crossfire setup. So I'm all in praise of Lucid Virtu tech, even using DXVA, CUDA, AMD APP, or my 4.8ghz 2600K none of them manage to rip nearly as fast or with as high image quality as QuickSync.

    But I have to admit...beyond that I don't really care :laugh:
     
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    That is the only reason I am even remotely interested in Virtu. For some reason though, it has been giving me a bit of trouble trying to get it setup. From what I have read, the difference in quality between CUDA Accelerated (my previous go to encoding option) and QuickSync is night and day.
     
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    Anandtech did a great overview of QuickSync with IVB and showed how the performance and image quality differs from the HD 7970 and GTX 680. I use different software and the performance difference there is not quite as extreme as it is in Media Espresso, but I would say that the performance and quality difference in both is night and day. Obviously conversion time and how much this pays off will be based in your conversion profiles, I tend to shoot for 10gb video, 1080p rips with with DTS uncompressed audio which is gunna take a little while no matter what my approach is. For if its something not for my personal enjoyment, and maybe something my nephew might want to watch for instance, that I usually do at 720p, 4gb video, and compressed audio, in which case it absolutely flies through much faster. Same goes for converting something to enjoy on your phone or tablet device.

    Incredible performance and and leading image quality aside, the best thing about Virtu technology and how it allows you to use QuickSync, is that your CPU and GPU resources are not being stolen. I can easily go off and play some games while it's encoding without a reduction in performance. Sure a core or so gets used up by the software itself, but most games are not that parallel anyway.
     
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    Used it on my Z68 Asus board but didn't see any major improvements in games or benches, maybe due to already having crossfire but not sure.
     
  8. Thefumigator

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    Last time I converted a bluray it took 14 hrs (max quality) on my Phenom X4 9550... :ohwell:
     

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