If there's one name that has been largely associated with "game
changing" in the PC gaming world the past couple of years, it's probably
. This company has given us hope that one day, our systems
can use AMD
GPUs at the same time, and for the same greater
good. It's a lovely story of peace, and it's something we hope will be
possible on all PCs shortly.
This week, the company's announcing that their Virtu Solution will be
licensed out on select Intel desktop boards with H67 and Z68 chipsets.
What does that mean? That means that the Virtu GPU virtualization
software will be toasted right into various SKUs of genuine Intel
boards. If you've not been made familiar with Virtu, it's a software
platform that allows the systems to simultaneously take full advantage
of both the low-power best-in-class media processing features of the 2nd
generation Intel Core processor graphics and the 3D gaming performance
of add-in cards with graphics processing units (GPU). Like we said, two
different GPUs working in harmony for a greater good.
Until now, once a discrete GPU was attached to a desktop computer, the
integrated GPU became inaccessible. Now with Lucid’s Virtu it is
possible to run one or two discrete GPUs and still utilize the
transcoding performance and lower power of the Intel HD graphics in the
2nd generation Intel Core processor. Intel will make Virtu available in
various motherboard SKUs based on the
H67 and Z68 chipsets where the Virtu brand will be featured on the
board’s packaging for system integrators and end users, but specifics
beyond that aren't being talked about just yet.