First Video Preview of Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Motherboard featuring Onboard 20GB Intel SSD
A new video detailing Gigabyte's upcoming Z68XP-UD3-iSSD has been uploaded on YouTube. The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD is the world's first motherboard which would feature an onboard Intel mSATA 20GB SLC SSD which is 4 times faster than conventional HDD (Hard Disk Drives) and provide upto 60% performance increase over the 7200RPM Hard Disks. You can check out the video below:
The motherboard supports Intel's Latest 2nd Generation Core i Series (Sandy Bridge) Processors which are supported by the LGA1155 Socket (Z68 Chipset). There are four DDR3 memory slots which can support upto 32GB of memory running at frequencies of 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz in Dual Channel Mode. Dual way SLI and CrossfireX GPU configurations (x8 x8 electrical) are supported .
Storage options include 2 x SATA 3Gbps and 4 x SATA 6 Gbps ports while the Marvell 88SE9172 chip allows another 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors with support for SATA RAID 0 and RAID 1 setup. A total of 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers) are located on the motherboard. The 20GB SSD could be used as a primary OS Storage drive for better performance while loading apps and boot time.
The board also features Integrated Graphics support for Core i series processors allowing display through 1 x HDMI Port providing a maximum resolution of 1920x1200. Backpanel I/O features PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, HDMI port, optical S/PDIF Out connector, IEEE 1394 port, 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports and 6 channel audio jack.
Overclocking friendly features include ON/OFF Charge, Cloud OC, TouchBIOS, Xpress Recovery2 and X.M.P profile for memory overclock, More details on the motherboard in Source.