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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by pangeltveit View Post
z68 = Ivy bridge, or updated P/H67?
Z68 = Z68.

Ivy bridge is an architecture, and should be available for both P67 and Z68 ..

But I thought Z68 would be socket 2011 or whatever Intel'll call it
Edited by ZTempo - 3/10/11 at 4:03am
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post #12 of 36
The integrated video card feature could be good for people with dedicated bigadv machines (folding). Saves you money from buying a gpu that wont get used.
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post #13 of 36
Z68 takes the best features of P67 and combines them with the best features of H67. Intel failed really hard with how you couldn't use the iGPU on the P67. Plus the best iGPUs were on the K series CPUs, but in order to use the iGPU, you needed a H67 board. You cannot overclock on a H67 board though.
post #14 of 36
People shouldn't forget about Intel's video transcoding engine that you have to use their GPU for. Remember that Intel wants to make the gpu part of the CPU again, which means at all segments, including the high-end which traditionally lacks integrated video.

They want the ability to not just use it as a video card, they want code that runs on the GPU, which we are seeing more and more of, to run on their CPU/GPU hybrids. Same with Fusion.

Basically since there is a realistic limit on cpu frequency with current materials and technologies this is a logical extension of many core parts. Pretty cool stuff I think.

Oh yeah, the chipset looks like it will be pretty nice. I am still holding hope for a competitive Bulldozer, but Intel holds all the cards when it comes to their fab capacity/technology and huge budgets and design teams.
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post #15 of 36
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Originally Posted by ZTempo View Post
Z68 = Z68.

Ivy bridge is an architecture, and should be available for both P67 and Z68 ..

But I thought Z68 would be socket 2011 or whatever Intel'll call it
LGA 2011 will likely be X68.
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post #16 of 36
While SSD caching seems great, and the ability to use QuickSync with a discrete GPU is also nice, Z68 is what P67 should have been all along.
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post #17 of 36
and if they dont have a retarded slot layout on the first batch of boards maybe ill pick one of these up when i replace my board at microcenter.
    
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post #18 of 36
x68 is releasing fall 2011
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post #19 of 36
From this article it doesn't look like overclocking will be any different to the current P67
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^ that's good to know
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