Lucid Virtu MVP Hyperformance and VSync test
A feature of the Z77 boards is the support of Lucid Virtu. Virtu has two modes – Hyperformance and Vsync. By tapping the power of the graphics engine to help in the rendering, it increases the frame rate. Another feature if Virtu Vsync which helps to reduce tearing during fast action gaming.
We tested this feature On/Off with both processors.
In the chart, HVsync means Hyperformance and Vsync turned on. H means HyperFormance is Turned on. The rest are scores with Virtu feature enabled.
We ran the test by pairing up the board with a HIS 7970 Graphics card running Catalyst 12.4.
In 3DMARK (X – 1920×1080) tests, we can see that in all 3 combinations, the diferences between the two boards to be minute. In fact, in some instances, the BIOSTAR wins and sometimes the ASUS SABERTOOTH wins.
As for 3DMark Vantage, it can be clearly seen that this test is in favour of SABERTOOTH Z77. The score is better when Hyperformance and VSync are turned on.
In Heaven Demo v2.1, the scores didn’t differ very much. Onlyt when Hyperformance and VSync is turned on, the result dipped in the case of Biostar TZ77XE4.
In AVP, the SABERTOOTH Z77 maintains the lead and the differences is widen when HyperFormance and VSync is enabled.