Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › P67A-UD7 vs. Z68X-UD7
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

P67A-UD7 vs. Z68X-UD7 - Page 3

Poll Results: P67A-UD7 vs. Z68X-UD7

 
  • 41% (16)
    P67A-UD7
  • 58% (23)
    Z68X-UD7
39 Total Votes  
post #21 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822;13542502 
If a board is called Z68 then it has a Z68 chipset. Virtu, smart response technology, quicksync, they are all firmware/software implementations. You don't need to do ANYTHING other than pop in a Z68 chipset to allow for RST and SSD Caching, as its just a reworked Intel RAID software hack.

Virtu and quicksink are firmware as well, and pretty bad quality at this moment, just like everything else lucid. Lets put is this way, the only hardware you need to implement to get DVI-DSUB-HDMI-Disaply Port out if to implement ICs made by pulse to support them.

Thanks for clearing that up smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822;13542502 
Z68 is a gimmick in many ways, it benefits users of large SSDs, none. SSD Cacching your 64gbSSD with a 500GB HDD will slow your OS boot down if you have it happily on your 64GB ssd. If you want one large drive, or you only have a 40gb, 32gb, or 16gb SSD then it would help a lot.

By that logic, if you have your OS happily on your 40Gb, 32Gb or 16Gb drive (ok, fitting W7 on a 16Gb drive would be pushing it) then switching to using it for caching won't actually help much either, surely?
You're definitely making me question my support for caching...
Tony
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Z68XP-UD3P 6950 w/ ASUS 6970 BIOS @ 950MHz 4x4Gb Corsair Dominator LP Black 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 Seagate Maxtor Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 (7600) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell ST2220L 1080p eMachines 1440x900 Logitech G11 Corsair TX650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unknown - modded Logitech G5 £3 job Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
  hide details  
Reply
Tony
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Z68XP-UD3P 6950 w/ ASUS 6970 BIOS @ 950MHz 4x4Gb Corsair Dominator LP Black 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 Seagate Maxtor Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 (7600) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell ST2220L 1080p eMachines 1440x900 Logitech G11 Corsair TX650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unknown - modded Logitech G5 £3 job Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zsolmanz View Post
By that logic, if you have your OS happily on your 40Gb, 32Gb or 16Gb drive (ok, fitting W7 on a 16Gb drive would be pushing it) then switching to using it for caching won't actually help much either, surely?
You're definitely making me question my support for caching...
Yeah, that's basically what I've been saying for a week now.

I have Windows 7 running on a 16GB mSATA SSD. I had to tweak it slightly because it used to crash every few days, but it's working perfectly now.

I'll bet you 100$ that I get higher performance than if I were to stick that SSD to the butt of a larger HDD.
White Phoenix
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 GTX 480 SLi G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) 1600/CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256GB LG 6x BD-RW/HD-DVD Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit Dell 'PLP' - 2007FP | 3007WFP-HC | 2007FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Silverstone 1000w [80A]-Rail Antec p190 (Modded) Logitech G700 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad SteelSeries Experience I-2 
  hide details  
Reply
White Phoenix
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 GTX 480 SLi G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) 1600/CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 256GB LG 6x BD-RW/HD-DVD Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit Dell 'PLP' - 2007FP | 3007WFP-HC | 2007FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Silverstone 1000w [80A]-Rail Antec p190 (Modded) Logitech G700 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad SteelSeries Experience I-2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 25
Boot performance, yes. But then, none of your other files (you must have some magnetic storage) get the benefit whatsoever.
I'm sure there must be some files in the Windows folder that aren't regularly accessed. So it'd seem like wasting space to have those on the SSD. Why not just the 16Gb of your most used files?

That's the argument for it, but yeah - I'm not sure either way any more. I just want to get my hands on a board and processor and try it out for myself.
Tony
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Z68XP-UD3P 6950 w/ ASUS 6970 BIOS @ 950MHz 4x4Gb Corsair Dominator LP Black 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 Seagate Maxtor Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 (7600) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell ST2220L 1080p eMachines 1440x900 Logitech G11 Corsair TX650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unknown - modded Logitech G5 £3 job Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
  hide details  
Reply
Tony
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Z68XP-UD3P 6950 w/ ASUS 6970 BIOS @ 950MHz 4x4Gb Corsair Dominator LP Black 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 Seagate Maxtor Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 (7600) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell ST2220L 1080p eMachines 1440x900 Logitech G11 Corsair TX650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unknown - modded Logitech G5 £3 job Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 25
no man, SSDs are far superior is tiny file (4K) reads/writes, its where they destroy HDDs in random OS performance. HDDs have NOTHING on current SSDs other than maybe longer life.

The whole idea of SSD caching, is being able to RAID, but not having to cut down your HDDs size from 500GBs to 64GBs, for a 128GB raid of a 64GB SSD and 500GB HDD.

So yea if your OS is so small that you can only fit it on an SSD, or you can only fit some things on an SSD, then you will gain from buying a nice large HDD and using SRT/ssd caching.
X99 Main Rig
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
OSPower
Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
X99 Main Rig
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
OSPower
Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 25
Hello, fellas! I didn't follow closely the whole discussion, but since I already own a z68x-ud7 board, I've decided to post one remark. So far the motherboard works flawlessly. The only annoying thing about it is the slow bios-boot loading.
I mean, it takes about 7-8 seconds for the post screen to show up. I don't think that the problem is in my configuration, since everything is thoroughly tested and works perfectly. I think it's a bios loading issue. Could someone that owns a GB P67A mobo reply if he does have this issue. I'm with the F5 shipped BIOS and still didn't flash with the F6 one. I don't think it would resolve anything - the debug leds are showing that the loading process goes absolutely normally, maybe it's just due to the fact that the mobo is filled with hardware ports and switching some of the MB features from the BIOS to OFF doesn't change anything.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › P67A-UD7 vs. Z68X-UD7