Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3 Preview

Quick Look

Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3 Preview

Quick Look

We don't want to spoil all the surprises, but as you can see the Z68X UD5 B3 is loaded with so many technologies there is barely any room on the box for an image.

Accessories and well catered for with all the usual things we'd hope to find.

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The board itself reminds us a lot of the gorgeous P67 UD7 and the heatsinks are identical, barring the use of blue where we had gold before. The black slots are a nice touch.

Round the back we have connectivity options aplenty, covering nearly everything we can think of. Although with so many techs listed on the packaging, it's understandable.

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Gigabyte have taken a leaf from Spinal Tap, none more black. Even the RAM slots aren't in separate colours as is normally the case.

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I hope you're all looking forward to this as much as we are. Look out for the full review here at OC3D later this week.

You can discuss your thoughts before this in our forums.

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Most Recent Comments

10-05-2011, 04:50:34

sheroo
Tom, you have more motherboards go through your hands than my wife has shoes and handbags - she has lots of those...Quote

10-05-2011, 04:54:41

Luger718
that ssd cache tech sounds awesome kinda like the momentus xt hybrud drives but with whichever hdd and sdd you want hmmm 2TB hdd with a 128GB ssd as a cache sounds good to me

where are the video out ports? how would you use the onboard?Quote

10-05-2011, 05:00:32

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luger718 View Post

that ssd cache tech sounds awesome kinda like the momentus xt hybrud drives but with whichever hdd and sdd you want hmmm 2TB hdd with a 128GB ssd as a cache sounds good to me

where are the video out ports? how would you use the onboard?
The higher end gigabytes dont have onboard videoQuote

10-05-2011, 05:07:10

Luger718
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

The higher end gigabytes dont have onboard video
ahh ok guesses so so basically the higher ends are p67 + ssd caching

ssd caching really sounds badassQuote

10-05-2011, 05:57:02

Firat
so is the nda being lifted tommoro? when can we purchase the z68 boards?Quote
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