Introduction to the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Socket 1155 Motherboard
Gigabyte is always right in the middle of things when it comes to new chipset releases, never one to follow, always the leader. Due to that core driving force they were definitely one of the leaders when it came to the Z68 chipset when it was released onto the world at Computex 2011. Not only did they release several motherboards at launch with designs that we are used to seeing, but also a board with a built-in SSD (based on the new mSATA port) to take advantage of Intel's Smart Response Technology performance storage enhancement feature.
Today, we will be taking a look at Gigabyte's mid-range Z68 board entitled the Z68X-UD3H. Granted, the Z68 is not much more than hyped up hybrid version of the P67+H67 chipsets, but unlike most things you think of that are hybrid it is not some scaled back product. No sir, it pulls no punches and takes full advantage of what people have come to know the the P67 and H68 chipsets for, but also offering some new goodies like Intel's Smart Response Technology and the new Lucid Virtu software. Read on as we explore one of Gigabyte's entrants to the Z68, while see if it stacks up to all we hope and expect from it.
Gigabyte’s take on the Z68X-UD3H-B3
Combining the advantages of the Intel® P67 and H67 platforms in one complete package, the GIGABYTE Z68 series offer the best of both worlds; users can take advantage of the system tuning and overclocking features found in the Intel® P67 platform as well as the built-in visual features of the H67 platforms when combined with 2nd generation Intel® Core ™ processors.