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I just clicked on the link in the News section about the Asus ROG Z68 and noticed that it doesn't have a video out either...

Sounds like zouk might be onto something...
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Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post
From my understanding, a few of the Gigabyte Z68 boards use the Lucid Hydra software so that the IGP that's on the second series i5/i7 CPUs can still be used and or integrated for video encoding and what not.

Personally, it doesn't really bother me that they didn't stick the ports. I've had spare video cards laying around for display testing since like 2000, though I can see why it bothers some people.

I think the point that Giga is trying to make is that even with the lack of ports, you'll still get to use the important function of video encoding from the i5/i7 without having to solely rely on an integrated graphics processor as a display.
Yah but this is like one of the three main features of z68. To not need that spare gpu or to use the igpu for that matter.
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Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post
From my understanding, a few of the Gigabyte Z68 boards use the Lucid Hydra software so that the IGP that's on the second series i5/i7 CPUs can still be used and or integrated for video encoding and what not.

Personally, it doesn't really bother me that they didn't stick the ports. I've had spare video cards laying around for display testing since like 2000, though I can see why it bothers some people.

I think the point that Giga is trying to make is that even with the lack of ports, you'll still get to use the important function of video encoding from the i5/i7 without having to solely rely on an integrated graphics processor as a means of display.
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I just clicked on the link in the News section about the Asus ROG Z68 and noticed that it doesn't have a video out either...

Sounds like zouk might be onto something...
It has hdmi.
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Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
^^THIS^^

You can clearly see the VGA port on the I/O panel.
And if you look on the details tab for either board you'll see

Onboard Video Chipset
None

    
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