GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
Have the power to astound when you equip your computer with the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard. This amazing motherboard suffices the requirements of your 2nd generation Intel Core™ i3, i5, or i7 processors in its LGA1155 socket. The GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard also comes with 4x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB of DDR3 2133MHz Memory (4x 8GB). Your storage drives or optical drives connect using 3x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Headers, and 7.1-CH Audio chipset for your audio demands. It can also handle multi-GPU setups, thanks to its CrossFireX/SLI support. Buy the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard for a more stable system without breaking the bank now.
What It Is And Why You Need It:
Notes: Intel Socket H2 (LGA1155) is not compatible with first generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 in LGA1156 Package.
A Closer Look:
GIGABYTE Touch BIOS™ (Patent Pending)
An Innovative New Way to Modify BIOS Settings
Navigating through the BIOS to change system settings can be a daunting task for users not familiar with control "F" functions and mouse-less navigation. While some EFI BIOS try to address this with a mouse friendly environment, many implementations still lack a certain ease-of-use necessary for most people. With GIGABYTE Touch BIOS™, GIGABYTE engineers have completely re-imagined how users can interact with their BIOS, allowing for a more intuitive user experience. In fact, with a touch screen monitor, GIGABYTE Touch BIOS™ is as easy to use as most apps on your iPhone.
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
Faster than HDD-only system
GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated Intel® Smart Response Technology, allowing users to experience system performance similar to SSD only systems. Intel® Smart Response technology works by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to improve system performance and responsiveness. In fact, GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards with Intel® Smart Response Technology are able to outperform hybrid drive systems by more than 2X (PC Mark Vantage) and HDD-only systems by as much as 4X (PC Mark Vantage).
Built-in Visuals GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards offer support for several 2nd generation Intel® Core™ Built-in Visual Features.
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Up to 2X faster media processing than any other solution for incredibly fast conversion of video files for portable media players or online sharing.
Intel® InTru™ 3D
Users can enjoy the ultimate 3D visual experiences–seamlessly–from their PC. Now you they can watch their favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using active shutter 3D glasses. It delivers it all in 1080p full, high-definition resolution on the TV over HDMI 1.4.
Allows users to view premium 1080p HD content on their GIGABYTE Z68 series system.
|Processors Supported||2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3|
|2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5|
|2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7|
|Additional Technologies||GIGABYTE Touch BIOS|
|Intel® Smart Response Technology|
|Multi-GPU Support||SLI Ready|
|Northbridge||Intel® Z68 Express|
|Memory Supported||DDR3 1333MHz|
|Number of Pins||240-Pin|
|Maximum Memory Supported||32GB - 64bit|
|Number of Slots||4|
|Max. Memory Supported Per Slot||8GB|
|Audio Chipset||Realtek® ALC889|
|Video Chipset||Intel® HD Graphics (CPU embedded)|
|Video Memory||Uses main memory|
|LAN Type||10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit|
|PS/2 Keyboard Connectors||1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port|
|Serial Communication Ports||1 header|
|USB Ports (Total)||16|
|USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|USB Rear Panel Ports||4|
|USB Onboard Headers||4 - (expandable to 8 USB ports)|
|1 - (expandable to 2 USB 3.0 ports)|
|Audio Out Jacks||4|
|Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Headers||3|
|1 - External|
|Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Headers||4|
|ATX Power Connectors||1 x 24-pin ATX Main Power Connector|
|PC Power Connectors||1 - 8 Pin|
|Fan Connectors||1 x CPU|
|1 x System|
|S/PDIF Connectors||1 - Optical|
|PCI Express X1 Slots||3|
|PCI Express X16 Slots||2|
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Had this motherboard for over a year now, no problems so far. The setup was pretty painless when I first booted up my computer, and the BIOS setup was straightforward. The included manual was actually very helpful for me as it was my first time building a computer. I use my own video card, but the built in sound chip is pretty good. Combo'd with my i5 Intel processor, it gives good bang for the buck.
I have had this board for over a year and I likeit
I have had this board for over a year and I like it. No real problems, usb 3.0 works great. It locked up three times this entire year, not shure if it's the board but I have a feeling it's the SSD. Would buy again
Multiple BIOS errors, started about 6 months in, then RMA'ed the board only for them to send back a board that had different BIOS errors. STAY away from this model!!!
I got this Gigabyte board to replace my old ASRock when it died after only 6 months. The Gigabyte was considerably larger than the old board, but was no problem to install in my HAF 912 case. The only sticky part was finding a cable for the 12-volt ATX plug. The Gigabyte uses an 8-pin plug and I had never seen one before. Long story short: I got a two-Molex-into-8-pin cable and all was well. You can run the board with just a 4-pin connected, but it won't run like it should, so be aware of that 8-pin ATX plug situation. Otherwise, couldn't be happier with this excellent, feature-filled mobo!
Good board so far
Had this mobo 3 months with no problems, but I think the audio connector is too far away and needs to be redesigned. Luckily my audio cable was long enough but had to run under neath my GPU, just thought about others PC cases with shorter audio cable.
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