KitGuru heard Gigabyte has made its last P67 motherboard and cancelled all future production. Instead, the motherboard maker will focus its attention to the upcoming Z68 chipset.
Having shown off a very early board at the start of March 2011, at CeBIT in Hannover – it was known that Gigabyte was far down the line with its research into the new technology. The huge upheaval caused by the total recall of initial Sandy Bridge products seems to have helped the mainboard maker make a decision about its future direction.
Straight to Z68, do not pass go and do not order any more of those P67 chip things.
Full details are still not available and if you read the early spec list for Z68, you would be forgiven for thinking that it’s nearly identical to the P67.
So far, the most persistent rumour seems to be ‘better for overclocking’. Which is saying something, because everyone seems to be able to get the 2500k stable at 4.6GHz and the 2600k stable at 4.8GHz with Zardon peaking his nuts off at 5.1GHz.