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ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Motherboard Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI DVI USB3.0 SATA3

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   Shipping Weight:   3.4 lbs
   Part #: P8Z68-V/GEN3

Features    [ Edit | History ]

This motherboard supports the latest Intel second generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel second generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • P8Z68-V/GEN3 Desktop Motherboard
  • User's Manual
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s Cable(s)
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s Cable(s)
  • 1 x SLI Bridge(s)
  • 1 x Q-Connector(s) (2 in 1)
  • 1 x Support DVD
Maximum Memory 32 MB
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Core i5 Core i7 Core i3 Celeron Dual-Core Pentium Dual-core
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/600 Serial ATA/300
Processor Socket Socket H2 LGA-1155
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Technology Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Memory Standard DDR3-2200/PC3-17600 (O.C.) DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.) DDR3-1866/PC3-15000 (O.C.) DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model Z68 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 2
Multi GPU Supported SLI CrossFireX
Audio Channels 7.1
Bluetooth Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 6
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
Onboard Video CPU Dependent Video
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 3
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 8
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports 6
Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports 2
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
PCI Express Standard PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 5
Memory Form Factor DIMM
Number of eSATA Ports 1

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC892
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: P8Z68-V/GEN3
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: P8Z68-V/GEN3
     Product Name: P8Z68-V/GEN3 Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
Serial ATA/300
     RAID Levels: 0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 3
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     PCI Express Standard: PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 2.0
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 5
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     DVI: Yes
     eSATA: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of DVI Outputs: 1
     Number of eSATA Ports: 1
     Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 8
     VGA: Yes
     Maximum Memory: 32 MB
     Memory Form Factor: DIMM
     Memory Standard: DDR3-2200/PC3-17600 (O.C.)
DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.)
DDR3-1866/PC3-15000 (O.C.)
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Certifications & Standards:
  • ErP Ready
  • FCC
  • CE

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • P8Z68-V/GEN3 Desktop Motherboard
  • User's Manual
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s Cable(s)
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s Cable(s)
  • 1 x SLI Bridge(s)
  • 1 x Q-Connector(s) (2 in 1)
  • 1 x Support DVD

Network & Communication  
     Bluetooth: Yes
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 6
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 8
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6" (243.8 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12" (304.8 mm)
Power Description  
     Power Supply Supported: EPS12V
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: Z68 Express
     Multi GPU Supported: SLI
     Processor Socket: Socket H2 LGA-1155
     Processor Supported: Core i5
Core i7
Core i3
Celeron Dual-Core
Pentium Dual-core
     Processor Technology: Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
     Total Processor Supported: 1
     Onboard Video: CPU Dependent Video

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 3 Months
Great Asus pedigree, ample accessories, feature rich, nice BIOS, very good and easy overclocking, stable
I could live without Bluetooth and Intel Smart Response, but it is not a big deal
I have chosen this board because I liked the layout, features and I trust the brand. I could have gone for a newer chipset design, but this one offers all the same valuable features and was a better bargain. Operates reliably, does what I want it to do with no surprises and disappointments. Just a solid performance day after day. Easy to recommend.

Experience: 3 Weeks
-not known yet
-unstable internet
Have had issues remaining connected to internet when using routers due to frequent disconnects of onboard ethernet.

Experience: 1 Months
really good item and good pricing
ive been using it for sometime and i really enjoy it

Nuclear Action
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Stable, UEFI BIOS, quality components
I just paired this with an i5 2500k. Needless to say, I am very impressed. The UEFI BIOS is absolutely packed with options. Having the ability to use a mouse in BIOS is such a great bonus as well. Being a computer tech, I highly recommend this board. It is incredibly stable, and is packed with features for this price point.

Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
asus dependable quality, good driver support, cpu spacing good for high cpu cooler tower (Xigametek)
Beware: Asus Support does not support bios downgrades for this motherboard. So don't upgrade to a current bios version as you can not go back to the original version. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this board does not have a removable bios and if you try to downgrade through forum advice, you may get a motherboard that doesn't boot.

Haven't tested PCIe ver 3.0
Beware: You can not downgrade your bios version to an earlier version. I went to a 64 bit bios and now I cannot go back to 32 bit bios and 32 bit OS.

This review was modfied by poster @ 06-12-12 07:01 PM

Experience: 10 Days
very good build quality, works as it advertised and provides a lot of enhenced features such as PCIE 3.0, USB 3.0 and etc.
The auto OC tuning up software equiped with this board are not working very well, after running it, system went to blue screen.
So far so good, will consider adding another video card on it for SLI construction.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Mature and easy-to-use BIOS, easy OC,onboard LEDs for troubleshooting, PCIe3, USB3, E-Z flash, full Sandy Bridge support, many somewhat-useful options and features.
IDE mode. Double-boot. Haven't gotten Mobilink working yet.
UEFI BIOS is easily the best I've ever had the pleasure to use, and allowing use of a USB mouse in it is icing on the cake. Advanced mode offers almost all the options an builder/OCer could want; UI is clean and simple and easy to navigate. Currently using a 2500k l4.5Ghz, and have gone as high as 4.8, so I'd say this board OCs very well.

The onboard LEDs are quite useful for identifying problems quickly and easily. I haven't had to use the MEMOK button yet, but I' glad it's there.

This board defaults to AHCI mode so if your HDs are in IDE they will not boot until you change the setting. In fact, I'm of the opinion that this board simply does not play well with IDE mode, as I've noticed a slight drop  in IDE HD performance since installing this board. That is easily fixed, however.

This board double-boots, which slows down startup slightly, though you can offset that somewhat by elminating the POST or logo screen or reducing it to 1 sec. The BIOS defaulted the Corsair Vengeance 1600 DRAM to 1333. There are quite a few options (TPU/EPU switches, Intel Smart Response) and software (AI suite) that aren't particularly useful to the advanced user, but I imagine they would be to a beginner.

These aren't really cons so much as peculiarities, which every MB has, and if you don't have the skill to deal with these minor adjustments (as many reviewers on other sites apparently don't) perhaps you should ask a more tech-savvy friend to help build your PC.

I'm quite pleased with this board and with NCIX for its prices and service, and I'd easily recommend both.

Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
- Lots of options
- 3 PCI E16 is a big plus
- Solid board
Honestly, none so far.
I had the ASrock MB and I returned it because of the buggy BIOS. This board works like a dream. OC very well, goes to sleep without issues, and the BIOS is very easy and OC friendly.

Wan Kong_Y
Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
looks cool
runs self-check to indicate hardware problem
back panel is not perfectly straight
sata ports do not point up
double boot (not a big problem)
as a first time builder, I found this board very easy to work with (all the ports are labelled). OC is easy

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Everything works as advertised
Looks good
Double boot screens
CPU socket very close to memory slots
Keep in mind that if you're installing windows xp, make sure bios is in IDE mode as it won't install on it's default AHCI mode.

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