Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Gigabyte GA-Z68-UD3H-B3 Motherboard Pictured

It is becoming increasingly clear now, that Gigabyte will have two parallel lines of socket LGA1155 motherboards based on the same Intel Z68 B3 chipset, one that does away with display connectivity to make room for other ports and is geared for discrete graphics, while the other has display connectivity at the expense of additional ports on the rear panel, and also gives you everything you'd expect from Z68, including overclocking. In mid-April, pictures of GA-Z68-UD3P-B3 surfaced, which is a motherboard of the first kind explained above. Now, there's deck of pictures of the GA-Z68-UD3H-B3, its counterpart of the second kind.

The GA-Z68-UD3H-B3 features a much lighter CPU VRM, consisting of 7 phases, against 14 on the UD3P. It gives you the same expansion slot layout consisting of two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (x8/x8 when both are populated), supporting ATI CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI, three PCI-E x1, and two PCI. Gigabyte made full use of the display connectivity options that come with Sandy Bridge, there is one each of DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Audio is at the helm of Realtek ALC889 8+2 channel HD audio CODEC, with optical SPDIF output.
Storage connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s ports from the Z68 PCH, three internal SATA 3 Gb/s ports from the PCH as well, and three internal SATA 3 Gb/s ports from a GSATA3 controller. The lone eSATA 3 Gb/s port is wired to the PCH.

Other connectivity include two EtronTech USB 3.0 host controllers driving two USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel, and two via internal headers, a number of USB 2.0 ports, a mouse/keyboard combo PS/2 port, gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire. The Gigabyte Z68-UD3H-B3 isn't officially launched, yet it's listed at US $179.Source: VR-Zone
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7 Comments on Gigabyte GA-Z68-UD3H-B3 Motherboard Pictured

Served 5k and counting ...
Mmmmmm ....

Seeing this makes me want to jump over to a 2500K.
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Meh...needs more black ;D
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What happened to Gigabyte blue? :'(
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Fourstaff said:
What happened to Gigabyte blue? :'(
Blue is now the official color of low-mid class MBs
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I guess Gigabyte really took all of that color criticism to heart. Personally I think the black will blend in too much with the black interiors of black cases. I like the blue on previous as it stands out and looks kind of sharp. The board is sweet though feature and price wise. This is something I could jump over to next.
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no pcie x4?! what kind of bs is that?! :wtf: and i guess you won't be able to use 2nd pcie x16 together with a vga card, other than xfire or sli... too bad... and i am waiting for a solid z68 board to house an adaptec pcie x4 raid controller...
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