Quote: Originally Posted by thugishangel
Hi sorry for the late respons... ive been looking like crazy for a motherboard.. im seeing that the p8z77-v pro and the deluxe version are almost equal to the p8z68... you know whats the difference between these? then i mean the z68 version vs z77?
z68 is for SandyBridge processors which with a BIOS upgrade can run IvyBridge processors.
z77 is intended for IvyBridge processors and contain PCIE 3.0 slots but they can run SandyBridge too.
as far as I know, the 'z' or 'p' or 'h' is to be able to address the iGPU on the SB/IB.
One has slots on the motherboard for VGA/DVI, the other doesn't. If you're using a dGPU (basically any videocard other than the built-in one on the processor), it's all equal.