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there's the ud3h-b3 and it's only 5$ more
Thanks, but I was also getting it for the 16 phase power design.
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Untrue. It does help out a lot, just not for playing videogames. It's been proven in reviews a lot that for transcoding videos the iGPU is way faster than the use of a GTX580. Virtu is for deciding the PC needs to use the iGPU for transcoding and your big GFX card for playing videogames. What GPU for what task. It does hardly matter combining the two for playing videogames.

You need to decide what you want from your mobo and then make the choice.
Thanks.

As I wont be using this as my main media PC, it think I could live without it.
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I believe that motherboard DOES support Lucid Virtu. The only catch is you have to run it in d-Mode which pretty much makes its only benefit the ability to access Intel Quick Sync for faster encoding.
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Xyxyll View Post
I believe that motherboard DOES support Lucid Virtu. The only catch is you have to run it in d-Mode which pretty much makes its only benefit the ability to access Intel Quick Sync for faster encoding.
That wouldnt be terrible.

Do you have any more info on that?
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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post
Untrue. It does help out a lot, just not for playing videogames. It's been proven in reviews a lot that for transcoding videos the iGPU is way faster than the use of a GTX580. Virtu is for deciding the PC needs to use the iGPU for transcoding and your big GFX card for playing videogames. What GPU for what task. It does hardly matter combining the two for playing videogames.

You need to decide what you want from your mobo and then make the choice.
really?
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Originally Posted by Xyxyll View Post
I believe that motherboard DOES support Lucid Virtu. The only catch is you have to run it in d-Mode which pretty much makes its only benefit the ability to access Intel Quick Sync for faster encoding.
Lucid Virtu support is purely a licensing issue. It can be installed on any Z68 mobo.
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post #17 of 26
Someone brought this to my attention in another forum. Of course it's only applicable if your Z68 board has video out on the I/O panel.

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I don't use the Virtu Software. Tried it and it is useless for me. However, I do use the iGPU for my second monitor. This is great for a couple of reasons:

1. The 2nd monitor being connected to a 2nd GPU keeps my GTX580 temp idle at 40C. Otherwise if I connect a second monitor to the GTX580 the temp. goes up to 56C idle. That is unacceptable.

2. Also I can now use the 2nd monitor for a full GPS navigation with PlanG and the main monitor remains full screen in FSX.
    
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post #18 of 26
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Lucid Virtu support is purely a licensing issue. It can be installed on any Z68 mobo.
What if the board itself has no video out?
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post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by veblen View Post
If you go for the UD3H, Microcenter has it for $135 + shipping, after $15 rebate. Just happened to be searching for Z68 boards myself.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...0364085#rebate

I only wish Gigabyte made their mATX boards black instead of baby blue.
mine should come in the mail today

i wish all the makers would make their boards black. I absolutely hate that brown pcb
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post
How about a review where there are some actual benchmark numbers and the author doesn't call the technology "Virtua"?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...-2100-tested/9

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Lucid...Worlds/?page=2
    
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