Currently i'm making new build and wondering which motherboard is better for me.
I'll be doing video editing, 3d modeling and rendering. I know that z68 mobos has a bit more features like SSD caching and Quick sync (which intrigued me). I plan on getting an SSD later too, so which should i get:
ASUS P8P67 PRO or asrock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 or maybe any other possibilieties? I actually leaning towards the z68 mb, one of the reasons of quick sync and it's cheaper, but is it reliable ?
IMHO the benefits of Z68 far outweight the price reduction you could find with P67. If you are making a new build, *if you can*, wait until next month when bulldozer should be released (Oct. 12th rumored). You should see a nice price drop as the i7-2700k will be released around the same time.
hmm! Z68 is faster in video editing as compare to other p67 chipset asus made improvement in z68 chipset they upgrade 3x time faster video editing & conversion and switchable graphics in this case z68 take advantage over p67.
I'll wait for the 2700k to come and if it wont be drastically better than 2600k i'll buy the 2600k.
Also i decided to get z68, but which brand: asus or asrock? Asrock is cheaper and im thinking of getting the ASROCKZ68 EXTREME4 mb. Or should i get the more expensive one ASUS z68 v- pro?
Here are the differences between the P67 and the Z68 chipset
Z68 offers these extra features:
-Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) allows SSD caching.
-Support for the IGP (Intergraded Graphics on Processor)
-Intel SATA III controller gives better performance than the Marvell controller
So while there maybe a small cost difference between a P67 and Z68 board there is a number of solid features that you pick up by going with the Z68.