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How Lucid Virtu works?

MIVE
Level 7
I ran Lucid Virtu when i playing bc2. i got like 16-17 fps. what is going on?
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z / i7-2600k / GTX 580 Direct CU II / 120 SSD Vertex 2 / 1GB seagate HDD
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xeromist
Moderator
MIVE wrote:
I ran Lucid Virtu when i playing bc2. i got like 16-17 fps. what is going on?


Since you included no system information I'm going to assume that you're using a GT220 and say that you should upgrade your video card. Case closed. 😄

You should probably just put your system specs in your signature that way you don't have to repost it every time.
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DarthBeavis
Level 9
how is your monitor connected?

DVI port. Maximus iv extreme z does not have the igpu port
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z / i7-2600k / GTX 580 Direct CU II / 120 SSD Vertex 2 / 1GB seagate HDD

Retired
Not applicable
you should check out this thread to read up on lucid virtu, but it is not a performance enhancing feature, it is so that you can use your graphic card and utilize intel's quick sync technology at the same time. aka you can transcode music, movies, etc while playing games and not hurting performance.

if you are plugged into the motherboard, then you are using it like nvidia optimus, where it is switching between igp and discrete graphics based on software application thus saving you power when discrete or in this case your gtx580 is not needed


Taken from lucid's site:
http://www.lucidlogix.com/product-virtu.html
Virtu™ GPU Virtualization Software


Uncompromised Graphics and Video Performance Like Never Before

When you invest in a high-performance Entertainment PC, you shouldn't have to choose between media performance and 3D graphics realism. However, graphics technology found in an integrated GPU, an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU or on a discrete 3D graphics card have a variety of different, yet important, graphics, media, gaming and power saving benefits. In comes Virtu™, the first GPU virtualization software that makes it all accessible and eliminates the need to choose.

With Virtu software, next-generation PCs with 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor platforms 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.


Advanced Media Features ✓ ✓ Optimal Casual Games ✓ ✓ Low Power and Heat ✓ ✓ DX 11 Support ✓ ✓ AA Support (Anti Aliasing) ✓ ✓ High End Graphics (gaming, CAD, CAM) ✓ ✓ Best of Media + Best of Graphics = No Compromise, Media and Games



Consumer Benefits of Combining Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs with Discrete GPUs.




  • Video conversion at 300 - 600% faster with Intel QuickSync
  • HD/Blu Ray video streaming online enabled by Intel Insider
  • Consistent performance when simultaneously running advanced media and 3D graphics applications
  • Enjoy your favorite high performance casual and hard-core games
  • Supports DirectX 11 as well as Anti-Aliasing features
  • Dynamic virtualization eliminates the need for system restarts and cable swaps
  • Reduces power, noise and heat, while increasing system longevity

Virtu Benefits for Motherboard Manufacturers – PC Entertainment at its Best




  • Offer a no-compromise entertainment system



  • Boost system power savings



  • Virtually no added cost to the system to implement



  • Simple to integrate into existing designs



  • Allow customers to choose from the most popular AIBs from NVIDIA (2000, 4000 and 5000 series) and AMD ATI (4,000 and 5,000 series)



  • Create differentiated products by using any brand or model GPU, mixing and matching capabilities, power consumption and price points



  • Easy up-sell/upgrade with additional cards



How Virtu GPU Virtualization Works
Lucid Virtu software is able to assign tasks in real time to the best available graphics resource based on power, performance and features considerations, with no need for additional hardware. If high end graphics power is needed for applications like DirectX 11, 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.








GPU and DX Game Agnostics

Screen connected directly to Intel SNB

• Media performance with lower power
• Discrete GPU is idle


Once a game is invoked, it is assigned to the dGPU and displayed by SNB

• Automatic or user defined
• All DX9/10/11 games are supported
• Top games are always validated

Brian@ASUS wrote:
you should check out this thread to read up on lucid virtu, but it is not a performance enhancing feature, it is so that you can use your graphic card and utilize intel's quick sync technology at the same time. aka you can transcode music, movies, etc while playing games and not hurting performance.

if you are plugged into the motherboard, then you are using it like nvidia optimus, where it is switching between igp and discrete graphics based on software application thus saving you power when discrete or in this case your gtx580 is not needed


Taken from lucid's site:
http://www.lucidlogix.com/product-virtu.html
Virtu™ GPU Virtualization Software


Uncompromised Graphics and Video Performance Like Never Before

When you invest in a high-performance Entertainment PC, you shouldn't have to choose between media performance and 3D graphics realism. However, graphics technology found in an integrated GPU, an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU or on a discrete 3D graphics card have a variety of different, yet important, graphics, media, gaming and power saving benefits. In comes Virtu™, the first GPU virtualization software that makes it all accessible and eliminates the need to choose.

With Virtu software, next-generation PCs with 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor platforms 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.


Advanced Media Features ✓ ✓ Optimal Casual Games ✓ ✓ Low Power and Heat ✓ ✓ DX 11 Support ✓ ✓ AA Support (Anti Aliasing) ✓ ✓ High End Graphics (gaming, CAD, CAM) ✓ ✓ Best of Media + Best of Graphics = No Compromise, Media and Games



Consumer Benefits of Combining Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs with Discrete GPUs.




  • Video conversion at 300 - 600% faster with Intel QuickSync
  • HD/Blu Ray video streaming online enabled by Intel Insider
  • Consistent performance when simultaneously running advanced media and 3D graphics applications
  • Enjoy your favorite high performance casual and hard-core games
  • Supports DirectX 11 as well as Anti-Aliasing features
  • Dynamic virtualization eliminates the need for system restarts and cable swaps
  • Reduces power, noise and heat, while increasing system longevity

Virtu Benefits for Motherboard Manufacturers – PC Entertainment at its Best




  • Offer a no-compromise entertainment system



  • Boost system power savings



  • Virtually no added cost to the system to implement



  • Simple to integrate into existing designs



  • Allow customers to choose from the most popular AIBs from NVIDIA (2000, 4000 and 5000 series) and AMD ATI (4,000 and 5,000 series)



  • Create differentiated products by using any brand or model GPU, mixing and matching capabilities, power consumption and price points



  • Easy up-sell/upgrade with additional cards



How Virtu GPU Virtualization Works
Lucid Virtu software is able to assign tasks in real time to the best available graphics resource based on power, performance and features considerations, with no need for additional hardware. If high end graphics power is needed for applications like DirectX 11, 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.








GPU and DX Game Agnostics

Screen connected directly to Intel SNB

• Media performance with lower power
• Discrete GPU is idle


Once a game is invoked, it is assigned to the dGPU and displayed by SNB

• Automatic or user defined
• All DX9/10/11 games are supported
• Top games are always validated


I see. because there was a guy saying he can run lucid virtu when he playing game. smooth and lag free
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z / i7-2600k / GTX 580 Direct CU II / 120 SSD Vertex 2 / 1GB seagate HDD

Spathi
Level 9
Depends on the game but assuming the game runs OK on iGPU then the display output frames must still be passed to the dGPU via the PCIe Bus, which lags it and drops performance by 10% or so.

Pauses might be caused by things sharing the same physical bus. To get the best performance make sure you turn everything off on the bus that you can. You would have to look in the manual at the physical bus sharing and in windows device manage at IRQ's etc to work out what was where.

As said though the indention is to reduce load wattage for things like transcoding. For idle it makes no difference. For games it is not really worth the hassle and virtu do not really intend for you to play games from iGPU to output on dGPU as they have no profiles for them in that configuration.

I turned uninstalled it, but as transcoding quality is good on ATI/Intel and not so good on NVidia I would use it if I had an NVidia card.

Hi, would virtu mvp work on a G74sx?