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Which motherboard z68 or p67

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September 28, 2011 1:07:45 PM

Hi,

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 ?

My build will have i7-2600k and 560gtx

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September 28, 2011 1:28:24 PM

yeah z68 is quite better than p67 i recommend you the asus p8z68z
September 28, 2011 1:29:16 PM

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.
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September 28, 2011 1:53:43 PM

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.
September 28, 2011 2:53:29 PM

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?
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September 28, 2011 5:50:16 PM

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.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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