XLR8 via LucidLogix @ CES 2012
LucidLogix showed off the company’s new GPU virtualization technology (code named XLR8) that boasts performance increases in embedded chips such as AMD’s Fusion, NVIDIA’s Tegra line and Intel’s Ivy Bridge among others. Lucid’s XLR8 (taken from their Virtu MVP software) and ups the CPU-rendering frame rates in games and other apps without bogging down the GPU. Think of it like overclocking the CPU in pre-rendering tasks while leaving the GPU portion to maintain the game without slowing down.
According To Lucid, applications can see up to a 200% increase in improvement without a massive drain on the mobile device’s battery! That’s like taking a low-end APU and supercharging it into a high-end mobile gaming powerhouse. The software can do this by disabling un-needed background tasks and implements unique multi-threading to help off-load the GPU’s redundant tasks. In other word, XLR8 is running the device in an application specific mode. The XLR8 system is still undergoing compatibility tests for most major mobile devices but could be out anytime this year.
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