Everyone's been making a pretty big deal about the integrated graphics capacity in Intel's Sandy Bridge platform (as well they should, it kicks ass ), but what use is it to a PC enthusiast with a discrete graphics cards? Well, thanks to technology from LucidLogix, that graphics chip might not be wasted space after all.
In the CES video below, Intel's Dave Salvator explains to our very own Gordon Ung how LucidLogix's software solution allows you to run a discrete graphics card and still take advantage of Sandy Bridge's graphics capabilities. To demonstrate, he uses the Sandy Bridge chip to do a Quick Sync video encode, while simultaneously running Unigine's heavy-duty Heaven benchmark on the discrete graphics card. Check it out!