Which motherboard is best for i5 2500k or 2550k

Hello all.

Quick question. Which of the following motherboards are best (regardless of price) and why is it the best?

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

Asus P8Z77-V LX

/Best regards
Michael
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  1. Welcome to Tom's Forum! :)

    First I don't recommend the i5-2550K since it lacks iGPU and therefore cannot utilize Quick Sync or Virtu Vsync acceleration where supported. Also using any Z77 with a CPU with no iGPU support seems pointless.

    i5-2500K (Intel® HD Graphics 3000) - http://ark.intel.com/products/52210
    i5-2550K (no IGPU) - http://ark.intel.com/products/65647

    Therefore assuming the i5-2500K, right now I would recommend the ASUS P8Z77-V LX from your list primarily because the early BIOS from the Gigabyte Z77's have actually shown a 'loss' in performance than a gain.
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