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ASUS P8Z68-V Pro (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review (Page 1)

Our first ASUS Z68 board arrives and we don't waste any time. Let's see what the P8Z68-V Pro brings to the table.
By Shawn Baker from May 23, 2011 @ 10:50 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

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As the days go on we find ourselves with more and more Z68 based boards arriving in our labs for us to look at. The latest today is from ASUS and carries with it the P8Z68-V Pro model name.

We didn't preview any ASUS boards prior to the Z68 launch, so we'll be looking at what exactly is on offer from the P8Z68-V Pro. We'll get straight into the package to see what is going on there before we have a look at the motherboard itself.

Once that's done we'll check out the BIOS ASUS is using before we look at what kind of overclock we're able to achieve. Then we'll of course be looking at the performance of the board to see how strong the ASUS board is compared to some of the competition.

So with that said, let's not delay any longer and get straight into the package.

The Package

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There's not heaps in the package, but it's not a small one at the same time. It indeed offers more than boards like the ASRock Pro3. We've got a manual, driver CD, I/O back plate and four SATA cables. The two all black cables are SATA2 while the two with white bits on them are SATA3 ones.

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Moving a little further into the package, we've got a bridge, some easy header adapters and a USB3 back plate. It's not a huge package, but it's not a small one either. Inside we've got everything we need to get up and running and a couple of extras like the USB3 back plate.

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