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Hey everyone, just looking for a little help.
will a p67 motherboard support Ivy bridge?
I'll be using a 2500k and i'm going to be overclocking if that information matters.
thanks for the help.
    
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Most of them will, yes. Mine does, and its the REV 3.0 version (3.1 has replaced it).
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with a bios flash from the manufacturer, yes, p67 will accommodate ivy just fine.
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Thanks, so what are the features in the Z68 mobos? the use of the integrated graphics on the SB CPUs and Is it a little more buggy?
    
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Thanks, so what are the features in the Z68 mobos? the use of the integrated graphics on the SB CPUs and Is it a little more buggy?
Onboard graphics and SSD caching. Not even entirely sure what SSD caching is myself. But otherwise, they're exactly the same board as their P67 counterpart. And no, they're no more buggy than any other board.
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Go with Z68.
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post #7 of 21
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Go with Z68.
Why? It depends fully on the price. P67 boards are usually cheaper, and are just as good. I don't honestly don't know what SSD caching is, but it seems kind of pointless to me honestly (and I'm planning on buying a SSD next paycheck for my P67).
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If the P67 boards are the cheaper boards and the Z68 boards are more expensive but provide 2 extra features that I wont use, then P67 is the way to go. How are the Biostar motherboards?
    
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Thanks, so what are the features in the Z68 mobos? the use of the integrated graphics on the SB CPUs and Is it a little more buggy?
The extra features for the Z68 mobo are only cool to have if you plan to use them. The only reason I had bought this Z68X-UD4 (see sig ) is because I was able to get it for the same price as the P67-UD4 ($160) and it has 16-phase power. I have no intention to use ssd caching or Gigabyte's crappy Touch Bios.
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If the P67 boards are the cheaper boards and the Z68 boards are more expensive but provide 2 extra features that I wont use, then P67 is the way to go. How are the Biostar motherboards?
The TP67XE is a solid board. Anything else made by them is "meh" at best. The TP67B+ won't go much over 4.0-4.5GHz at all, no matter what. The others won't even overclock. The Z68 Biostar is exactly the same as the TP67B+.

So really the only decent one out right now is the TP67XE. It is a good board though, I miss mine.
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