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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
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Launch SRP S$349

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO


Overall rating 9/10

The ASUS P8Z68V-PRO is based on the Intel Z68 Express chipset, which provides two SATA 6Gbps and four SATA 3Gbps ports. The chipset also supports iGPU function, allowing users to enjoy the Intel integrated graphics on their Sandy Bridge processors. Quad-GPU SLI and CrossFireX support is also included.

Tags: asus, intel z68

Performance:
9
Features:
8.5
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Competitive price
Strong performance in benchmarks and overclocking
THE BAD
PCIe bandwidth limitations

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Intel Z68 chipset
  • Supports Intel second-gen Core i7/i5/i3 processors in the LGA1155 package
Memory
  • 4 x DIMM up to a maximum of 32GB
  • Dual-channel memory architecture supporting up to DDR3 2200 (O.C)/2133 (O.C)/1866/1600/1333/1066MHz
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile
Storage
  • Intel Z68 Express
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports (gray)
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps ports (blue)
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
  • Marvell PCIe SATA 6Gbps controller
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports (navy blue)
  • JMicron JMB362 SATA controller
  • 1 x eSATA 3Gbps port
Audio Realtek ALC892 HD audio CODEC
Video
  • Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI technology
  • Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX technology
Networking
  • Intel 82579 Gigabit LAN controller
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
FireWire (IEEE 1394) VIA VT6308P controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (2 headers at mid-board)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF port
  • 1 x Bluetooth module
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 1 x Intel LAN port
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI port
  • 1 x VGA port
  • Audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connectors support additional 2 USB ports
  • 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 6 USB ports
  • 4 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps connectors
  • 6 fan connectors
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a connectors
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin EATX power connector
  • 1 x System panel (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x MemOK! button
  • 1 x EPU switch
  • 1 x TPU switch
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (black, max at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
Other Features
  • ASUS DIGI+ VRM
  • ASUS EPU
  • ASUS TPU
  • ASUS BT GO!
  • ASUS BT Turbo Remote
  • MemOK!
  • AI Suite II
  • AI Charger+
  • Anti Surge
  • Disk Unlocker
  • ASUS Fanless Design
  • ASUS Fan Xpert
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS Q-Connector
  • ASUS O.C Tuner
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.5cm