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At this point, entry-level Android phones are a dime a dozen. Or, if you play your cards right, free on a 2-year contract. For those uninteresting in paying $200+ for a superphone, LG has introduced the Lucid2. It's a VZW exclusive, and will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for free with a new two-year service agreement. Despite being cheap, it boasts a 4G LTE radio, Bluetooth 4.0, LG's Smart Share technology (which lets users easily send videos, pictures and music wirelessly to DLNA-enabled devices like your flat screen TV), a 2,460 mAh battery, support... Read more...
Maingear announced that it will add Lucid Virtu MVP Mobile software to its Nomad line of gaming notebooks to increase performance, to the tune of up to 30%. Virtu MVP is designed to provide GPU virtualization to dynamically and intelligently assign graphical workloads to the best available resource, offer virtual V-Sync, and remove redundant graphics tasks with HyperFormance. “By improving GPU efficiency, eliminating tearing and increasing response time, we determined that Virtu MVP Mobile is a must for serious gamers on the go”, said Wallace Santos, Founder and CEO of MAINGEAR Computers... Read more...
Another new smartphone on Verizon Wireless? Yep, and this time it's LG doing the honors. The company has just released the Lucid, a 4G LTE Android smartphone that'll be available starting March 29 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. It's sporting a 4" touch panel (Gorilla Glass-infused), Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Polaris Office, a front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Thought disappointing that it doesn't ship with Android 4.0, it'll be priced at just $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about NVIDIA’s just released GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card and Lucid’s Virtu GPU Virtualization software for Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform, in addition to HotHardware’s coverage of PAX East which just took place in Boston, MA, and OCZ Technology’s announcement that they’ll be acquiring Indilinx. We also drop some hints about an absolutely awesome gaming system give-away that we’ll be formally announcing on Monday... Show Notes: 00:57 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX... Read more...
Intel's Sandy Bridge processors have won acclaim for their hardware-accelerated video transcoding capabilities, dubbed Quick Sync, but there are significant limitations in the current iteration. LucidLogix, a company that's heretofore been known for its multi-GPU Hydra hardware, has developed a software-only solution named Virtu that it claims will solve one of the major issues that prevent enthusiasts from taking advantage of Sandy Bridge's transcoding performance, however. When used in conjunction with an H57 motherboard, Virtu allows for both a discrete GPU and Sandy Bridge's integrated GPU... Read more...
Intel's Sandy Bridge processors have won acclaim for their hardware-accelerated video transcoding capabilities, dubbed Quick Sync, but there are significant limitations in the current iteration. LucidLogix, a company that's heretofore been known for its multi-GPU Hydra hardware, has developed a software-only solution named Virtu that it claims will solve one of the major issues that prevent enthusiasts from taking advantage of Sandy Bridge's transcoding performance, however. The problem is this: At present, there's no way to easily use a discrete graphics card and access Sandy Bridge's transcoding... Read more...
One of the unfortunate consequences of AMD's inability to match Intel's performance at the ultra high-end of the CPU market over the past few years is that there's been a substantial decline in the number of high-end AMD motherboards. NewEgg presently stocks just two AMD motherboards in the $200-$300 price range compared to 36 Intel products. That's not to imply that you have to pay $200 or more for a quality motherboard but it clearly implies that when motherboard manufacturers are thinking about enthusiasts, they're also thinking about Santa Clara. With one exception.   Both of the $200+... Read more...
One of the unfortunate consequences of AMD's inability to match Intel's performance at the ultra high-end of the CPU market over the past few years is that there's been a substantial decline in the number of high-end AMD motherboards. NewEgg presently stocks just two AMD motherboards in the $200-$300 price range compared to 36 Intel products. That's not to imply that you have to pay $200 or more for a quality motherboard but it clearly implies that when motherboard manufacturers are thinking about enthusiasts, they're also thinking about Santa Clara. With one exception. Both of the $200+ AMD boards... Read more...
We just got our hands on some interesting photos of an upcoming motherboard from Asus we thought we'd share, the CrossHair IV Extreme. If you're familiar with Asus' CrossHair series of boards, then you'll know that the CrossHair IV Extreme is designed for AMD processors. And the "Extreme" moniker hints at the over-the-top nature of many of the motherboard's features, which cater to hardcore overclocking enthusiasts. In addition to the overclocking-centric features, however, the CrossHair IV Extreme has a number of other goodies in store--check it out: Click Images For Enlarged View  Click... Read more...
About a year ago, semiconductor startup Lucid Logix began making waves in the graphics space with claims of being able to revolutionize multi-GPU computing, promising consumers the ability to pair any graphics card, unrestricted by model or vendor, to another card and achieve highly efficient load balancing with near linear performance increases. This option presumably provides consumers the flexibility to buy an ATI graphics card, install it next to an NVIDIA model on the same motherboard, and see a boost in graphics rendering performance close to the sum of both individual components. We recently... Read more...
About a year ago, Lucid started making waves in the graphics space with claims of being able to revolutionize multi-GPU computing. It promised consumers the ability to add any graphics card, unrestricted by model or vendor, to an existing set up and achieve highly efficient load balancing with near linear performance increases. This option presumably provides consumers the flexibility to buy an ATI graphics card, install it next to an NVIDIA model on the same motherboard, and see a boost in graphics rendering performance close to the sum of both individual components. Today we have... Read more...
MSI to Unleash Big Bang Gaming Series Mainboards [City of Industry, CA] MSI, a leading high-performance mainboard company, unveil its first gaming series mainboards in Intel P55 platform featuring awe-inspiring graphics and audio functionality to offer serious gamers immersive gaming experience. The state-of-the-art gaming line is inspired by the mighty Big Bang. Unique and innovative, the all-new Big Bang series will deliver the shock and awe of unprecedented experiences and expand into its own collection of galaxies. The first Big Bang branded mainboard, Trinergy is designed with eye-catching... Read more...
This just in.  Can we say that here?  Sure we can... At IDF today we had the opportunity to stop by the technology showcase booth of Lucid Logix.  If you recall, over a year ago, the fabless semiconductor start-up promised to set the graphics industry on its ear by bringing to market  PCI Express switching technology that would allow multi-graphics card installations of any variety, mixing and matching different graphics cards based on similar graphics processors or multiple cards based on very different GPUs, from both NVIDIA and AMD-ATI in system simultaneously.Today Lucid... Read more...
With a tag line of "Any GPU, Unlimited Possibilities", you can imagine our collective geek meters were pegged when we received word from a contact at Israeli startup Lucid Logix about the company's formal debut announcement.  And Lucid's roll-out press release went on to tease a bit more...  "The real-time distributed processing engine, called HYDRA™, offers a groundbreaking approach to scaling 3D graphics performance in a multi-GPU environment. Outlined for the first time on the new Lucid Web site at www.lucidlogix.com, the novel technology is the industry’s first to work... Read more...