New 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Platforms to Deliver a No-Compromise HD Video Processing, Playback and 3D Gaming ExperienceFeb. 22, 2011,
Kfar Netter, Israel, and Santa Clara, Calif.
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.”
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.
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,
“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 Desktop Platforms.
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.
has reinvented multi-core graphics with its HydraLogix real-time distributed
processing engine that improves visual computing for both business and gaming
applications. A fabless SoC provider, headquartered in Kfar Netter, Israel with
sales and marketing in Santa Clara, California, Lucid’s innovations are
protected by more than 60 patents pending. For more information, visit the
Lucid website or follow @LucidHYDRA on Twitter.
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