First pictures Z68-mATX motherboard Gigabyte
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/09/2011 03:41 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
More photo's from VR-Zone today as they have a picture of a mATX motherboard from Gigabyte based on the Intel Z68 chipset, due Wednesday.
The motherboard is based on the Z68 chipset, which Intel will announce on May 11. If you look at the baord (and remember this is mATX) it has three PCI-Express x16 slots (!). When we break it down the board has SLI/Crossfire support for two video cards in x8 mode, while the third PCI-Express x4 slot is present as well.
A total of five USB 2.0 headers are present, 10 ports can be extended to and controlled. USB 3.0 then, a single connector is available. At the rear this is complemented by four 2.0 and two 3.0 ports. Also one eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet and PS/2 port are available as well as 7.1 audio via analog outputs or through an optical output. For video output, a D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connection is available. The model has already been spotted in some web shops for roughly 140 euros.