ASRock Unveils the A75 Pro4 with Lucid Virtu Technology at CeBIT 2012 James White March 15, 2012 Press Release ASRock is still considered an underdog by many people for one reason or another. I personally like ASRock because they are usually the ones willing to take a risk or think outside of the box when it comes to offer new features. This time ASRock brings us Lucid Virtu Universal MVP with their new A75 Pro4/MVP. I will start off with the simple explaination. Lucid Virtu Universal MVP basically works similar to AMD CrossfireX, except it will pool power from any GPU regardless of series or manufacturer. The ASRock A75 Pro4/MVP will let you use the on-die GPU for the AMD APUs with any dedicated graphics card from either AMD or Nvidia. That measn you can use a Nvidia GTX 460 with an A8-3870K to boost gaming performance beyond the dedicated card’s performance. This doesn’t stop there. Much like the AMD CrossfireX, when you are not gaming the Lucid Virtu MVP defaults to the on-die GPU as the connection goes through the motherboard. The motherboard can then turn off the dedicated GPU to save even more power when you are just browsing or watching a movie. As you can see in the above performance test, the first is the A8-A3870 on-die GPU, then the Nvidia GTX 560, and then both of them working together to get as much performance as possible. Now, no matter how you decide to upgrade your existing AMD APU system, or how you plan to build one in the future, you don’t have to sacrifice using the on-die GPU you paid for because you wanted more graphical performance. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] ASRock First Introduces AMD MB Supporting Lucid Virtu Universal MVP™ Technology – A75 Pro4/MVP March 08, 2012 – World’s Top3 motherboard maker, ASRock Inc, presented its multidimensional products at CeBIT 2012, including a wide range of motherboard, HTPC and IPC mobo series. For AMD section, the most shining motherboard would be the A75 Pro4/MVP. This is the first AMD motherboard supporting Lucid Virtu Universal MVP™ technology in the world. It allows gamers to take advantage of this new technique and enjoy the amazing performance boost from HyperFormance™ and Virtual Vsync™. Fast response is incredibly important in games. ASRock is all excited about its brand new achievement in the field of graphics enhancement. ASRock A75 Pro4/MVP motherboard supports Lucid Virtu Universal MVP™, is optimized to make your PC look better, respond faster, process video and media smoother, all within a lower power environment. Major features include : 1. HyperFormance™ : A new technology which combines integrated and discrete graphics for uncompromised performance and improves gaming frame rates 30-70%. Special highlight here is that HyperFormance is also supported with both ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards. Taken NVIDIA GTX560 graphics card for testing. When enabling Virtu HyperFormance in ASRock A75 Pro4/MVP motherboard, the graphics scores increase significantly. Compared to the integrated VGA and discrete VGA, it provides up to 41.12% performance boost in 3DMark11 (Extreme mode) test. HyperFormance gives a pretty good showing in performance term, demonstrating a huge improvement in graphics result. 2. Virtual Vsync™ : A technology designed to solve the ever lasting debate between quality and performance. Bring GPU performance from 60 FPS Vsync limit back to its maximum while keeping Vsync image quality and no tearing. 3. Switchable Graphics : Dynamically assigns tasks to be the best graphics resource regardless of physical cable connections. The soon-to-be-released A75 Pro4/MVP motherboard may not be the best of the plethora of A75 APU motherboards around but it just goes to show that you don’t need the most expensive board to get serious performance. If you are an eagle-eyed user looking for the exciting technology, never forget to come to experience the new wonder of ASRock CeBIT 2012 (Hall 17, C32)! [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!