Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68

  • Product Description
    Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68
  • Product Type
    Motherboard - ATX
  • Chipset Type
    Intel Z68 Express
  • Processor Socket
    1 x LGA1155 Socket
  • Compatible Processors
    Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
  • Max RAM Size
    32 GB
  • RAM Supported
    4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC
  • Storage Ports
    2 x SATA-600 (RAID), 4 x SATA-300 (RAID)
  • USB / FireWire Ports
    2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0 + ( 8 x USB 2.0 via headers )
  • Audio
    HD Audio (8-channel)
  • LAN
    Gigabit Ethernet

General

  • Product Type
    Motherboard - ATX
  • Chipset Type
    Intel Z68 Express
  • Processor Socket
    LGA1155 Socket
  • Max Processors Qty
    1
  • Compatible Processors
    Core i5, Core i3, Core i7

Supported RAM

  • Max Size
    32 GB
  • Technology
    DDR3
  • Bus Clock
    1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz
  • Speed
    PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500
  • Supported RAM Integrity Check
    Non-ECC
  • Features
    Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

  • Type
    HD Audio (8-channel)
  • Audio Codec
    Realtek ALC889
  • Compliant Standards
    High Definition Audio

LAN

  • Network Controller
    Realtek RTL8111E
  • Network Interfaces
    Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion Slot(s)
    1 x CPU � 4 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.5 V ) � 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 � 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 � 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 � 2 x PCI
  • Storage Interfaces
    SATA-600 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 � SATA-300 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
  • Interfaces
    1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse � 1 x VGA � 1 x DVI-D � 1 x HDMI � 1 x TOSLINK � 4 x USB 2.0 � 2 x USB 3.0 � 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) � 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack � 1 x audio line-out (rear)/line-in - mini-jack � 1 x audio line-out (centre/subwoofer)/microphone - mini-jack
  • Internal Interfaces
    1 x audio � 1 x SPDIF out � 8 x USB 2.0 � 1 x serial
  • Power Connectors
    4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector

Features

  • BIOS Type
    Award
  • BIOS Features
    DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 1.0b support, SMBIOS 2.4 support, Hybrid EFI Technology
  • Hardware Monitoring
    CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection, power supply fan tachometer
  • Hardware Features
    DualBIOS, Q-Flash, NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, Smart 6, GIGABYTE eXtreme Hard Drive (XHD), AutoGreen, 3x USB Power Boost, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE Turbo XHD, Lucid Virtu, AMD CrossFireX technology support

Miscellaneous

  • Software Included
    Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, Xpress Recovery 2, Q-Share, Cloud OC, Hotkey OC, EasyTune
  • Compliant Standards
    Plug and Play, ACPI 1.0b, Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6
  • Width
    30.5 cm
  • Depth
    22.5 cm
£109.08  inc VAT
£90.90 ex VAT
  • MPN GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
  • Ballicom ID 686450
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References

Model: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (rev. 1.0) - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68

MPN: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3


Product Features

  • A way to modify BIOS settings
    Navigating through the BIOS to change system settings can be a daunting task for users not familiar with control "F" functions and mouse-less navigation. While some EFI BIOS try to address this with a mouse friendly environment, many implementations still lack certain ease-of-use necessary for most people. With Gigabyte Touch BIOS, Gigabyte engineers have completely re-imagined how users can interact with their BIOS, allowing for a more intuitive user experience. In fact, with a touch screen monitor, Gigabyte Touch BIOS is as easy to use as most apps on your iPhone.
  • Faster than HDD-only system
    Gigabyte Z68 series motherboard is equipped with the much anticipated Intel Smart Response technology, allowing users to experience system performance similar to SSD only systems. Intel Smart Response technology works by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to improve system performance and responsiveness. In fact, Gigabyte Z68 motherboard with Intel Smart Response technology is able to outperform hybrid drive systems.
  • Intel InTru 3D
    Users can enjoy the ultimate 3D visual experiences - seamlessly - from their PC. Now you they can watch their favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray stereo 3D playback using active shutter 3D glasses. It delivers it all in 1080p full, high-definition resolution on the TV over HDMI.
  • Switchable graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization
    Gigabyte Z68 motherboard is enabled with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization technology which allows users to dynamically switch between their built-in graphics and their high-end, 3D discrete graphics cards. This is ideal for gamers who require high-resolution gaming and still want to enjoy the built-in media features of Intel Core processors. In so doing, switchable graphics helps to dramatically reduce PC graphics power consumption.
  • Hardware VRD 12 compliant CPU power design
    Gigabyte 6 series motherboard incorporates an Intel approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers more features that include SerialVID (SVID) which transfers power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller, allowing more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller - hence, delivering a more energy efficient platform.
  • Driver MOSFETs - integration of VRM components
    A traditional Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) consists of a choke, capacitors, MOSFETs and a driver IC. By incorporating the MOSFETs and driver IC in accordance with the Intel driver-MOSFET specification, they can achieve high power transfer and increased efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the growing power requirements of today's processors. Driver-MOSFETs also help to reduce VRM real estate requirements in the CPU zone.
  • 108 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback
    Gigabyte has made Blu-ray audio playback a standard for all of their motherboards. Gigabyte's motherboard features higher capability audio solution with 108 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal (expressed in decibels). A higher SNR equals a better audio experience.
  • DualBIOS 3 TB+ HDD support (Hybrid EFI technology)
    Hybrid EFI technology combines the benefits of Gigabyte's mature BIOS platform including stability with 3 TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing Gigabyte to offer both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update. Gigabyte DualBIOS is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, Gigabyte DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, Gigabyte DualBIOS supports 3 TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.
  • On/off charge technology
    Gigabyte on/off charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of Gigabyte's highly acclaimed 3x USB power feature, on/off charge enables devices to draw more current from Gigabyte motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    Gigabyte motherboard boasts SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an additional onboard host controller. With superfast transfer rates, users are able to experience a theoretical 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices.
  • Turbo XHD - full automatic RAID 0
    Gigabyte Turbo XHD provides a quick and easy way to boost your hard drive performance by automatically detecting 2 SATA 3 HDDs and enabling users to effortlessly set up a RAID 0 configuration via an easy to use utility. RAID 0 boosts HDD performance by up to 4x.
  • HDMI
    HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
  • DVI support
    DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
  • Multi-display support with CrossFireX and SLI
    Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFireX or SLI action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the high frame rates without compromising on resolution.
  • AutoGreen - greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone
    AutoGreen technology can automatically save power by simply putting your PC in a state of sleep when your Bluetooth cell phone is out of range of your computer.

Key Selling Points

  • A way to modify BIOS settings
  • Faster than HDD-only system
  • Intel InTru 3D
  • Switchable graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization
  • Hardware VRD 12 compliant CPU power design
  • Driver MOSFETs - integration of VRM components
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
  • 108 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback
  • DualBIOS 3 TB+ HDD support (Hybrid EFI technology)
  • On/off charge technology
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Turbo XHD - full automatic RAID 0
  • DVI support
  • Multi-display support with CrossFireX and SLI
  • AutoGreen - greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone

Description

Gigabyte Z68A-D3H (B3) Motherboard Intel Core Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Express RAID SATA ATX Gigabit LAN

GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards incorporate an Intel approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers new features that include SerialVID (SVID) which transfers power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller, allowing more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller - hence, delivering a more energy efficient platform. A traditional Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) consists of a Choke, Capacitors, MOSFETs and a Driver IC. By incorporating the MOSFETs and driver IC in accordance with the Intel Driver-MOSFET specification, we can achieve higher power transfer and increased efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the growing power requirements of today's processors. Driver-MOSFETs also help to reduce VRM real estate requirements in the CPU zone. GIGABYTE strongly believes that in 2011, HD audio playback is a standard specification, and as such, we have made Blu-ray audio playback a standard for all of our motherboards. All of GIGABYTE's 2011 motherboards feature higher capability audio solution with 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal (expressed in Decibels). A higher SNR equals a better audio experience. For example, 108dB, is a high audio specification, as this means the audio signal is 108dB higher than the level of the noise. Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website. GIGABYTE DualBIOS is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive. GIGABYTE motherboards boast SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an additional onboard host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience a theoretical 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices.

Combining the advantages of the Intel P67 and H67 platforms in one complete package, the GIGABYTE Z68 series offer the best of both worlds; users can take advantage of the system tuning and overclocking features found in the Intel P67 platform as well as the built-in visual features of the H67 platforms when combined with 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Navigating through the BIOS to change system settings can be a daunting task for users not familiar with control 'F'functions and mouse-less navigation. While some EFI BIOS try to address this with a mouse friendly environment, many implementations still lack a certain ease-of-use necessary for most people. With GIGABYTE Touch BIOS, GIGABYTE engineers have completely re-imagined how users can interact with their BIOS, allowing for a more intuitive user experience. In fact, with a touch screen monitor, GIGABYTE Touch BIOS is as easy to use as most apps on your iPhone. GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated Intel Smart Response Technology, allowing users to experience system performance similar to SSD only systems. Intel Smart Response technology works by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to improve system performance and responsiveness. In fact, GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards with Intel Smart Response Technology are able to outperform hybrid drive systems by more than 2X (PC Mark Vantage) and HDD-only systems by as much as 4X (PC Mark Vantage). Built-in Visuals GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards offer support for several 2nd generation Intel Core Built-in Visual Features. Up to 2X faster media processing than any other solution for incredibly fast conversion of video files for portable media players or online sharing. Users can enjoy the ultimate 3D visual experiences-seamlessly-from their PC. Now you they can watch their favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using active shutter 3D glasses. It delivers it all in 1080p full, high-definition resolution on the TV over HDMI 1.4. Allows users to view premium 1080p HD content on their GIGABYTE Z68 series system. GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards are enabled with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization technology which allows users to dynamically switch between their built-in graphics and their high-end, 3D discrete graphics cards. This is ideal for gamers who require high-resolution gaming and still want to enjoy the built-in media features of 2nd generation Intel Core processors. In so doing, switchable graphics helps to dramatically reduce PC graphics power consumption.

GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards incorporate an Intel approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers new features that include SerialVID (SVID) which transfers power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller, allowing more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller - hence, delivering a more energy efficient platform. A traditional Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) consists of a Choke, Capacitors, MOSFETs and a Driver IC. By incorporating the MOSFETs and driver IC in accordance with the Intel Driver-MOSFET specification, we can achieve higher power transfer and increased efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the growing power requirements of today's processors. Driver-MOSFETs also help to reduce VRM real estate requirements in the CPU zone. GIGABYTE strongly believes that in 2011, HD audio playback is a standard specification, and as such, we have made Blu-ray audio playback a standard for all of our motherboards. All of GIGABYTE's 2011 motherboards feature higher capability audio solution with 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal (expressed in Decibels). A higher SNR equals a better audio experience. For example, 108dB, is a high audio specification, as this means the audio signal is 108dB higher than the level of the noise. Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website. GIGABYTE DualBIOS is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive. GIGABYTE motherboards boast SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an additional onboard host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience a theoretical 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices.

Combining the advantages of the Intel P67 and H67 platforms in one complete package, the GIGABYTE Z68 series offer the best of both worlds; users can take advantage of the system tuning and overclocking features found in the Intel P67 platform as well as the built-in visual features of the H67 platforms when combined with 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Navigating through the BIOS to change system settings can be a daunting task for users not familiar with control 'F'functions and mouse-less navigation. While some EFI BIOS try to address this with a mouse friendly environment, many implementations still lack a certain ease-of-use necessary for most people. With GIGABYTE Touch BIOS, GIGABYTE engineers have completely re-imagined how users can interact with their BIOS, allowing for a more intuitive user experience. In fact, with a touch screen monitor, GIGABYTE Touch BIOS is as easy to use as most apps on your iPhone. GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated Intel Smart Response Technology, allowing users to experience system performance similar to SSD only systems. Intel Smart Response technology works by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to improve system performance and responsiveness. In fact, GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards with Intel Smart Response Technology are able to outperform hybrid drive systems by more than 2X (PC Mark Vantage) and HDD-only systems by as much as 4X (PC Mark Vantage). Built-in Visuals GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards offer support for several 2nd generation Intel Core Built-in Visual Features. Up to 2X faster media processing than any other solution for incredibly fast conversion of video files for portable media players or online sharing. Users can enjoy the ultimate 3D visual experiences-seamlessly-from their PC. Now you they can watch their favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using active shutter 3D glasses. It delivers it all in 1080p full, high-definition resolution on the TV over HDMI 1.4. Allows users to view premium 1080p HD content on their GIGABYTE Z68 series system. GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards are enabled with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization technology which allows users to dynamically switch between their built-in graphics and their high-end, 3D discrete graphics cards. This is ideal for gamers who require high-resolution gaming and still want to enjoy the built-in media features of 2nd generation Intel Core processors. In so doing, switchable graphics helps to dramatically reduce PC graphics power consumption.