LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization Software Available Now to Genuine Intel H67 Desktop Board Customers Worldwide

May 10, 2011,

Kfar Netter, Israel, and Santa Clara, Calif.

LucidLogix today announced that its Virtu™ GPU virtualization software is available now to current customers of select Genuine Intel® H67 Desktop Boards. Virtu allows the systems to simultaneously take full advantage of both the low-power best-in-class media processing features of 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM processor graphics, like the popular QuickSync® video transcoding technology, and the 3D gaming performance of add-in cards with discrete graphics processing units (GPUs).

Current owners of Intel® Desktop Boards models DH67BL, DH67CL, and DH67GD running the Windows® 7 operating system, can immediately go to the Intel site (click here) and download a licensed Virtu-enabled BIOS update, allowing the user-friendly, power conserving, system preserving benefits of Virtu software for no additional cost.

“Intel has delivered innovations in video that take the media experience to the next level,” said Offir Remez, president and founder of Lucid. “With Virtu there are no trade-offs between gaming performance and media processing, and since Intel has chosen to provide Virtu on a variety of its H67-based motherboards, more people have the freedom to add on their favorite GPU and enjoy a phenomenal entertainment experience on the PC.”

Using its knowledge and capabilities to serve generic graphics processors, Lucid has developed an important improvement for media and gaming PC users. Until now, once a discrete GPU was attached to a desktop computer, the integrated GPU became inaccessible. Now with Lucid virtualization it is possible to run one or two discrete GPUs and still use the full capabilities and lower power of the Intel® HD graphics in the 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM processor.

“We want to make the combined benefits of processor graphics and add-in graphics available to our channel customers who already own systems with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors and Genuine Intel® Desktop Boards using the H67 chipset,” said Michelle Johnston, General Manager of the Channel Platform and Solutions Division of Intel. “Fast video transcoding, worry-free streaming and a seamless graphics experience – now you truly can have it all with our latest processors and boards plus Lucid Virtu.”

Lucid plans to continue expanding the availability of its Virtu desktop virtualization features into more motherboard brands as well as providing more added value technology features. To learn more about Virtu visit http://www.lucidlogix.com/product-virtu.html.

About Virtu

Lucid GPU virtualization software, Virtu, assigns tasks in real time to the best available graphics resource based on power, performance and features considerations, with no need for additional hardware or for swapping cables between boards. 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 the discrete GPU utilization goes down to zero, resulting in a green, power-efficient, long-lasting system.

Virtu works in two flexible configurations: if power and energy saving is the most critical one, the screen is connected directly to the video output on the motherboard. If utmost game performance is needed, the screen is connected directly to the discrete GPU. In both cases Virtu allows enjoying capabilities of the other GPU.

About LucidLogix

Lucid Technologies has reinvented multi-core graphics with its HydraLogix real-time distributed processing engine and its recently introduced Virtu GPU virtualization software. Lucid is a fabless SoC and software provider, headquartered in Kfar Netter, Israel with sales and marketing in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit the Lucid website or follow @LucidHYDRA on Twitter.

LucidLogix and Virtu is a trademark or trade name of Lucid Technologies. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other names referenced are the properties of their respective owners.