z68mx ud2h 1 Exclusive: Gigabyte GA Z68MX UD2H B3 pictures

We're now merely days from the Z68 chipset launch which will officially take place on the 11th, but the leaks keep on coming and we can now as first publication show a couple of pictures of Gigabyte's upcoming mATX Z68 board, the GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3. The board is actually quite unusual for a mATX board and it's packed to the brim with features, in fact, we'd daresay that it's one of Gigabyte's best Z68 boards.

We're now merely days from the Z68 chipset launch which will officially take place on the 11th, but the leaks keep on coming and we can now as first publication show a couple of pictures of Gigabyte's upcoming mATX Z68 board, the GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3. The board is actually quite unusual for a mATX board and it's packed to the brim with features, in fact, we'd daresay that it's one of Gigabyte's best Z68 boards.

It might not have the most advanced VRM design with a 6+1 setup, but this should still be plenty for a mATX board and even some decent overclocking. What really caught our eye though was the three x16 slots of which two are switchable in dual x8 mode and the third one being a x4 slot. In theory you could run three graphics cards in this board, but at least two of them would have to be single slot cards. There's also a single x1 PCI Express slot available.

z68mx ud2h 1 Exclusive: Gigabyte GA Z68MX UD2H B3 pictures

Moving on we have a header for two front USB 3.0 ports via an Etron host controller, no less than five headers for 10 USB 2.0 ports, seven SATA ports of which three are SATA 3Gbps and four are SATA 6Gbps and for some reason a serial port header.

Around the back we have four USB 2.0 ports, another two USB 3.0 ports using another Etron controller, an eSATA port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a PS/2 port, 7.1-channel audio with optical S/PDIF out and a set of four display ports consisting of a D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.

z68mx ud2h 2 Exclusive: Gigabyte GA Z68MX UD2H B3 pictures

Overall an impressive mATX board and it's so far only the third mATX Z68 board we've seen to date. It compares well in terms of features with both MSI and ASRock and we can see this being a popular choice for those that are looking for a compact gaming rig. The board is already listed with some online retailers in Italy for around €140 (S$249) which seems a little bit on the pricey side, but you do get a lot of features for your money and it's on par with what ASRock's Z68 Pro3-M is listed for. Only a few more days to go now…