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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2011 10:28:01 AM

Hi i was wondering what board you think is better and why?

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a c 292 V Motherboard
January 27, 2011 12:27:50 PM

That depends.

If you want use a dedicated GPU, get the P67 that gives you the possibility of overclock your CPU.

If you want a budget right with GPU integrated, get the H67.
a c 107 V Motherboard
January 28, 2011 3:53:09 AM

saint19 said:
That depends.

If you won't use a dedicated GPU, get the P67 that gives you the possibility of overclock your CPU.

If you want a budget right with GPU integrated, get the H67.

FYP.

I think P67 is better because I will never use integrated graphics -- they still suck for games when compared to a discrete video card. Also, P67 can overclock the CPU while H67 cannot.
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February 3, 2011 1:42:06 AM

I have an H67 and it definitely has options in the BIOS for overclocking. Of course, both chipsets are faulty now so I'll have to wait to get a replacement.
a c 107 V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 3:02:47 AM

The multiplier overclocking options won't do anything on the H67 board. You can only overclock the graphics part, not the processor part.

You can do both on a Z68 board, but those won't be available until sometime in the second half of the year.
February 3, 2011 5:37:59 AM

saint19 said:
That depends.

If you want use a dedicated GPU, get the P67 that gives you the possibility of overclock your CPU.

If you want a budget right with GPU integrated, get the H67.


Saint19:

Can you respond to a slightly different scenario? I have a dual head (2 x dvi) XFX 4770 card that I want to use for extended desktop.

Given that I've already have the card and don't overclock, is there any energy savings / power consumption difference between the H67 and the P67 in terms of the cpu idle & load management (Core i2400 in my build)?

I was under the impression the P67 was a bit "greener".

Thanks for taking time to respond!

PS I realize that the 4770 card probably uses more power than if I had relied solely on the integrated gpu in the sandy bridge.
a c 292 V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 11:37:12 AM

The P67 gives you the possibility to overclock the CPU while the H67 gives you the possibility to overclock the onboard GPU, if whe keep that in mind, in theory the H67 should use less power since don't use dedicated GPU BUT dedicated GPUs also comes with energy saving options, so, in that way both, P67 and H67 should be the same, the difference will be the GPU.
February 3, 2011 10:14:48 PM

On silentpcreview.com I found this comparison between and Intel H67 mobo and P67 mobos by Intel and Gigabyte.


silentpcreview article
At idle, using a Core i5-2500K processor at stock settings the H67 shows a clear power efficiency advantage (red bar). [/b]

Curious, no?



The silentpcreview article goes on to say,

The P67 chipset seems to use more power than H67 as well. Compared to the DH67BL, the DP67BG used approximately 5W more when idle and playing video, though the tables turned on load with the P67 board posting a 3W advantage.
February 3, 2011 11:02:01 PM

P67 also has an unlocked memory multiplier, if that matters to you.
March 27, 2011 8:03:45 PM

I'm not interested in overclocking and I'll be using a dedicated GPU (GTX 460) would a P67 simply be a waste of cash over a H67?
March 28, 2011 9:34:31 AM

cdem said:
I'm not interested in overclocking and I'll be using a dedicated GPU (GTX 460) would a P67 simply be a waste of cash over a H67?

if you have GPU, you'd better P67 since H67 have built-in video onboard, so will not be needed. H67 is more to HTPC build, but if you don't overclock, you can take H67 also. Just remember that you can't overclock using H67 (in BIOS there won't be multiplier setting).
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