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Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H and Z68P-UD4

Posted November 9, 2011 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards







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Intel’s Z68 chipset isn’t exactly new, but it’s not old, and certainly packs a performance punch, marrying much of the advantages of what we saw in P67 and H67 into a hybrid of sorts. Motherboards with onboard video have historically been lackluster performers for those with enthusiast tastes, but that’s changed with Z68, as we’ve seen some boards with serious punch that have broken the stigma of cheap, integrated graphics that handcuff a real motherboard.

Gigabyte has been one of those manufacturers looking to bring performance to the masses, as we’ve seen them completely revamp their lineup in terms of aesthetics, BIOS interface, and new features, while looking to maintain peak performance at competitive prices. And we’ve been impressed with Gigabyte’s direction on that front.

Today we’re looking at a couple of Z68 motherboard from Gigabyte, and we hope the winning ways continue. We’ve got the Z68X-UD3H and Z68P-UD4 on the bench, and while they share many similar features, there are some distinct differences. Let’s take a closer look at these boards and find out if they can successfully push Gigabyte’s reputation forward in the Intel arena.

"Gigabyte was founded in 1986 in a small lab by four young engineers passionate to make their mark on the industry. GIGABYTE remains dedicated to the core belief of improving the lives of our users by manufacturing products that are high-performing, reliable, and of excellent quality. GIGABYTE thrives on delivering the latest technology to users around the globe. We develop, test, and manufacture a wide range of products following strict quality and environmental control standards."



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