Thread: P67 vs Z68
June 4th, 2011, 06:21 PM #1
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P67 vs Z68
I am still shopping parts for my first build but I have become a bit confused on MoBo's. Seems the more I read the deeper in the fog I have become. What are the main benefits and features of both the P67 and Z68? For me I am building a 1000$ budget gaming system based on I5-2500k and Nvidia GPU. What be the reasons I would pick one Mobo over another.
The two cards I am mainly looking at are:
ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
They are priced exactly the same, so that doesn't come into play at all.
Ugh..my poor brain is spinning.. Help!! LOL
June 4th, 2011, 10:08 PM #2
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Z68 is supposed to combine the features of H67 and P67... H67s support for the on die GPU built into the CPU and the P67s overclocking capability.
I would just get a P67, only other thing I have heard is an SSD cashe feature....
November 18th, 2011, 06:37 PM #3
ya, if you do not intend on ever using the QuickSync feature of the new i5/i7 CPUs, get the P67. QuickSync is used on certain software applications for video encoding. I have the Extreme4 and i'm happy with it. I figure, why buy a motherboard that completely invalidates one of the main features of a processor?
November 19th, 2011, 12:28 AM #4
A. I'm assuming since this was from JUNE its no longer an issue...
B. Besides there being little price difference, Intel Smart Response Technology alone is a huge reason to choose Z68
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