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Z68 vs p67

To everybody, I wanna know that should I use z68 for gaming rather than p67. Will z68 give more performance than p67.


Also will Z68 ok for Edius (video encoding software) to boost performance. Pls give me some advice.

Thnz in advance for your ideas.
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    Welcome to Tom's Forum! :)

    There's no benefits in P67 vs Z68 for Gaming.

    I believe Edius has a QuickSync plug-in/support and for certain MPEG-2/4 outputs the Z68 has a plus. IF you're using a custom or unsupported QuickSync file output then the advantages are gone.
  2. thnz for your answer.

    I got decision for gaming. I will choose p67 instead of z68 for my gaming system.

    For Edius,
    now I am Using:
    MSI P67-GD65
    i7-2600k 4.6 ghz (stable )
    MSI GTX570 graphic
    4 x 4Gb 1333 Mhz
    1350 Thermaltake PSU
    1TB (Seagate pipeline HD team) HDD for OS SATA II
    other two for data in Raid 0 Mode.

    What should do to get better performance for video encoding with Edius?
    What parts should I upgrade?
  3. Best answer selected by genius4U.
  4. thnz for your answer.

    I got decision for gaming. I will choose p67 instead of z68 for my gaming system.

    For Edius,
    now I am Using:
    MSI P67-GD65
    i7-2600k 4.6 ghz (stable )
    MSI GTX570 graphic
    4 x 4Gb 1333 Mhz
    1350 Thermaltake PSU
    1TB (Seagate pipeline HD team) HDD for OS SATA II
    other two for data in Raid 0 Mode.

    What should do to get better performance for video encoding with Edius?
    What parts should I upgrade?
  5. Edius 6.x and QuickSync acceleration on the Z68:

  6. Millions thnzs to you.
  7. one more quest. Will hardware decoder in 6. 03 also work on 6950 crossfire mode?
  8. Depending on the price difference between Z68 and P67, I would prefer the Z68 just for the fact that it can run without a dedicated video card (if you experience problems with it for example or if you want to retire your machine as a server/htpc). Just something to keep in mind.
  9. Zenthar said:
    Depending on the price difference between Z68 and P67, I would prefer the Z68 just for the fact that it can run without a dedicated video card (if you experience problems with it for example or if you want to retire your machine as a server/htpc). Just something to keep in mind.


    Thnz for your in formation. Yes, you are right. I should buy Z68 even though I can't get better performance from that.

    It will be useful in other ways.
  10. genius4U said:
    one more quest. Will hardware decoder in 6. 03 also work on 6950 crossfire mode?

    Yes QuickSync is independent of the GPU(s). You still want a 'supported' GPU, and IF Edius has a list of supported 'accelerated' GPU's then I'd look at that list. The GPU is going to accelerate all your pre-production, as seen on the video above.
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