ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard Core i7/i5/i3 Socket 1155 Intel Z68 ATX RAID Gigabit LAN (Intel HD Graphics)

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Supported Processor Manufacturer


Supported Processors

Core i7/i5/i3

Hyperthreading Architecture



Socket 1155



Intel Z68

RAID Supported


Rear Panel I/O Ports

VGA Port

1 x D-Sub

Digital Port

1 x DVI-D


1 x Optical S/PDIF-out

Audio Line In Ports

1 x 6 in 1 audio jack

Keyboard Port

1 x PS/2

RJ-45 Ports

1 x RJ-45

USB Ports

4 x USB 2.0 ? 2 x USB 3.0

eSATA Ports

1 x eSATA III (6GB/s)

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors

4 x SATA II 3Gb/s ? 2 x SATA III 6Gb/s

S/PDIF Connectors

1 x HDMI_SPDIF connector

USB Connectors

4 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 8 ports

Serial Connectors

1 x COM

Cooling Fan Support

1 x CPU / 1 x Chassis / 1 x Power Fan connectors

Front Panel Connectors

1 x FP-Audio header

Infrared Connectors

1 x IR Header

Power Connector Port

1 x 24-pin ATX ? 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V


PCI Slots

2 slot(s) - PCI

PCI Express Slots

4 slot(s) - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4) or dual at x8/x8 mode) 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots ,


Maximum Memory

32GB DDR3 (Unbuffered Non-ECC)

Memory Slot

4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots

Graphics Device

Graphics Adaptor

Yes Intel HD 2000/3000 1759MB


Integrated Sound

7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)


Integrated Network

Realtek RTL8111E

Network Speeds Supported


System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported

Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista / Vista 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant



64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support

Software Included

Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM)


  • Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
  • Digi Power, Advanced V8 + 4 Power Phase Design
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI
  • Supports Intel HD Graphics Built-in Visuals
  • Dr. Debug, Smart Switch Design: Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED
  • Support Intel Smart Response, Lucid Virtu Switchable Graphics
  • Supports ASRock XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies
  • Supports ASRock On/Off Play, Graphical UEFI, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
  • Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio
  • Free Bundle : 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

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Catalogue No: EL-23300022