Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68

  • Product Description
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68
  • Product Type
    Motherboard - ATX
  • Chipset Type
    Intel Z68 Express / ITE IT8728
  • Processor Socket
    1 x LGA1155 Socket
  • Compatible Processors
    Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
  • Max RAM Size
    32 GB
  • RAM Supported
    4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC
  • Storage Ports
    4 x SATA-600 (RAID), 4 x SATA-300 (RAID)
  • USB / FireWire Ports
    2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 8 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )
  • Audio
    HD Audio (8-channel)
  • LAN
    Gigabit Ethernet
  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7

General

  • Product Type
    Motherboard - ATX
  • Chipset Type
    Intel Z68 Express / ITE IT8728
  • Processor Socket
    LGA1155 Socket
  • Max Processors Qty
    1
  • Compatible Processors
    Pentium, Celeron, 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
    PC3-17600, PC3-14400, PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500
  • Supported RAM Integrity Check
    Non-ECC
  • Features
    Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)

Audio

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

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 ) � 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 � 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 � 3 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 � Marvell 88SE9172 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1
  • RAID Features
    Intel Smart Response Technology
  • Interfaces
    8 x USB 2.0 � 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse � 1 x TOSLINK � 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire � 1 x HDMI � 2 x USB 3.0 � 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) � 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack � 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack � 1 x microphone - mini-jack � 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack � 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack � 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
  • Internal Interfaces
    1 x audio � 1 x SPDIF out � 6 x USB 2.0 � 2 x USB 3.0 � 1 x FireWire � 1 x serial
  • Power Connectors
    24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

  • BIOS Type
    Award
  • BIOS Features
    DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 1.0b support, SMBIOS 2.4 support, Touch BIOS, Xpress BIOS Rescue
  • Hardware Monitoring
    CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, CPU overheating protection, power supply fan tachometer
  • Hardware Features
    DualBIOS, NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, Smart 6, GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver (DES) 2, GIGABYTE eXtreme Hard Drive (XHD), AutoGreen, 3x USB Power Boost, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, Ultra Durable 3, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE Hardware Overvoltage Control IC, GIGABYTE Turbo XHD, Lucid Virtu, Intel Smart Response Technology, Voltage Regulator Down 12 (VRD) compliant, AMD CrossFireX technology support

Miscellaneous

  • Software Included
    Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, Xpress Recovery 2, Q-Share, Cloud OC, Hotkey OC, EasyTune, GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
  • Compatible with Windows 7
    "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft�s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
  • Compliant Standards
    Plug and Play, ACPI 1.0b, Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6
  • Width
    30.5 cm
  • Depth
    24.4 cm
£96.06  inc VAT
£80.05 ex VAT
  • MPN GA-Z68XP-UD3
  • Ballicom ID 697611
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  • Delivery
  • 7 Working Days: FREE (exceptions apply)
  • 3 Working Days: £4.99
  • Next Working Day: £7.99 (Weekdays, Orders placed and Payment Cleared by 3.30pm)
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References

Model: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 (rev. 1.0) - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68

MPN: GA-Z68XP-UD3


Product Features

  • Built-in Visuals
    Built-in Visuals GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards offer support for several 2nd generation Intel Core Built-in Visual Features.
  • Intel Quick Sync Video
    Up to 2X faster media processing than any other solution for incredibly fast conversion of video files for portable media players or online sharing.
  • 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 1.4.
  • Switchable Graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization
    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.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    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.
  • SATA 6 Gbps
    GIGABYTE motherboards are High-Speed SATA Revision 3.0 compatible, delivering superfast 6Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). When used in RAID 0 (Stripe) mode, they offer even faster data transfer rates of up to a theoretical 4x the speed of current SATA interfaces.
  • 3x USB Power Boost
    GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE's unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
  • 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 new SATA3 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.
    Turbo XHD function only enabled for the SATA controllers integrated in the Intel Z68/P67/H67 Chipset.
  • Dynamic Energy Saver 2
    GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver 2 incorporates a host of intelligent features that, at the click of a button, utilize a proprietary hardware and software design to considerably enhance PC system energy efficiency, reduce power consumption and deliver optimized auto-phase-switching for the CPU, Memory, Chipset, VGA, HDD, and fans. 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 highest frame rates without compromising on resolution. Smart 6 - Smarter PC system Management
  • Hotkey OC
    GIGABYTE Hotkey OC allows users to create and save various profiles that can be adopted for different benchmarks. Hotkey OC then allows users to jump between these profiles on the fly so that the best profile for each segment within the benchmark can be used to optimize scores and boost overall performance. For example, when running 3DMark 06, the 1st profile might be optimized for graphics, and can be used for the first two graphics tests, then, the next two tests can utilize the 2nd profile which might be optimized for CPU tests, and one could jump back to the 1st profile again for the final two graphics (shader) tests.
  • 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.
    Note: GIGABYTE motherboards do not include a Bluetooth receiver; the addition of a 3rd party Bluetooth receiver is required. Hardware OverVoltage Control IC - Enabling Extreme Overclocking
    GIGABYTE Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs feature more voltage control options than before for the CPU North Bridge and memory. The overvoltage controllers also provide hardware linear real-time voltage control, which means there is no delay compared to the GPIO controller in past implementations.
  • HDMI -The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
    HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s 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.

Key Selling Points

  • Built-in Visuals
  • Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Intel InTru 3D
  • Switchable Graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • SATA 6 Gbps
  • 3x USB Power Boost
  • Turbo XHD- Full Automatic RAID 0
  • Dynamic Energy Saver 2
  • Hotkey OC
  • AutoGreen- Greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone
  • HDMI -The Next Generation Multimedia Interface

Description

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard Intel Core Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Express SATA RAID Firewire ATX Gigabit LAN (rev. 1.0)

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 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. 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.

The GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard, based on the Intel Z68 Express Chipset and supporting the new 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Delivering the very best that Intel 6 series chipsets have to offer, including a significant performance boost with Intel Smart Response Technology, the first ever mSATA drive connectors on a standard desktop PC motherboard, and GIGABYTE's proprietary Touch BIOS technology, GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards put users in the driver seat, allowing them to take total control over how their system operates and performs to best match their individual computing needs. 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. GIGABYTE Z68 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 HDD test) and HDD-only systems by as much as 4X (PC Mark Vantage HDD test) and deliver a 60% performance improvement over HDD-only systems in PC Mark Vantage Suite.

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 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. 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.

The GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard, based on the Intel Z68 Express Chipset and supporting the new 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Delivering the very best that Intel 6 series chipsets have to offer, including a significant performance boost with Intel Smart Response Technology, the first ever mSATA drive connectors on a standard desktop PC motherboard, and GIGABYTE's proprietary Touch BIOS technology, GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards put users in the driver seat, allowing them to take total control over how their system operates and performs to best match their individual computing needs. 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. GIGABYTE Z68 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 HDD test) and HDD-only systems by as much as 4X (PC Mark Vantage HDD test) and deliver a 60% performance improvement over HDD-only systems in PC Mark Vantage Suite.