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Z68 Motherboard ( Overclocking and Integrated GPU used together )

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April 20, 2011 8:04:26 AM


My question is about z68 motherboard.

if i am using z68 motherboard and using integrated Graphic ( I-GPU ) and want to do overclocking as well at the same time,

so is it possible to overclock both Integrated GPU and CPU WHILE USING INTEGRATED GPU?



because i read on internet somewhere that with z68 motherboard either you can use Integrated GPU or you can do overclocking but NOT BOTH TOGETHER.


Thanks

Aslam
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April 20, 2011 9:48:25 AM

You can overclock both at the same time -- that's the primary advantage of Z68. Another is that you can use both a discrete graphics card and the Sandy Bridge integrated graphics plus Quick Sync (with the help of the Virtu software). Using that software, it will switch to the best graphics for what you're doing.
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April 20, 2011 8:04:30 PM

If you get a intel mobo with either of the chipsets then following are possible:

H67 chipset: use Integrated OR Discrete Graphics but no CPU overclocking

P67 chipset: Discrete graphics only + CPU overclocking

Z68 chipset: use Integrated OR Discrete Graphics + CPU overclocking

If you have the Virtu software, then it is possible to use both the Integrated and Discrete Graphics so that you can have the best of both worlds ie QuickSync and Discrete graphics for gaming

Also to do CPU overclocking you need to have a K series processor.
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April 21, 2011 7:25:47 AM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
You can overclock both at the same time -- that's the primary advantage of Z68. Another is that you can use both a discrete graphics card and the Sandy Bridge integrated graphics plus Quick Sync (with the help of the Virtu software). Using that software, it will switch to the best graphics for what you're doing.



I read on internet that in May 2011 z68 will be released, but i have a question that is

is it like intel will release only specification about z68 or intel will release chipset z68 in may 2011 and it will take more time to

have z68 motherboard available out in market from any motherboard company like ASUS, GIGABYTE OR INTEL.
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April 21, 2011 4:30:01 PM

Thanks for this thread...it cleared up my questions about he Z68 and the release as well. Looking to upgrade my rig and this will help a lot.
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April 21, 2011 4:53:04 PM

The GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 is interesting in the fact it at least externally lacks any {D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort} i.e. IGPU.

Yes, it's typical for Intel to keep release info and especially chipset or CPU secret. Like the potential skipping of X68 to Z79. Also, next is the 'Panther Point' and looks to render P67, H67, Z68 obsolete in matter of months; I've seen news that suggests Q1 12.
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April 22, 2011 7:14:08 AM

huron said:
Thanks for this thread...it cleared up my questions about he Z68 and the release as well. Looking to upgrade my rig and this will help a lot.




Thanks.
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April 22, 2011 3:40:58 PM

jaquith said:
The GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 is interesting in the fact it at least externally lacks any {D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort} i.e. IGPU.

Yeah, that surprised me. The main attraction of Z68 is that you can have both discrete and integrated graphics, but with no physical connections it looks like that board only has the discrete option. That means Quick Sync is disabled whether you have the Virtu software or not. Maybe their UD4 and/or UD5 have both, but they saved the UD7 for enthusiasts.
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April 22, 2011 3:57:16 PM

^I'm still trying to figure out what the 2 red connectors are on the I/O?

My bitch with Intel is the over zealous Chipset stream like the Panther Point, I mean come on a new one every 2-3 months is nuts.

My concern also are the Pros & Cons of IGPU + discrete GPU(s) and shared bandwidth -- translating into lower frame rates e.g. AMD 890FX vs AMD 890G. If Quick Sync is the primary purpose then I 'get' the affinity of the Z68 otherwise for gaming the P67.
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April 22, 2011 5:55:38 PM

jaquith said:
^I'm still trying to figure out what the 2 red connectors are on the I/O?

My concern also are the Pros & Cons of IGPU + discrete GPU(s) and shared bandwidth -- translating into lower frame rates e.g. AMD 890FX vs AMD 890G. If Quick Sync is the primary purpose then I 'get' the affinity of the Z68 otherwise for gaming the P67.

Looks like there might another port there (assuming you're talking about just to the left of the first USB/LAN combo), but I have no idea what it might be. The box calls it out as another USB/eSATA combo. All I can say is that those are really bad angle shots of it.

Maybe there won't be a "shared bandwidth" issue. One can only hope...
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April 22, 2011 6:22:35 PM

The SB CPU has 16 PCIe lanes for the GPU period.

The red look like standard USB 2.0/1.1 ports.
Standard eSATA:


I/O Comparisons
H67 - GA-H67A-UD3H

Z68 - GA-Z68X-UD7-B3

P67 - GA-P67A-UD7

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
2 x IEEE 1394a ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
2 x RJ-45 ports
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
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April 22, 2011 10:12:50 PM

Should have compared the I/O to the P67A-UD7 -- they are identical.

On those two sections, the yellow are FireWire (full size and mini), the red are USB 2.0/1.1 spec, and the blue are eSATA3/USB (2.0/1.1) combo ports. I didn't know you could even have ports that would work for both. Learn something new every day...
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April 22, 2011 11:50:24 PM

^ I did compare it, and per spec seemed to be 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports. I edited the above for comparisons.

The other photos were, as you said, at an angle -- my original thoughts were some 'new' video connection.
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April 23, 2011 2:59:07 AM

jaquith said:
The SB CPU has 16 PCIe lanes for the GPU period.

The red look like standard USB 2.0/1.1 ports.
Standard eSATA:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Port-compare-esatap.jpg/220px-Port-compare-esatap.jpg

I/O Comparisons
H67 - GA-H67A-UD3H
http://www.gigabyte.us/fileupload/product/2/3702/4088.jpg
Z68 - GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
http://home.coolpc.com.tw/jcax/mb/gigabyte/z68x-ud7/07.jpg
P67 - GA-P67A-UD7
http://www.gigabyte.us/fileupload/product/2/3646/3620.jpg
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
2 x IEEE 1394a ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
2 x RJ-45 ports
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)




where is the VGA PORT IN Z68 mannnnnnnnnnn.


intel claims that they are providing VGA port in z68.......................

are you sure given is the correct image for z68.???????????

please reply soon.

Thanks.
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a b K Overclocking
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April 23, 2011 3:19:42 AM

The GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 is the only Z68 MOBO that I've seen without the video outputs. Yeah, that is the correct image for the Gigabyte MOBO; the UD7 and UD9 are typical designations for Gigabyte's high-end MOBOs. It's odd that's why we were discussing it.

Here's an 'atypical' Z68 I/O from the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro


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April 25, 2011 3:22:50 AM

huron said:
Thanks for this thread...it cleared up my questions about he Z68 and the release as well. Looking to upgrade my rig and this will help a lot.



Intel Z68 Chipset will release on 11 May 2011. Yesssssss Only few more days are left.

:-)

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