vt-x is there even for cheap chips, that was the cheapest from the ivy bridge lineup, the older ones are even cheaper.


vt-d is something like amd-vi, which is only possible with am3 cpus and 890fx and series amd series 9 chipsets - all of those are without integrated gfx btw. ok, you could get aes-ni support cheaper with amd, but not so many ppl use it, intel wants you to buy i5 for that feature but definitely NOT to get vt-x.