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hey guys
i am using p67 motherboard should i switch it to z68?and wats the difference between p67 and z68?
thanks!
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Z68 has IGP support, QuickSync, and SSD caching. Since you have an SSD, you may be interested.
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Z68 has IGP support and SSD caching. Since you have an SSD, you may be interested.
His SSD is too big for caching Stay where you're at, you're missing nothing.
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i will notice a big improvement?and does the z68 is better for overclocking than p67?
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post #5 of 14
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i will notice a big improvement?and does the z68 is better for overclocking than p67?
No and no.
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i will notice a big improvement?and does the z68 is better for overclocking than p67?
Nope. Z68 just combines the features of the H67 and the P67. Performance is marginally better than with a P67.
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You need a 80gb or less SSD to cache? Correct me if I'm wrong. So you'd need to downgrade to cache. Couldn't imagine it'd be worth making the switch.
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His SSD is too big for caching Stay where you're at, you're missing nothing.
You can still use it for caching. Just limit it to 64GB (which is the max) But yeah I don't recommend it.
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ok guys thanks i will save the money for something else!
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post #10 of 14
Please correct me if I am wrong... First off the drive itself needs to support Intel SSD Cache (so Intel 20GB SSD is made for this) and it works alongside your mechanical HDD for better performance, and works quite well from what I see.... If the price of the Z68 is the same/very close to the P67, then you might as well go for the later Z68... If not, simply not worth it IMO.
That and watch out for the first P67 boards (SATA port degration) so look for later revisions in the motherboards, they are up to 2.0 or even 3.1 in the P67's....

I personally am going to stick with a SSD OS Drive and mechanicals for all storage regardless....
Maybe another SSD for favorite games for faster loadings...
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