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GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z68
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2133/1866
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The GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard is based on the Intel Z68 Express Chipset 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.

  • newegg Onboard mSATA for Intel SLC SSDs and Smart Response Technology 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.
  • newegg GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a simple application that allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel Smart Response Technology. In the past, enabling Intel Smart Response meant users needed to enter the BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was complete, users then needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's Smart Response Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process. This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a significant boost in system performance.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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 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.
  • newegg Ultra Durable 3 The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 features twice the copper for both the power and ground layer of the PCB, dramatically lowering system temperature by spreading the heat from the critical area (such as CPU power zone) throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2x Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for great margins for overclocking.
  • 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.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GA-Z68XP-UD3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel Z68

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2 (x16, x8)
PCI Express x1
3
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA 6Gb/s
4 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3_0~SATA3_1) and 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_2~SATA2_5)support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
(* The SATA2_5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive.)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) support SATA RAID 0 and RAID 1

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC889
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
8 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x mSATA connector
1 x CPU fan header
2 x system fan headers
1 x power fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x serial port header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
(The SATA2_5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Onboard mSATA for Intel SLC SSDs and Smart Response Technology

GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response

Built-in Visuals

GIGABYTE Touch BIOS

New 100% Hardware VRD 12 Compliant CPU Power Design

Ultra Durable 3

Turbo XHD- Full Automatic RAID 0

Multi-display support with CrossFireX and SLI

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3

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  • MikeMike
  • 2/23/2014 5:18:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad rma service.

Pros: -When it doesn't crash it's great.

Cons: -Random crashes, see other thoughts
-RMA'd and they sent it back saying there was nothing wrong with the board.

Other Thoughts: I'm pretty sure something failed that handles the memory as crashes way more often with two or more sticks of ram and 2 of the four slots crash more often with a single stick than the others.
I first had issues with the boot looping, then the bios update fixed that for the most part.
Then came random crashing when I gamed, so after fighting with the board and testing it with dos mem testing (which caused it to freeze with no codes) I just bought a deal for a Biostar board that was used since Biostar carried their warranty over.

Needless to say the same components on a new board worked flawlessly, I then moved the same components to another board as I upgraded which was an ASRock and it had no issues either.
So I have now lost the cost of shipping on top of having a bad motherboard that's under warranty that the manufacturer won't fix since it doesn't show in 10min of testing.
I won't be buying Gigabyte again or listening to tom's hardware review advice.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 106631 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

1. Please inspect the motherboard CPU socket for visible bent pins.

2. If needed, test the board outside from the case to prevent grounding issue.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • 12/20/2013 11:53:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsAlright board

Pros: The price was pretty good for the features it had and worked well in my system for about a year and a half.

Cons: After about a year and a half my computer started boot looping. Power on and shut down multiple times. Every once in a while it will boot (usually after about 2-10 reset cycles.) Tried upgrading BIOS to UEFI and the problem is still there. Also the board doesn't overclock very well. Requires more voltage than other boards require for the same overclocks.

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  • 11/5/2013 7:54:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRMA Hell

Pros: .

Cons: Wwas a good motherboard until it stopped working. Every troubleshooting procedure was performed to no avail. Has been RMA'd two-three times, and still never worked. Never will I ever buy another Gigabyte product, I would rather get a dirty stick poked in my eye.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 102449 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • loops
  • 10/17/2013 1:56:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe end via the Endless

Pros: For a good bit; it did the job and I was happy.

Cons: As of the last month, the endless loop of death is now happening. I got this mobo Feb of 12. It would do the loop, power on, but not post, then power off from time to time. But now it does it a lot or it will not read that I have a GPU.

I updated the bios, drivers, and all that. I dread turning on my computer. It will loop or not read the gpu. My system has been stable but now it is just a pain.

I called re RMA, I have to ship it, pay for shipping, and then wait to see.

Not too happy and I can't go w/o my main computer for a week. I need to get a new mobo and I am not sure gigabyte will get another shot.

Other Thoughts: I was "lucky" for almost 2 years!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 101761 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • 10/9/2013 6:52:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood after BIOS update

Pros: It does the job

Cons: POST is slow. Needed a BIOS update before I could use the CPU I wanted.

Other Thoughts: 4/5 due to the need to update the BIOS before I could use it with an updated processor.

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  • Unhappy
  • 10/8/2013 3:04:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShould have read reviews....

Pros: n/a

Cons: Looks as though it came DOA. Probably due to be using Ivy Bridge and it being shipped with an old BIOS. Will be purchasing a Sandy Bridge i5 to see if it works. If so, will update the BIOS and update this from there...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 101625 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • ThatsSoChris
  • 10/2/2013 4:01:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid This Board

Pros: Plenty of connections, when it works it does what its supposed to.

Cons: WOW. For about a year, everything was working fine. After a year I started to get the infinite boot loop, tested my components, took everything apart and sent in the motherboard. It came back repaired. Everything worked fine for about 4 months. Now it will power on, won't post, and all the phase LEDs remain lit. Had the motherboard tested, guess what, its the motherboard, again. Having these things done aren't free, and Gigabytes customer support solution was get another RMA and pay to have it shipped to us. Again. Thanks Gigabyte!

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 101296 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • John V
  • 10/2/2013 10:50:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGoing strong 24/7 & 1-1/2+Years

Pros: I just want to mention I've been running this motherboard for over one and a half years with not one issue. For the most part my computer is running 24/7.

Cons: None!

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  • t3rminus
  • 9/18/2013 10:48:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA, same issue as everyone else

Pros: Couldn't tell you.

Cons: Board was DOA. Same boot loop "power up, shutdown before post, power up, shutdown before post" issue as everyone else.

The issue seems common enough that I'd avoid this board entirely.

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you require further assistance, please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 2013091901. Include your complete system configuration.

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  • StephenSegari
  • 9/13/2013 8:51:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI'm Done

Pros: Looks pretty.

Cons: I purchased the board in March 2012. Had to RMA because of the boot loop issue. Everything was working fine for over a year, now I can't even get the board to POST. If it does eventually POST, it goes into a boot loop. 1 out of maybe every 25 reboots, I will actually get into Windows. I've tried unplugging everything, re-seating everything, even all components on another motherboard. The BIOS is up to date. This is definitely a motherboard issue. What gives GIGABYTE? Awful. Do not buy.

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you require further assistance, please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 2013091602. Include your complete system configuration.

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