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post #51 of 1418
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Originally Posted by mediocaballero View Post
Hi to all!
I have a 6870 and I'm just curious about virtu, and wether it really has any impact on power consumption and heat generation.

Has anyone found a good guide on how to set it up? Is it worth the effort?

I understand I need to install the latest AMD drivers and Virtu, activate in BIOS the virtu option, and boot with the HDMI plugged into the mobo port... Is that it? It'll just 'switch' to the 6870 when I run any 3D game?!
Lucid's Virtu appears to be the most unsupported software in existence. I did find an Asrock semi manual, but it says little about how to use Virtu. I have read conflicting reports about what port you use (the iGPU or the dGPU). I think both will work. Heck, plugged into both worked for me while I was trying to figure it out.

Based on the lack of knowledge re: the software and the apparent lack of enthusiasm for its use, I have uninstalled it and run in the dGPU (also a HD 6870) full time. I kinda hate to waste the Intel 3000 on chip video but trying to use the Virtu software was way too frustrating.

Perry
post #52 of 1418
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post
Update History


8/19:
  • Updated Toshiba Bluetooth Stack Driver: 8.00.07 → 8.00.12
  • Updated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver: 8.15.10.2462 (15.22.6) → 8.15.10.2476 (15.22.7)
  • Updated Realtek HD Audio Driver: R2.63 → R2.64
  • Updated ASMedia USB 3.0 Driver: 1.12.5.0 → 1.12.9.0
  • Updated Intel Gigabit Ethernet Driver: 16.4 → 16.5

8/15:
  • Added BIOS 0401 for P8Z68-V LX.
  • Added BIOS 0402 for P8Z68-M Pro.
  • Added memory QVL for P8Z68-M Pro.

8/12:
  • Added BIOS 0706 for P8Z68 Deluxe.
  • Updated Marvell Controller Driver: 1.2.0.1003 → 1.2.0.1006

8/4:
  • Updated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver: 8.15.10.2430 (15.22.5) → 8.15.10.2462 (15.22.6)
  • Added BIOS 0606 (RST 10.6.0.1002) for P8Z68-V.
  • Added BIOS 0606 (RST 10.6.0.1002) for P8Z68-V Pro
  • Added BIOS 0603 (RST 10.6.0.1002) for P8Z68-V Deluxe.
  • Added BIOS 0403 (RST 10.6.0.1002) for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0403 (RST 10.6.0.1002) for Maximus IV Gene-Z.
  • Added new board, P8Z68-V LX.
  • Updated Atheros AR3011 Bluetooth Driver/Suite:
    • Windows 7 - 7.2.0.65 → 7.4.0.82
    • Vista - 7.2.0.65 → 7.3.0.100

7/31:
  • Updated Intel INF Driver: 9.2.3.1016 → 9.2.3.1017
  • Added BIOS 0606 for P8Z68-V.
  • Added BIOS 0606 for P8Z68-V Pro
  • Added BIOS 0603 for P8Z68-V Deluxe.
  • Added BIOS 0403 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0403 for Maximus IV Gene-Z.
  • Removed BIOS 0651 for P8Z68-V.
  • Removed BIOS 0651 for P8Z68-V Pro.
  • Removed BIOS 0651 for P8Z68 Deluxe.
  • Removed BIOS 0650 for Maximus IV Gene-Z.
  • Removed BIOS 0654 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.

7/27:
  • Updated Intel Management Engine Driver: 7.1.13.1088 → 7.1.14.1107

7/26:
  • Updated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver: 8.15.10.2418 (15.22.4) → 8.15.10.2430 (15.22.5)

7/25:
  • Updated Intel Gigabit Ethernet Driver: 16.3 → 16.4
  • Added BIOS 0604 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0603 for Maximus IV Gene-Z.

7/20:
  • Updated manual for P8Z68-V.

7/19:
  • Added new board, P8Z68-M Pro.
  • Updated manual for P8Z68-V LE.

7/13:
  • Added BIOS 0498 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0498 for Maximus IV Gene-Z.

7/12:
  • Updated Realtek HD Audio Driver: R2.62 → R2.63
  • Added product link for P8Z68-V LE.
  • Updated manual for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.

7/9:
  • Updated NEC USB 3.0 Driver: 2.1.16.0 → 2.1.19.0

7/8:
  • Added BIOS 0651 for P8Z68-V.
  • Added BIOS 0651 for P8Z68-V Pro.
  • Added BIOS 0651 for P8Z68 Deluxe.
  • Added BIOS 0650 for Maximus IV Gene-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0654 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Updated manual for P8Z68-V Pro.
  • Added manual for Maximus IV Gene-Z.
  • Updated manual for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.

7/6:
  • Added BIOS 0496 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0496 for Maximus IV Gene-Z.
  • Updated ASMedia USB 3.0 Driver: 1.10.1.0 → 1.12.5.0

7/4:
  • Added manual for P8Z68-V LE.
  • Finished adding info for P8Z68-V LE.
  • Removed CPU-Z 1.57.2 (ROG). 1.58 can be obtained through CPUID website.

7/3:
  • Added new board, P8Z68-V LE.

6/25:
  • Added BIOS 0402 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0210 for Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
  • Added BIOS 0208 for Maximus IV Gene-Z.
  • Updated Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver: 10.5.0.1027 → 10.6.0.1002.
  • Updated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver: 8.15.10.2401 (15.22.3) → 8.15.10.2418 (15.22.4)

6/22:
  • Added Memory QVL for Maximus IV Gene-Z.

6/20:
  • Added CPU-Z 1.57.2 (ROG skin) for all boards.
  • Finished adding info for Maximus IV Gene-Z and Extreme-Z.

6/19:
  • Revised formatting.
  • Finished adding info for P8Z68 Deluxe.

6/17:
  • Updated Realtek HD Audio: R2.61 → R2.62
  • Finished adding info for P8Z68-V PRO.

6/16:
  • Finished adding info for P8Z68-V.


P8Z68-M Pro




P8Z68-V





P8Z68-V LX





P8Z68-V LE





P8Z68-V Pro





P8Z68 Deluxe





Maximus IV Gene-Z





Maximus IV Extreme-Z



Is the R2.64 the newer version of Realtek_Audio_V51006402_V6016402_XPVistaWin7.zip or the same?
post #53 of 1418
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SightUp View Post
Is the R2.64 the newer version of Realtek_Audio_V51006402_V6016402_XPVistaWin7.zip or the same?
R2.64 → 6.0.1.6438 (Win 7/Vista) | 5.10.0.6438 (Win XP)

The one you listed is 6.0.1.6402 | 5.10.0.6402
post #54 of 1418
+Rep.

Thank you! I have been trying to find this out for the past 2-3 days.

Why do they name their drivers different if they are the same thing?
post #55 of 1418
Thread Starter 
Thanks.

I think it's because Asus likes to quality check the drivers to make sure they pass WHQL for their boards. That is why you'll always find the newest drivers on direct from the maker and not the motherboard manufacturer.
post #56 of 1418
Hello, what better BIOS for P8Z68-V Pro?

Thank you.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD Sandisk 256 + Raid0 7200.12 2TB H100i v2 Win10 LG 23 IPS + LG 29UW + LG 23 IPS 
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post #57 of 1418
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Originally Posted by Fguarezi View Post
Hello, what better BIOS for P8Z68-V Pro?

Thank you.
The latest one, 0606.
post #58 of 1418
I've been making some tests with virtu. BTW, maybe it'd be useful to include the drivers in the list in the first post. They are available here:
http://www.lucidlogix.com/driverdownloads-virtu.html

1.2.106

32 bit: (Windows 7)
64 bit: (Windows 7)

To have it work, you should have the monitor plugged on the integrated port. Then, you'll use the integrated card for most things, and if it detects a 3D-accelerated game (from the compatibility list) it'll automatically switch to the discrete GPU.

I think it can work the other way round too. You can plug it into the discrete port, and if it detects an application that can benefit from the integrated direct memory access (namely two video converting tools), it'll switch to the integrated GPU for faster transcoding.
post #59 of 1418
What would you guys recommend, a P8P67-Pro or a P8Z68-V (both the same price)
SSD will be used as an OS drive...

Many stores here in Australia seem to be dropping the Asus P67 Series for the Z68 instead of keeping both. It really annoys me >.<
    
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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post #60 of 1418
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Originally Posted by Varrkarus View Post
What would you guys recommend, a P8P67-Pro or a P8Z68-V (both the same price)
SSD will be used as an OS drive...

Many stores here in Australia seem to be dropping the Asus P67 Series for the Z68 instead of keeping both. It really annoys me >.<
I just made the change from a P8P67-Pro (B2) to a P8Z68-V and I prefer the Z68. Same performance for moderate OC, I have the IGP available should my dedicated card fail, plus a few minor extras.

The only thing I miss (and I don't miss it a lot) is the additional pair of SATA3 ports, and in my P8P67-Pro they provided very bad performance (Vertex2 performance was almost half than what it had in intel ports). So, unless you really need 8 SATA internal ports, I'd go with the Z68...
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