Dynamic Resolution Changes Can Bring High Performance PC Gaming to Mainstream Notebooks
KFAR NETTER, Israel - March 22, 2012 - LucidLogix® (Lucid), GPU virtualization software leaders, today announced DynamiXTM, a unique software implementation that will allow selected formerly unplayable high-performance games to be enjoyed on mainstream and low-end laptops and UltrabooksTM equipped with only an integrated GPU. A free trial version that initially expands the playability of the game The Elder Scrolls® V: SkyrimTM on a variety of notebooks is immediately available for download.*
"With DynamiX, a single embedded GPU is all you will need to enjoy your favorite high-performance titles on most new notebooks without reducing display resolution or minimizing game performance settings," said Offir Remez, Lucid co-founder and president. "We are offering this FREE trial beta version as a proof-of-concept, while working to provide DynamiX for more games. Try it and tell us what you think!"
DynamiX is a unique implementation of real-time dynamic resolution technique that is designed to enable a tunable minimum performance level to increase the playability of a game by dynamically changing the render target resolution of objects in real time, without the need of the game developer to design it in advance. With DynamiX, games such as Skyrim, which is virtually unplayable (running under 20 FPS), now is available for millions of mainstream laptop users. All game HUDs (heads up displays), menus and maps are unchanged and displayed in full resolution as high as HD on equipped laptops. Many first person shooter (FPS), adventure and role-playing games (RPGs) are designed for systems that employ high-performance discrete GPUs, usually in combination with embedded or integrated GPUs. For this reason, most laptops lack the hardware to run games such as Skyrim. LucidLogix DynamiX makes it possible for users to enjoy these games even on systems with single embedded GPUs, such as Core-i5 Ultrabooks, without compromising performance.
DynamiX BETA version, initially for Skyrim, is available at the Lucid eShop for a limited time. Following the trial period a production version will be released along with versions that enable more games. In order to initiate the download, visitors will need to initiate a free, no charge purchase. For more information or to download DynamiX visit http://eshop.lucidlogix.com/?q=dynamix1.
Lucid Technologies develops vendor-independent GPU virtualization software that dramatically improves graphics performance, while reducing power consumption and minimizing cable-swapping. Lucid's Virtu MVP has redefined the gaming experience with its Virtual Vsync and HyperFormance technologies, which improve responsiveness, accelerate frame rates and eliminate visual artifacts. Lucid's mission is to satisfy the global demand for more performance and longer battery life by expanding Virtu technologies to handhelds, tablets, smartphones and the Cloud. Headquartered in Kfar Netter, Israel with sales and marketing in Santa Clara, California, Lucid's innovations are protected by more than 60 patents pending. For more information, visit lucidlogix.com or follow @LucidHYDRA on Twitter.
* Based on in-house development and testing by Lucid. Does not imply endorsement or support from the makers of Skyrim.