LucidLogix GameXtend Aims to Extend Smartphone Battery

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airanp

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I guess it is working on my note 3 considering I am getting about the same battery life while gaming as I was on my note 2 with only a slightly bigger battery but I don't see their current implementation changing the face of mobile gaming as it still kills the battery fast.
 

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Hope it works better than Lucid's ill-fated graphics engine that was supposed to allow the use of AMD and NVidia GPU's together (as in SLI/CrossFire).
 

heero yuy

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didn't the phones Huawei came up with not long after they said they were going to take on Samsung and apple have some decent power efficiency software?
 

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LucidLogix is definitely an interesting company. They had HydraLogix (the mixed GPU & SLI/CrossFire alternative) and Virtu. (which allows you to use Intel's QuickSync with an addon GPU) Interestingly, they don't really even mention HydraLogix on their site anymore, which is a pretty good indication of how useful it was. I suspect the reason they're being quiet about what GameXtend actually does is that it's a combination of techniques like simple frame rate caps that keep power consumption in check. I wouldn't mind being proven wrong though.
 

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I did a Google on Hydra and it appears that motherboard manufacturers failed to adopt it due to it's expense compared to simply going with 2 identical video cards.

I actually had an MSI board with it and used it to run a 9800+ combined with a 460. I saw about a 40% increase in performance over the 460 alone.
 
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