Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Review

Test Setup

Our test rig is our standard LGA1155 affair. The only change from our last review is the switch from the 285.27 ForceWare drivers to the latest 285.33. 

Gigabyte ZX68AP-D3 Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K
4GB Kingston Genesis 2133MHz
EVGA GTX570
ForceWare 285.38
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro
Samsung Spinpoint F1
Corsair 80GB SSD as Intel Rapid Storage Technology cache
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64

Overclocking

Considering the reduced level of power-circuitry we weren't expecting much from the ZX68AP-D3 but it proved to be very capable indeed, giving us a rock-solid 4.6GHz overclock on our i5-2500K at good voltage as well. When coupled to our 2133MHz RAM we're expecting the D3 to be right up there as it's only 100 or 200MHz shy of some heavy hitters.

Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Overclocking

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Most Recent Comments

26-10-2011, 10:08:55

tinytomlogan
Gigabyte are out to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money to obtain a great motherboard. Does the Z68AP-D3 succeed?



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26-10-2011, 10:19:36

dugdiamond
whoa! dirt cheap

26-10-2011, 13:33:09

CocaCola
It's very nice to see Gigabyte keeping quality and value to their motherboards. Go Gigabyte!

26-10-2011, 14:14:38

yassarikhan786
Nice budget MB.

26-10-2011, 23:54:36

mrDMxtreme
you were using 1.14 volts to get 4.6, did it not like 1.3-1.35 for a higher clock?

and as other's have said, it real nice for the price

29-10-2011, 16:51:48

blas7
Hi,

I got one question for this mobo and i post it on the forum here http://forum.overclock3d.net/index.php?/topic/38931-how-to-clock-my-kingston-1600-mhz-to-1877-mhz/ and i would like to know your opinion on this.

Thanks
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