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The GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4 is 179.99 free shipping and the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4 189.99 + 7.87= 197.86.

Is the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4 worth the extra 18.00 bucks? I really don't see anything different between the 2 boards the justify 18.00 more bucks am I missing something? TO me it looks like comparing apple to apple.

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Only difference is small boost on power phases, USB 3 chip changed to Elton, I think, and you get quicksync SSD caching, and probably better BIOS support.
Edited by Falkentyne - 6/1/11 at 3:25am
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The z68 board has 4 more power phases for the cpu, plus ssd caching. The higher end z68 gigabyte boards do not support quicksync I believe because of no integrated hdmi port, or something of that nature.

To be honest, I would save the money and just get the p67. You will likely never need those extra 4 phases, and ssd caching is pretty useless.
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Why not get the ga-z68x-ud3p? It's basically the same thing as the P67-UD4 except it has 2 extra SATA connectors lol. Same amount of power phases It even splits lanes x8/x8 for sli/cfx which the p67 ud3p does not.
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Originally Posted by beetlespin View Post
Is the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4 worth the extra 18.00 bucks? I really don't see anything different between the 2 boards the justify 18.00 more bucks am I missing something? TO me it looks like comparing apple to apple.
Yes it is...to me Although I bought my Z68X-UD4 during the Memorial Day week sale ($180 + free shipping), just knowing the additional onboard ports (which I need) and the extra 4 phases that are available makes me feel like I have a more complete mobo for the cost. I'm not so crazy about the ssd caching but I might experiment with it sometime in the future.
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yea SSD caching is good for if you only have a small SSD, if your SSD can fit windows you wont gain anything other than extra space really from SSD caching, i think it will shine with those new mSATA SSDs, the 20GB ones that are SLC those will be fast enough to make it worth it.

Id save the money unless you want newer tech, and the Touch BIOS also, but its not a true EFI BIOS its just a software EFi shell that is windows operated, its still cool to implement BIOS changes from windows, but then again i don;t really care that much for GUI BIOS.
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I meant ssd cache not quicksync. Too tired...thought quicksync was the name for sdd caching
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I found place still selling the ga-z68-ud4-b3 for 179.99 8.00 shipping. I have ga-p35-ds4 that ran solid for 3 years now with no problem so i'm just going stay with same quality of board.

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I decided to go with the Z68-UD4 over the P67-UD4. The Z68 was on sale for the price the P67 normally goes for and its resale value will be higher.. I doubt I'll use any of the extra features Z68 has over P67. I also like how the Gigabyte Z68 boards look, over the P67s - There's no off-coloured band (for my colour scheme) on the heatsinks
Edited by Dirtyworks - 6/1/11 at 1:27pm
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