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I got my Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 today but can't seem to get quick sync to work. I've installed the latest version on lucid virtu and the intel vga driver from the disk that came with the mobo but it still doesn't seem to work. Or work very fast.

I've plugged in my HDTV to my HDMI on my mobo and I'm using mediaespresso 6.5 trail and I've made sure the hardware encoding and decoding is checked and that the performance slider is at the far right in the virtu menu.

But my 127mb skyrim trailer takes 42 seconds to transcode into another 720p mp4 file. It's also using up about 40% cpu usage too.

Can anyone point out what I'm doing wrong?
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you need to install Intel HD graphics driver
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you need to install Intel HD graphics driver
I've done that but still no difference. Should I keep my HDMI cable in my GPU or on the Motherboard?
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Quick Sync will not utilize 100% of your CPU, it's a hardware feature. A 127mb file in 42 seconds sounds like it might be working to me. I takes me roughly 10 minutes to trans-code the same size file.
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Quick Sync will not utilize 100% of your CPU, it's a hardware feature. A 127mb file in 42 seconds sounds like it might be working to me. I takes me roughly 10 minutes to trans-code the same size file.
The CES2011 demos showed a larger file being transcoded in less that 10 seconds though with no CPU usage at all. :/
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The CES2011 demos showed a larger file being transcoded in less that 10 seconds though with no CPU usage at all. :/
That may be, but you have to understand at product demos and stuff like that EVERYTHING is perfectly in place, the codecs and whatnot are exactly what they need to be to show the best performance.

Have you tried any other videos? How does your system relate to the benchmarks of the quick sync feature? Then you can start to figure out if it's working
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I've done that but still no difference. Should I keep my HDMI cable in my GPU or on the Motherboard?
If its plugged into the GPU then it will can only do DMODE, if its mobo it can do both I and D mode.
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That may be, but you have to understand at product demos and stuff like that EVERYTHING is perfectly in place, the codecs and whatnot are exactly what they need to be to show the best performance.

Have you tried any other videos? How does your system relate to the benchmarks of the quick sync feature? Then you can start to figure out if it's working
I transcoded a 200mb video to the minimum possible setting and both with and without quick sync it took 2 mins and 12 seconds each. Granted, without QS it was 3 second slower at 2 mins 15 seconds. But surely this can't be right???
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no it prob is right. Its not that much faster, but its only a certain type that is much faster. Maybe your 200 series GPu is better at transcoding than a gTX 400 or 500 series, as they are better in benches like 3dmark01.
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no it prob is right. Its not that much faster, but its only a certain type that is much faster. Maybe your 200 series GPu is better at transcoding than a gTX 400 or 500 series, as they are better in benches like 3dmark01.
It's got nothing to do with the 200 series GPU though. More like the HD3000 GPU.
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