So does that mean 1155 is worth buying or not?
That's a 100++% yes. I think in six months you would be hard pressed to find a retail PC that does not contain a Sandy Bridge. To get the same performance from other Intel chips you have to spend hundreds of dollars more. There may be competition from AMD Buildozer, but we will have to wait and see.
Is there any point buying a 1155 mobo with several SATA connections when on 2 are guaranteed to work properly.
Intel are again causing confusion with Chipsets on the Motherboards. Everything works on all the Mobos except the integrated graphics on the P67. On the H67
Most of the overclocking options
on the H67
The main differences between H67 and P67 can be boiled down into three parts:
- Display outputs: While all the new Sandy Bridge CPUs have an integrated graphics chip, P67 boards don't have any video outputs. To use GMA HD 2000/3000 graphics and the associated features, H67 is the way to go.
- Overclocking: Multiplier adjustment is off the table for H67. P67 boards are allowed to increase the multiplier by 4 for TurboBoost-enabled processors (not including the increase provided by TurboBoost itself). For "K" series processors, there is no limit. Increasing the base clock frequency (100 MHz) is not recommended as it is tied to other interfaces (such as it was in the olden days) including PCI Express and SATA. This effectively neuters H67 for overclocking.
- PCI Express lanes: The 16 PCI Express lanes provided by the processor do not split up into 8/8 for use with dual video cards on H67. The chipset offers the same number of lanes as P67, but there simply aren't enough to go around, so CrossFireX capable H67 boards have a crippled second PCI-E 16x slot operating at only 4x.
Enthusiasts, power users, and gamers will gravitate twoward P67, paying a premium for its extra potential. Everyone else who wants to build a Sandy Bridge system are left with the more limited H67 chipset. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but we don't appreciate these purely artificial divisions, fabricated to segregate the market. There doesn't appear to be a technical reason why display outputs cannot be added to P67 or why multiplier overclocking capability cannot be added to H67. For the dregs relegated to H67, we have a pair of contenders to look at today. One is a budget board from Intel, the other is a more upscale model from Asus.' Full article, > http://www.silentpcr...67_Motherboards
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Edited by iammykyl, 17 February 2011 - 07:09 AM.