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I love the month of my birthday so much this year. April ftw.
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post #12 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthedes View Post

so should i get a p67 board? gen 3 of course, like the asrock p67 extreme4 gen 3, which has native usb 3.0 and pci-e 3.0 support when you drop an ivy in

I would go for a Z68 board

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post #13 of 35
If you'll never ever use QuickSync or SSD caching, then there's no reason to spend the extra few bucks for Z68 over P67.

But if you'll use either feature, you probably already own a Z68 board, most of which will support Ivy Bridge.

Without any further information, I think it's probable that Z68 will cease manufacturing when Z77 releases. There's just no reason to have two nearly-identical chipsets clogging the same price points. Unless it's P67 that dies, and Z68 that drops to the entry-level price tier...
    
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post #14 of 35
keeping my extreme4 gen3 z68.....
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I love the month of my birthday so much this year. April ftw.

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post #16 of 35

Awwww... these news is a killer! Excited to hear about Ivy Bridge details and then I stare at the calendar... sudden depressed... 38 days to go...

 
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post #17 of 35
Excellent news...I'm building a Sandy Bridge rig atm, but nevertheless, I'm curious to see the potential of Ivy chips.
Specially the igpu and potential for low power tablets/laptops, and also the overclocking headroom.
It'd be nice to a 6.5ghz I7 wink.gif
I'll just go and buy my z68 board now, I don't think the wait is worth it for me at least.
Perhaps further down the road when pci-e 3.0 begins being utilized I'll upgrade my 2600k to an Ivy quad.
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post #18 of 35
I have a p67 board is there any reason to even consider z68 or z77?

i dont need pci express 3, and i dont need ssd caching
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Same

Gotta love the timing. smile.gif
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post #20 of 35
Yeah. I'll be keeping my P67. I have no USB 3.0 peripherals, and PCI-E 3.0 is nothing but a gimmick to part us from our money at this point, so Z77 is kind of a bore. I have two 580s so I don't really need to avail of the on-die GPU that Z68 offers either. After that, two GTX 680s will replace them. They're not going to require PCI-E 3.0, mark my words.


So, you P67 and Z68 owners, save your money. God sakes.
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