The many faces of Sandybridge motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | October 18, 2011 - 03:21 PM |
Tagged: Z68XP-UD3, x68, sapphire, sandybridge, Pure Platinum Z68, p67, Maximus IV Extreme B3, Intel, gigabyte, G1.Sniper, asus

When building a SandyBridge system you have several types of motherboard chipset to choose from, some with more capabilities than others.  The ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 is the odd duck in this roundup, being the only P67 board in an Z68 round up which means that it loses out on Intel SRT, which is not a drawback for those planning on using an SSD with a high enough capacity to be used as a main drive.  The two Gigabyte boards and the Sapphire board are Z68 and therefore sport all of the bells and whistles that come with that chipset.  In terms of pure performance and overclocking ability it is not the feature set that matters, it is the ability of the board its self.  Check out which of these 4 boards reigns supreme in Neoseeker's benchmarks here.

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"A quartet of motherboards based the Intel P67 and Z68 chipsets arrives at Neoseeker's labs, covering both the value and enthusiast market spectrums. There just might be something for everyone with a Intel LGA 1155 socket CPU in our latest motherboard roundup."

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Source: Neoseeker
October 18, 2011 | 05:03 PM - Posted by Lou (not verified)

X68? Do you mean Z68?

October 18, 2011 | 06:17 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

yea thats funny.....x68 im like wtf....

October 18, 2011 | 06:31 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

Jeremy! Puff the magic dragon?

October 19, 2011 | 02:25 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Ya you know ... what you plug x46 processors into.

Thanks guys, fixing now

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