Okay.... I'm an owner of a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard, it's pretty awesome in general, other than a lot of very annoying problems to ever get the OS running.
That's not why I'm posting.... What I'm wondering is I've read in other parts of this thread that this "Lucid Virtu" thing this motherboard says it supports here on the motherboard box... is supposed to drastically increase frame rates in games?
Well the problem is I don't think I have it installed. I popped in the driver DVD that came with it in the box and clicked "install all" and it ran everything, but I don't see this Lucid Virtu anywhere under program folders in start menu, and I don't know what it is and how to know if I've enabled it or it's running or not or what?
Could someone please give me some information on this? Some information about my build is below:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3450S Ivy Bridge 2.8GHz processor
2 x Intel Hyper-X DDR3-1600 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
4 x Western Digital WD1600AAJS 160 GB, 7200 RPM, 8mb buffer, SATA-II, RAID-0 using onboard Intel raid.
Cooler Master 700 watt single-rail power supply.
XFX Radeon HD 7770 FX-777A-ZDSC - Black Edition: Super Overclocked version
Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
I'm not a noob, I've been building PC's for myself since my 486 in 1994, just this is my first Ivy Bridge system, and I jumped over sandy bridge and upgraded directly from i7-920 x59 system to a Z77 Ivy Bridge system, and I've never heard of this "Lucid Virtu" thing on motherboards before.
I chose this motherboard because it had everything I wanted and it was less than $200. Things I was looking for in my new system: Run two pci-express 3.0 video cards in Cross-fire (later I'll add a second 7770, not currently with this build) at at-least 8x8x on both. (lots of z77 motherboards I looked at ran one at 8x and the other at 4x). It has a 3rd pci-e slot @ PCI-e 2.1 for a nvidia video card for phys-X later (even if it is 4x speed), and it has a PCI slot, an optical audio port on board, and has onboard intel ICH10R raid.
So... it looked like everything I wanted and it wasn't expensive (I paid $149.99 for it on newegg), so, win. I just need to figure out all the quirks on it. I've only owned it about a month now.
Edited by kithylin - 8/27/12 at 2:11pm