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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
So.

Buy a 30 dollar 9800GT incase your expensive main conks out.

That'd still be loads better than the alternative.
Do they sell those in stores? If you have to buy it from the internet that's another few days without a card and if you do any work on your PC, not just game or whatever then the downtime could cost you.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by mylilpony View Post
z68, also lowers energy costs w/ onboard graphics
Facepalm. WHY ON OCN.

Would anyone be using onboard graphics on a desktop?

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Originally Posted by mrwalker View Post
Do they sell those in stores? If you have to buy it from the internet that's another few days without a card and if you do any work on your PC, not just game or whatever then the downtime could cost you.
Just like everyone should have a spare PSU lying around, everyone should have a spare GPU lying around. If not, an entirely separate lower-spec rig to work with incase main goes off. :3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500176

Also. Close enough to a 9800GT. In terms of shader count. Heh.

Anyways. Besides the use of integrated graphics? Why lobby Z68?
post #13 of 15
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z68, also lowers energy costs w/ onboard graphics
most likely false, the cpu and gpu throttle down when not in use.
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most likely false, the cpu and gpu throttle down when not in use.
Truth. Lucid Virtu only throttles your GPU to idle clock whenver say, you're running 2d and 3d desktop applications.

For any heavy graphic work, like a game perhaps, it'd switch it over to the discrete GPU.

Lucid Virtu does not turn off your GPU completely when idle, if it did, then I'd have some reason to recommend the Z68, but since it only throttles it and selects when only to use it, then, no point in doing so.
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z68, also lowers energy costs w/ onboard graphics
Really?

My GTX 580 is currently idling at these extremely low clocks: 51/101/135. Yeah, that's 51MHz core, 101MHz shader, and 135MHz memory. The voltage is 0.962V (or 962mV). My performance clocks are 738/1564/2004 with 1.038V.

Now that's what I call "lowering energy costs".

Onboard video. ha!
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