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GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z68
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
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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.

  • newegg GIGABYTE Touch BIOS Navigating through the BIOS to change the setting 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 interact with BIOS, allowing for a more intuitive experience. In fact, with a touch screen monitor, GIGABYTE Touch BIOS is as easy to use as most apps on your iPhone.
  • newegg Intel Smart Response Technology with GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated Intel Smart Response technology allowing user to experience a system performance similar to SSD only system. Intel Smart Response 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. The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response is a simple application that allows user to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel Smart Response, without having to perform a complicated install process. So user can experience a significant boost in system performance quickly and effortlessly.
  • newegg Switchable Graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards are enabled with LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization technology which allows user to dynamically switch between built-in graphics and the 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 second generation Core processors. In so doing, switchable graphics help dramatically reduce PC graphics power consumption.
  • newegg Ultra Durable 3 The GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 3 design features twice the copper for both power and ground layers of the PCB, dramatically lowering temperature by efficiently spreading the heat from critical areas of the motherboard (such as CPU power zone) throughout entire PCB. The Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps reduce electric waste and further lowers component temperature. A 2x Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.
  • newegg USB 3.0 & SATA III & 3x USB Power Boost The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology provides blazing fast data transfer speed of up to 5Gbps between your USB peripherals and system. SATA III technology offers up to 6Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). 3x USB power boost delivers greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices by efficiently regulating output over the full voltage range.
  • newegg Multi-GPU Support with CrossFireX and SLI Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFireX or SLI deliver the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • N/A
  • 7/30/2014 10:16:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLong lasting

Pros: Great amount of different connectivity/ports.
Great on-board graphics card ( these have really improved)
Reliable/long-lasting ( 3+ years so far)

Cons: None

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  • Tom W
  • 1/6/2014 5:00:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsRMA complete and successful

Pros: Previously reported problem of looping (11/15/13) corrected in RMA. Motherboard is working fine now. RMA process took about a month.

Cons: Had trouble using Gigabyte's online RMA process - my RMA was not tracked by the online system. Use phone contact to facilitate RMA process and find its status.

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  • Tom W
  • 11/15/2013 5:27:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate: Boot loop

Pros: Worked fine for over 13 months.

Cons: Out of the blue, my computer went into a on/off loop: on a few seconds, off a few. Over and over - seemingly no attempt to load my Win 7 system.

I've checked CPU, memory and PSU, all good. Cleared CMOS, stripped board of GPU, SATA/USB connections, case connections - none of which helped. I guess it need to be RMA'd.

I have an I7-2600K, Corsair 2xGB Vengeance 1600 and Corsair H60 Water Cooler still on the board. I believe the board has F10 BIOS level.

Other Thoughts: I had a similar loop problem with my Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3, which I RMA'd. Gigabyte fixed that and it has been running OK for a year.

I have two newer Gigabyte motherboards and hope I not facing the same with them.

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  • The Light 666
  • 9/8/2013 12:35:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStable 36% Over Clock all day!!

Pros: This board is really a good board. Currently running a 3.3ghz i5 2500k @ 4.41ghz stable. Looks good, good layout. Lots of features. Love that it has onboard video, even though I don't use it, it's nice to know if your graphics card fails you still have a computer that works. I recommend this board to anyone looking for a good reliable, stable over clocker. Get it on the bay for dirt cheap now.

Cons: My only issue is the 8 pin power plug is so high up my power supply cable barely reaches it. (bottom mount power supply).

Only other con is that you have these complete tools who mark down this board when the only issue is not the board but them.

Other Thoughts: i5 2500k @ 4.41ghz
16GB (4x4GB) Patriot G2 1600mhz
EVGA GTX 260, 216 Core
WD 2TB Black
Cooler Master V8
OZC Mod X Stream-Pro 600W
Antec P183 V3

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  • Kevin
  • 6/5/2013 4:34:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Great board! Haven't had any problems with the hardware.
Decent price, allows for SLI or Crossfire if you like.
Plenty of expansion slots and usb headers, for 2.0 and 3.0
lots of slots for sata cables
easy to overclock using the bios and included software

Cons: some of the bundled software is unstable... I would stay away from most of it. Some of it caused crashes and would freeze up the computer. You really don't need most of it. Anything you need from the gigabyte bundled software can be changed in the bios itself.

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  • Tom W
  • 4/25/2013 4:52:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate of 9/20/2012 review

Pros: This motherboard is still performing flawlessly after 7 months. I'm running an I7 2600K (not OC), CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10R and added a VANTEC UGT-IH203 2-Port USB 3.0 Front Panel to overcome my case's USB 3.0 deficiency.

Cons: As yet, I haven't found that this motherboard accommodates a case speaker.

Other Thoughts: I almost bought this MB again for an Ivy Bridge build but it wasn't clear that the board would support Ivy Bridge right out of the box w/o a BIOS update. I found a Gigabyte Z77 that closely approximated this Z68 for the new build.

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  • BryanD
  • 4/17/2013 10:24:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Board & Good Features

Pros: Everything works as advertised. Very happy and impressed with the performance. This is the first board that I had, that recognized the memory sticks at the advertised speeds. Did not have to finagle with the BIOS to set up the memory. Came with the most recent BIOS already installed! I usually install the newest BIOS before I install windows and the drivers. Gigabyte makes it so easy!

Cons: No cons so far.

Other Thoughts: i7-3770
2 x 4 GB 1600Mhz sticks

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  • latetotheparty
  • 3/28/2013 4:01:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot as bad as people let on

Pros: Ivy Bridge compatible bios (F12) included (using with 3570k), straightforward setup if you ignore the junkware they want you to install (see other). Rev 1.3 of this board (which is what I got ordering here) seems to have solved the common problems with this board that people have been complaining about.

Oh, and doesn't look to shabby. I was leery about this board reading the reviews on here, but it's turned out great.

Cons: Bios is slow to POST (my laptop boots before this POSTs), boot loop on memory clock problems (fixable with power cycle and resetting multiplier), UEFI update is beta and buggy but I have no interest in it, Can't clock RAM to 1866 without the boot loop (could be voltages)

Price could be knocked down 20 bucks or so.. but we'll see if this rebate works out.

Docked an egg for the slow POST and wiggly heatsink

Other Thoughts: But you didn't buy this for the UEFI/touch bios, did you? I have gotten the boot loop that people mention, but it was me setting the memory to 1866mhz. I've got the "CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866" kit and I can only get it to run at 1600 max so far. I haven't tried changing the voltages yet, so it could just be me. This has been running without a crash or problem since I bought it and I have no need to push it yet.

I wish they would refine their BIOS software and remove the cruft, but if you know anything about computers you can get around it.. you're not using the driver disk that came with it anyways, are you? Just download the drivers and you'll be fine.

If you know what you're getting with the z68 chipset this is an acceptable board and solid with the new revisions, plenty of internal USB headers (4 internal 2.0 not counting the 3.0 breakout) and serial port if you need it. Kinda short on the SATA ports, but does have enough. Marvell RAID works fine for me also.

If this takes a dump on me I will report back, but so far so good! *knocks on wood*

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  • Arnoldhasmail
  • 3/27/2013 7:52:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove It

Pros: Fast, works with all hardware I've used, great gigabyte bios support

Cons: I don't really have any...

Other Thoughts: I've been building systems for the past 12+ years. This was my first Gigabyte fan. Have been loyal to Asus, Abit and Epox in the past but after this board...I'll be buying Gigabyte again. Most boards I've owned have lost Manufacturer support only months after my purchase. Gigabyte has made bios updates and offered support now since the day I bought the board and even released a new bios last week! I haven't had any crashes, bsod's or compatibility issues ever...and I upgrade my hardware regularly as new technology becomes available...Thanks Gigabyte!!!

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  • N/A
  • 3/24/2013 1:34:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTrash

Pros: good layout

Cons: -after newest Bios Update it have so many Bugs, sometimes you start the pc, nothing happen. than you have to complete shut off the energy on your power supply, wait 10 seconds and than give energy and start the pc again. now it starts.
-the usb ports onbord works some times, some times they dont.
-bord make sounds when i play a game.
-touch bios you can only use behind newest bios update, before its a joke.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your comments. Honest and constructive opinions are always welcome. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product

The latest release BIOS is version F12. If you are using BIOS version U1L, please note that this is a beta BiOS. If you require further assistance, please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 2013032505 in the subject line.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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