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post #21 of 72
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
Gigabyte still FAILS. No Virtu dMode at all. Every Z68 board you MUST use the display output from the monitor and run it in iMode which kills gaming performance. And the Gigabyte boards that just plain don't have any onboard video out don't get Virtu at all.

This pretty much makes Gigabytes entire Z68 line moot and pointless unless you want the SSD caching and no QuickSync. No clue what Gigabyte is thinking.
Actually almost all their Z68 boards have virtu now, they basically replaced the Z68X-UD4 and UD5 with Z68XP-UD4 and UD5.

Only a few don't like the UD7. Even their new G1 Sniper has HDMI out.
Edited by Sin0822 - 8/8/11 at 8:38pm
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post #22 of 72
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
From the looks of it, native PCIe 3.0 is completely CPU based, therefore in a business sense, saying to buy a 2500k and a gigabyte p67/z68 board now, you have the "guaranteed" option of upgrading to IB/PCIe 3.0, therefore pushing sales.
No doubt there will be better/more features on the p77/z78 boards when they are released around the launch of IB though.
Yeah I could see that to. I guess they were thinking that if they do it first instead of another company, that sales would go up. Better to think ahead of the competition I guess.

Hopefully ASUS does this with their current boards that can take it, (hopefully their p67 boards such as the sabertooth p67 > ). If not, when PCI-E 3 becomes standard, and if I'm still using my 2500k (which I probably will be because I'm going to try to ride this system off as long as possible), I might sell my board and try to get a gigabyte board or some other brand that has that feature available. Whatever has the best deals at the time and whatever can handle overclocking.
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post #23 of 72
We'll probably be seeing similar news like this from ASUS, MSI and others.
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Glad to hear it now I can upgrade easily to an Ivy Bridge. Too bad my 6990 won't support PCIE 3.0... but no game would ever need it anyway I suppose. Along with my SB 2600K or my future IB...
Edited by Segovax - 8/8/11 at 9:11pm
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Actually almost all their Z68 boards have virtu now, they basically replaced the Z68X-UD4 and UD5 with Z68XP-UD4 and UD5.

Only a few don't like the UD7. Even their new G1 Sniper has HDMI out.
Not Virtu D mode they don't. Their boards that don't have a video out do not have Virtu at all. Their BIOS doesn't support the SB IGP at all unless it has a video out on the motherboard. And even then Gigabyte forces you do run Virtu in I mode only making it where you MUST hook up your monitor to the motherboards video output. This forces the virtualization of the discrete GPU killing performance. Virtu D mode virtualizes the SB IGP instead this way you can hook up your monitors to your Video cards and not lose performance.

Asus however does things differently. Their Bios allows you to turn on the SB IGP and use Virtu d mode regardless if the board has a video out or not. Gigabyte for some reason crippled their Bios to not allow this.

Edit:

This is what Gigabyte says on every board that has Virtu:

LucidLogix Virtu
* Make sure the monitor cable has been connected to the integrated graphics port on the back pane

This means Virtu runs in I mode. Making it pointless for high end machines and gaming machines.

Sadly....
Edited by Cyrilmak - 8/8/11 at 9:18pm
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Bios for the CPU. It needs actual PCI-E 3.0 Ports to support it. Their stating that their lineup of the 6 Series motherboards will support PCI-E 3.0 with Boards that are revised/refreshed for it.
This makes sense for the most part; however, Gigabyte really gave a huge list of motherboards, which will all apparently be compatible with Gen. 3 PCIE. I just find it highly unlikely that they would refresh every single board just to adopt this one feature.

Also, to the idiot ranting about Z68 Gigabyte boards, nice way to take the conversation completely off topic because of your own, obvious preferences for Asus.
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gigabyte has enabled native support for pci express gen. 3 across the entire range of gigabyte 6 series motherboards, including the recently launched g1.sniper 2 motherboard, when paired with intel's next generation 22nm cpus. by installing the latest bios for their 6 series motherboards today, users can be assured they are ready to take advantage of all the performance enhancements tomorrow's technologies have to offer.
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This makes sense for the most part; however, Gigabyte really gave a huge list of motherboards, which will all apparently be compatible with Gen. 3 PCIE. I just find it highly unlikely that they would refresh every single board just to adopt this one feature.

Also, to the idiot ranting about Z68 Gigabyte boards, nice way to take the conversation completely off topic because of your own, obvious preferences for Asus.
Goes way beyond Asus. Gigabyte is the only enthusiast brand to neuter one of the biggest TWO reasons for a Z68 chipset. It just makes no sense. I mean seriously there is NO reason for them to even bother putting out the Z68 line besides Quick Sync and SSD Caching. Facts are facts.
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Wish they would uncover the spacecraft and sell the pocket size super computers now " not 20 years from now " I'm wasting cash upgrading every 2-3 yrs. lol


the automobile industry has been doing the same thing for 40+ years
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Why are all Gigabyte's M-atx lga 1155 boards baby blue? Really my only concern.
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