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Z68 vs P67?

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I read a bit about this, and Z68 has something like QuickSync and SSD Caching, but I don't have an SSD and I have no idea what QuickSync does, but if were to be smart about investing my money on good parts, should I pick the Z68 chipset over the P67?
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Do you need the GPU on the CPU?
    
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P67 is more than enough, Z68 has the onboard GPU and ssd caching, if those features are not applicable to you then go ahead with the P67.

I recommend the Asus P8P67 Pro, Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the budget Asrock P67 Extreme4.
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If you need onboard GPU (I don't think you will) and/or the SSD caching, go for the Z68, or if you don't, P67 is your choice.
    
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Quick Sync is for using the integrated GPU inside the CPU for video transcoding. It is the fastest solution with good quality. CPU has the best quality but the slowest.

SSD caching is using the SSD as an intermediate cache for a mechanical hard drive. It makes your boot times and most used applications load faster.
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Thanks for your replies! I think I'll go with P67
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Always nice to be able to use the z68 integrated graphics if your GPU craps out.
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Originally Posted by notafinger! View Post
Always nice to be able to use the z68 integrated graphics if your GPU craps out.
This is handy.

If you don't need SSD caching or Quicksync then get whichever is cheaper. There is no performance difference between P67 and Z68.
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If price is about the same for the two boards you looking at, no reason not to just get the z68 chipset. That's my vote.

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