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post #11 of 37
Don't use it, it's only good for certain benchmarks.
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It seems that my suspicions that it was just a gimmick have all been confirmed. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

It seems that my suspicions that it was just a gimmick have all been confirmed. smile.gif
gimmick for gaming, yes. from what i have seen though, it is useful for video encoding.
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Benchmarks are not why I use it personally. I use its basic functionality of reducing discrete GPU load to result in lower GPU temperatures and fan speeds. It really works - especially with my overclocked 7970, for which I have to use the basic Virtu version (non-MVP, as it's on a Z68 motherboard).

The MVP version did actually add fps to games when I used it this summer with an HD 7870, but I've not been able to get it to work with my GTX 670 and new computer at all - just have to keep it at hyperformance / virtual sync off settings and use it to lessen GPU load.

Just realized, when I temporarily had the 7970 in my main computer and tried the MVP with it, I also had problems with games crashing / not starting with hyperformance or virtual sync enabled. And that's on the AMD card. Could also be the case of me using the latest drivers and Lucid not supporting them.
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Meh, i've been done bothering with it since right after I made this thread. Seems like a big load of.......
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I found out that if I use the version that came on my driver CD it works, but the newest version doesn't work with my 680
    
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I've tried 1.14 that's available through my motherboard's manufacturer's web page for my particular motherboard (ASRock Z77E-ITX), and it still doesn't work properly for hyperformance/virtual sync.
   
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I'd give it a go with a supported driver before you go slating it, I always use Virtual V-sync whenever possible now, it's butter smooth and very responsive, even works well in most of the newer titles, it fixed Borderlands 2 for me, horrible stutter with plain v-sync on, horrible tearing with it off, Virtual V-sync = lovely stuff!
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I'd give it a go with a supported driver before you go slating it, I always use Virtual V-sync whenever possible now, it's butter smooth and very responsive, even works well in most of the newer titles, it fixed Borderlands 2 for me, horrible stutter with plain v-sync on, horrible tearing with it off, Virtual V-sync = lovely stuff!

Why would we do that when the latest drivers give a large performance boost on their own over the older drivers you are suggesting to use?.. Either there's consistent product support or there isn't. In case of Lucid's Virtu, it appears there isn't. There've been no updates for a long time, despite a number of WQHL driver releases.
   
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post #20 of 37
I'm not telling you to stick with the old driver, just suggesting you give it a go before you tell the world MVP just doesn't work, agreed, Lucid should do something about this, but for now I have found a workaround, which I thought I would share with the people that having problems, I'm only running a GTX560, so I'm not too fussy about the latest and greatest driver, maybe this wouldn't benefit you, but for others, this may be what they are looking for. I think it's a excellent bit of software, and I don't want people to just give up on it and say it's crap like I almost did, only takes 20 mins.
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