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 to function simultaneously, apart from a few quirks...
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