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    ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3 vs. ASRock P67 Extreme 6

    Okay, I am getting a new mobo, and I don't know what one is better for the money. I have heard great things about both of these boards, but I dont know if the Extreme 6 is better because is it P67 not Z68. What would be the best choice?

    Extreme 4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264

    Extreme 6 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ock-_-13157231
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    Z68 is newer and offers features such as Intel Rapid Storage Technology, the ability to overclock AND use the onboard GPU of CPU.

    Personally, I wouldnt be upgrading to anything with what you have? Whats the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    Z68 is newer and offers features such as Intel Rapid Storage Technology, the ability to overclock AND use the onboard GPU of CPU.

    Personally, I wouldnt be upgrading to anything with what you have? Whats the point?
    Because I still have the faulty sata ports, never sent it in the get the 3.0 revision. So I want to upgrade and send this one. Then I plan on selling it once it gets back from MSI.
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    I believe EarthDog meant Z68 has SRT over the P67, not RST. Both P67 and Z68 have RST.

    SRT = Smart Response Technology (SSD Caching for a HDD)
    RST = Rapid Storage Technology (Intel's RAID, previously on the ICH10R)

    If you don't want the SSD caching or have the ability to use the iGPU, then there's not really a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattNo5ss View Post
    I believe EarthDog meant Z68 has SRT over the P67, not RST. Both P67 and Z68 have RST.

    SRT = Smart Response Technology (SSD Caching for a HDD)
    RST = Rapid Storage Technology (Intel's RAID, previously on the ICH10R)

    If you don't want the SSD caching or have the ability to use the iGPU, then there's not really a difference.
    Hmm, well the Extreme 4 look better with the all black. So if it comes down to looks the Extreme 4 looks better.
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    P67 Extreme4 Gen3 supports Intel Rapid Storage as well

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    Intel was a jerk to use such confusing names as SRT and RST.
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    Hi all, i'm also interested in this thread? does anyone know if there infact IS a difference in performance?

    Because the difference in price is around $100?? and the P67 has an extra heatsink??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evi1twin View Post
    Hi all, i'm also interested in this thread? does anyone know if there infact IS a difference in performance?

    Because the difference in price is around $100?? and the P67 has an extra heatsink??
    Oh nup, i was comparing the prices of the P67 Ex6 and the Z68 Ex7... my bad.

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