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ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard


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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

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This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 47124  
Stock code: MBD-Z68-P8Z68-V_GEN3
Manuf. code: P8Z68-V/GEN3
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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.

  • Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
  • UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
  • LucidLogix® Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - Auto Switching
  • between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
  • BT GO! (Bluetooth) - Diverse BT Enjoyment, New Technology Lifestyle
  • GPU Boost - Push the Limits with iGPU Level Up!
  • Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience
  • Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

    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.

    Package Contents

  • Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 Motherboard
  • User's manual
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1 x SLI bridge(s)
  • 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
  • Support DVD
  • Drivers
  • ASUS Utilities
  • ASUS Update
  • Anti-virus software (OEM version)

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer asus
    Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
    Manufacturer Website
    Manufacturer Phone 01442 265548
    Warranty Period (yrs)3

    Technical Details:

    Number of memory slots: 4
    Supported memory types: DDR3-SDRAM
    Memory channels support: dual
    Non-ECC: Yes
    Supported memory clock speeds: 1066, 1333, 1600, 1866, 2133, 2200 MHz
    Maximum internal memory: 32 GB
    Processor family: Intel
    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: Yes
    CPU fan connector: Yes
    ATX Power connector (24-pin): Yes
    Number of EATX power connectors: 1
    Number of chassis fan connectors: 2
    Number of Parallel ATA connectors: 0
    Front panel audio connector: Yes
    Power fan connector: Yes
    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
    Headphone out: 1
    Microphone in: Yes
    S/PDIF out port: Yes
    VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity: 1
    DVI-D ports quantity: 1
    HDMI ports quantity: 1
    Component for: PC
    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 slots: 2
    PCI Express x1 slots: 2
    PCI Express x16 slots: 3
    Width: 305 mm
    Depth: 244 mm
    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
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Bluetooth version: 2.1+EDR
    Integrated graphics adapter (UMA/GMA): Yes
    Maximum graphic adapter memory: 1748 MB
    Drivers included: Yes
    Cables included: SATA
    BIOS type: UEFI
    BIOS memory size: 64 MB
    ACPI version: 2.0a

    Comments, Questions & Reviews:

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    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

    Response by stewartz
    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.

    Question  Mobo by Alex

    Does this board have onboard graphics? I can't seem to find many without.

    Answer by stewartz on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Yes it does.

    Question  Ivy Bridge Compatible? by SteveH

    Are you likely to be able to drop one of the forthcoming Ivy Bridge processors into this board?

    Answer by niall on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    yes you can drop 1 of the new ivy bridge chips in this board providing you flash the bios before hand :)

    Question  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!

    Answer by niall on Sunday, April 8, 2012
    while i can not guarantee the compatibility of these components they should be fine.

    Question  Question by Seb

    hello, will this work well with a intel i5 2550k and a geforce gtx 580 ?

    Answer by joebe on Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Yes it will be fine.
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