- 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
UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
Exclusiveto ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designedwith dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface thatgoes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable moreflexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easilynavigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system.Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by theF12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displaysfrequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is forexperienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricatesystem control, including detailed DRAM information.
Supports Hard Drives over 2.2TB
ASUSUEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit,with full storage space utilization helping deliver far more excitingcomputing than traditional BIOS versions.Exclusive ASUS InterfaceEZ Mode - gives easy access to selectable, optimized system modes, clear system info display and drag and drop boot prioritizingAdvanced Mode - for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand intricate system settings
Universal Switchable Graphics Technology
LucidLogixVirtu is designed for the Intel Sandy Bridge platform powerfulintegrated graphics. Its GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks tothe best available graphics resources based on power, performance andsystem load on Windows 7 based PCs. It allows users to fully utilizethe unique capabilities of advanced Sandy Bridge multimedia featuresalongside the high end 3D rendering performance provided by installedgraphics cards. When no discrete graphics are needed, the graphics cardis put in idle mode to lower utilization, heat, fan speed and power drawdown to near zero, making the system more environmentally-friendly. Forusers with diverse needs, LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization providesgreat flexibility and efficiency. Universal Switchable Graphics
LucidLogixVirtu GPU virtualization technology assigns tasks to the bestavailable GPU, allowing dynamic graphics switching between integratedgraphics and NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards.3X Faster Video Conversion
Withswitchable graphics, all ASUS P8Z68 Series motherboards leverage thetranscoding power of Sandy Bridge, allowing users to enjoy three timesfaster video conversion with Intel Quick Sync Video technology.Intel Smart Response Technology
SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
Intel Smart ResponseTechnology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed fastSSD (min 18.6GB available capacity) as a cache for frequently accesseddata. Harness the combination of SSD-like performance and response withhard drive capacity, that is 4X faster than a HDD-only system. Dual Intelligent Processors
ASUScontinues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the world’sfirst Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This exclusive designconsists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), which automaticallymonitors power consumption system-wide to ensure efficiency, and the TPU(TurboV Processing Unit) - guaranteeing superior performance for everytask, bringing users an unbeatable experience.
The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleashyour performance with ASUS simple onboard switch or AI Suite IIutility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advancedmonitoring through Auto Tuning , GPU Boost and TurboV functions. AutoTuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the systemfor fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimitedfreedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performancein diverse situations.EPU
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tapinto the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simpleonboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energyoptimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings andintelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noiseand extends component longevity!GPU Boost
Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up!
GPU Boostaccelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. Theuser-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. Iteasily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use. Complete USB 3.0 Integration
Double USB Access, Double Convenience
ASUSfacilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for rear panel - 2 USB 3.0ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity atspeeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The P8Z68-V LX affordsgreater convenience to high speed connectivity. Native SATA 6Gb/s Support
TheIntel Z68 Chipset natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA)storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s datatransfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster dataretrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.LGA1155 socket for Intel Second Generation Core i7/ Core i5/ Core i3 Processors
Thismotherboard supports the latest Intel second generation Core i7/i5 / i3 processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCIExpress controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memoryand 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance.Intel second generation Core i7 / i5 / i3 processors areamong the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. Intel Z68 Express Chipset
TheIntel Z68 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket1155 Intel second generation Core i7 / i5 / i3 processors. Itprovides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links,allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z68 chipsetprovides 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrievalat double the bandwidth of current bus systems. Moreover, Intel Z68Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy thelatest Intel integrated graphic performance. RoHSGreenASUS and ErP Ready
Themotherboard is European Union Energy-related Products (ErP) ready,and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirementsin regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision ofcreating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products throughproduct design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the productand thus mitigate environmental impacts.