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Switch to onboard video on Z68 motherboard?

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Is there anyway to have both my 6870's drivers installed and the IGP graphics installed so I can switch between them?
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I would like to know to. Getting a z68 board. would help save power on the 580
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I think its called Virtu.

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Install Virtu, it'll automatically switch them depending on what application you are using.
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Virtu is supposed to switch between the two at need, using video card plug, do not know enable.
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Well would I need to hook up both onboard and the IGP to my monitor, using two different DVI cables?
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Well would I need to hook up both onboard and the IGP to my monitor, using two different DVI cables?
Use HDMI for main screen and DVI for second screen if you have two monitors.
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My monitor has 2 inputs. HOOT.
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The program you need is Lucid Virtu. Install the latest version, which can be downloaded from here.

Before installing, have your system use the discreet integrated/onboard graphics card.
Install the program.
There are two modes:
d-mode: always uses your Discreet Graphics and only calls upon the IGP when there's a program that requires Intel Quick Sync. You get the absolute best performance from this.

i-mode: Will use your IGP by default and keep your Discreet Graphics on low-power/stand-by until a program asks for it's services at which point it will be activated and will switch over to the graphics card. You will get slight performance loss from this about 2-3 FPS, MAYBE. When I tried it out on my machine I only lost like 70 points on my 3DMark11 test score with my GTX 560Ti. In games I could not feel the difference.

To use "i-mode", simply plug in your monitors to the integrated graphics adapters.
To use "d-mode", plug in your monitors to the discreet card's adapters.

While in "i-mode", the Virtu software will list all the games that will switch over to your graphics card when executed. If your game is not there, you can add it to the list.


Hope this helps you out.
Edited by wanako - 10/23/11 at 12:55pm
     
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by wanako View Post
Before installing, have your system use the discreet integrated/onboard graphics card.
Install the program.
I made a mistake. Use onboard graphics instead because if you're connected to IGP while your discreet graphics is activated in the BIOS, you won't see anything until the login screen. Do everything the same after that.
     
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