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Which motherboard is best for i5 2500k or 2550k

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April 16, 2012 10:51:48 AM

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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April 16, 2012 2:36:05 PM

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 (IntelĀ® 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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