Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 review

A budget motherboard with a lot to offer

By  from PCFormat Issue 258
Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
Z68 Express
Multi GPU Supported
CrossFireX
Onboard Video
CPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
1
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket H2 LGA-1155
Brand Name
Gigabyte
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium Dual-core, Celeron Dual-Core
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
32 GB
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
4
Number of PCI Slots
2
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces
6
RAID Supported
Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots
7
HDMI
Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports
1
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports
2
PS/2 Port
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports
1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
6
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
6
PCI Express Standard
PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
5
Memory Form Factor
DIMM
Processor Technology
Virtualization Technology, Smart Response Technology, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Width
305 mm
Depth
215 mm
Manufacturer
GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
Product Model
GA-Z68AP-D3
Product Name
GA-Z68AP-D3 Desktop Motherboard
Controller Type
Serial ATA/600, Serial ATA/300
Manufacturer Part Number
GA-Z68AP-D3
Manufacturer Website Address
http://uk.giga-byte.com
Marketing Information

The GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard, based on the Intel Z68 Express Chipset and supporting the new 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Delivering the very best that Intel 6 series chipsets have to offer, including a significant performance boost with Intel Smart Response Technology, the first ever mSATA drive connectors on a standard desktop PC motherboard, and GIGABYTE's proprietary Touch BIOS technology, GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards put users in the driver seat, allowing them to take total control over how their system operates and performs to best match their individual computing needs.

Package Contents
  • GA-Z68AP-D3 Desktop Motherboard
  • Motherboard Driver Disk
  • User's Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
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