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That is with the nf200. I believe he was talking about it being native, which obviously it can't be.
Egh. 65nm chipset. Do not want, do not need.
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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.
Already posted this in another thread. AsRock P67 EXTREME4 vs. AsRock Z68 EXTREME4. $160 vs. $220.
    
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Already posted this in another thread. AsRock P67 EXTREME4 vs. AsRock Z68 EXTREME4. $160 vs. $220.
You do realize that amongst vendors the P67 series is now a wash considering the Z68 completely replaces it and phases it out...Right?

Meaning, Z68 > P67 regardless of your opinion on the $ difference.
Edited by Masked - 5/12/11 at 5:03am
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You do realize that amongst vendors the P67 series is now a wash considering the Z68 completely replaces it and phases it out...Right?

Meaning, Z68 > P67 regardless of your opinion on the $ difference.
Well, too bad for the uninformed masses. Cheaper p67 boards for us, and I get to raid SSD's with the premium I saved not going Z68. =P
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Already posted this in another thread. AsRock P67 EXTREME4 vs. AsRock Z68 EXTREME4. $160 vs. $220.
That is due to launch prices. Wait a month or two....

P67 will be gone and Z68 will replace them at the about same price (maybe $10 more and $15 more with Virtu)
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That is due to launch prices. Wait a month or two....

P67 will be gone and Z68 will replace them at the about same price (maybe $10 more and $15 more with Virtu)
Sure. I'm just talking about the situation right now. The additional features cost around $5 to the manufacturer, but we obviously know they'll mark it up way higher. 2 months from now I'm still expecting them to be an additional $20-25 or so.
    
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If you buy this board with a 2500k or 2700k processor on newegg you get 25 bucks off, so it ended up being cheaper to buy this board over the p67 when ordering my build
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Hmm I read on AnandTech that "this isn't a hardware feature but it's something that Intel is only enabling on Z68" for SSD Caching.
Is that true?
If it is, then... what's so exciting lol.
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Already posted this in another thread. AsRock P67 EXTREME4 vs. AsRock Z68 EXTREME4. $160 vs. $220.
Check the price today ( 1 week later ). $190 vs $160. That big $60 difference has already been cut in half.

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Sure. I'm just talking about the situation right now. The additional features cost around $5 to the manufacturer, but we obviously know they'll mark it up way higher. 2 months from now I'm still expecting them to be an additional $20-25 or so.
I tried to find model numbers that were as close to each other as possible based on availability.

P8Z68-V Pro - $210 ( This is one of the most popular boards right now )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131730

P8P67 Pro - $185 ( was $190 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-703-_-Product

$25 difference.

GA-P67A-UD4-B3 - $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-478-_-Product

Look closely to spot the differences, the Z68 board has 2 extra Sata 3 ports.

GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-494-_-Product

$10 difference

GA-P67X-UD3-B3 - $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...GA-P67X-UD3-B3

GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 - $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128500

-$10 Difference.

I'll just stop there. These are comparisons of model numbers as close to each other between the 2 chipsets.

Z68 WILL replace P67, it's just a matter of time before prices are pretty much equal, and P67 gets phased out.

Since the Z68 boards are pretty much identical to the P67 boards, there's no point in manufacturers making 2 of the same board long term.
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I purchased the Z68 board last week. It was a new build so I went with the latest board. After talking to the technicians at the store and reading online, I decided to just go separate SSD and a regular harddrive. I already have both of these pieces from my previous computer, but opt not to use the SSD caching. This is because after researching it is shown that this set up will decrease the life of the SSD, and the SSD is more likely to fail. My main purpose to use the SSD caching was to mainly to increase my load time during gaming, but then the increase isn't as substantial to warrant the possibility of hurting my SSD. The guys at the store said its actually 'slower' to run the OS through the SSD caching than just SSD alone. So I rather run it separately.

So with all this debate about upgrading from P67 to Z68 there is no reason to do it just because of a couple of added 'bells and whistles' which is mainly for advertising purpose on Intel's part, as the average customer who didn't research will think "SSD caching" is cool and great idea, but in reality it slows down your everyday computing and actually drastically decrease the lifetime of your SSD. The guys at the store actually recommends the buyer to actually buy a extended warranty on the SSD if you plan to SSD cache as it most like to fail first How ironic ?
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