Will jumping on P67 now instead of waiting for the Z67 limit my upgrade paths?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Tebor0, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Tebor0

    Tebor0 Member

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    I know that waiting for the Z67 will allow me to have both overclocking and integrated video together but will it also allow for a longer upgrade path?

    Will the P67 support future 8core 2600k variants or is that something that will go with the Z67 only?

    More to the point. Am I limiting myself in any real way by jumping on the P67 as opposed to waiting for the Z67 assuming I don't care about integrated video?

    Thanks
     
  2. drizek

    drizek Golden Member

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    The hybrid SSD thing is a pretty cool feature of z67. That would be my reason for waiting.
     
  3. nenforcer

    nenforcer Golden Member

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    I don't know where your coming from but yes, I believe it will.

    P67 is Socket 1155 while Z67 will be Socket 2011 replacing the high end Socket 1366.

    You will require a new CPU if you upgrade to Sandy Bridge but then want a Z67 board later this year.

    I would wait.
     
  4. smangular

    smangular Senior member

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    No that is incorrect, the Z67 chipset is a Socket 1155 platform and launching roughly Q2 2011.
     
  5. PreferLinux

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    We don't know at this stage.
     
  6. nenforcer

    nenforcer Golden Member

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    My bad, you are correct. I would have thought the Z67 would have superseded the X58 but that is the new X68 which will be Socket 2011.

    Now I question why Intel is having a third chipset variant (Z67) for Sandy Bridge only a couple of months after the launch. The difference between the H67 and P67 is obvious.
     
  7. Edrick

    Edrick Golden Member

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    Z67 (Z68?) and P67 should have the same upgrade paths as they are the same sockets.
     
  8. bryanW1995

    bryanW1995 Lifer

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    yeah, but z67 will fill that niche market for extreme overclockers who don't want a video card. It should just have 1x16x pci-e2.0 slot, but I'm sure it will end up in many cases with 3 or 4 for some unknown reason...