A budget board with a premium chipset. Is that the most effective combination for achieving maximum bang-for-buck? Could be...
The launch of yet another Z68 board is puzzling with Intel's new Z77 chipset imminent, but this is all about PCIe 3.0 now.
Astoundingly, while other manufacturers have yet to get one out the door, there are 12 different variations on the theme from Gigabyte already, including this, the Z68X-UD3H-B3.
ComputexECS is putting all its eggs in Intel's X79 basket by not producing the Z68 in mass market quantities
There are some exciting ideas in the Z68 package, but at least in the short term the results they yield in real-world application are a little underwhelming. Buy for the igpu implementation and power saving features, set up an SSD cache, but don't expect your technological world to be blown apart.