ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
Features double the performance of PCI-Express 2.0 PCIe 3.0 is a must have for users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance
Description:ASUS is proud to introduce the P8Z68-V/GEN3 Motherboard taking the award winning Asus P8Z68 Series to the next level with support for the latest PCI Express 3.0 technology providing users with up to 32GB/s bandwidth and double the performance of PCI-Express 2.0, PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to them.
The P8Z68-V /GEN3 motherboard brings users Intel® Smart Response Technology while also delivering the most flexible tuning of the core, graphics and memory.
Smart Response Technology allows users to experience the benefits of both SSD & HDD. The board combines SSD responsiveness with the capacity of HDD. This in turn results in a FASTER system boot and FASTER data retrieval!
Users can benefit from a free GPU performance upgrade via two simple methods using iGPU. The first method is through the on-board GPU Boost switch and the second method is via the easily adjustable settings in the friendly UI. Users can enhance GPU performance by a massive 34%*.
The ASUS P8Z68-V /GEN3 features LucidLogix® Virtu, which is specifically designed for the Intel® Sandy Bridge platform's powerful integrated graphics. Its GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks to the best available graphics resources, providing greater flexibility and efficiency.
Exclusive ASUS features also include, Dual Intelligent Processors 2 which features DIGI+ VRM providing high system stability and efficiency, precise adjustment under BIOS &UI and an active cooling micro-processor. EPU provides system energy saving and real time power management. TPU delivers a second micro-processor to free CPU resources as well as easy O.C. and an instant performance boost through an on-board switch or the easy O.C. tool, TurboV EVO.
UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) offers users a flexible and simple BIOS graphical interface and mouse control.
This model is also rich in SPEC, including Quad USB 3.0 & Dual SATA 6Gb/s ports and one Intel® LAN, allowing users to experience the thrill of faster data transfer rates.
|Warranty Type||Manufacturer via Aria|
|Manufacturer Phone||01442 265548|
|Warranty Period (yrs)||3|
|Number of memory slots:||4|
|Supported memory types:||DDR3-SDRAM|
|Memory channels support:||dual|
|Supported memory clock speeds:||1066, 1333, 1600, 1866, 2133, 2200 MHz|
|Maximum internal memory:||32 GB|
|Processor socket:||Socket H2(1155)|
|Processors compatible:||Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium|
|USB 2.0 connectors:||3|
|USB 3.0 connectors:||1|
|S/PDIF out connector:|
|CPU fan connector:|
|ATX Power connector (24-pin):|
|Number of EATX power connectors:||1|
|Number of chassis fan connectors:||2|
|Number of Parallel ATA connectors:||0|
|Front panel audio connector:|
|Power fan connector:|
|Number of SATA 2 connectors:||4|
|Number of SATA 3 connectors:||2|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity:||6|
|USB 3.0 ports quantity:||2|
|eSATA ports quantity:||1|
|PS/2 ports quantity:||0|
|IEEE 1394/Firewire ports quantity:||0|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:||1|
|S/PDIF out port:|
|VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:||1|
|DVI-D ports quantity:||1|
|HDMI ports quantity:||1|
|Motherboard chipset family:||Intel|
|Motherboard form factor:||ATX|
|Motherboard chipset:||Intel Z68|
|Supported hard disk drive interfaces:||Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III|
|Parallel processing technology support:||Quad-GPU CrossFireX, Quad-GPU SLI|
|Audio system:||Realtek ALC892|
|Audio output channels:||7.1|
|PCI Express x1 slots:||2|
|PCI Express x16 slots:||3|
|Controller (2nd) interface type:||JMicron JMB362|
|Controller interface type:||Intel Z68|
|RAID levels:||0, 1, 5, 10|
|LAN controller:||Intel 82579|
|Ethernet interface type:||Gigabit|
|Integrated graphics adapter (UMA/GMA):|
|Maximum graphic adapter memory:||1748 MB|
|BIOS memory size:||64 MB|
Comments, Questions & Reviews:
Compatibilty by Alex
Will these parts all work together. Does the on board graphics matter as well in the respect of i want to purchase my own and will the on board graphics effect that or will it be fine. Can you also recommend a board without on board graphics as well please. Here are the parts. Thank you:
48279 - Cpu
48499 - Gpu
45491 - Ram
47124 - Motherboard
That all looks fine, the only problem you might have is if you plan on overclocking with an air cooler, the fins on the memory heatsinks may come into contact with the fan on the cooler
Having onboard graphics will just mean the board will be slightly hotter than one without, but you can change to run from PCI-e in the bios.
Mobo by Alex
Does this board have onboard graphics? I can't seem to find many without.
Yes it does.
Ivy Bridge Compatible? by SteveH
Are you likely to be able to drop one of the forthcoming Ivy Bridge processors into this board?
yes you can drop 1 of the new ivy bridge chips in this board providing you flash the bios before hand :)
Will these components go? by Ashley
-Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth Module, Quad-GPU Support)
-Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
-Seagate 1TB SATA HDD Barracuda; 1000 GB; 7200 RPM; Serial ATA; 88.9 mm (3.5 "); 64 MB; 6 Gbit/s (ST1000DM003)
-EVGA Nvidia GTX560Ti SuperClocked 1GB 256-Bit DDR5 Graphics Card
-Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply
-Corsair CWCH60 Water Cooler
-Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus - Mid tower - ATX - no power supply ( EPS12V/ PS/2 ) - black - USB/Audio/E-SATA
-Creative Labs 70SB057002003 Sound Blaster Audigy SE Sound Card
Just a final check that my build will work out!
while i can not guarantee the compatibility of these components they should be fine.
Question by Seb
hello, will this work well with a intel i5 2550k and a geforce gtx 580 ?
Yes it will be fine.