Is Lucid’s Virtu MVP the next big thing for gaming?

virtumvp Is Lucids Virtu MVP the next big thing for gaming?

We have as yet to see LucidLogix's new Virtu MVP software in action, but if we're to believe a blog post on Gigabyte's (un)official blog, then we're looking at something that every single gamer will want to get in on. Lucid's logo for Virtu MVP simply states Universal GPU Virtualization, but the way we're hearing it, this is way beyond anything the company has done so far.

We have as yet to see LucidLogix's new Virtu MVP software in action, but if we're to believe a blog post on Gigabyte's (un)official blog, then we're looking at something that every single gamer will want to get in on. Lucid's logo for Virtu MVP simply states Universal GPU Virtualization, but the way we're hearing it, this is way beyond anything the company has done so far.

Lucid's Hydra never really took off, mostly due to the fact that motherboard and graphics card makers alike never really got on board. Lucid's Virtu software gained some traction though, especially after Intel launched the Z68 chipset and Virtu MVP builds on this, but is meant to have a much bigger impact when it comes to the overall performance increase you get by combining multiple GPUs. We've only heard some rumours so far, but apparently Virtu MVP can deliver more performance than what you'd get if you'd combine the single GPU performance of two separate GPUs. This sounds almost too good to be true and apparently it's somewhat dependant on the types of GPUs you combine.

virtumvp Is Lucids Virtu MVP the next big thing for gaming?

Lucid is carrying over many of the features from Virtu to Virtu MVP, such as Virtual Vsync which the company claims will allow for “unlimited frame rate” although in this case we're talking about higher frame rates with Vsync enabled on LCD screens. The company has also added something it calls HyperFormance which is said to improve the overall responsiveness in 3D games, i.e. reduced input lag. This should be a feature that a lot of gamers are going to want on top of what's already been mentioned, as reduced input lag could mean that you end up on the winning end of a gunfight for example.

We'll have to wait and see how good Virtu MVP really is, but we know that several motherboard makers are planning on supplying a copy of the software with their upcoming Intel 7-series motherboards. Lucid has apparently managed to impress them so much that this will be one of the headline features of their new boards and we presume this is part of the reason why Gigabyte is mentioning it on its blog. That said, the software will work with AMD's various platforms as well and hopefully there will be a way to purchase the software on its own for those that want a copy for their current hardware. Expect a more in-depth look at what Virtu MVP has to offer ones it becomes available.

Source: Gigabyte Tech Daily

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