ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Motherboard
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 12-02-2011
Provided by: ASUS
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Specifications

Model:

- ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe

Chipset:

- Intel Z68

Memory:

- 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
- Dual Channel Memory Architecture
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.

Multi-GPU Support

- Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
- Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
- Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ Technology

Storage:

Intel® Z68 chipset :
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
- Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
- Support Intel® Smart Response Technology on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family
Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller : *2
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue
JMicron® JMB362 controller :
- 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), red
- 1 x Power eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), green

LAN:

- Intel® 82579, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
- Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
- Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
- Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)

Audio:

Realtek® ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
- Coaxial and Optical S/PDIF out ports at back panel

Bluetooth:

- Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
- ASUS BT GO! Utility


USB:

NEC® USB 3.0 controller :
- 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z68 chipset :
- 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)

Internal I/O Connectors:

- 1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, blue)
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
- 1 x IEEE 1394a connector(s)
- 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
- 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)
- 2 x Power Fan connector(s) (2 x 3 -pin)
- 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
- 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
- 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
- 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
- 1 x MemOK! button(s)
- 1 x TPU switch(es)
- 1 x EPU switch(es)
- 1 x Power-on button(s)
- 1 x Reset button(s)

BIOS:

64 Mb Flash ROM, EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen Function

Form Factor:

- ATX Form Factor, 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Overclocking Features:

Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Unique Features:

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM :
ASUS TPU :
- Auto Tuning
- TurboV
- TPU switch
ASUS EPU :
- EPU
- EPU switch
ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading Digital 16 Phase Power Design
(12 -phase for CPU, 4 -phase for iGPU)
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
ASUS BT GO! :
- Folder Sync
- BT Transfer
- Shot & Send
- BT to Net
- Music Player
- Personal Manager
ASUS BT Turbo Remote :
- Exclusive Smartphone Interface supporting iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian systems
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger
- Anti-Surge
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector

Back Panel Connectors:

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
- 1 x Bluetooth module(s)
- 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
- 1 x Power eSATA 3Gb/s
- 1 x IEEE 1394a
- 2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
- 2 x USB 3.0
- 8 x USB 2.0
- 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF out
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
- 6 x Audio jack(s)
- 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

I/O Controller:

- WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE


Bundle Software:

- ASUS Utilities
- Drivers
- Anti-virus software (OEM version)
- ASUS Update

IEEE 1394:

- VIA® VT6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel)

Expansion Slots:

- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *1
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
- 2 x PCI

Unboxing and first looks just ahead.


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