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LucidLogix Releases Virtu MVP 2.0 Graphics Switching Suite

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LucidLogix has released its new VirtuMVP 2.0 Software for download.

LucidLogix's Virtu MVP 2.0 is a software package that takes advantage of both the embedded GPU and discrete graphics card and provides the user with on-demand switching akin to Nvidia's Optimus system and has access to additional features such as Virtual VSync and Hyperperformance.

The Virtu MVP 2.0 is compatible with a fairly wide range of hardware and will run "optimally" on a Sandy Bridge i5 on a Sandy / Ivy Bridge motherboard with a Geforce 460 GTX and 2 GB of memory. Though past versions of the software package were only available through motherboard manufacturers and were infrequently updated, this version is on sale directly to consumers and should be updated far more regularly.

The Virtu MVP 2.0 is compabitble with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 8 and is currently available in three models: Basic with GPU virtualization for $34.99, Standard with Virtual Vsync for $44.99 and Pro with Hyperformance and Virtual Vsync for $54.99. Further information is available on LucidLogix's website.

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    k1114 , February 25, 2013 8:31 PM
    athulajpI can see this gaining steam on gaming laptops, you could switch to HD 4000 to save a lot of power when doing non-intensive stuff like browsing and watching videos.

    You do realize that both amd and nvidia have switchable graphics to igpu for free on laptops? This is for desktops where this isn't an option but still not much help since having both gpus on is more power and modern cards are pretty low power in 2d mode. Not to mention VV and HF are gimmicks. The only reasonable solution is being able to use quicksync when you only have 1 monitor.
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    athulajp , February 25, 2013 8:20 PM
    I can see this gaining steam on gaming laptops, you could switch to HD 4000 to save a lot of power when doing non-intensive stuff like browsing and watching videos.
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    bak0n , February 25, 2013 8:27 PM
    I get so much artifacting, and alt tab crashing with MVP running that I totally disabled it. If they can fix those issues, I'd definitely re-enable it and possibly spend the $35 for the basic edition. Until I know they fix those issues however, I wouldn't spend a dime.
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    k1114 , February 25, 2013 8:31 PM
    athulajpI can see this gaining steam on gaming laptops, you could switch to HD 4000 to save a lot of power when doing non-intensive stuff like browsing and watching videos.

    You do realize that both amd and nvidia have switchable graphics to igpu for free on laptops? This is for desktops where this isn't an option but still not much help since having both gpus on is more power and modern cards are pretty low power in 2d mode. Not to mention VV and HF are gimmicks. The only reasonable solution is being able to use quicksync when you only have 1 monitor.
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    Sakkura , February 25, 2013 8:55 PM
    This isn't just supposed to be about power savings, it's supposed to improve responsiveness ("hyperformance") and allow vsync at any frame rate (virtual vsync). It's just that actual support for it is... lacking. Maybe this could give them the revenue to improve the support, but I suspect they'll remain stuck in the chicken/egg hole. They need more resources to improve support, but they need more support to gain the revenue to afford those resources.
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    Cheesevillage , February 25, 2013 10:18 PM
    Dear Tom's, please benchmark this.


    -Cheese

    PS: of high interest is low end discrete + HD 4000

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    EzioAs , February 25, 2013 10:53 PM
    Lucid what now that expects me to pay more for something that probably won't work most of the time?
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    amuffin , February 25, 2013 11:00 PM
    k1114You do realize that both amd and nvidia have switchable graphics to igpu for free on laptops? This is for desktops where this isn't an option but still not much help since having both gpus on is more power and modern cards are pretty low power in 2d mode. Not to mention VV and HF are gimmicks. The only reasonable solution is being able to use quicksync when you only have 1 monitor.

    WELL SAID.
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    Anonymous , February 25, 2013 11:42 PM
    I want to see a benchmark of this and see whether it works or not. I don t think this even works with the latest amd drivers

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    JamesSneed , February 25, 2013 11:50 PM
    I had issues with Virtu as well. Every so often it would not switch to use my discrete card when playing games. All it took was closing the game and launching it again but the hassle was not worth it. Virtu is gone now and I just run off my GTX 670. I was using it primarily for the power savings which isn't that big of a deal for me on my desktop. So ill pass on this.
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    Yuka , February 26, 2013 12:37 AM
    There's no notebook version of it...

    I'm really amazed there's no notebook version for it.

    Cheers!
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    dimar , February 26, 2013 1:22 AM
    I'm running the trial version and really hate this new interface. But I do like the Virtual VSync.
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    Anonymous , February 26, 2013 9:47 AM
    this is a free feature on my asrock motherboard. my intel hd4000 does the vsync and my 7870 does the heavy lifting so they work at the same time. besides having to disable it for mass effect 1 due to graphical issues, it works great and never hade any other issues! btw, i have been on v2.1.221.25023 for like a month now, so i don't see how this is news.
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    downhill911 , February 26, 2013 10:17 AM
    This is great, if it works :-(
    Older article :http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/lucidlogix-virtu-gpu-virtualization,review-32127.html
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    N.Broekhuijsen , February 26, 2013 1:38 PM
    mike42huntthis is a free feature on my asrock motherboard. my intel hd4000 does the vsync and my 7870 does the heavy lifting so they work at the same time. besides having to disable it for mass effect 1 due to graphical issues, it works great and never hade any other issues! btw, i have been on v2.1.221.25023 for like a month now, so i don't see how this is news.

    It's news because you can now buy it for supporting hardware. Previously you could only get it through your motherboard manufacturer.
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    ojas , February 26, 2013 4:57 PM
    To those complaining about issues: Doesn't d-GPU mode work? I thought it uses the discrete GPU by default and only switches to Intel HD graphics for stuff like QuickSync.
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    knowom , February 26, 2013 6:14 PM
    Lucid = Fail

    Sorry, but it's true until proven otherwise by valid real world benchmarks Virtu didn't live up to the hype and features it was touting plain and simple good bye Lucid we never knew you.
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    fast4ward , February 27, 2013 3:02 AM
    guys, please take a look at Lucidlogix website, the many technologies incorporated with Virtu MVP 2.0 looks interesting.
    I personally tried MVP 2.0 and I must say I enjoyed the experience. I even did the i-mode switchable graphics thing and run some videos conversions. (10 time faster with Quick sync , amazing Intel did something good this time ;-) ).

    Did you try this Virtual Vsync, I run with VSync ON and in most of my games I could run above 60 FPS !.
    I am still playing around with HyperFormance and will update.

    I think the folks at Lucid finally made an attempt to improve the GUI in MVP 2.0 , not there yet, but better.
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    Thor , March 1, 2013 12:58 AM
    Read the following:
    http://www.hardware.fr/articles/858-1/lucidlogix-virtu-mvp-pratique.html

    and maybe you will learn that LucidLogix cheat like Ati and Nvidia did in past to boast their benchmark.

    What it's funny is Intel support LucidLogix!
    A REAL shame !!!
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    Sakkura , March 1, 2013 3:23 PM
    Quote:
    Read the following:
    http://www.hardware.fr/articles/858-1/lucidlogix-virtu-mvp-pratique.html

    and maybe you will learn that LucidLogix cheat like Ati and Nvidia did in past to boast their benchmark.

    What it's funny is Intel support LucidLogix!
    A REAL shame !!!

    It's not cheating, it's working as intended. The IGP figures out when it doesn't make sense to render a frame, and interrupts the rendering. Unfortunately, software will count that interrupted frame, leading to artificially inflated FPS numbers.

    Maybe their marketing sometimes doesn't explain how those better FPS numbers are meaningless, but that's misleading marketing rather than actually cheating at the core of the process.
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    shin0bi272 , September 6, 2013 10:30 PM
    I would love to see their hydra tech work out better. Just to piss off amd and nvidia.