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Im looking for anyone with these boards especially asus pro, im very interested in how they work real world???

Is the ssd caching good??? Will it work with sata 3 drives????
Is it better to go with a cheaper smaller drive and use the ssd caching or bigger without???

How does the gpu switching work in real world??????

Me a big gamer......

Thanks guys
 
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I watched a few vids on the ssd caching and wasn't to impressed on overall booting. Not sure how much it will do in the OS. Your a big gamer, me too. One of the main things I like is the video on Vsync. You know how it caps us at 60fps even if we were running 200fps. Lots of people say as long as your above 30fps your good. I hate 30fps, too slow for me. I do like 60fps, but in some games like Black Ops, I turned off Vsync and the game was running a lot faster, not so sluggish, but some tearing. With the Z68, there's a new type of Vsync that doesn't cap you at 60fps and doesn't have tearing. Perfect to me!! All I do with this system is game in surround.
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i diddnt even know about that vsync thing
 
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Couldn't care less about hard drive booting speed. But that Vsync thing intrigues me.

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maybe this should be really considered then...............hmmmmmm...
 
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I watched a few vids on the ssd caching and wasn't to impressed on overall booting. Not sure how much it will do in the OS. Your a big gamer, me too. One of the main things I like is the video on Vsync. You know how it caps us at 60fps even if we were running 200fps. Lots of people say as long as your above 30fps your good. I hate 30fps, too slow for me. I do like 60fps, but in some games like Black Ops, I turned off Vsync and the game was running a lot faster, not so sluggish, but some tearing. With the Z68, there's a new type of Vsync that doesn't cap you at 60fps and doesn't have tearing. Perfect to me!! All I do with this system is game in surround.
Care to explain? I don't get the Vsync thing.. AFAIK it doesn't matter if your FPS is 200-300 if your monitor can only output 60FPS (Hz).. more so if your minimum FPS never dips below 60 FPS.

EDIT:

Oh hmmm:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/luc...ync,12847.html

Interesting.. Where can you get it though? I have virtu installed and none of these Virtual Vsync feature.

And what's the point if the monitor you use can only out put 60hz?

EDIT 2:

Oh.. it says it'll "feel" more responsive then typical Vsync.. Now is the software free? Where is it? xD

Virtu is installed in my rig and says that it's the latest version BUT none of this new VIrtual Vsync xD
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