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P67 or Z68?

post #1 of 15
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Getting a new mother board and just wondering is z68 really worth it?
I know it has a built in graphics chip but is it worth like 50-70$ more?
give me your thoughts
post #2 of 15
No. None of the features on Z68 make it worth paying the price premium over a P67.
post #3 of 15
If you have a dedicated gpu and an ssd then there is 0 reason to get z68.

I think we need to have a sticky for this, its not that a lot of people post questions like yours, which is perfectly fine. Mostly, a lot of people spreading misinformation when people are asking for builds, which is not fine. I think I've corrected over 20 people who are posting that kind of stuff.

Also, it doesn't have a built in graphics chip, it uses the H67 chipset to allow the cpu to take the load.
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I think it is not worth, even if it supports PCI-E 3.0 these graphic cards will be pricier than 2.1 ones, but you should not notice the difference even at comparable gtx590 or hd6990 on 3.0.
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post #5 of 15
The only way it would be worth it is if you know without a doubt you'll need the extra features it has over P67 (of which there are only a few - but I do not have the differences memorized).

So I recommend carefully comparing the two to see if the extra features of Z68 appeal to you at all. If not, then you'll have more than you need with P67.
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post #6 of 15
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thanks a ton guys! Helps me out a ton and saves me a ton of money ++ for everyone
post #7 of 15
lol, In my country the price of a asus p67 is the same as a asus z68, so the choice for me was obvious.
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post #8 of 15
The only time it's worth it is if your PCI-E video card fails and you send it in for RMA... in that case you can use the onboard graphics chip to get you by until you get your video card back. Oh, and I heard it speeds up video encoding.
post #9 of 15
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The only time it's worth it is if your PCI-E video card fails and you send it in for RMA... in that case you can use the onboard graphics chip to get you by until you get your video card back. Oh, and I heard it speeds up video encoding.
So.

Buy a 30 dollar 9800GT incase your expensive main conks out.

That'd still be loads better than the alternative.
post #10 of 15
z68, also lowers energy costs w/ onboard graphics
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