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What Z68 Gigabyte board to buy that has LucidLogix's Virtu?

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July 3, 2011 9:50:54 PM

I am confused.
Three boards in question for my price range:

GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 - cheapest
GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - mid
GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 - most expensive

I wanna buy a motherboard that has what they call "Built-In Visuals" and support for "LucidLogix's Virtu".
See
http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/279/images/mb-z68-built-in-visuals.html#VIRTU

Now, according to this
http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/279/images/mb-z68-models.html

the UD3 and UD3P don't have buily-in visuals and virtu, and the UD3H does. The UD3H has "integrated graphics", but I don't want an integrated graphics card - I'm getting a good discrete one, that's why I want Virtu.

Does this mean that on Gigabyte Z68 motherboards, if you want Virtu (in order to use discrete graphics) you have to buy models that come with integrated graphics (!?).

Other than that - what's the difference between the UD3 and the UD3P ?
Any recommendations for other boards that will use QuickSync will be appreciated.

Thanks for any clarifications!
July 18, 2011 5:27:00 AM

actually z68 boards are crap ..im a gamer i will not go to z68 coz it costs more and the virtu and built in visuals is not of more use if u insert a graphic card the build in visuals is of no use as it uses only intel hd graphics the virtu features is the use of switching both onboard and graphic card if the game is not displayed in virtu control panel u can use only the gpu features ..as the graphic cards is more powerful than the on board the onboard graphic cards is useless..i wuold suggest to go to asus sabertooth p67 for gaming..
July 28, 2011 3:10:29 AM

Quote:
I am confused.
Three boards in question for my price range:

GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 - cheapest
GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - mid
GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 - most expensive

I wanna buy a motherboard that has what they call "Built-In Visuals" and support for "LucidLogix's Virtu".
See
http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/279/images/mb-z68-built-in-visuals.html#VIRTU

Now, according to this
http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/279/images/mb-z68-models.html

the UD3 and UD3P don't have buily-in visuals and virtu, and the UD3H does. The UD3H has "integrated graphics", but I don't want an integrated graphics card - I'm getting a good discrete one, that's why I want Virtu.

Does this mean that on Gigabyte Z68 motherboards, if you want Virtu (in order to use discrete graphics) you have to buy models that come with integrated graphics (!?).

Other than that - what's the difference between the UD3 and the UD3P ?
Any recommendations for other boards that will use QuickSync will be appreciated.

Thanks for any clarifications!


Virtu is not really worth it. It's still a "trial" program and so far only 3 types of media converter's are supported (and nothing else). I tested Virtu last night and it's not that much faster than using Nvidia's CUDA to convert my movie file. Probably goes the same for ATI's APP.

I posted my testing in this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/293192-30-chipset-log...

IMHO, if I was you, I'd just get a motherboard that supports SLI or Crossfire, but to be perfectly honest, since I upgraded to the i7 2600k, I really don't even need SLI anymore. I just have it now for bragging rights, or because I have two video cards, LOL. I really needed them on my old system, but not anymore. I have the GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, by the way.
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