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There is some benefit to using the iGPU if you do trans-coding with Lucid Virtu but doing so will limit your overclock, produce more heat and increase the total wattage demand. It's a trade off that has merit for those who need fast trans-coding/video conversion of large files using quick sync. The benefits when using a discrete card with iGPU enabled are it switches seamlessly between tasks ie. 3d Dx11 vs transcoding saving power on the discrete card when not needed but this comes at a cost of higher demand on the CPU. I for one see the cuda cores on a Nvidia card as a better option but that's for now because direct compute (iGPU) seems to be gaining strength.
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There is some benefit to using the iGPU if you do trans-coding with Lucid Virtu but doing so will limit your overclock, produce more heat and increase the total wattage demand. It's a trade off that has merit for those who need fast trans-coding/video conversion of large files using quick sync. The benefits when using a discrete card with iGPU enabled are it switches seamlessly between tasks ie. 3d Dx11 vs transcoding saving power on the discrete card when not needed but this comes at a cost of higher demand on the CPU. I for one see the cuda cores on a Nvidia card as a better option but that's for now because direct compute (iGPU) seems to be gaining strength.

If I don't have the Lucid Virtu software installed, does that constitute disabled?
If not, what does?
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I would say yes even if enable in bios. I only tested it briefly to see it working and had to install the software to get anything to work. That is to say there are three mode to choose from which is bond to the OS. Another example would be SSD caching which is dependent on the IRST software being installed to setup the cache. Other than a bit of confusion at POST I'd say it's best to leave it disabled in bios if not using the software. The same would be true with virtualization (IVT) if not using a virtual machine leave disabled.
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CPU OC I have not tested in that respect, but as an aside, I've tested my GTX580's almost to the limit, and I can say it makes no difference to my 3DM11 results.

I've tried it enabled and disabled at my maximum settings so far. Same result. If anyone cares to check the 3DM11 thread, and the scores I've posted there lately, you'll know I'm not kidding when I say I've tested them that much. (I may have reached the limit, but wouldn't want to limit the possibility of more slight gains.)
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The Z68 deluxe Gen3 is getting Ivy Bridge support, right?


Also;
At the moment I can't get my CPU stable at anything above 4.6, even with 1.46vcore, but I can do 45 with 1.37ish.

Wrong thread, sort of, but do I just have a bad chip, or can I expect more when my Asus Z68 Deluxe Gen3 arrives? Currently using a MSI Z68 65 gen3
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Hello guys, so i bought the z68 vpro on black Friday at microcenter, along with the 2500k. During this time I had gotten my core to 47x with a vcore of 1.125v. I recently exchanged it because my motherboards power switch was defective and swapped it for a Asus z68 vpro GEN 3. I thought I could put in the same specs I did for my last motherboard, but it seems that this one fails and does not let me overclock as well. I may try to update this new bios, but I don't really expect much. Thanks very much OP for posting this.

EDIT:
Okay, i just tried to OC it again with the new bios, it still goes through with a boot loop. I've tried 1.35v with a 45x multiplier. I don't think that the Asus z68 v pro/gen3 is worth getting..They're not fully updated with the bios or something is completely wrong with them..
Edited by sxcdennis - 12/29/11 at 5:10pm
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Is it possible to use a SSD partition for ISR?
E.g a 59gb partition for a 128gb SSD?

Cause personally, I want to have my OS on the actual SSD, and not cached, and rather have ISR cache my steam folder etcetc.
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SimpleTech, when will you start the new thread for ASUS X79 boards?
 
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Thread Starter 
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SimpleTech, when will you start the new thread for ASUS X79 boards?

Probably sometime this weekend.
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Originally Posted by sxcdennis View Post

Hello guys, so i bought the z68 vpro on black Friday at microcenter, along with the 2500k. During this time I had gotten my core to 47x with a vcore of 1.125v. I recently exchanged it because my motherboards power switch was defective and swapped it for a Asus z68 vpro GEN 3. I thought I could put in the same specs I did for my last motherboard, but it seems that this one fails and does not let me overclock as well. I may try to update this new bios, but I don't really expect much. Thanks very much OP for posting this.
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Okay, i just tried to OC it again with the new bios, it still goes through with a boot loop. I've tried 1.35v with a 45x multiplier. I don't think that the Asus z68 v pro/gen3 is worth getting..They're not fully updated with the bios or something is completely wrong with them..

I have a Z68-V Pro Gen 3 now, used to have a P67 Pro, had issues, RMA'd and bought this new board.

Same issues with getting a stable overclock above 4.5Ghz. I have to run 1.35v shown in bios to get 4.5 stable, used to be higher over clock on the P67 Pro, think 4.8 was around that voltage before.

The one setting that helped me get above 4.5 was - Enable PLL Overvoltage = Auto - Setting Enable or Disable = Fail to boot into windows.
But I cannot get it stable no matter what voltage.




I think you are correct that this board needs some love in the Bios area.


Out of interest, anyone know what Matrix 1.02.71 in the Ai Suite listed here is for? It doesn't show on the Asus site, and I cannot find a description of what it does.

Cheers
Edited by Perkul - 12/30/11 at 7:16am
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