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ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z68
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2133(OC) / 1866(OC)
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ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, "Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness", the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept. ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.


Learn more about the ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3

Model

Brand
ASRock
Model
Z68 PRO3 GEN3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel Z68

Memory

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

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
1
PCI Express x1
3
PCI Slots
2

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 ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

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

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1
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
5 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
6 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x IR header
1 x CIR header
1 x COM port header
1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
1 x Power LED header
CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
24 pin ATX power connector
8 pin 12V power connector
Front panel audio connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12" x 7.5"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot

Supports Intel HD Graphics Built-in Visuals

Multi VGA Output : D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI

2 x SATA3, 2 x USB 3.0

Supports ASRock XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies

Supports ASRock On/Off Play, graphical UEFI, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)

Support Intel Smart Response, Lucid Virtu Switchable Graphics

Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)

7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio

Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3

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  • Hideko S.
  • 1/12/2014 6:26:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad piece

Pros: Excellent. Enough slots for memory, and supports my tech.

Cons: Arrived with broken pins, DOA, have to return a for a new one. Need support to get back to me, not very confident.

Other Thoughts: Just wish I had replacement for DOA pins.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. ASRock mainboards are fully tested to assure that they're working before shipped.
The CPU socket on the mainboard has been covered with protection CAP to avoid damage the pins during shipping.
In addition, the CPU socket pins on the mainboard are fragile and need to be handling with careful to avoid physical damage and affect the warranty.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact our Tech Support at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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  • CHI Y.
  • 12/23/2013 10:32:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCouldn't start my windows.

Pros: Nice features and fit my current CPU (Intel Core i7-2600)

Cons: Couldn't start Windows even upgraded the Bios to P2.30.

Other Thoughts: Waiting for their Tesch Support response my question to resolve this issue.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please repair Windows bootloader and Windows to check if it resolved.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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  • David F.
  • 12/11/2013 8:48:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Worth The Trouble

Pros: Nice Features

Cons: Asrock boards are too particular regarding memory. It is too often difficult to find memory suitable for a given model.. They are simply not worth the trouble. Best to stick with ASUS, no where near the trouble.

Other Thoughts: Won't bother with this manufacturer again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize that you having difficulty with memory. Mainboard supports most of the memory on the market.
However, we recommend to using mainboard’s memory support list which's been tested in our lab to do our best to providing information to users.
Unfortunately, we're unable to test all memory selling on the market due to later models would have releasing often from their manufacturers.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact our Tech Support at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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  • Matt W.
  • 9/9/2013 2:26:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAudio Dead - 8 months

Pros: Has plenty of necessary slots. Got for a great price.

Cons: I am leaving this review after 8 months because the on-board audio went out on me. I purchased this for my work PC. It puts in about 60-70 hours of time 365 days a year. The audio began chirping loudly and oddly enough it would cause my screen to flicker; it was like a horrible case of the hiccups. My first test was putting in a $15 PCI sound card and it stopped the issue. 30 days without the issue.

Other Thoughts: For the price it was a great MOBO, but I've bot dozens of MOBOs in the past and never seen this issue

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  • Myles L.
  • 12/19/2012 11:45:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's great, but you can do better

Pros: - SATA3 and USB3.0 support
- 3 PCIe full length slots (only one is 3.0)
- Great BIOS with keyboard and mouse support
- Lots of overclocking support on RAM and CPU

Cons: - No USB 3.0 header on mobo! What a disappointment! It should be included at this price point. I bought a case with USB 3.0 ports but cannot plug them unless I buy an adapter...meanwhile they have included 3 USB 2.0 headers. Thanks ASRock...

- This is a gripe I have with many mother boards, but there are too many "filler" PCIe x1 slots.

- As far as I can tell, no Crossfire or SLI support. Maybe somebody else can show me, but triple-figure motherboards should have at least one of the two supported.

Other Thoughts: The BIOS and stability of this board made me into an ASRock fan, but I would choose a different board that has at least 1 USB 3.0 header at this price point, and actual dual-GPU support. You can find better priced motherboards out there.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

Thank you for your purchase and review. Unfortunately, this model of mainboard does not come with front USB 3.0 header and not support SLI and CrossFireX. For more information, please visit mainboard’s specification at “http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Specifications&Model=Z68 Pro3 Gen3 “ . However, we do have other model Z77 Extreme4 supports both USB 3.0 header and SLI, CrossFireX, please visit “http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Specifications “. As always, we appreciate your purchase and constructive reviews are welcome. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Dennis S.
  • 12/15/2012 4:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGREAT WHILE IT LASTED

Pros: I have been building PC's since '99 and this motherboard worked great, except for upgrading the bios, which took a while to get the system to see the file and update. I bought this in March and now my USB 2.0 ports are dead, just the 2.0, the 3.0 still work. Other than that, this is a great board for the money. (no usb 3.0 header) Found that out after purchase, my fault. Had to purchase a PCI card to use my USB 3.0 ports on the front of my Rosewill case.

Cons: - bios update is flaky
- customer service is non-responsive

Other Thoughts: Still waiting on customer support to respond to my request to fix. I can't access my bios with the USB 2.0 ports dead, since the 3.0 on bootup won't pass keystrokes until the login screen appears.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please contact our Tech Support at 909-590-8308 or submit the Technical Support Form at "http://174.142.97.10/support/tsd.asp". We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Vicki H.
  • 12/14/2012 12:55:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality Parts

Pros: It works, it has decent features and uses quality parts, unlike some other well-known motherboard manufactures.

Cons: DVD didn't seem to install some of the utilities. So I had to download what I needed from their website.

Other Thoughts: So far so good with this motherboard, my last motherboard failed due to cheap parts (Foxconn) even though it was a high-end board from a well-known and respected manufacture. Never trust those high-end boards from well-known and respected manufactures that seem like a very good deal, there's always a catch.

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  • Ian H.
  • 12/11/2012 5:45:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Board, Bad Sound Hardware

Pros: Great, easy to use BIOS. I put in 8GB of Corsair 1600 RAM and an i5 2500k. Overclocked it easily and its been running without any issues for months now for my daily use of gaming along with a 560ti card.

Cons: There is feedback coming from the sound output on the board. I have a USB keyboard that also has sound outputs on it, so I connect that to the back of the computer and its not noticeable in my headset, but if I connect external speakers its rather loud, and much worse if I connect it directly to the back of the computer instead of through the keyboard. Since I mostly use my headset, its not a big problem, but I also wanted to connect it to my TV to stream video on it, but the feedback is so loud its pointless.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. For the sound issue, please update the latest sound driver at " http://218.210.127.131/downloads/downloadsCheck.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false ", update the latest BIOS at " http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Download&os=BIOS&Model=Z68 Pro3 Gen3 " to check it the symptom still occurs. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Daniel H.
  • 9/25/2012 6:57:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI LOVE THIS MOTHERBOARD!

Pros: This is by far the best motherboard I have ever owned. I've been building computers as a profession for years. With that said, I feel the need to state that this motherboard is what you want. The bios are very inovative and easy to use.

Cons: None

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  • David I.
  • 9/14/2012 6:45:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust Awful

Pros: Its a motherboard.

Cons: I had an issue with this motherboard and was told to flash the bios by ASRock Technical support. Bios flash failed and Tech Support told me to RMA it with Newegg. This was after the allotted time that Newegg allows for a return. So I was out a MB.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. In some cases, updating BIOS would be solved the issues. Sorry to hear BIOS update failure which due to nature of electronic product, it can happen. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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