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The Z68 chipset enables integrated graphics and processor-based overclocking. So, you can conceivably drop in a Core i5-2500K and hook a display up to its HD Graphics 3000 output. But why would you want to do that? No self-respecting enthusiast is going to revel in a 4.5 GHz Core i5 that tops out at 1680x1050 in a basic game like World of Warcraft.
Release Date: May 8-14th according to the article.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...hing,2888.html

Hopefully these are released sooner than later.
I'm really trying to hold out on my P67 exchange to get the Z68.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 3/10/11 at 10:05am
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More importantly:
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: Z68 also supports SSD caching—the ability to add a small solid-state drive to a system already running a larger mechanical disk with the purpose of speeding up read performance of data cached to the SSD. The target market for this feature is probably going to be somewhat limited. However, for the folks who can’t afford 80 GB or larger SSDs and still need extra user storage, caching does work…and pretty painlessly, too.
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Looks like a total fail, overall
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@DuckieHo - Yes, very.

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Looks like a total fail, overall
How is SSD caching and the ability to use your PC without a dedicated video card a fail?
Now we can boot into the bios, sell or RMA our video cards without any major downtime.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 3/9/11 at 11:40pm
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Looks like a total fail, overall
..huh?
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Looks like a total fail, overall
Could you please explain why? Looks like good features to me.
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I want a z68 board, but i'm not sure if they will be out in time before I have to return my board to newegg. Although, I could live without my rig for a week or two just for this chipset.

Any info on when these bad boys are supposed to hit the market?
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I want a z68 board, but i'm not sure if they will be out in time before I have to return my board to newegg. Although, I could live without my rig for a week or two just for this chipset.

Any info on when these bad boys are supposed to hit the market?
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In the two months since Sandy Bridge launched, we’ve come that much closer to the official debut of Z68 Express—currently slated for somewhere in the May 8th-14th timeframe. So now you’re probably facing a decision: buy an updated P67 Express-based platform now, or wait two more months for Z68.
I'm going to ask Newegg if it can wait until then.
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z68 = Ivy bridge, or updated P/H67?
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Looks like a total fail, overall
how?
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