P8Z68-V LX

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    Your dream Z68 motherboard, with full support for faster video transcoding and universal switchable graphics

  • Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU
  • UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
  • GPU Boost - Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up!
  • LucidLogix® Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - Auto Switching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
  • USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience
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      P8Z68 Series Highlights

      USB 3.0 Boost

      Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
      New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.

      • World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% faster instantly
      • Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devices
      • Simple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always
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      When transferring a 13.8 GB movie, USB 3.0 Boost from ASUS lands an overall better-performing PC. Check out these benchmarks for more info:

      UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)

      Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
      Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.


      Supports Hard Drives over 2.2TB
      ASUS UEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit, with full storage space utilization helping deliver far more exciting computing than traditional BIOS versions.
      Exclusive ASUS Interface
      • EZ Mode - gives easy access to selectable, optimized system modes, clear system info display and drag and drop boot prioritizing
      • Advanced Mode - for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand intricate system settings


      LucidLogix® Virtu

      Universal Switchable Graphics Technology
      LucidLogix® Virtu is designed for the Intel® Sandy Bridge platform's powerful integrated graphics. Its GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks to the best available graphics resources based on power, performance and system load on Windows® 7 based PCs. It allows users to fully utilize the unique capabilities of advanced Sandy Bridge multimedia features alongside the high end 3D rendering performance provided by installed graphics cards. When no discrete graphics are needed, the graphics card is put in idle mode to lower utilization, heat, fan speed and power draw down to near zero, making the system more environmentally-friendly. For users with diverse needs, LucidLogix® Virtu GPU virtualization provides great flexibility and efficiency.


      Universal Switchable Graphics
      LucidLogix® Virtu's GPU virtualization technology assigns tasks to the best available GPU, allowing dynamic graphics switching between integrated graphics and NVIDIA® or AMD graphics cards.
      3X Faster Video Conversion
      With switchable graphics, all ASUS P8Z68 Series motherboards leverage the transcoding power of Sandy Bridge, allowing users to enjoy three times faster video conversion with Intel® Quick Sync Video technology.

      Intel® Smart Response Technology

      SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
      Intel® Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available capacity) as a cache for frequently accessed data. Harness the combination of SSD-like performance and response with hard drive capacity, that's 4X faster than a HDD-only system.

      * Support Intel® Smart Response Technology on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family


      Dual Intelligent Processors

      ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This exclusive design consists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), which automatically monitors power consumption system-wide to ensure efficiency, and the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) - guaranteeing superior performance for every task, bringing users an unbeatable experience.


      TPU

      The Ultimate Turbo Processor
      Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning , GPU Boost and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.

      EPU

      Energy Efficiency All Around
      Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!


      GPU Boost

      Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up!
      GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use.

      Latest Transfer Technology

      Complete USB 3.0 Integration

      Double USB Access, Double Convenience
      ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for rear panel - 2 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The P8Z68-V LX affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.

      Native SATA 6Gb/s Support

      The Intel® Z68 Chipset natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.


      CPU, Chipset and Graphics features

      LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second Generation Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/ Core™ i3 Processors

      This motherboard supports the latest Intel® second generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® second generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

      Intel® Z68 Express Chipset

      The Intel® Z68 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket 1155 Intel® second generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z68 chipset provides 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval at double the bandwidth of current bus systems. Moreover, Intel® Z68 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.

      RoHS

      GreenASUS and ErP Ready

      The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.

      Other ASUS Features

      Auto Tuning

      Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically

      TurboV

      Adjust system performance parameters with just a few clicks away

      AI Suite II

      One-stop access to innovative ASUS features

      HDMI

      Enjoy full HD 1080p multimedia home-theater entertainment

      Fan Xpert

      Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

      Fanless Heatsink Design

      Stylish heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers a noiseless PC environment.

      Ai Charger+

      Quick charge your iPod, iPhone and even iPad!

      MemOK!

      Any memory is A-OK!