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post #1 of 9
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So what board actually supports LUCID
i was looking to buy GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
but what do you know it doesn't have LUCID Virtu
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post #2 of 9
Boards with display outputs on them (like old mobos with integrated graphics) will support Virtu.

For example:


Asus P8Z68-V

From a quick search it looks like the high-end Z68 boards (Gigabyte Z68X-UD7, UD5. Asus P8Z67-V Deluxe) don't support Virtu. I guess they assume if you're buying a high-end board you're gonna be using discrete graphics.
Edited by MMJA - 5/20/11 at 10:03pm
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z68 was built without display ports..
so hows that suppose to work
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how does it work do i need to plug in the monitor to the board or to the GPU? how does the switching work?
    
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MixedMotives, you need an XP version of that motherboard, not an X version. XP supports Virtu since it has HDMI out, while the X versions only have SSD caching.

XiZeL, You can plug the monitor into either. If you want the best gaming performance you plug it into the GPU. The switching happens automagically via Virtu software.
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Most Z68 boards support the Virtu Quick Sync ( Except Gigabyte) even if they do not have a video out. For example the Asus Z68 Deluxe supports it even though they do not have a video out. Most people just want the faster video conversion ability and could care less about be able to run a monitor off the Intel GPU.
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the ideal would be if the main GPU would power off when not used, for example normal windows work and internet browsing, and then fire up the GPU when it detects that a game is being launched or something.

would really save up on some power in my opinion
    
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post #9 of 9
The board in my sig has it. However, I haven't messed much with it. I found that virtu significantly impacted my FPS in BFBC2 so I have plugged my monitor back into my discrete gpu.
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