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I was pretty sure I was going for either the ASRock P67 pro3 or extreme4.

Now the Z68s are out and the Pro3 or extreme4 are both not much more expensive than the P67 versions of it.

I know the difference between the Z68 and P67 is due to use of the integrated GFX in the processor, SSD smartcaching and another few things. But I do not completely understand what the "integrated graphics" can do for me. At first I thought it would mean no use of an additional GFX card. So for non-gamers that have a GFX processor this way (being it not a very strong one).

Now what I WANT from my current build is mainly editing HD videos and be ready for the odd game, but it's not supposed to be a gaming rig. I will add a NVidia GTX460 to my build.

And now my question: will I benefit from the integrated graphics (on a Z68 board) when I edit videos / encode videos or does it have absolutely nothing to do with that? (also knowing that I will get the GTX460)

Sorry for my perhaps n00b question. I've been reading loads and loads but can't find the answer to this question. I just don't understand what the benefit of the integrated gfx is.
 
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I was pretty sure I was going for either the ASRock P67 pro3 or extreme4.

Now the Z68s are out and the Pro3 or extreme4 are both not much more expensive than the P67 versions of it.

I know the difference between the Z68 and P67 is due to use of the integrated GFX in the processor, SSD smartcaching and another few things. But I do not completely understand what the "integrated graphics" can do for me. At first I thought it would mean no use of an additional GFX card. So for non-gamers that have a GFX processor this way (being it not a very strong one).

Now what I WANT from my current build is mainly editing HD videos and be ready for the odd game, but it's not supposed to be a gaming rig. I will add a NVidia GTX460 to my build.

And now my question: will I benefit from the integrated graphics (on a Z68 board) when I edit videos / encode videos or does it have absolutely nothing to do with that? (also knowing that I will get the GTX460)

Sorry for my perhaps n00b question. I've been reading loads and loads but can't find the answer to this question. I just don't understand what the benefit of the integrated gfx is.
You can read all about it here http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-p8z68-v-pro-review/5

Faster transcoding is the key here...
    
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What I understand with my restricted knowledge of it is that one needs to shut off the CUDA and then use LucidLogix Virtu to make use of QickSync. Which in turn makes the editing go much faster. About 5 seconds in the example above using CUDA.

But what worries me is that once they had Virtu active they also where confronted with increased instability in Windows 7. That's not something I'm looking for.

To me it looks like a lot of work (that could go wrong). What if I decide not to use a additional GFX card at all? Will this mean I will automaticly use the HD3000 integrated gfx and have faster transcoding to start with?
 
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