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post #31 of 59
guys, z68 is for htpc's (can overclock while using integrated graphics).
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Z68 is a gimmick for the time being.

Unless it supports x16 x16 sli down the road, I don't see it being phenomenal.
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post #33 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by H3XUS View Post
Z68 is a gimmick for the time being.

Unless it supports x16 x16 sli down the road, I don't see it being phenomenal.
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0)
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3847#sp
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post #34 of 59
I don't plan to OC anytime soon but want a decent board that is almost a no brainer for BIOS update (Like MSI and it's SureHands feature via MSI HQ tool).. that will 99% likely to support Ivy Bridge..

Is this Z68? xD
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post #35 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by H3XUS View Post
Z68 is a gimmick for the time being.

Unless it supports x16 x16 sli down the road, I don't see it being phenomenal.
There's also nothing phenomenal about a 2-5% (at most) performance boost from another x16 lane...

x8/x8 is fine.
post #36 of 59
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Originally Posted by Skylit View Post
There's also nothing phenomenal about a 2-5% (at most) performance boost from another x16 lane...

x8/x8 is fine.
Make that 0-1%.

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post #37 of 59
If Z68 boards are close to P67 in price, then the major advantage is for dedicated bigadv folding rigs that need overclocking but don't need a gpu.
     
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post #38 of 59
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With the $50 you're saving from getting P67 you can get a bigger SSD to begin with. What are you complaining about? This feature is useless unless Z68 gets to near price parity with P67. Otherwise, I won't even consider it.
Where are you seeing a $50 dollar increase from P67 to Z68? All rumors and even reviews point to a negligible price difference, so much so that companies are going to stop producing P67 as redundant.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boogschd View Post
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0)
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3847#sp
That is with the nf200. I believe he was talking about it being native, which obviously it can't be.
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post #40 of 59
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That is with the nf200. I believe he was talking about it being native, which obviously it can't be.
ohz..
thanks fr clearing that up
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