GigaByte Z68P-DS3
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Release Period- Jun-2011
GigaByte Z68P-DS3 Review

The GA-Z68P-DS3 motherboard, based on the Intel® Z68 Express Chipset and supporting the new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Delivering the very best that Intel® 6 series chipsets have to offer, including a significant performance boost with Intel® Smart Response Technology, the first ever mSATA drive connectors on a standard desktop PC motherboard, and GIGABYTE's proprietary Touch BIOS™ technology, GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards put users in the driver seat, allowing them to take total control over how their system operates and performs to best match their individual computing needs.


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GigaByte Z68P-DS3 Technical Specifications
CPU Make
Chipset
Form Factor
Total RAM
Total USB
Motherboard Details
Intel
Intel Z68
ATX
LGA 1155/Socket H2
32GB
9 USB slots
GPU Interface
GPU Onboard
SLI
Crossfire
Expansion Slots
Motherboard Graphics
PCIe v4.0
1 AMD/ATI GPU
2 x PCI 32bit
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
Memory Type
Memory Type(ECC)
Memory Channel
Memory Capacity
Memory Total
Memory Slots
Memory Speed
Motherboard Memory
4xDDR3
Non-ECC
Dual
32GB DDR3
32GB
4xDIMM
DDR3 1066Mhz, DDR3 1333Mhz, DDR3 1600Mhz, DDR3 1866Mhz, DDR3 2133Mhz,
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA Speed
External SATA
HDD RAID
Motherboard SATA
4 x SATA 2
2 x SATA 3
6Gb/s
Internal USB
Internal I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB 2.0
1 x 24 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin power connector
1 x 3 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin fan connector
2 x fan header
1 x S/PDIF connector
System Panel Connection
Back Panel USB
Back Panel I/O
Back Panel Connectors
6 x USB 2.0
Display Port
1 x serial port
Line In connector
Mic In connector
PS/2 keyboard connector
PS/2 mouse connector
GigaByte Z68P-DS3 Extras
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Will "Intel core i5 3340" be compatible with this motherboard ?

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Yes it will but you may need to update its bios to support i5-3340 (intel's 3rd gen)

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Thank you man

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No problem :)

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is it dangerous ?

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Actually yea you can lose your mobo if something goes wrong.. If you're unsure on how to do it just ask someone knowledgeable to do it for you. Actually what you need to do is download the latest bios here make sure to download the right version for this mobo, there are 3 mobo revisions listed there, follow this guide for your mobo then flash it

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Thank you so much again ;) GL

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