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From this article it doesn't look like overclocking will be any different to the current P67
For some reason, I would think OCing the iGPU would make it harder to max the OCing of the CPU. Hopefully 5Ghz on air will still be attainable with relative ease.

X68 Patsburg will finally bring back bus clock OCing but it's socket 2011 won't have CPUs with integrated GPUs even though they're 130W TDP. QuickSync is quite nice to have in addition to discreet GPUs. Hopefully revision 2 of their iGPUs will support OpenCL for offloading some physics processing in games.
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That means itll turn your HDD into a hybrid HDD? Similar to what Seagate made?
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That means itll turn your HDD into a hybrid HDD? Similar to what Seagate made?
Yes it pretty much kills off the Momentus XT hybrid drives.

Have you read the reviews? The only advantage that the Momentus XTs offer over platter-based drives is boot times but the random IOPS was slower than a Raptor.
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Ok, let me get this straight, the Z68 would be synonymous with nVidia's Optimus platform, discrete when you need it and onboard when you don't?

Let me know if I understood this wrong.
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a Z68 doesn't seem worth it to me, any performance increase is minimal at best, it seems mostly geared towards those unable to afford a 256gb or higher SSD drive and need SSD caching.

Ivy Bridge might be worth it, still waiting to see the difference between it and Sandy bridge even though both are 1155.
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a Z68 doesn't seem worth it to me, any performance increase is minimal at best, it seems mostly geared towards those unable to afford a 256gb or higher SSD drive and need SSD caching.

Ivy Bridge might be worth it, still waiting to see the difference between it and Sandy bridge even though both are 1155.
Think of it this way. If the next video card you buy is DOA because the current one you're using died, you wouldn't be stuck without a video card for weeks because of RMA, you can use onboard in the time being.
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post #27 of 36
I'll be sticking with P67. I do very little media transcoding, and when I do, I just walk away and leave it to do it's thing. Not a big deal for me. I'm not investing in SSD's for a while, so that's out the window. If there are the only two things Z68 is offering, for me, it's very much a *shrug.*
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Virtu!
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z68 = Ivy bridge, or updated P/H67?
updated P/H67
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a Z68 doesn't seem worth it to me, any performance increase is minimal at best, it seems mostly geared towards those unable to afford a 256gb or higher SSD drive and need SSD caching.

Ivy Bridge might be worth it, still waiting to see the difference between it and Sandy bridge even though both are 1155.
It's for the people who can't afford a 80GB or higher SSD.

When the SSD are of small capacity,from 80 GD or less,the caching is slower.

The people who own 100GB or more capacity SSD's have no problem an thus not requiring this feature.
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