So long as the Z68 motherboards all have the appropriate hardware, there's no reason Virtu wouldn't work.
However, Sin has worried me with his tales of Gigabyte re-labelling their P67s, since P67 didn't have access to the SB Intell 2/3000 graphics last time I checked :S
That's part of the reason why re-labelling P67 seems like a bad idea.
I've had a look through Gigabyte's website, and the only motherboards with the "LucidLogic" branding and advertisement are the 'H' models. None of the others, lower or higher spec, state it (unless I missed them). Not exactly reassuring for those of us who'd love a UD5/7/9 motherboard...
Originally Posted by Falkentyne
I Just hope this doesn't turn into another flame war.
But until Gigabyte fixes the multi step LLC's vcore swings (target load stable vcore of 1.440v-----> 1.440v BIOS LLC7 = 1.440v idle, 1.476v very light load, 1.452-1.464v light load, 1.440v heavy load), I'd much rather have the old two step LLC and use 1.415v BIOS, 1.428v idle, 1.440v light load, 1.452v max load, predictable without strange vcore spikes).
And using LLC6 instead gives: 1.440v BIOS, 1.452v light load, 1.404v max load ->BSOD, and STILL random spikes to 1.464v at light load.
And the VRM's on the Z68 are IDENTICAL to the P67, so the same 10 step LLC bugs affecting UD5 and UD7 will affect this too, until fixed in BIOS.
And with Z68 board, no way to downgrade to the stable 2-step LLC.
Once this is fixed Z68 all the way.
If I've interpreted this post correctly, then the power supplies on the "better" motherboards are actually worse, at the moment, than those of the lower spec boards.
EDIT2: Re-reading it, it actually seems like he's stating a generic flaw across all the Z68 boards. Not that it matters to me, I shan't be upgrading till mid-late summer.Edited by zsolmanz - 5/15/11 at 11:00am