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How does that differ from the P67 when there is no video out?
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That... is actually a good question. If anyone knows, kindly enlighten us!
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They probably are going to release a version of their boards with onboard video but with a +$50 price tag.
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Because their plan is to discontinue their entire P67 lineup and replace it with Z68 boards. That's why all the boards look the same as their P67 counterparts, and also why only lower-end motherboards have onboard video capabilities. I think they may also discontinue their H67 line later on.
     
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^^THIS^^

You can clearly see the VGA port on the I/O panel.

You must be talking about this one:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
That is weird!
I guess it's for people that want overclocking and SSD Caching?
Edited by grishkathefool - 5/14/11 at 1:00pm
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Because gigabyte is lame? Not saying they are but lame decision here. I think many folks will go with someone else if you plan to jump from P to Z.

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Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
^^THIS^^

You can clearly see the VGA port on the I/O panel.
Those are the low end boards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
^^THIS^^

You can clearly see the VGA port on the I/O panel.

You must be talking about this one:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
That is weird!
Both of them boards only have 4 pin cpu connectors.Yuck.
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From my understanding, a few of the Gigabyte Z68 boards use the Lucid Hydra software so that the IGP that's on the second series i5/i7 CPUs can still be used and or integrated for video encoding and what not.

Personally, it doesn't really bother me that they didn't stick the ports. I've had spare video cards laying around for display testing since like 2000, though I can see why it bothers some people.

I think the point that Giga is trying to make is that even with the lack of ports, you'll still get to integrate possibly the most important function of the Z68 chipset through means of video encoding from the i5/i7 without having to solely rely on an integrated graphics processor as a primary mode of display.

I could be completely wrong though... probably am.
Edited by jivenjune - 5/14/11 at 1:09pm
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It just makes no sense to me that Giga would expect people to move to the Z68 series and not offer int. GPU on their higher end boards. Why buy Giga if you can get Asus Z68 Pro for nearly the same money as Z68 UD4P? Anybody got an explanation for their reasoning?
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