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[TT] Z68 vs. X58 - Which Is The Better Gaming Platform?

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This is an article I've wanted to do for a while now and as this month started, I told myself it was time to get it done as my testbeds here are making some changes. I've been tossing up if I should make the move to Z68 for our VGA reviews, or stick with the tried and trusted X58 platform.


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Works without a hitch for me...
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^ It works for me. Outdated DNS server?
Edited by Riou - 8/13/11 at 6:28am
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As expected really. to buy 1366 over z68 now would be stupid
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As expected really. to buy 1366 over z68 now would be stupid
X58 at 4.2 GHz did fairly well considering Z68 was at 5.2 GHz.
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Results aren't particularly surprising; largely GPU limited on both platforms.

That said, I'm not really liking the clock speeds they are testing at. I've seen and heard of a lot more Gulftown setups that are 24/7 stable at 4.2GHz than Sandy Bridge setups that were 24/7 stable at 5.2GHz.

With 4.2GHz on the 980x I think 4.7-4.8 on the 2600k would be more representative.

And yes, I own a 2600k as well.
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As expected really. to buy 1366 over z68 now would be stupid

Agree. If you have X58 already, Z68 is pointless as far as I can see, but if you have nothing or Core2 (or older), Z68 is the way to go...or X79 if you're prepared to wait...
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