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What is the Intel Z68 chipset?

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The reason why I started this post is to educate people on what Z68 is and how difference it is from P67.



Visit the link for complete explanation. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mot...-z68-chipset/1

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When Intel’s Sandy Bridge range of LGA1155 Core CPUs launched, you had to choose whether you wanted to overclock the CPU or use its integrated Processor Graphics unit (PG) – either you bought a P67 motherboard and overclocked the CPU, or you bought an H67 motherboard and made a more modest PC. However, for months there has been a mythical third option; one that would let you overclock the CPU while enabling its integrated PG: the Z68 chipset.

The benefits of Z68 initially sounded pretty niche – it would be ideal for a PC that sees plenty of work but no gaming (beyond Flash-based games and casual fare). However, in the build up to its launch, motherboard manufacturers started to talk about what they could do with a chipset that could see the PG and know how to overclock: hybrid graphics.

Aside from the two new technologies, the Z68 chipset is fairly similar to P67 and H67. It provides 12 USB ports, six SATA ports (two of which support SATA 6Gbps), eight PCI-E 2.0 lanes and no PCI connections. The PCI-E lanes are used by motherboard makers to connect third-party control chips to add PCI support, EIDE support, extra SATA connections, USB 3 connections and extra PCI-E slots.
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Just ordered a Gigabyte UD5 version. What you described should fit like a glove.
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If you're quoting an article, put it in quotes. Otherwise we assume that it's your original content and you're taking credit for it.
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Yeah I totally forgot about it, I was wondering what I forgot, my apologies, it wont happen again.
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