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Well none of Virtu's other stuff works for crap, so don't expect this to actually work like it says it will.

This. Lucid's ideas have always been awesome, but actually implementing them is another story.
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This. Lucid's ideas have always been awesome, but actually implementing them is another story.

Yeah. At this point it is 100% marketing bullcrap to get you to buy a different motherboard/chipset. If you value your money don't do it.
    
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I personally think Lucid has had some help from others to get them going, this might be a last hurrah to spark enough interest from venture capital groups like that of Intel. They are doing it right this time, as far as i can tell there is a lot of effort, and it isn't crappy like Lucids PCI-E chips lol.

You have to realize that this technology was shown working perfectly at IDF back in September of 2011, i was there I saw it running on an H67 board.

However 4 things are very clear since that time
#1 It did spark a lot of interest as it was pretty damn impressive, one of the most impressive booths in terms of stuff that deals with us(enthusiasts) at IDF at that time, other than the crazy cube memory.
#2 This technology hasn't been released yet on current LGA1155 chipsets (Z68, P67, H67) while we know it can work on them.
#3 This technology seems to cost enough money to license that only higher end models will carry it, I know for the UD3H on up it will be standard, I am not too sure about under that model. however I would think some more boards in the GB LGA1155 lineup would have it.
#4 if this technology is kept and only licensed to Z77 it will be extremely hard to sell a Z68/P67 board unless its ridiculously less priced.

However you see it, this technology does seem to speed up the scenes, as much as the FPS displayed on the screen? Probably around there is its speed, the only question is does it degrade picture quality, and that question has to be answered on a personal basis, personally I couldn't tell the difference when I saw it, I will actually use this technology when playing BFBC2 myself, as why wouldn't I??? That is the question, why not more FPS?

A lot of people hate having to spend $500 for GTX580, why not buy a $200 card and have the same speed, and you wouldn't notice the difference.

IMO I wish i could go out to microcenter setup two computers and see what people say.
Also there is a list of supported games, supposedly it has to be tailored to work per game.

There is also Virtual VSync which is 120FPS+ VSync.
Edited by Sin0822 - 3/9/12 at 4:35pm
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Hmmm... The fact that it has to be tailored to work with specific games doesn't speak well to me. That means there is going to be a constant need for updates, and I don't know if Lucid will be consistent with that. It also implies that there will be a lot of games that simply won't benefit from this function.

That's kind of a downer. I wanted a clean boost throughout all games without having to have a profile for each individual game.
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Wait, does it work with SLI/xfire i.e. 7970 Xfires?
Any diminishing returns?
Edited by Sxcerino - 3/9/12 at 6:53pm
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Wait, does it work with SLI/xfire i.e. 7970 Xfires?
Any diminishing returns?

I have a feeling that it doesn't actually work with anything.
    
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If your monitor can only output 60 fps, what is the point?
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it works with a lot of existing games and all hardware should work fine with it.

However there are limitations that i don't think I am able to speak on as i don't think it is public knowledge.

Would you rather them not update anything? so new games wont be added?



I would count on updates, as Lucid has to continue to sell this technology, they will have to update it.
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The point is if you get 45fps with a certain game before, now it can hit 60fps if the technology actually works
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It's rather ironic. You "pay" for this tech to actually get less.
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