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Z68 vs. Z77 Intel Chipset

Hey All, I'm in the market for a new ASUS motherboard to compliment my Intel i5 2500K CPU. I'm trying to decided if it is worth the extra $50 to go with a ASUS P8Z77-V PRO or ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3. I understand both models support Sandy Bridge and should support Ivy Bridge (distant future) as well. Any and all advice is welcomed!
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  1. Well the new Pro board has alot more feautes, Just depends if they are worth the extra 50$. In my opinion, from what i have recently heard, the New Mobo's will let your flash the BIOS imediately without a CPU, GPU, or RAM. SO if your going ivy.... its a +1
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    My view is that unless you have a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor there really isn’t a lot of extra value that you can get from the Z77 chipset based board. So unless you are planning to move up to the 3rd gen processors stay it is ok to stay with the Z68.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. IntelEnthusiast said:
    My view is that unless you have a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor there really isn’t a lot of extra value that you can get from the Z77 chipset based board. So unless you are planning to move up to the 3rd gen processors stay it is ok to stay with the Z68.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team



    From what I understand after to speaking to ASUS, there has been some early on bugs with the z77 chipset. I also found out that and I quote "The ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 will support 3rd Generation Intel CPU (Ivy Bridge)" If that is the deal, then go with Z68 chipset...seems all the bugs have been worked out and is a solid chipset.
  4. Can i add a question referring to Z68 vs Z77. There are gonna be a lot more options when it comes to CPU for the Z77 over the Z68 right?
  5. Mongor62 said:
    Can i add a question referring to Z68 vs Z77. There are gonna be a lot more options when it comes to CPU for the Z77 over the Z68 right?

    If the motherboard maker provides the necessary bios update for Z68, both chipsets have the same CPU support list.
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