Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
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Launch SRP S$549

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3


Overall rating 8/10

Gigabyte's latest high-end motherboard based on the Intel Z68 Express chipset, GA-Z68X-UD7-B3, comes with a 24-phase power design, driver MOSFETs and ferrite core chokes. It supports both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX, supplemented by NVIDIA's NF200 controller.


Performance:
8.5
Features:
9
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Supports 3-way CrossFireX and SLI without compromises
Solid build, 8-layer PCB
THE BAD
Expensive
Lacks the crucial features of the Z68 chipset

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Support for Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors in the LGA1155 package
  • Intel Z68 Express chipset
Memory
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32GB of system memory
  • Dual-channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066MHz memory modules
Storage
  • Chipset:
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps connectors
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
  • 2 x Marvell 88SE9128 chips:
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 2 x eSATA 6Gbps connectors
  • Support for SATA RAID 0 and 1
Audio Realtek ALC889 HD audio CODEC
Video Support for 2-way/3-way ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI technology
Networking
  • 2 x Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN chips
  • Support for Teaming and Smart Dual LAN
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • T.I. TSB43AB23 chip:
  • Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 rear, 1 header)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF connector
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF connector
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA/USB combo connectors
  • 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 6 x audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 4 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps connectors
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 3 x system fan headers
  • 1 x power fan header
  • 1 x chipset fan header
  • 1 x front panel header
  • 1 x front panel audio header
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe x16 slots running at x16
  • 2 x PCIe x16 slots running at x8
  • 1 x PCIe x1 slot
  • 2 x PCI slots
Other Features
  • Support for @BIOS
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
  • Support for Download Center
  • Support for Xpress Install
  • Support for Xpress Recovery2
  • Support for EasyTune
  • Support for Dynamic Energy Saver 2
  • Support for Smart 6
  • Support for Auto Green
  • Support for eXtreme Hard Drive
  • Support for ON/OFF Charge
  • Support for Cloud OC
  • Support for Q-Share
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm