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Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Motherboard: 20GB SSD On-Board

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Motherboard: 20GB SSD On-Board

Released last May, the Z68 chipset serves as Intel's enthusiast-level LGA1155 platform. In addition to combining the functionality of its H67 and P67 chipsets, the Z68 offers some impressive new features, including Intel's Smart Response Technology.

We've seen many impressive Z68 boards since launch, but none are more intriguing than what we have today: the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD. Right out of the box, this board features an Intel SSD 311 20GB attached via an mSATA connector to take advantage of SRT.

Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Motherboard Reviewed - Intel Z68's Smart Response Technology Tested

Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Motherboard Reviewed - Intel Z68's Smart Response Technology Tested

Along with combining the functionality of previous chipsets, Intel has infused the Z68 with some impressive new features that should make it more appealing to a broader demographic, namely Smart Response Technology (SRT) and LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization.

By cramming more features into the Z68, the company has effectively created a new enthusiast-grade chipset, while the P67 has been demoted to somewhat of a mid-range offering.