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LucidLogix Releases Virtu MVP 2.0 Graphics Switching Suite

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.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Dear Tom's, please benchmark this.


    -Cheese

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

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  • EzioAs
    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
    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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  • 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
    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
    There's no notebook version of it...

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

    Cheers!
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