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Z68 already had Lucid Virtu which also should have did the same but in tests it was only good for lowering power consumption. The advantages in FPS were minimal to non existent. But the iGPU in Ivy Bridge should be much stronger, so maybe that will mean the difference.
 
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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

Z68 already had Lucid Virtu which also should have did the same but in tests it was only good for lowering power consumption. The advantages in FPS were minimal to non existent. But the iGPU in Ivy Bridge should be much stronger, so maybe that will mean the difference.

True but all of the numbers are being pulled from a 2600k I believe. Like on a VIRTU thing on the gigabyte/asus website it has a * which states it was with a 580 + 2600k/2700k I forgot which.
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Should not people be more excited about the reduced impact lag?
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4795/idf-2011-lucid-announces-virtu-ultimate-mvp-featuring-hyperformance-technology

"Update: We had a chance to talk to Lucid about HyperFormance and Virtual Vsync in more detail, and have updated our article accordingly. One thing Lucid has made very clear is that while HyperFormance technically improves framerates, this is not the intention of the technology. Indeed it's largely a side effect of the fact that with HyperFormance the GPU is rendering some (or none) of a frame while still reporting to the CPU that the frame has been rendered and the buffers flipped.

The principle purpose of HyperFormance is to reduce input lag, and this is a logical extension of Virtual Vsync - if something is not going to be displayed (e.g. it will be an out of date frame by the time the next buffer flip comes around), why render it? Ultimately what Lucid is doing here is a creative workaround on updating the display without always waiting up to 16ms for a new refresh cycle with v-sync, and an even more creative workaround for the fact that modern GPUs typically have up to several frames in their rendering pipeline. The end goal is to display as new a frame as possible, as waiting for refreshes and having multiple frames in the rendering pipeline both contribute to input lag.

Of course it goes without saying that there are good reasons that modern GPUs have a frame pipeline, and this is primarily to smooth out the framerate so that it doesn't constantly fluctuate (creating a microstutter-like effect) and so that the CPU doesn't end up waiting on the GPU. Lucid contends that their solution can handle these issues without buffering additional frames - and thereby without increasing input lag - and it will be interesting to put this to the test once Virtu Universal MVP finally ships."
    
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Interested to see where this goes as I have a Lucid compatible motherboard (extreme4 gen3)
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Well if it can increase the performance with any AMD / NVIDIA card, then people will be buying lower quality cards to play games on, which is really what most consumers want to do anyway, as cost is always a factor...

I sure hope this isn't a crock of ____....
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post #78 of 157
I am still a bit confused by this Lucid thing although even my old Asus boards had it also.

Does Lucid actually kinda make a hybrid crossfire using the Gpu inside the sandy bridge chips? On a z68 board? And if so does it work if you are running crossfire also.

So basically 2 6970's and use the Intel on chip GPU all together ? or is this not possible.

Speaking in only terms of benchmarking.
   
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Click on "white paper" hopefully this will explain few things for you
http://lucidlogix.com/product-virtu-mvp.html
This is all we know as of right now ,have to wait for some reviews/benches
    
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Today I installed MVP and right away had issues. First the software gives me a 30 days to activate notice. It will not activate on my board. Set the date ahead 31 days, MVP no longer starts. No biggie figure I'll fire up a few games to see what all the hooplas about. Saints Row 3 instantly crashes, Skyrim won't even try to start. Uninstall MVP everythings back to normal. Just sharing my expierence and trying to save others aggravation.
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