Gigabyte makes some interesting choices with the GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2011 - 01:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: z68, gigabyte, GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
The GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 does not have any video out connectors, a choice which seems very strange for a Z68 based motherboard since it removes the GPU switching ability which is so popular with the new high end SandyBridge board. Theoretically that should reduce the price of the board, though Gigabyte instead chose to pack it with other extras, a wide variety of output ports on the back panel, the new Touch BIOS and even an ability to switch between two separate 8 phase power planes. See if the trade offs make sense to you by reading iXBT Labs' full review.
"If the lack of support for integrated graphics doesn't bother you, Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 is a good and promising choice. It stands out among typical mid-end solutions by having richer functionality (two USB 3.0 and two additional SATA 6Gbps controllers), comes with a lot of software utilities, and you don't have to pay for extra hardware features you might not need. Also, the Touch BIOS adds nice variety to all those implementations of UEFI."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Detailed Review - Z68 Done Right @ The SSD Review
- MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard Review @Hi Tech Legion
- Zotac H67-ITX WiFi H67 Motherboard Review @ eTeknix
- ASUS Sabertooth P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Introducing Gigabyte Touch BIOS @ PCSTATS
- A Quick Look at GIGABYTE's TouchBIOS @ Techgage
- Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard Review @ eTeknix
- BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM Command Leadoff Time @ TechARP
- ECS A890GXM-A2 Motherboard Review @ Neoseeker