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ASRock Z68 Pro3-M (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review - The Motherboard Continued

You want to make the jump to Z68, but just wish there was an mATX version. Well, we might've found your board!

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: May 20, 2011 8:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: ASRock

The Motherboard Continued

 

As we start to move around to the other corner of the board, here we're able to see our 8-Pin power connector and next to that we've got another two headers.

 

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Moving back a little, we can see our CPU socket area and a couple of smaller heatsinks that are present on the motherboard. We've got a fairly clean area and we had no problems installing our Corsair H70 unit. We can also see just above the PCI-E 16x slot we have our BIOS battery.

 

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Before leaving, we can have a quick look at the I/O side of things. Starting from the left, we've got two USB 2.0 ports and a PS/2 keyboard port. Moving across, we've got a VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort and HDMI for people wanting to make use of the onboard video that's offered by the Z68 platform.

 

Continuing to move on, we've got two more USB 2.0 ports, eSATA2, Gigabit networking provided by the Realtek RTL8111E, two USB 3.0 ports in blue provided by the Etron EJ168A chip and our audio ports which are backed by the Realtek ALC892 Codec.

 

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