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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO motherboard
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This January saw numerous steps forward with regard to Intel microarchitecture. Nowadays, while we’re preparing for the next step and further size decrease in the existing production process, it’s finally time for Intel to show the full potential of the platform intended for use with the second generation of Sandy Bridge Core CPUs. It’s our belief that Intel’s plans weren’t really the way they were originally presented, and we’re referring to P67 and H67 chipsets primarily. First and foremost, overclocking capabilities, afterwards unleashed on the P67 chipset together with multi-GPU configurations, weren’t initially intended to be a feature of this chipset, until the decision came stating that P67 should be the compromise solution until the appearance of Z68. Consequently, Z68 lost much of its intended splendour intended for the cream of the crop of the LGA 1155 platform, as there was a clear déjà vu effect stemming from P67 and H67 chipsets. One thing is for sure, though - the enormous potential of Sandy Bridge CPUs that caused raving reviews from the critics wasn’t reflected in motherboards used to run them. The new Z68 is finally here, and supposed to improve this image drastically, finally giving the aforementioned CPUs a worthy platform...
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