ASRock Z68 Extreme4
When Intel’s Socket 1155 platform launched, the H67 chipset motherboards offered onboard graphics capabilities and were geared to the budget-oriented consumers. Conversely, the P67 motherboards catered to the enthusiast, requiring discrete graphics, and providing high performance overclocking abilities that were lacking in the H67 counterparts.
But the Z68 chipset is changing that, bringing the best of both worlds to the mix. With onboard graphics but promising high performance, the new chipset is feature-rich and looks like a hybrid of sorts. One board that comes with a strong feature set and an attractive price tag of $180 is the ASRock Z68 Extreme4. It looks very familiar, bearing a striking resemblance to its P67 brethren, with a black, blue, and white aesthetic.
ASRock is known for producing motherboards that bring solid performance at affordable prices, but can it bring the performance that enthusiasts crave? Can the Z68 Extreme4 improve upon P67?
Let’s dive in and see how this new ASRock Z68 motherboard fares.
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