Virtu software releases the end user from the dilemma of which GPU in the system is best and for which task, as well as where to connect the screen.
The software intelligently assigns tasks in real time to the best available graphics resource based on performance, power and features considerations, with no need for additional hardware. If high end graphics performance is needed for high-resolution 3D gaming, the system will assign the job to the discrete GPU. If not, the discrete GPU automatically goes into idle mode, or shut the power off if possible; heat drops, fan speed slows down and GPU utilization reduced to zero, resulting in a green, power-efficient, long-lasting system.
Lucid Virtu software is compatible with Windows® and Android® platforms. On Windows® Virtu dynamically balances the advanced power-efficient, built-in media features of the integrated graphics processor with the high-end, 3D applications, anti-aliasing and performance features of discrete GPUs, while significantly reducing the power drain of traditional entertainment desktops. Ultimately, the consumer is assured optimal simultaneous performance in 3D gaming or professional application and video functions like transcoding and HD playback without the need to swap video cable connections between GPUs. For Android, Virtu reduces power consumption to extend battery life or as well boosts performance.
i-Mode provides near zero performance overhead on 3D games, when no 3D games is used, the integrated CPU/GPU special features and power saving options are enabled.
To use Lucid VIRTU in i-Mode, display must be connected to mainboard video output as shown below.
d-Mode is provided for demanding 3D gamers to achieve uncompromised 3D performance of the discrete GPU installed in the system. In this mode, Virtu software allows user to utilize the special features of the Integrated GPU, while the display is connected to discrete GPU.
As 3D graphics performance is merely the same in i-Mode and d-Mode it is strongly recommended to connect the display to the integrated GPU, allowing power saving.
To use Lucid Virtu in d-Mode, the display must be connected to graphics card installed in the system. See below.
How Virtu works
GPU and DX Game Agnostics
• Media performance with lower power
• Discrete GPU is idle
Once a game is invoked, it is assigned to the dGPU and displayed by the integrated GPU
• Automatic or user defined
• Supports all major games and applications - Microsoft DirectX 9/10/11 and OpenGL