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Lucid Virtu to Be Licensed on Select Genuine Intel Desktop Boards with H67 and Z68

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Marking a major customer engagement with Intel, LucidLogix today announced that its Virtu GPU virtualization software will be integrated into various SKUs of Genuine Intel Desktop Boards based on the Intel H67 and Z68 chipsets. Virtu allows the systems to simultaneously take full advantage of both the low-power best-in-class media processing features of the 2nd generation Intel Core processor graphics and the 3D gaming performance of add-in cards with graphics processing units (GPU).

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It does essentially what NVIDIA Optimus technology does, but for desktop motherboards.
 
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owned. :)
 
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Lucid is doing great work there.....

At least saving much energy..... The point of interest is: what is the normal Gpu doing while Sb graphics works. Sleep Mode? Or totally out of juice?^^


And apart from this: Its the first official fact to z68 Chipset.
 
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Oh that's not an IGP -thats an IPG which for those not in the know is an Internal Porn Googler. Essentially it detects when the user is bored with what they are currently doing (based on I/O usage statistics) and will then automagically google porn for the user and put it up on display.

It ties in with Lucid's technology as if you get bored in a computer game it will bring up some porn to liven things up a bit for you :p
 

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Oh that's not an IGP -thats an IPG which for those not in the know is an Internal Porn Googler. Essentially it detects when the user is bored with what they are currently doing (based on I/O usage statistics) and will then automagically google porn for the user and put it up on display.
i would buy that! maybe i'll program it and release it in 1 year from now
 
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So multi-billion Intel, also the creator of "2nd generation Intel Core processor graphics", couldn't figure a way for this from the beginning...
 
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This is no surprise since Intel is a big invester in Lucid.
 
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II haven't seen a multifaceted integration like this work well before.

Sounds like alot of ambition and not alot of overall gains
 

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Lucid is doing great work there.....

At least saving much energy..... The point of interest is: what is the normal Gpu doing while Sb graphics works. Sleep Mode? Or totally out of juice?^^


And apart from this: Its the first official fact to z68 Chipset.
Yeah, the virtu looks promising. The only problem is that it currently can't completely shut down the discrete video card while the IGP is working. So the discrete video card keeps radiating heat and drawing power.

Tomshardware did a review on a Z68 mobo, and Virtu was part of the review.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68-express-lucidlogix-virtu-ssd-caching,2888-5.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lucidlogix-virtu-gpu-virtualization,2877.html
 
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