|Combining the advantages of the Intel P67 and H67 platforms in one complete package, the GIGABYTE Z68 series offer the best of both worlds; users can take advantage of the system tuning and overclocking features found in the Intel P67 platform as well as the built-in visual features of the H67 platforms when combined with 2nd generation Intel Core processors.
An Innovative New Way to Modify BIOS Settings
Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
Great motherboard with a few caveats9/7/2011
***Pros***: Great all black design. Good overclocker. Lots of USB3 and SATA III connectors. x8/x8 CrossfireX. Virtu compatible. Beefy heatsinks on the VRMs. ***Cons***: 7 voltage regulators. While more than the 4 - 5 on budget boards, it doesn't compare to the 12 - 20 on high-end boards. This MB is right in the middle, and will handle overclocks up to 4.5GHz on a 2500k. AHCI BIOS menu takes about 10 seconds to load. This is because Gigabyte uses an older AHCI BIOS. If using an SSD, this will add 10 seconds to boot time. ***Other thoughts***: Overclocked my 2500k to 4.5GHz easily. Further voltage increases proved unstable. Comes with SLI bridge, but not CrossfireX.