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GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z68
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
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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.

 

  • newegg Intel Smart Response Technology Gigabyte Z68 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated Intel Smart Response technology allowing you to experience performance similar to SSD-only systems. Intel Smart Response technology works by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to improve system performance and responsiveness. In fact, Gigabyte Z68 motherboards with Intel Smart Response technology are able to outperform hybrid system by more than 2x (PC Mark Vantage HDD Test) and HDD-only system by as much as 4x (PC Mark Vantage HDD Test) and deliver 60% performance improvement over HDD-only system in PC Mark Vantage Suite.
  • newegg GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a convenient application that allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel Smart Response technology. In the past, enabling Intel Smart Response technology meant users needed to enter BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was completed, users then needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's Smart Response Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process. This allows them to quickly and effortless enjoy a significant boost in system performance.
  • newegg GIGABYTE Touch BIOS Navigating through the BIOS to change system settings can a daunting task for users not familiar with control "F" functions and mouse-less navigation. While some EFI BIOS try to address this with a mouse friendly environment, many implementations still lack a certain ease-of-use necessary for most people. With GIGABYTE Touch BIOS, GIGABYTE engineers have completely re-imagined how users interact with their BIOS, allowing for a more intuitive user experience. In fact, with a touch screen monitor, GIGABYTE Touch BIOS is as easy to use as most apps on you iPhone.
  • newegg Switchable Graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization GIGABYTE Z68 motherboards are enabled with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization technology which allows users to dynamically switch between their built-in graphics and their high-end, 3D discrete graphics cards. This is ideal for gamers who require high-resolution gaming and still want to enjoy the built-in media features of 2nd generation Intel Core processors. In so doing, switchable graphics helps to dramatically reduce PC graphics power consumption.
  • newegg USB 3.0 & SATA III & 3x USB Power Boost The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology provides blazing fast data transfer speed of up to 5Gbps between your USB peripherals and system. SATA III technology offers up to 6Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). 3x USB power boost delivers greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices by efficiently regulating output over the full voltage range.
  • newegg Multi-GPU support with CrossFireX and SLI Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFireX or SLI action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel Z68

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 (x16, x8, x4)
PCI Express x1
1

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA 6Gb/s
2 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC889
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
8 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
9.6" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

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  • Allen B.
  • 2/8/2014 6:08:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsBood Board

Pros: I've owned this since June 2011 and haven't had any board problems. I only have a problem with my Radeon HD6850 vid card. It was an easy imsyall and setup. I overclocked it using the mfr utility and it ran fine. I keep the bios and drivers up to date resultimg in zero errors. Lobe it.

Cons: Nome thay I know of.

Other Thoughts: the usb ports on the mono coild stand to be e a little further apart is all.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 10/23/2013 2:45:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Amazing Motherboard

Pros: SLI/Crossfire Compatible
Handles OCing Well
Everything Is Spaced Out Well
Price Is Right

Cons: Pretty Old By Now

Other Thoughts: I've had this board for over 2 years and it has served consistently well over the entire duration of its life. It's handled OCing both my SLI GPU's and my i5 2500k without any problems. Altogether, this is a very reliable board that has served its purpose. Gigabyte makes wonderful parts.

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  • Lucian D.
  • 9/1/2013 12:52:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice solid mothrboard with a lot of features.

Cons: I couldn’t install the drives from the SD and the drives from gigabyte side were confusing with additional unnecessary programs. Every couple months it drop the new type of RIAD witch use a SSD as cache and force me to reinstall the OS, and it has a very slow booting.

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  • Corey K.
  • 12/22/2012 11:57:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HTPC board

Pros: ideal board for htpc build, especially for an htpc case. plenty of sata ports for storage drives, built in hdmi, dvi, and vga for easy setup regardless of what monitor you are working with. USB 3 for speedy connection to external devices.

Cons: no esata port on rear panel for external NAS storage

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  • Andrea S.
  • 11/18/2012 1:50:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGood while it works, BUYER BEWARE

Pros: Sli and Crossfire compatiable

Cons: I purchased this board with an i7 2600k processor 6 months ago. I noticed a couple weeks ago that the system would not start up properly after a shut down done through windows. I got around this by pulling the power cable and holding the power button for 30 seconds. Didn't bother me cause the system would run like it always did.

2 days ago I attempted to power my system on from sleep mode and nothing happened. After a couple attempts the system powers up and begins restarting after the splash screen! I am only able to press tab to see that the bios is an older version than what I use before this started happening. I believe in stable computing so I never OC'd anything!

I do some research and find a forum with over 79 pages of people complaining about different gigabyte products doing the same power cycling as my setup. This is my 4th build and first using gigabyte. I will never buy another gigabyte product and I RECCOMMEND THAT YOU AVOID gigabyte boards at all costs.

Other Thoughts: I regret buying this junk. I had an Asus P5N-D that I tried every kind of overclock with and everytime it failed you know what happened? The board worked and powered as it should. I did NOT attempt any overclocking with this one cause I felt it had the sufficient power and speed. It does, just not the reliablity or dependability as I cannot even put this thing into sleep mode without it failing.

Judging from the other one eggers I was lucky enough to get 6 months out of this thing. BUYER BEWARE!

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your comments. Honest and constructive opinions are always welcome. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product.

From your problem description of your BiOS beging older than previous- your main system BiOS may have been corrupt for various reasons such as a virus attack, failed BIOS update, or a lightening storm/power surge, and the Gigabyte DualBIOS worked correctly to restore your main system BiOS from the seconday backup BiOS. Just download the latest BiOS version F10, and update your motherboard BiOS to solve this problem.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3975#bios

If you require further assistance, please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 2012112101 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue as soon as possible.

Please contact our Live Technical Support at 626-854-9338, option 3 if the matter is urgent.

Gigabyte VIP Support Team

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  • Joseph k.
  • 10/7/2012 8:55:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssolid microatx

Pros: everything worked right out of the box. no tweeking the bios for ram or anything.

Cons: it died this week. got a GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP to replace it with. hoping it runs as well.

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  • Jordan T.
  • 8/22/2012 2:21:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away from gigabyte

Pros: It worked while it worked.

Cons: Died after only having for 8 months. Dealing with gigabyte is a headache, I've verified it's dead and explained to them in detail in emails what I've done to verify, they reply half a week later telling me to do what I've told them I've already done, and in broken english. After Dealing with that, I don't even want to try rma it, it's going to be more trouble than it's worth.

Other Thoughts: I will never purchase any gigabyte products again, from their inferior quality to their poor customer service. I advise staying away from them.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your comments. Honest and constructive opinions are always welcome. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 2012082403 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue as soon as possible.

If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you ASAP.

Gigabyte VIP Support Team

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  • Abigail W.
  • 8/15/2012 8:45:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs1 of 2

Pros: Lots of features

Cons: One of the pair is having issues.

Other Thoughts: I built a pair of new workstations for xmas for my wife and I. My WS works like a charm, her's has had some problems. Every couple months I have to clear the bios on hers. Both machines are identical. I did update bios on her's with no difference. The machine is useable, just not super reliable. So with two boxes absolutely identical, and the MB on one is causing problems - 3 stars.

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  • Osmel M.
  • 8/8/2012 5:57:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Compatible with Mountain Lion. With the UEFI BIOS almost everything works OOB.

Cons: wish it was cheaper :)

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  • Joseph M.
  • 8/6/2012 3:34:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssuper awesome performance

Pros: its great for my build the perfect match for the comp.

Cons: well for some people it may be to small

Other Thoughts: again its small

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