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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3


Adopting the Intel Z68 chipset, the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 supports Lucid Virtu Switchable Graphics, ASRock XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies, AMD Quad CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI.


Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Core processors in LGA1155 Package
  • Supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
  • Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPU
  • Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Intel Z68 Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, Intel Rapid Storage and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
Audio
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
  • Premium Blu-ray audio support
  • Supports THX TruStudio
Networking
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Realtek RTL8111E
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN
  • Supports LAN Cable Detection
  • Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
  • Supports PXE
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
  • 1 x D-Sub Port
  • 1 x DVI-D Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 x eSATA3 Connector
  • 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED
  • HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Internal Connectors
  • 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, IntelĀ® Rapid Storage and IntelĀ® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
  • 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x IR header
  • 1 x CIR header
  • 1 x COM port header
  • 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
  • 1 x Power LED header
  • CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
  • 24 pin ATX power connector
  • 8 pin 12V power connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • 4 x USB 2.0 headers (support 8 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4)) (PCI Express 3.0 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, PCI Express 2.0 with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU)
  • 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX
  • Supports NVIDIA Quad SLI and SLI
Other Features
  • ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
  • ASRock Instant Boot
  • ASRock Instant Flash
  • ASRock APP Charger
  • ASRock SmartView
  • ASRock XFast USB
  • ASRock XFast LAN
  • Lucid Virtu
  • ASRock On/Off Play Technology
  • Hybrid Booster:
  • - CPU Frequency Stepless Control
  • - ASRock U-COP
  • - Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
  • Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
  • Good Night LED
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 21.8cm

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