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what is the difference with the mobo's the p67 or z68 and which one is better and is the z68 really worth the money? Just needing to know wanting to replace my mobo.
post #2 of 9
Z68 gives you acces to the igpu, p67 does not.

I use intel quick sync for transcoding videos. Speed increase is more than worth it.

And that \/
Edited by crUk - 11/21/11 at 3:03pm
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post #3 of 9
Also gives you SSD Caching.

I went for the p67.
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I'd just go for whatever is cheaper. Personally I'd favour the P67 option as it just seems simpler.
post #5 of 9
z68 if u have an ssd
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why z68 if u have an ssd?
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Originally Posted by GeneralCuster44 View Post

why z68 if u have an ssd?

If you have small SSD to cache to. If you already have an SSD for your OS, Z68 not necessary then.

Here is a link to some info about SSD Caching:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/2
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 11/21/11 at 4:03pm
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Ok I have my ssd for my games and os so still p67?
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Ok I have my ssd for my games and os so still p67?

p67 is fine. I went for it cause it was a little cheaper and I didn't need anything z68 offered.
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