P8Z68-V
   

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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The ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 motherboard features the Intel Z68 chipset supporting the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 Processors. The all-new GEN3 series is fully ready for true PCIe 3.0, built to be future-proof with native BIOS support for 22nm next-gen Intel processors as well as PCIe 3.0 switching IC for SLI support. ASUS’ ground breaking UEFI BIOS simplifies platform settings for users with an EZ tuning mode.

  • 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (1x16 or dual x8)
  • 16-Phase Power Digital power phase
  • AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI support
  • 1 x Gb LAN featuring the latest Intel chipset
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • 4 x USB 3.0 (2 ports at back panel, 1 port at mid-board)
  • BT GO! (BT Turbo Remote) - Beyond your Imagination of what Bluetooth can do!
  • UEFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1155)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipsets

North Bridge
Intel Z68

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
2 (single @ x16 or dual @ x8)
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 @ x4
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA 6Gb/s
4 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
2 x SATA 6Gb/s (gray) and 4 x SATA 3Gb/s (blue) support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel 82579
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Bluetooth
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR

Rear Panel Ports

Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
eSATA
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
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
2 x 1394a
Other Connectors
2 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)
2 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x EPU switch(es)

Physical Spec

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

Features

Features
Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design

UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface

LucidLogix Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - Auto Switching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards

Intel Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDD Capacity

BT GO! (Bluetooth) - Diverse BT Enjoyment, New Technology Lifestyle

GPU Boost - Push the Limits with iGPU Level Up!

Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience

Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

Comments

kra0807 5.0
74 of 76 people found the following review helpful
I'm very happy with my recent purchase with this motherboard.ASUS has a longstanding reputation as a quality producer of motherboards and this one surely does not disappoint.The board itself: The board and all of its components are sturdy (quality materials) and fully functioning. It has more than sufficient options with PCI 3.0/2.0/2.1, 4 SATA 6.0 gb/s hookups (2 RAID capable), 4 3.0 gb/s, and more than enough I/O options. It has two USB 3.0 ports built in and a second front attachment that ... provides two more ports. I actually use those two ports as internal hookups for my case and strapped it down inside my case. From an aesthetic standpoint, it is a rather sharp board though blue is a difficult color to match. I've owned it now for two weeks and am fully happy.The BIOS: ASUS has one of the more intuitive BIOS systems. For those who are novices, there is a graphical "easy" mode that will allow you to choose if you want your processor to... More >
Mike "Movie Buff" 5.0
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I've been building gaming systems for 6 years and have used a few motherboard companies (Gigabyte and EVGA). Asus is the latest that I've just used because I was so fed up with EVGA and their customer service.When I bought the x58 EVGA motherboard I was experiencing some issues. The GSKILL ram i used which was on the approved list wasn't showing the correct timings as well as correct RAM speed. No matter what you did to change either issues; you would get Blue Screens of Death aka instability. T ... o keep from this happening, I just had to let the system set it's timings and this resulted in underclocking. Non gamers wouldn't care but gamers might give them headaches. Im anal, so it bothered me every time I turned on my system. Another issue was the malfunctioning USB ports. It didn't matter whether it's the front USB ports from my case or the motherboard ports on the back; I sometimes expierenced freezing if I plugged in ie. charging my phone, plugging in my printer. I... More >
xeno 5.0
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
My reasons for buying this board:PCI-E 3.0 supportUSB 3.0 portsSATA 6 GB/s supportUsed ASUS for my past 5 buildsReally, the only difference between the PRO and the next version down from this board is the SATA 6 GB/s connectors on the board. This is worth the extra dollars if you plan on using one of the newer SSD's that support this.The board itself was an easy install (well, easy in terms of installing a motherboard, which can take an hour or so with all the components), and I feel the qualit ... y is excellent. I had to position my Cooler Master CPU cooler towards the side of the case to avoid covering one of the RAM slots, but I was fortunate to have it pointing right at a vent anyway (Hyper 212 Plus cooler and Cooler Master HAF 912 case). Paired the board with Intel i7 2600K and Patriot Viper Extreme Division 4 1866MHz 16GB. Working well with both, no BSOD's. New BIOS is great, love the fact that you can use a mouse and the... More >