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Virtu. Yes or No

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December 2, 2012 5:14:51 PM

I have this Z68 motherboard in my system: http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/introduction.ph...
with this i5 processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and this HD 7850 graphic card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The motherboard disk came with several utilities that I had no intention of installing, but one of them peeked my interest; Virtu. I use my PC for all the usual tasks most people do, including today's more demanding games. (1920x1080) Does anyone have any experience with this software? Would it save power (and would it work right) by using the otherwise useless on-die GPU for everyday tasks and switching to the graphic card when needed for gaming? In theory, it sounds like a good idea. Similar to the way my notebook's i5-3210M Processor and GT 650M Graphics work together. But does it really work, and work flawlessly?

(I not sure if this belongs in the motherboard section or the graphic card section)

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December 2, 2012 5:27:47 PM

From what I hear, Virtu is very unstable. A good metaphor is a quote from Linus in a recent live stream, "It's like someone wanted a car, so they stapled two motorcycles together.
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December 2, 2012 5:37:37 PM

NotSoHonestAbe said:
From what I hear, Virtu is very unstable. A good metaphor is a quote from Linus in a recent live stream, "It's like someone wanted a car, so they stapled two motorcycles together.

Hmmm... I'm dissapointed to hear that. I had just recently read that the newer version of Virtu was so much improved.
Btw, who's Linus?
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December 2, 2012 5:52:58 PM

I really don't know, they might have updated it so it works much better now, I have no experience with Virtu. And Linus is the owner of the LinusTechTips youtube channel, he's great. Whenever you're looking to make an upgrade to your PC look to see is Linus have made a video about it, he knows almost everything about everything.
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December 2, 2012 6:05:27 PM

Thanks. I'll check Linus/YouTube out.
I was reading about Virtu MVP which seems to improve gaming frame rates immensely when in D-Mode. My copy of Virtu is the older version. I was also wondering if being the owner of the older version would allow me to upgrade to MVP for free. Anyway, that's for another subject.
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