ASUS ROG G20 Desktop in Conjunction with Lucid VirtuWatt to Fully Power-Down Discrete GPU and Reduce Noise
Natanya, ISRAEL, — June 4, 2014 — Lucidlogix® (Lucid), pioneers in multi GPU virtualization technologies, and ASUS, the leader in PC solutions, today announced the integration of Lucid VirtuWatt software inside select models of ASUS desktops. VirtuWatt will automatically and seamlessly power-off discrete GPU when not required, and power-on again when needed. This dramatically minimizes power draw, maximizes system life and reduces noise levels making the ASUS ROG G20 the ideal solution for ultimate marathon gaming session.
The recently launched ASUS G20, an extremely powerful compact gaming desktop PC, which the Eco Energy Mode integrate VirtuWatt, Lucid’s eco-friendly GPU virtualization technology into its new system, resulting in a more powerful, cost-efficient PC user experience. In addition to extending overall system longevity, VirtuWatt dramatically reduces power consumption, noise and heat. This new integration of the field-proven VirtuWatt solution enables reduced power consumption, noise and heat by electrical power-down of the discrete GPU. The VirtuWatt solution seamlessly switches processing workloads between the discrete and integrated GPUs, resulting in optimal use of resources while maintaining maximal performance when required. Integration of the VirtuWatt solution includes a simple modification of the motherboard or VGA card, which is included in the VirtuWatt reference design. The technology enables gamers to do tasks without VGA performance such as downloading their favorite games without much energy consumption.
“Lucid is recognized as number one in the industry and their solution is precisely what we were looking for,” said Mr. Joe Hsieh, Corporate Vice President & General Manager of ASUS Desktop Systems. “Lucid GPU virtualization technology translates into enhanced PC performance and it’s cost-efficient. With Lucid inside, we are confident that we are bringing a viable and exciting new product to the market.”
Systems running powerful games and professional applications, such Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC) and video editing, rely on high-performance, power-hungry discrete GPUs to handle significantly heavy loads. When the graphics processor remains idle, although it continues to draw energy from the power source, it is at this stage that VirtuWatt shuts down the discrete GPU when not in use, keeping it cool, and dramatically reducing the power draw.
“We are especially proud to be part of an ASUS product and to embedding our technology into a system designed by a global market leader,” said Elad Dubzinski, COO, Lucidlogix. “Based on our close cooperation to date, we welcome this opportunity of partnering with ASUS to once again change the desktop system game now – and well into the future.”
Reference design is currently available from Lucid.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.
LucidLogix Solutions (www.lucidlogix.com), headquartered in Israel, develops technology for mobile software implementation that dramatically improves graphics performance, while reducing power consumption. Lucid’s mission is to satisfy the global demand for more performance and longer mobility experience by expanding proprietary algorithms and software technologies to handhelds, tablets, Smartphone’s and the Cloud. Lucid’s Virtu MVP, Virtual Vsync, HyperFormance and the underlining technologies have redefined the gaming experience with improved responsiveness, accelerated frame rates and eliminated visual artifacts.
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