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I am trading in an Asus P67 Pro (recall) for Z68 model, mostly for Quick Sync / video transcode acceleration.

Anandtech, HardOCP & Guru3D Z68 board reviews did not report any Quick Sync benchmarks, or used standard transcode software which does not access the hardware accelleration.

Anand did have a good article on Quick Sync from Jan.31 using H67, but still. How about we look at the numbers from a Z68 retail product?

Tom's did cover Quick Sync in their review of an Asrock Z68, although I would have like to seen how those results compared with standard conversion software.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng,2938-8.html

Seems like this feature isn't getting the attention it deserves.

edit: Guru3D did test with MediaShow Espresso (QS capable) however their numbers for Z68, P67 & H67 are identical (55) so apparently they didn't have Quick Sync enabled and didn't notice ??

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-p...-pro-review/16
Edited by os10 - 5/14/11 at 7:57am
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Seems like this feature isn't getting the attention it deserves.
I agree, but then again brand new features are rarely perfect implementations. I imagine Quick Sync will take a product cycle or two before it hits a stride in usability and performance.

Anyway it looks like gigabyte at least is completely ditching p67-

http://www.kitguru.net/components/mo...es-100-to-x68/

Not sure about other mobo manufacturers
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Anyway it looks like gigabyte at least is completely ditching p67-

http://www.kitguru.net/components/mo...es-100-to-x68/
No sir, that's false. Now whether or not P67 inadvertently gets swept under the rug by lack of consumer demand is another thing altogether. Once the market becomes saturated with Z68 boards and prices even out, I can't imagine why anybody building a new system will buy P67.
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No sir, that's false. Now whether or not P67 inadvertently gets swept under the rug by lack of consumer demand is another thing altogether. Once the market becomes saturated with Z68 boards and prices even out, I can't imagine why anybody building a new system will buy P67.
Oops... foot meet mouth I didn't even read to the bottom of the article.

Anyway I have to agree, I don't see many people getting P67 unless the price difference is more than $30 or so or of Z68 sucks at overclocking. But I don't see much reason why it would, since it's all on the multiplier anyway.
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I've been using QuickSynch with my H67 and playing games with my HD6850, simply select dual monitor display in bios and hook a display device to the motherboard and one to the HD6850. No Lucid required, I am thinking that the Z68 is the same : non Lucid Quicksynch .
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z68, 2500k, gts 450; using virtu switch, quicksync was noticeably faster than the gpu when I was rendering effects in adobe
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Fast forward a few months... any fresh opinions on the subject?

I'm wondering, in particular, HOW one "switches" between integrated and discrete for various tasks. Does it involve a reboot? A dozen mouse clicks in Vitru's software? Or is it a simple matter of right clicking a tray icon? Or, best of all... fully automatic based on what I'm doing?

Is it worth it?

I'm trying to decide what to put in my new build. i'm looking at higher-end mobos, mainly because I want as many SATA3 ports as possible. Take, for example, the Asus Maximus Extreme. Its about a $50 difference between P67 and Z69. Now, that $50 is a pretty slight difference compared to the overall budget... but I don't want to waste it on nothing. I'm going to have a 590 in there for gaming.

Ideally, I wish they'd set it up so the discrete powers down to a simple pass-through and let the integrated graphics handle little jobs, and only power up when required. It sucks that AT IDLE these discrete cards burn the equiv of a 40W bulb for absolutely no benefit.
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Fast forward a few months... any fresh opinions on the subject?

It sucks that AT IDLE these discrete cards burn the equiv of a 40W bulb for absolutely no benefit.
That's it's biggest downfall IMO. Use iGPU mode and your cards are still sitting at normal idle clocks / volts / temps. There is little to no benefit from that point of view. Secondly, it does not play nicely with SLI (either it doesn't work - falls on one card or it crashes).
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Thanks for confirming that and for letting me know about SLI issues. Do you think a single 590 (dual GPU) would have the same issue? TBH, I'm not really sure how a dual GPU does what it does vs 2 singles in SLI.
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