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Looking for a motherboard that has IOMMU/VT-Vi AND an integrated graphics card

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I'm upgading my machine and want a rig that will run Linux as a Xen host and Windows as a guest. The Linux host will run on the integrated graphics card and the Windows guest will run on an exposed GPU (GTX 260).

I've searched around and found a couple AMD boards that have integrated graphics, but I have no idea if they REALLY support IOMMU. Does anyone have any recommendations for a board that has both an integrated graphics card and is KNOWN to support IOMMU? Something that's cheap would be extra nice. $50-$60 would be ideal, though I'll spend up to $100 if I have to.

I'm planning on upgading from a Core2 Duo E4400 to an AMD FX-6100.
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Here's a list with all AMD boards with iommu support:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOMMU_hardware_list#Motherboards_2

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I've been doing a lot of research.

Getting a simple confirmation on whether or not a board supports IOMMU is hard enough as it is, let alone finding one that also has an integrated video card. I should have known this beforehand, but the only chipsets that "support" IOMMU is the 900 series and the 890FX. Getting a simple yes or no on whether or not a particular board has it enabled is a completely different story.

So far this is the only golden shimmering light of hope I could find:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1271852/tool-to-enable-virtualization-amd-v-and-iommu-of-the-cpu#post_17523872

Good enough for me!

The ASRock 970 EXTREME3 has two PCI-e 2.0 slots. So screw it, I'll just buy a cheap GPU card for the Linux host, my PSU can handle it.
Edited by Mardok - 11/29/12 at 6:00am
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