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post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by nova_prime View Post

so if i RMA my broken P67 Sabertooth...i will get a Sabertooth Z77 instead...??

Generally manufactures will have some discontinued products just for RMA. So very likely no, you will still get P67 Sabertooth in return.
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post #42 of 58
Intel just doesn't care anymore, they know that the money is in mobile which can't be upgraded, so they could care less about CPU sockets now.
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post #43 of 58
Discontinue it all you want Intel. It will stay in my system for a very long time. devil-smiley-019.gif

All though I do admit if I was rich I would update all my parts every 3 months. tongue.gif
post #44 of 58
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Glad they're keeping the Z68 boards for a bit.
But in all seriousness, I hope AMD will bring some competition to the table. It's not fun paying $200 for a new motherboard every 2 years thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Then dont? Computers these days are so fast theres no reason to unless your still rockin a pentium or 3000+ really. Unless we see another jump like we did going from pentium to core2duo or core2 to I series its going to be pointless to upgrade for a while....
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x58 f0r lyf3

Word up. biggrin.gif
post #46 of 58
Lol, I don't care what Intel does, P67 is still an awesome board. I see no reason to upgrade that for probably 2-3 years IMO.
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post #47 of 58
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Lol, I don't care what Intel does, P67 is still an awesome board. I see no reason to upgrade that for probably 2-3 years IMO.

This, I probably won't upgrade until Haswell or Broadwell.
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post #48 of 58
Does this mean if I *break* my ASUS P8P67 Pro then they'll give me a P8Z68 Pro? *Crosses fingers*
     
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post #49 of 58
Please note if AMD were actively competing with Intell you would still be swapping between motherboards fot the latest fav.
At the moment Intel is competing with itself and doing well at it.

Also at the moment Sandy Bridge and P67 have no real world shortcoming. Not for me anyway.

OTOH I expect H61, H67 boards to follow shortly on introduction of Z7x counterpats
post #50 of 58
It seems the only chipset longevity lies in the enthusiast sockets these days. I always thought the improvements from P67 to Z68 to Z77 were shamefully small. SDD caching is inferior to booting off a 60GB SSD, and by the time PCI-e 3.0 bandwidth is really useful a new motherboard will probably be required for other reasons. However I see no real need to upgrade from P67 and Sandy for years for gaming, maybe if it was bottlenecking your tri/quad SLI you would. If you are annoyed at this discontinuance the solution is simply to not upgrade for a while.
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