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The H67 is suited for an Office system as things are now..

But remember, more and more people are getting SSD's. I've even installed SSD's in our Office computers, where I work. So the world will slowly move over to SSD's. More and more.

Z68 brings a 'hybrid', namely to use SSD as caching for Harddrives. This can greatly benefit the performance, while at the same time being much cheaper VS using bigger SSD's. So in time, I think H67 will be phased out and the Z68 will take over it's position.
You make a valid point...for some folks. For me the SSD caching is a moot point as My entire OS and all installed apps only constitute 30gb. So,my SSD purchse will be a 60/64gb drive.. So I will not piggyback a SSD onto a HD. I would be better off running the SSD as a stand alone drive.
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As I understand, P67 will be phased out. They sell many Z68 boards with no Video out. So in time there will be little point for motherboard manufacturers to make any P67 boards when they can play with Z68...
    
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What if you are on socket 1366? Worth to go to Z68? Or wait a while longer?

Does Z68 support 2x PCIE x16 x16 ? Or is it 8x 8x?
Just like P55/P67, it only has 16 PCIe lanes for x8/x8. Add a NF200 chipset to the board to gain x16/x16 PCIe slots. The Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7 B3 board has this feature, but its pricey compared to X58 boards.
     
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As I understand, P67 will be phased out. They sell many Z68 boards with no Video out. So in time there will be little point for motherboard manufacturers to make any P67 boards when they can play with Z68...
Gigabyte already started to phase out some P67 boards for Z68. IMO, it makes no sense to make both of them in all types of options. Too much overlap in production.
     
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As I understand, P67 will be phased out. They sell many Z68 boards with no Video out. So in time there will be little point for motherboard manufacturers to make any P67 boards when they can play with Z68...
And that brings up another question. Gigabyte has 2 offerings. The lower priced Z68 int graphics boards ...and the higher priced Z68 with no video output. What is up with that? Sounds like they have renamed their P67 offering to Z68 but did not give the buyer the added onboard video hardware. I don't see any value in that especially when Asus offers Z68 with onboard video
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And that brings up another question. Gigabyte has 2 offerings. The lower priced Z68 int graphics boards ...and the higher priced Z68 with no video output. What is up with that? Sounds like they have renamed their P67 offering to Z68 but did not give the buyer the added onboard video hardware. I don't see any value in that especially when Asus offers Z68 with onboard video
Yeah, market tactics probably...

Anyway, with video out, there will be lesser other I/O ports. I think Gigabyte's thougths on this was to sell the boards with no video out as enthusiasts boards, and those with video out as Office/work offerings or something... ?
    
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Yeah, market tactics probably...

Anyway, with video out, there will be lesser other I/O ports. I think Gigabyte's thougths on this was to sell the boards with no video out as enthusiasts boards, and those with video out as Office/work offerings or something... ?
I could not say,but my thoughts are that Z68 boards main selling point is on board video....and the ability to add in a discrete GPU. Hence my choosing the Asus Z68 Pro

edit --here are the outputs on the Asus Pro




Onboard Video Onboard Video ChipsetNone Onboard Audio Audio ChipsetRealtek ALC892 Audio Channels8 Channels Onboard LAN LAN ChipsetIntel 82579 Max LAN Speed10/100/1000Mbps BluetoothBluetooth V3.0+EDR Rear Panel Ports Video PortsD-Sub + DVI HDMI1 x HDMI USB 1.1/2.06 x USB 2.0 USB 3.02 x USB 3.0 eSATA1 x eSATA 3Gb/s S/PDIF Out1 x Optical Audio Ports6 Ports Onboard USB Onboard USB2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 Onboard 1394 Onboard 13942 x 1394a
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I could not say,but my thoughts are that Z68 boards main selling point is on board video....and the ability to add in a discrete GPU. Hence my choosing the Asus Z68 Pro
Yeah, but I rather think Gigabyte knows that Z68 will take over for the P67. And thats why their selling Z68 boards with no video out, since P67 will be phased out anyway.
    
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They offer the Z68 for those who want the video on the lower end or standard mobos and no video output on the higher end for the people who have their own video cards. I personally wouldn't want the onboard video.
     
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don't believe the quicksync feature that intel is making all the fuss about. I personally tried transcoding some videos with media espresso and it was only 30 sec faster, 7:40 to 8:11. So no if the z68 board was as cheap as p67 then i'd go for it but quicksync shouldn't be considered a buying factor because it performs poorly.
    
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