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How much longer do you want them to support an enthusiast chipset that nobody will buy after z68 ships?

It's basically what p67 should have been.
Since when was the P series Intel's enthusiast chipsets?

P35 wasn't. X38 was. P45 wasn't. X48 was. P55 wasn't. X58 was.
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Since when was the P series Intel's enthusiast chipsets?

P35 wasn't. X38 was. P45 wasn't. X48 was. P55 wasn't. X58 was.
Couldn't agree more, but where do you place a Z series? Can't find that chart that shows where the Z68 places as far as enthusiast to mainstream.
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Since when was the P series Intel's enthusiast chipsets?

P35 wasn't. X38 was. P45 wasn't. X48 was. P55 wasn't. X58 was.
But who beside "enthousiasts" bought P67 boards lately, Intel may label that chipset as mainstream but the common "mainstream" guy doesn't have a clue what P67 is and really doesn't give a ****.
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post #14 of 24
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How much longer do you want them to support an enthusiast chipset that nobody will buy after z68 ships?

It's basically what p67 should have been.
Seriously?

Z68 adds nothing worth mentioning to P67.

That's like saying that Windows 7 SP1 was what Windows 7 should have been.

Obvious overhype is obvious.
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post #15 of 24
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Since when was the P series Intel's enthusiast chipsets?

P35 wasn't. X38 was. P45 wasn't. X48 was. P55 wasn't. X58 was.
But P67 has come out an entire year before the alleged X68 S2011 platform.

Obviously, Intel is trying to tell us something.
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post #16 of 24
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But P67 has come out an entire year before the alleged X68 S2011 platform.

Obviously, Intel is trying to tell us something.
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Seriously?

Z68 adds nothing worth mentioning to P67.

That's like saying that Windows 7 SP1 was what Windows 7 should have been.

Obvious overhype is obvious.
SSD caching
Onboard Video
Quicksync

It's not much, but really - those features should have been there.

Obvious double post is obvious .

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Since when was the P series Intel's enthusiast chipsets?

P35 wasn't. X38 was. P45 wasn't. X48 was. P55 wasn't. X58 was.
Correct. Both P67 and H67 are mainstream sockets. I didn't mean to say they were enthusiast boards, however, the ability to overclock k series makes it at least more so than a H67 chipset.

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But who beside "enthousiasts" bought P67 boards lately, Intel may label that chipset as mainstream but the common "mainstream" guy doesn't have a clue what P67 is and really doesn't give a ****.
Yeah, but it's about what intel labels it - H67 and P67 are "mainstream" sockets.
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SSD caching
You mean the process of taking a perfectly good SSD and merging it with an HDD to gain 33% higher performance?

Yeah, that's a good idea..

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Onboard Video
This is OCN. I take that as an insult.

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Quicksync
Again, who needs Quicksync when we all have decent graphics card?

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It's not much, but really - those features should have been there.
Why? They weren't there before, not with the P4x series, and not with the P5x series.

And the reason being is that they are useless to enthusiasts.

So, I really don't see why Intel is trying to market them to us.

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Obvious double post is obvious .
Don't troll on me.
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post #18 of 24
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And the reason being is that they are useless to enthusiasts.
It's not an enthusiast board.
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post #19 of 24
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It's not an enthusiast board.
A Z68 chipset isn't enthusiast?

That's absurd.

Are you implying that SB is not enthusiast?

It's the best-performing hardware available for a year.

I believe that makes it enthusiast regardless of what Intel calls it.
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I... just don't care? My current P67 board does everything I need it to and while I think a few extra features on the Z68 set are nice, I honestly don't think I'd ever use em.

Now, that being said... If I had the choice given to me right now as to whether I'd choose a P67 or Z68 motherboard with the exact same looks, the added features, and the same price, I would of course choose the Z68.

Those additional features, however, were just never important enough for me to bother waiting for. If I was going to wait, it would have been for Bulldozer or Socket 2011. Not a few features on a chipset...

So it really is a non issue to me as to whether or not any manufacturer continue or discontinue making more P67 boards.

I just care about them periodically making updates to their BIOS, so I can achieve better overclocks.
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