Even if we ignore the SATA issues addressed, chipsets Cougar Point Sandy Bridge processors were designed from the outset insufficient. Intel has released an excellent range of CPUs, but like the cut of the first avant dedicated chipsets. And only now these processors can be used to their full value, thanks to the new Z68.
Initially, if I wanted had to opt for an overclocking motherboard built around the P67 chipset. If you want to use integrated graphics but I was forced to buy any other chipset, H67, Q67, Q65 or H61. So from the start is a compromise. And only now are exempt from such a decision, available with your Z68.
It provides video outputs for the integrated GPU in the processor, and full of overclocking options, so the CPU cores, as well as the RAM or PGI. And because the integrated GPU is always available, we have unrestricted access to technology and coding / decoding video Quick Sync. And there will certainly LucidLogix success with its online.
Also, Intel SSD Caching enabled and function, or Smart Response Technology as it was later renamed, allowing use as a cache for any SSD HDD up to 64 GB (additional space is partitioned and available as such). Thus, all operations with HDD SSD break, trying to speed up processes.
Otherwise we have two PCI-E 2.0 SATA600 ports (no problem now), but still lacks USB 3.0. According to Intel motherboards Z68 should have similar pricing models P67, possibly with a premium of 5 - 10 - $ 20.