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post #11 of 29
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Well, Z68 gets best of both worlds (P67 and H67), so if you still don't have a motherboard why not just purchase a Z68?
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post #12 of 29
To be real honest man a lot of reviews show different problems and benefits. All reviewers are biased in some way. Anadatech hates gb while every manifacurer hates hardocp other than asus. You see a lot of biased but there is an easy way to spot a liar, when they say SB boards of the same class Oc different. All boards for SB should OC the same, except those lacking power delivery, or just odd boards in the lineup that don't OX the same.

FYI GB P67A-XXX equal Z68X-XXX but without video out, for that I needs an H behind the XIX.

The night before release gb had a meeting and they said that 80% of Z68 boards are GB on launch day. That is why you see so many, gb replaced their lineup. Funny thing is that they will do reallyok without videout because its. Being proven not so great, I get my ud3H soon so it'll bee exciting to see
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post #13 of 29
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What do you exactly mean H behind the XIX? What's reallyok?
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post #14 of 29
sorry i typed that on my phone, GB has virtu, just not on their top boards, because it snot a feature for the top end, it hurts graphics performance because you have to go through the lucid software than then to your GPUs instead of directly to GPUs, so you lose a few FPS. So to get around that issue, ppl run it in D-mode which basically disables the iGPU and software LOL.

Anyways GB changed over their entire P67 lineup to Z68, then they added models with H at the end, like Z68X-UD3H and those models have virtu, but they are all UD3s and UD2s.
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post #15 of 29
Ordered this...

http://www.alternate.nl/html/product...l3=Socket+1155

I believe Guru3d reviewer will review when it hit green on status CV.
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post #16 of 29
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What is virtu? Sorry, I'm not sure if I understand fully what you want to say
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I ordered the gigabyte Z68-UD7-B3 .. i'll let you guys know when I have it :-)
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post #18 of 29
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@Sin0822

Can you please explain your side all over again? I read your posts over and over and I really can't get the "complete" thought on what you're trying to say but I feel that it is very informative for me in choosing what to buy.

Thanks.
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post #19 of 29
Kevin - I'll attempt to explain.

Sin0822 is stating that P67 and Z68 motherboards are very similar. So similar, in fact, that Gigabyte have actually re-labelled some of their performance P67 boards as Z68 ones.
He states that the only genuine Z68 motherboards are those with onboard graphics outputs. These models have the H suffix, eg. GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 as opposed to GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 or Z68X-UD3P-B3.
Personally, I don't believe him since Z68 has other distinguishing features, and someone would notice resulting in a nasty law suit for Gigabyte.
However - even if this is the case, then most users won't actually notice because it's unlikely that they would be trying to use LucidLogic's Virtu software.

Virtu allows the user to use both the on-board and discreet graphics that their Z68 system has, depending on the circumstances.
It has two options:
If you plug your monitor into the on-board graphics outputs of an appropriate (For gigabyte, that means 'H' suffix) motherboard, Virtu virtualises the discreet card(s), meaning that they are only used in 3d games and other demanding applications. The rest of the time, the cards run at idle - saving power and run-time, and keeping the system cool while the Intel 3000 graphics do their thing.
This option requires the games you run to be on the Virtu whitelist which is very limited at the moment, so it's not really a good choice for most power users.
The second option allows you to use all the functions of your discreet cards - eg. AMD's Eyefinity. It involves plugging into your discreet card's outputs, and Virtu virtualises the onboard graphics, which are basically only used for video encoding.
This method is preferable to those who want the full use of their discreet cards, but it doesn't allow the power saving features that Virtu advertises heavily.

If you don't do video encoding, then I doubt you'll need Virtu at all.

Hope that goes some way to helping, before Sin gets back here...
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Kevin - I'll attempt to explain.

Sin0822 is stating that P67 and Z68 motherboards are very similar. So similar, in fact, that Gigabyte have actually re-labelled some of their performance P67 boards as Z68 ones.
He states that the only genuine Z68 motherboards are those with onboard graphics outputs. These models have the H suffix, eg. GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 as opposed to GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 or Z68X-UD3P-B3.
Personally, I don't believe him since Z68 has other distinguishing features, and someone would notice resulting in a nasty law suit for Gigabyte.
However - even if this is the case, then most users won't actually notice because it's unlikely that they would be trying to use LucidLogic's Virtu software.

Virtu allows the user to use both the on-board and discreet graphics that their Z68 system has, depending on the circumstances.
It has two options:
If you plug your monitor into the on-board graphics outputs of an appropriate (For gigabyte, that means 'H' suffix) motherboard, Virtu virtualises the discreet card(s), meaning that they are only used in 3d games and other demanding applications. The rest of the time, the cards run at idle - saving power and run-time, and keeping the system cool while the Intel 3000 graphics do their thing.
This option requires the games you run to be on the Virtu whitelist which is very limited at the moment, so it's not really a good choice for most power users.
The second option allows you to use all the functions of your discreet cards - eg. AMD's Eyefinity. It involves plugging into your discreet card's outputs, and Virtu virtualises the onboard graphics, which are basically only used for video encoding.
This method is preferable to those who want the full use of their discreet cards, but it doesn't allow the power saving features that Virtu advertises heavily.

If you don't do video encoding, then I doubt you'll need Virtu at all.

Hope that goes some way to helping, before Sin gets back here...
Thank you for this helpful explanation. I still have some clarifications though.

For the first option, the monitor is plugged to the on-board graphics output. Does that mean that the 'real' discreet card won't work at all since the monitor is directly connected to the output of the motherboard? Or it will still work but in a "virtual" manner wherein the power of the discreet card goes through the motherboard and ultimately to the output of the motherboard?

For the second option, just reverse all the things I said with my first option question.
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