gigabyte z68 lineup Gigabyte reveals its Z68 motherboard models

Earlier today Gigabyte posted a download page for its Touch BIOS utility and to our surprise also supplied a list of all of its upcoming Z68 chipset based motherboards. It looks like the company is getting ready to unveil no less than 11 new models, although as we already know, some of them will be very similar to its P67 boards in terms of layout and looks. Oh, yes, we almost forgot, to use the Touch BIOS utility, at least for now, you need a Z68 chipset based motherboard.

Earlier today Gigabyte posted a download page for its Touch BIOS utility and to our surprise also supplied a list of all of its upcoming Z68 chipset based motherboards. It looks like the company is getting ready to unveil no less than 11 new models, although as we already know, some of them will be very similar to its P67 boards in terms of layout and looks. Oh, yes, we almost forgot, to use the Touch BIOS utility, at least for now, you need a Z68 chipset based motherboard.

The board we already knew about and which has already been on sale in some parts of the world is the Z68X-UD7. This is then followed by the Z68X-UD5, Z68X-UD4, Z68X-UD3P, Z68X-UD3R and Z68X-UD3. We have a feeling that all of these boards are very similar to Gigabyte's P67 counterparts, although for whatever reason it seems like Gigabyte has decided to colour most of the I/O ports on its new boards red and this would be one of the major changes in terms of the aesthetics.

gigabyte z68 lineup Gigabyte reveals its Z68 motherboard models

Next up we have the Z68A-D3 (a non ultra durable 3 board judging by the model name), the Z68X-UD3H (with HDMI port?), the Z68A-D3H (again missing ultra durable 3, but most likely with HDMI) and finally the Z68MX-UD2H and Z68MX-D2H, two mATX boards (the latter without ultra durable 3, both most likely with HDMI).

We're not quite sure what the difference between the X and the A in the model name, as the A used to signify USB 3.0 support via a Renesas chip and the early P67X boards used an Etron USB 3.0 host controller, but the Z68X-UD7 retained its Renesas chips, so we're going to have to wait for the official word from Gigabyte here. At least that wait is only about a week away, as Intel is expected to launch the Z68 chipset on the 8th which is a Sunday, so it's likely that we'll find out about the new boards either then or on the Monday.

Source: Gigabyte