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GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

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Part #: GA-Z68XP-UD4

SKU: 62197
Shipping Weight: 3.60 lbs
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Features:

The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design features twice the copper for both the power and ground layers of the PCB, dramatically lowering system temperature by efficiently spreading heat from critical areas of the motherboard (such as the CPU power zone) throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2x Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 32 GB
S/PDIF Yes
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Core i7 Core i5 Core i3 Pentium Dual-core Celeron
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA/600
Processor Socket Socket H2 LGA-1155
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model Z68 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX SLI
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
Onboard Video CPU Dependent Video
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 6
Number of PCI Express x8 Slots 1
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 1
HDMI Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 9
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 8
Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports 2
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4
Memory Form Factor DIMM
Number of eSATA Ports 2
Memory Speed Supported 2.13 GHz 1.87 GHz 1.60 GHz 1.33 GHz 1.07 GHz
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Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC889
General Information  
     Brand Name: Gigabyte
     Manufacturer: GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: GA-Z68XP-UD4
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.gigabyte.com
     Product Line: Ultra Durable 3
     Product Model: GA-Z68XP-UD4
     Product Name: Ultra Durable 3 GA-Z68XP-UD4 Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/300
Serial ATA/600
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Express x8 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6
     PCI Express Standard: PCI Express 2.0
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 4
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     eSATA: Yes
     eSATA/USB Combo: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of eSATA Ports: 2
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 1
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 7
     Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 9
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 32 GB
     Memory Form Factor: DIMM
     Memory Speed Supported: 2.13 GHz
1.87 GHz
1.60 GHz
1.33 GHz
1.07 GHz
     Memory Standard: DDR3-2133/PC3-17000
DDR3-1866/PC3-15000
DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 8
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Onboard Serial Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 8
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6" (244 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12" (305 mm)
Power Description  
     Power Supply Supported: EPS12V
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: Z68 Express
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
SLI
     Processor Socket: Socket H2 LGA-1155
     Processor Supported: Core i7
Core i5
Core i3
Pentium Dual-core
Celeron
     Processor Technology: Turbo Boost Technology
Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Video  
     Onboard Video: CPU Dependent Video

Customer Reviews of Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4

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Quadricwan
03/26/12
Experience: 30 Days

Pros

Solid Construction
Great PCI Slot Spacing
Black finish looks awesome!
Cons
Bit overpriced perhaps
Ram slots are a bit close to cpu socket
Summary
All in all, I'm quite pleased with this board. Overclocked i5 2500k to 4.5 with ease. Black finish looks great through my side window. Gigabyte bios software isn't my favourite, but it's tolerable. Not sure this is worth 220, but if you can get it on sale, go for it!

Kevin_M
12/19/11
Experience: 2 Weeks

Pros

Great OC mobo
Very well made
Cons
Not enough fan headers
Summary
Overclocked my 2500k to 4.8 easy on this mobo
SLI running 2 560ti's with great FPS compared to old 780i set up

Jean-Philippe_P
11/24/11
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

- Not that expensive
- Great quality
- Great PCI setup for SLI
- Looks great compared to the usual baby-blue that Gigabyte uses
- Old fashioned BIOS, feels familiar
- Great for overclocking
Cons
- No UEFI (not that much of a cons)
Summary
One of the nice thing with this board is the PCI disposition for SLI/CF. The fact that there are 2 PCI-E1 between the 2 E16 allows the top card to have some breathing room, which you always want in such a setup.

This board is pretty neat when it comes to overclocking too. Sure you have to go through the classic bios, but once you get the hang of it, it is not a problem. Board is pretty stable so far, even though I am nowhere near being an extreme overclocker.

Most "mid-to-high-end" boards have similar features. Number of SATA 2 & 3 ports, USB 3.0, at least 2 PCI-E16 slots, 4 DIMMS slots, etc. A lot of boards now sport a UEFI bios, but this one still uses an AWARD one. Not really a cons to me since I'm used to the old-school bios and recent ones are quite good feature-wise.

All in all, this board is pretty neat and I would definitely purchase again.

Roger_L
11/18/11
Experience: 2 Weeks

Pros

Build quality
Very good price and value
Features
Cons
None so far
Summary
So far, I love this motherboard.

Lots of connectors and features.
The quality of this motherboard amaze me.
I used to build computers for family and friends with ASUS motherboards, but from now on will use Gigabyte.

Very impressed!

Mike_W
11/13/11
Experience: 1 Weeks

Pros

Easy set-up
Virtu Technology
Smart6 features allow for quickboot and quickboost(overclock)
On/Off charge is handy
Black matte finish is great!
Overall well placement of PCI slots, RAM slots, Fan plugins...etc
Cons
BIOS was a bit confusing at first, Couldn't figure out how to enable AHCI
Summary
I am glad I upgraded from ASUS to Gigabyte. Much better construction and software. I will always prefer and recommend Gigabyte over ASUS now that I see what kind of products and software they offer.

[BF2] hillybilly
10/20/11
Experience: 3 Weeks

Pros

ssd caching, visually a nice board, lots of connection options -usb, sata, esat, fire wire, etc and onboard video
Cons
a bit pricey, but compared to some of the cheaper alternatives, you can see where your money goes
Summary
I had a bit of trouble setting up the ssd caching, but once it was working, no worries. I like the onboard video. More flexibility. Nice power saving features. I usually buy the $100 mb's, but once in awhile I buy the $200 mb to see if there really is much of a difference - not disappointed. So using this mb with 2500k, 16gb ram, and software oc using the easytune6 utility which came with the mb, and a zalman hsf, runs stable at 4.3ghz.

Benoît_D
09/28/11
Experience: 2 Weeks

Pros

Performant, solide et avec beaucoup de sortie..
Cons
Rien à redire
Summary
Facile d'installation, tout est bien indiqué sur la carte. Il y a beaucoup de sorties de tout genre. Je l'ai installé dans un boîtier Antec 300 (sku:.29812), avec un processeur i5-2500k (sku: 57962), mémoire G.Skill (sku:57953), carte vidéo Gigabyte HD 6870 (sku: 58226), refroidisseur liquide Coolit systems Eco (sku: 50327), Vertex 2 pour mon OS(sku: 53309), WD caviar black pour mon data(sku: 50895), deux ASUS DRW (sku: 49597) et un power supply Corsair 500w (sku: 60329). J'appuie sur power et 21sec plus tard, Win7 est démarré......

ninezero
09/18/11
Experience: 3 Days

Pros

Fantastic layout and multitude of connectivity options; SATA ports laid out perfectly; super easy to overclock; dual BIOS; includes SLI bridge
Cons
(minor) has HDMI-out instead of DVI, could use a few extra right-angle SATA cables
Summary
This is one of the best Z68 boards out there right now. I upgraded from an EP45-UD3P and E5200 combo to this board w/ an i5 2500k. Install was super easy. The system was up and I was in Windows 7 in no time. Took all but 5 minutes to overclock my i5 up to 4.5GHz in the easy-to-navigate BIOS too.

Installed in a Corsair 600T w/ an H100 on the i5 and paired with 8GB of Vengeance 9-9-9-24 DDR3-1600 RAM. No issues whatsoever and passed POST the first time I turned the system on.

SATA ports layout is fantastic allowing easy cable routing and management. Onboard LED status lights are great for troubleshooting and the included software bundle is not only useful, but add even more value to the board.

As another reviewer mentioned, this is a good board for a hackint0sh which I will be dual-booting very soon!

Highly recommended for anyone looking to build a Sandy Bridge system right now.

Scoobydooby
09/08/11
Experience: 1 Weeks

Pros

Gigabyte is the premier mobo maker right now afaic, board looks sharp and runs cool, had great futureproof features like USB3.0 and SATA3, plenty of I/O, board is well laid out, great software package if thats something you would use, price is great for a board of this quality.
Cons
Not a con of the board, but rather this went on sale a week after I bought it.. not that I'm upset.. this board is worth every penny.
Summary
Paired with an I7 2600k and 8gb Patriot Viper Ram this board is sick.

Overclocked to 4.5 oob with no voltage change. Bios features and overclockability is a dream for a guy like me.. plenty of cpu and ram settings to really push your gear and max out performance.

This is the second gigabyte board I've bought in a row (moved from a EP45-UD4P with e8400) and I feel like Gigabyte for the price offers the best features and performance and durability out of the lot of them.

Love the style of the board, black pcb is great, layout of the board is good and runs cool even if you have a warm case.

Don't think twice about this board.. if you need a board that is fairly futureproofed the only board I would suggest above this one is the UD5 if you need the extra pci slots. I have also been reading that due to this board featuring dual bios it may be compatible with upcoming UEFI bios which would be a plus.

Enough talk.. lets overclock! 100 stars out of 5 :D

Jee_P
08/26/11
Experience: 14 Days

Pros

clean and good looks; nice separation of Intel SATA3 and GSATA3
works as advertised; on board hdmi, usb3, an etc.
very easy over clocking.
Cons
None I can think of
Summary
I have built many PCs before and this is by far the best motherboard I've worked with; it just worked oob. Easy to read labels on the board, clean SATA layouts, etc. It is compatible with ultra large NH-D14 CPU cooler. O/C software that comes with this board works well. Also, if you're planning to build hackintosh, this board is very good for! I was debating between Asus z68, but I am glad that I went with this board.

PS: I'm using 4 sticks of F3-12800CL9-4GBXL RAM that work really well w this board.

This review was modfied by poster @ 08-26-11 08:38 PM

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