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And with the Z68 boards come new Z68 bugs.
I seriously doubt it considering Z68 is more or less identical to P67. P67 was just problematic because all the manufacturers rushed to get the boards out before they were ready.
    
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Thanks cmeeks and Falkentyne. Appreciate the insight. I'm nearly set on the UD4, but now I've got that Z68 issue to consider... I know that the Z68 chipset is being launched on May 8th, but does that mean boards are actually available for retail sale that day? It was my impression that May 8th is the day Intel actually starts shipping the chip to motherboard manufacturers, such that motherboards won't actually be available for purchase by the public until mid to late summer.

I read the Z68 review on Tom's and don't think I really will benefit from the two major features (SSD caching and GPU overclocking/on die video encoding). So I wasn't planning on waiting it out for a Z68 board. Does Gigabyte really not plan on producing any more P67 boards in the future? Any reason to think that will be a problem in the future? I was also considering an Asus P67Pro, but it seems like Asus' customer service isn't nearly as good as Gigabyte's.

BTW, my apologies for resurrecting a dead thread.
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no way man, they have to chip out chips MUCh earlier than that. they will be sale more or less that day.

I am pretty sure GB will produce their P67 boards, i was told they are different market segments.
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I know that the Z68 chipset is being launched on May 8th, but does that mean boards are actually available for retail sale that day?
Weren't P67 boards available in stores and online when they were launched on January 9th? There you go
    
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