Asus P8Z68 DELUXE Motherboard Core i7/i5/ i3 Socket 1155 iZ68 ATX RAID Gigabit LAN

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This motherboard supports the latest Intel second generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel second generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. The Intel Z68 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket 1155 Intel second generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z68 chipset provides 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval at double the bandwidth of current bus systems. Moreover, Intel Z68 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.


Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.




Installed Processors (Max)

0 (1)

Supported Processor Manufacturer


Supported Processors

Intel Socket 1155 for 2nd Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 Processors ? Supports Intel 32 nm CPU ? Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

64-bit Support



Socket 1155



Intel Z68

RAID Supported

Yes Chipset: RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

SATA Supported


Firewire Supported


Rear Panel I/O Ports


1 x Coaxial S/P-DIF out ? 1 x Optical S/P-DIF out

Audio Line Out Ports


Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port

1 x PS/2

RJ-45 Ports

2 x RJ-45

Firewire Ports

1 x IEEE 1394a

USB Ports

8 x USB 2.0 ? 2 x USB 3.0

eSATA Ports

1 x eSATA

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors

4 x SATA 6Gb/s ? 4 x SATA 3Gb/s

S/PDIF Connectors

1 x S/PDIF out Header

USB Connectors

2 x USB 2.0 ? 1 x USB 3.0

Firewire Connectors

1 x IEEE 1394a Connector

Cooling Fan Support

1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Power Fan connectors

Front Panel Connectors

1 x Front audio connector

Power Connector Port

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

Other Connectors

support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, blue) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s) ? 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) ? 1 x MemOK! button(s) ? 1 x TPU switch(es) ? 1 x EPU switch(es) ? 1 x Power-on button(s) ? 1 x Reset button(s) Rear Panel: 1 x Bluetooth module(s) ? 1 x Power eSATA 3Gb/s ? 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)


PCI Slots

2 slot(s) - PCI

PCI Express Slots

5 slot(s) - 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 1 x PCI Express x16 , 2 x PCI Express x1


Maximum Memory

32GB DDR3 (Unbuffered Non-ECC)

Memory Slot

4 x DIMM Slots


Integrated Sound

Realtek ALC 889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC ? Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking ? Audio Feature : ? Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound ? Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection ? DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC ? Coaxial and Optical S/PDIF out ports at back panel


Integrated Network

2 x Intel Gigabit LAN



64 Mb Flash ROM, EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen Function

Special Features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM ASUS TPU : ? Auto Tuning ? TurboV ? TPU switch ? ASUS EPU : ? EPU ? EPU switch ? ASUS Digital Power Design : Industry leading Digital 16 Phase Power Design (12 -phase for CPU, 4 -phase for iGPU) ? ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility ? ASUS BT GO! : ? Folder Sync ? BT Transfer ? Shot & Send ? BT to Net ? Music Player ? Personal Manager ? ASUS BT Turbo Remote : ? Exclusive Smartphone Interface supporting iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian systems ? ASUS Exclusive Features : ? MemOK! ? AI Suite II ? Ai Charger ? Anti-Surge ? ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface ? ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : ? Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution ? ASUS Fan Xpert ? ASUS EZ DIY : ? ASUS Q-Shield ? ASUS O.C. Tuner ? ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ? ASUS EZ Flash 2 ? ASUS Q-Design : ? ASUS Q-Code ? ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) ? ASUS Q-Slot ? ASUS Q-DIMM ? ASUS Q-Connector ? Bluetooth V2.1+EDR ? ASUS BT GO! Utility

Overclocking Features

ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall

SLi/Crossfire Features

Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology ? Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology ? Supports LucidLogix Virtu Technology

Software Included

Drivers ASUS Utilities ASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version)





In The Box

P8Z68 Deluxe Motherboard ? User's manual ? ASUS Q-Shield ? 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s) ? 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) ? 1 x SLI bridge(s) ? 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) ? 1 x ASUS Front Panel USB 3.0 Box(es)


24.4cm (W) x 30.5cm (L)


  • Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
  • UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
  • LucidLogix Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - Auto Switching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards
  • Intel Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
  • BT GO! (Bluetooth) - Diverse BT Enjoyment, New Technology Lifestyle
  • Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience
  • Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support

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Catalogue No: EL-04029323