Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - 1.3 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68

  • Product Description
    Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - 1.3 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68
  • Product Type
    Motherboard - ATX
  • Chipset Type
    Intel Z68 Express
  • Processor Socket
    LGA1155 Socket
  • Compatible Processors
    Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7, Pentium G600 series, Pentium G800 series, Xeon E3-1200 series
  • Max RAM Size
    32 GB
  • RAM Supported
    4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC
  • Storage Ports
    2 x SATA-600 (RAID), 2 x SATA-600 (RAID), 3 x SATA-300 (RAID), 1 x eSATA-300
  • USB / FireWire Ports
    2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 4 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 8 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
  • Processor Socket
    LGA1155 Socket
  • Compatible Processors
    Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7, Pentium G600 series, Pentium G800 series, Xeon E3-1200 series

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, 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 ) � 2 x PCIe 3.0 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): 3 x 7pin SATA, 1 x 7pin eSATA - 4 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 � Marvell 88SE9172 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1
  • RAID Features
    Intel Smart Response Technology
  • Interfaces
    1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse � 1 x VGA � 1 x DVI-D � 1 x HDMI � 1 x DisplayPort � 1 x TOSLINK � 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire � 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-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 � 8 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
  • 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 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 Turbo XHD, Lucid Virtu, Voltage Regulator Down 12 (VRD) compliant, AMD CrossFireX technology support, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video

Miscellaneous

  • Software Included
    Drivers & Utilities, Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, Xpress Recovery 2, Q-Share, Cloud OC, 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
£107.99  inc VAT
£89.99 ex VAT
  • MPN GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
  • Ballicom ID 686453
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References

Model: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.0) - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68

MPN: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3


Product Features

  • Gigabyte Touch BIOS
    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.
  • Supports Intel Smart Response technology
    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.
  • 100% hardware VRD 12 compliant CPU power design
    Gigabyte 6 series motherboards incorporate an Intel approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers 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, 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.
  • DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD support (Hybrid EFI technology)
    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.
  • Ultra Durable 3
    The Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 design features twice the copper for both the power and ground layers of the PCB, dramatically lowering system temperature by efficiently spreading heat from critical areas of the motherboard (such as the CPU power zone) throughout the entire PCB. Gigabyte's Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HDMI
    HDMI is a high-definition multimedia interface which provides up to 5 Gb/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.
  • 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).
  • Display port support
    Selected Gigabyte motherboards feature display port, a next generation graphics display interface that delivers up to 10.8 Gbps of bandwidth over standard cables, providing billions of colors with the fastest refresh rates and the greatest color depths.
  • 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.
  • Dolby Home Theater - enjoy a rich home theater surround sound experience
    Dolby Home Theater places listeners in the middle of the action, giving their PCs a powerful set of tools to deliver a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound.

Key Selling Points

  • Gigabyte Touch BIOS
  • Supports Intel Smart Response technology
  • 100% hardware VRD 12 compliant CPU power design
  • Driver MOSFETs - integration of VRM components
  • DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD support (Hybrid EFI technology)
  • Ultra Durable 3
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • 3x USB power boost
  • DVI support
  • Display port support
  • Multi-display support with CrossFireX and SLI
  • Dolby Home Theater - enjoy a rich home theater surround sound experience

Description

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H (B3) Motherboard Intel Core Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Express SATA RAID Firewire ATX Gigabit LAN

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. Intel Quick Sync Video provides breakthrough media processing for incredibly fast editing and sharing. 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors offer an outstanding Blu-Ray Stereo 3D experience in full high definition resolution (1080p) with HDMI 1.4. Increases the performance of Accelerated Floating Point and Vector Computing Intensive Applications with minimal power gains. 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. 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.

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). 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.