- Intel Z68
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
- DDR3 1066 / 1333 / 1600* / 2133*(OC)
Performs Well 12/22/2011
Quality construction, great features, PCI 3.0, UEFI, Z68, on/off reset and OC physical buttons on the board, plenty of room between expansion slots, just a really nicely engineered MB and looks great in Blue/Black. Benchmarks are top notch across the board.
The drivers and utilities are a nightmare to get installed in Win 7 64-bit. Win 7 64 didn't recognize any of the built in peripherals, Ethernet, audio, usb 3.0, etc so on. Normally no big thing but the driver disk installation interface was a nightmare, hung up constantly, and just flat crashed too many times to count. Nothing weird here either this in on a clean fresh install, no other software running or even installed. Then basically every driver installed from the DVD needed to be updated, more crashes, dozens of restarts, yada yada 6 hours later I'm finally able to start installing software. Very solid product, absolutely terrible utilty/driver softare. Only reason its not a 5 egg product.
If your not pretty tech savy you may want to consider something else, as noted driver/utilty installation in Win 7 64bit is not for the meek at heart.
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