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  • 45% (11)
    It's worthless. There's not one feature I need.
  • 16% (4)
    I happen to think SSD Caching and onboard are great.
  • 20% (5)
    I'm holding out for Socket 2011, so I haven't looked into it
  • 16% (4)
    Bulldozer FTW!
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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, in light of Z68 launching in two weeks and my updating the P67 motherboard comparison sticky to include the new chipset..

I wanted to gauge your thoughts on it.

Personally, I see nothing worthy of an upgrade from P67 (read: nothing).

SSD Caching is nice if you keep your OS/Programs on an HDD - but then, why not just use the SSD as your OS drive? You only need 32GB.
The only other (main) aspect of Z68 is the marrying of H67 and P67.
And I think I can speak of everyone here when I say - who needs onboard?

But what do You think?

Is it a worthy successor or just another needless upgrade to make up for possible P67 B2 replacement costs?
Edited by Track - 4/20/11 at 12:12am
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post #2 of 11
I'm waiting for the X69 chipset, I heard it will be absolutely nasty at overclocking.
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post #3 of 11
I'm not regretting getting my p67 board at all. Does everything I need it to, and I don't really care for ssd caching. Onboard video would be nice, but it isn't something I absolutely need. To be honest, I would much rather have the extra usb ports on the back then onboard video.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by ____ View Post
I'm waiting for the X69 chipset, I heard it will be absolutely nasty at overclocking.
I didn't hear any news on X69. I didn't even know that's what they were calling it.

Are you joking or did I miss something serious?

It seems impossible for someone to know how a chipset that isn't out yet is going to overclock..

Especially considering that the CPUs it supports are 6/8/10 cores, which would obviously overclock much less than current SB processors.

So, I think you're joking.
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post #5 of 11
As said before the only "upgrade" is the SSD caching other then that who needs integrated graphics its useless, even then it is said that the 1155 i5 2500k and i7 2700k have HD integrated graphics its useless for me.
post #6 of 11
I would like to have the option of integrated graphics and the overclocking abilities of the "P" 67 mobos for 2 reasons

1) I don't game at all and I don't watch movies on my PC. I stream blurays via Cat 6 >> media boxes >>HDMI >> flat screen TVs.

2) I suspect my old 4830 is causing a problem with my rig and since I intend to upgrade soon to SB it will be cheaper(I hope) to just buy a mobo with the integrated graphics and forget about a Graphics card.

When you don't game ...just surf the net and download HD content from paid sites,I don't see the need for a GPU. If in the future I do want a Graphics card,the Z68 will accept it with no problem. I have heard the price will be comparable to the P 67 already out so why not?

If I am viewing this from the wrong perspective...someone please enlighten me.
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post #7 of 11
I'm olding out on octo-core Bulldozer and s2011 Xeons. But Z68 will be something to look at for my brother as he will probably upgrade his aging c2d gaming rig this summer.
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post #8 of 11
I think it will be great for a HTPC build. Im planing to get a Z68 mobo for playing media/folding. The money I save on a gpu I can use for a better cpu and get a nice oc.
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post #9 of 11
It's X79. And what's the point of oc-ing your cpu if you're using onboard graphics? Is there still a speed boost?
 
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by juhansoo12 View Post
It's X79. And what's the point of oc-ing your cpu if you're using onboard graphics? Is there still a speed boost?
I don't get the connection...faster CPU speed and int Graphics. Why would you not get a speed boost. And ,if you don't game or watch HD movies on the PC monitor then why bother with a GPU? Not arguing,just want to know if I am missing something.
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