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Would waiting for the release of the z68 be the wisest decision to make before upgrading from the p45?

How about socket 2011, will it be a mainstream implementation or is it the counterpart of 1366 where it is targeted for enthusiasts?
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Z68 just adds SSD caching and use of the onboard video. Nothing that great unless you wanted access to quick sync which only works when the onboard video is active.

Here's an article on it. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...hing,2888.html

I haven't read a lot on the 2011 boards/chips but they sound like the next 1366 platform. Sandybridge with all the PCIe lanes you could need for tri/quad sli/cf.
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SSD caching sounds great though.

So if I just use one vidcard and planning to use dual cards in the future, I shouldn't bother on the 2011 boards?
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Waiting for Godot...
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what's godot?
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I think he just means you'll never stop waiting, or something like that. My advice is to just jump on the 1155 bandwagon. Plenty of performance to be had there, plus you can do sli/xfire if you want to later.
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I think he just means you'll never stop waiting, or something like that. My advice is to just jump on the 1155 bandwagon. Plenty of performance to be had there, plus you can do sli/xfire if you want to later.
Exactly the idea that's been bugging me right now though I can easily vouch for this when it comes to video cards. Z68 is just around the corner, some say mid-April but an article from Anandtech says between May 7-14. Two months isn't very long for me since I still need time to sell all these computer parts anyway. It's not like I'm waiting for Ivy Bridge.
Edited by kevindd992002 - 3/22/11 at 8:30am
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Yeah, all "Waiting for Godot" play was about is waiting for something that never comes. With computers it's waiting for the next big thing. You could just keep waiting and waiting, this way you'll never build a new system.
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Hang on, what's SSD caching?
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^^
Correct me if I'm wrong but with a z68 board, you can have everything installed to a normal hdd then add in an SSD later that will automatically act as cache for frequently used apps. I guess its useful for those with small size SSDs who can't fit their OS and frequently installed apps on it. Its not as fast though as having everything on the SSD itself.
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