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is it possible to use INTEL QUICK SYNC encoding while having a discrete GPU installed on the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO?

If so, can someone please post instructions/link on how to exactly enable that

My understanding as is that Quick Sync is only available when using the onboard GPU but I also read that the z68 boards support Quick Sync when a GPU is installed. Is this true?

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Yes you can use quick sync with a discrete GPU installed. You will need to install Lucid Virtu. The main preblem is that it is only supported by a limited number of programs. Most Cyberlink encoding software is supported. Non of it is free though. I've not checked recently but they have always said they intend to make more software compatible. If you check on the Lucid Virtu website it may have more info. If you still wish to proceed you will need to do the following:

You need to make sure the BIOS settings are correct. You need to enable the "iGPU multi monitor" option. Its under the advance tab and then under "system agent configuration"

Now from here I had issues to get it all to work and I do have a work around buit its a bit of a ball ache. Theoretically the drivers for the onboard graphics should either auto detect or you should be able to download from the intel website. For me it wouldn't let me and came up with an error saying I don't have the correct hardware installed or something like that. It wouldn't let me install Lucid virtu for the sane reason. If you are going to go ahead with trying this then I would enable the BIOS settings and try install the drivers and Lucid. If you encounter the same issue I had then get back to me and I will explain how I got round it.

I currently use Media espresso and intel quick sync. I encode quite alot of videos so for me it is a god send. Definately worth it if you can get it going.
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great advice +1, thank you

have you tried using DVDFAB? That program supports Quick Sync and it is the program that I mainly use and my hopes is that DVDFAB would detect Quick Sync on this

does this method screw up the GPU drivers at all and affect gaming? I have a 6970 CFX installed
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all that is required is that the iGPU be active. You should be able to use it without Virtu if you are using the iGPU to power a primary or secondary monitor.
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Yes you can use quick sync with a discrete GPU installed. You will need to install Lucid Virtu. The main preblem is that it is only supported by a limited number of programs. Most Cyberlink encoding software is supported. Non of it is free though. I've not checked recently but they have always said they intend to make more software compatible. If you check on the Lucid Virtu website it may have more info. If you still wish to proceed you will need to do the following:
You need to make sure the BIOS settings are correct. You need to enable the "iGPU multi monitor" option. Its under the advance tab and then under "system agent configuration"
Now from here I had issues to get it all to work and I do have a work around buit its a bit of a ball ache. Theoretically the drivers for the onboard graphics should either auto detect or you should be able to download from the intel website. For me it wouldn't let me and came up with an error saying I don't have the correct hardware installed or something like that. It wouldn't let me install Lucid virtu for the sane reason. If you are going to go ahead with trying this then I would enable the BIOS settings and try install the drivers and Lucid. If you encounter the same issue I had then get back to me and I will explain how I got round it.
I currently use Media espresso and intel quick sync. I encode quite alot of videos so for me it is a god send. Definately worth it if you can get it going.

You should be able to set it up in d-mode so that the discrete graphics card renders the graphics and that should minimally affect gaming.
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This thread was helpful to me. However, I will say that I never got it to work UNTIL I installed the Virtu software. I tried iGPU as primary in BIOS. I ran a cable up from the built in HDMI to my monitor and booted in that mode. As long as my HD5770's were installed none of the programs showed availability of QS. I even de-installed the ATI drivers and ran the computer in generic VGA, with the Intel HD3000 drivers installed.

Once Virtu was installed things started working. That seems to be the trick. After that I went to ATI drivers + CCC and disabled the iGPU ouput as a monitor. Arcsoft Mediaconverter ran through a full uncompressed DVD VIDEO_TS folder to iPad2 output in ~10min.

I have yet to check the quality of the results.
    
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