LucidLogix released Virtu GPU virtualization technology to motherboard makers. This piece of software enables you to use Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics when you're using a discrete graphics card, kinda like with NVIDIA's Optimus technology.
KFAR NETTER, Israel and SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 22, 2011 – The pioneer of multi-vendor/multi-GPU graphic solutions,
LucidLogix™ today announced it has released Virtu™ GPU virtualization software for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor platforms to
global motherboard manufacturers.
With this technology, next-generation PCs will dynamically balance the advanced power-efﬁcient, built-in media features of Intel Core
processor graphics with the high-end, DirectX 11 3D, anti-aliasing and performance features of discrete GPUs, while signiﬁcantly reducing the
power drain of traditional entertainment desktops. Ultimately, the consumer is assured optimal simultaneous performance in 3D gaming and
video functions like transcoding and HD playback without the need to swap video cable connections between GPUs.
“A simple software solution, Virtu is a cost-efﬁcient technology with big rewards,” said Ofﬁr Remez, LucidLogix president and founder.
“Virtu solves both usability and power consumption issues for motherboard consumers and makes it easy for an OEM to build systems that
have no-compromise video and 3D graphics capabilities.”
Lucid GPU virtualization software assigns tasks in real time to the best available graphics resource based on power, performance and features
considerations, with no need for additional hardware. If graphics power is needed for applications like high-resolution 3D gaming, the system
will assign the job to the discrete GPU. If not, the discrete GPU automatically goes into idle mode, while heat drops, fan speed slows down
and GPU utilization goes down to zero, resulting in a green, power-efﬁcient, long-lasting system.
Designed for entry-level through mainstream PCs equipped with 2nd Generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA or AMD 3D GPUs, Virtu
software automatically adjusts the performance, thermal and feature allocation based on the requirements of individual applications. The only
system requirement is to always connect the display screen directly to the motherboard’s built-in display output (DVI, HDMI, etc).
“With Lucid’s Virtu, PC gamers who require discrete graphics for high-resolution gaming can easily get the amazing built-in visual capabilities
of 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, including Intel® Quick Sync Video and Intel® Insider,” said Zane Ball, General Manager of
With the ﬁrst release candidate out in the market now, Lucid expects motherboard manufacturers to release product by next quarter. For more
information about LucidLogix, visit www.lucidlogix.com.