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Does the Intel P67 chipset support SATA 3 6.0Gb/s?

The topic says it all.

***I should have posted this in the chipset forum, not motherboard, SORRY***

I thought otherwise, but after reading details on some motherboards (i.e. Asus P8P67 Pro LGA1155), it seems that the new Intel P67 chipset supports SATA 3 6.0Gb/s?

However, the iP67 chipset does NOT support USB 3.0?

I also notice so difference b/t mobos supporting higher than DDR3-1600 memory. I think I want DDR3-2000 in a new build. I asked questions in another thread here about DDR3 speed vs. CL timings. Should I worry, and get DDR3-2000 vs. 1600 vs. 1333?

And the P67 chipset does NOT support onboard graphics, like the H67 does? Regardless of the LGA1155 CPU (i.e. Intel Core i5 2500K).
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    SATA -> 6 Gbit/s, 2 Ports & 3 Gbit/s, 4 Ports ; USB 3 -> No.

    RAM...better read this particularly pages 4 - 6 -> http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/1 I recommend 1600 CAS 8; G.SKILL Ripjaws X series - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=%22ripjaws+x%22&x=0&y=0

    Graphics Chart:
  2. Thanks jaquith!

    Great article, nice recommendation. Can almost read the chart, too.
  3. Click on the Chart for full sized, Tom's reduces it size. I need to update the Chipset names since Intel renamed them.

    The RAM is rather odd with the P67/SB CPUs, and not the results I expected at all - go figure?!
  4. The DDR3-2000 speed isn't supported at all in Sandy Bridge chips. If you're going higher than 1600, you need to get either 2133 or 1866. If you bought the 2000, it would down-clock to 1866 anyway.

    Sandy Bridge's sweet spot is DDR3-1600. The CAS latency matters just a teeny tiny bit, so going with 7 or 8 versus 9 isn't worth it unless the cost difference is $5 or less.
  5. 2000 MHz RAM will run but you'd either need to run above (OC/above rated) or below 2000; choices 2133 or 1866, heck it can run 1600, 1333, etc. The link above shows SB paired with RAM faster than 1333 provides very little benefits and in some cases even slower. This is a SB issue so I assume the 'X68' versions might suffer the same less than expected results.
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  7. The answer to the OP is YES.

    And, I've decided on DDR3-1600 CAS7 for my memory: G.Skill Ripjaw X Series DDR3-1600 CL7 4GB kit (2 x 2GB). It's only $5 more then the CL9 kit here for $54.99 (today?).
  8. Yeah, I noticed the price drops today. Excellent RAM - coming from a Corsiar guy. G.SKILL leap frogged Corsair.
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