Upcoming Hardware, Desktop Coming Later Appendix: Kaby Lake Fact Sheets


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  • CaedenV - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    yep, there is a chip that enable the virtu stuff. It is little more than a soft-switch to route traffic to the right chip, but still required for the software to work. Reply
  • CaedenV - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    yep, virtu never worked on my SB z68 motherboard, but I upgraded to a z77 board (same SB CPU) to support TRIM over RAID0/1 for my SSDs and was happy to find that Virtu worked as advertised on the newer board. Used it to rip DVDs and BluRays for a few years, but more recently moved to a newer dGPU as I re-ripped my collection to h.256 to save on server space. Reply
  • inighthawki - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    It is typically a BIOS option to enable/disable the iGPU in the presence of a discrete GPU. Enabling it should have no ramifications, though, and the iGPU should simply show up as another video adapter on the system (no different than if you plug in an AMD and NVIDIA card at the same time). I've done this before on my machines and I've never had windows fail to boot - what configuration do[/did] you have? Perhaps the discrete GPU driver attempted to configure the system as a hybrid configuration (e.g. like on laptops) but it was not compatible for some reason? Reply
  • Guspaz - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    It was the bios setting that I attempted to enable. It's an i7-3770 on a Z77 motherboard and an nVidia GPU (670 at the time) on what was originally Windows 7. Windows 8 didn't help, and I've not tried it with my current GPU (970) or OS (Win10). Reply
  • inighthawki - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    hmm odd. I haven't ever tried on Windows 7 (or ivy bridge, for that matter), but my haswell works flawlessly alongside my GTX 780Ti in windows 10. I would suspect it could just be a driver issue. Reply
  • CaedenV - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    Ivy still required lucid to work (my wife's desktop does not have it, so I can pick one or the other). But newer boards came with the feature as standard.
    Still, enabling the onboard graphics should not bring instability. Must be a bad iGPU or a driver issue at play there. enabling the iGPU should just turn off the dGPU in systems without virtu.
  • npz - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    You need to plug a monitor in AFAIK. This can be the same monitor for both on a different port. However, this config may also result in the iGPU being the primary monitor. Reply
  • wr3zzz - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    I have been battling with Lucid Virtu support for years because I use QuickSync a lot. With Windows 10 you don't need that voodoo software or any monitor trick to have both iGPU and dGPU active like in Windows 7. You just need to enable iGPU in BIOS and install drivers for both Intel and dGPU. Reply
  • techieboi - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - link

    I doubt it is possible as yet. But there was a similar hack I read on http://gadgetspost.com, you could try. Not sure though. Reply
  • Shadowmaster625 - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - link

    PAO? More like TTM. Tick. Tock. Milk. Reply

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