Spezifikationen / Lieferumfang
||Intel Socket 1155 Core i7, Core i5,
||Dual Channel DDR3, 4 x DIMM, Max. 32
GB DDR3, 2200 OC / 2133 OC / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered
||2 x PCI-Express x16 (single at x16, dual at x8/x8
1 x PCI-Express x16 (at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
2 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
||Realtek ALC892 8-Channel HD Audio
||4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD)
1 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s
||Bluetooth v 2.1 + EDR, ASUS BT GO!
||1 x Gigabit LAN
||2 x 1394a ports (2
via motherboard header)
||4 x USB 3.0/2.0 (2 via back panel, 2
via front panel)
12 x USB 2.0/1.1 Connectors (8 via back panel,
4 via motherboard header)
||ATX (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
||Bios (2 x 32 Mb flash ROM, EFI
- 1 x ATX I/O bezel
- 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s cable
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s cable
- 2 in 1 Q-connector
- 1 x ASUS USB 3.0 bezel
- 1 x SLI Bridge
- 1 x Driver CD, Antivirus software, ASUS Update, ASUS Utilities
the delivery you'll find everything you need. Under certain circumstances you might wish there was an additional SLI or CrossFire bridge in the delivery but the fact that this is an
aggressively priced product makes it understandable why they didn't do that.
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||If you activate the EPU this chip monitors all
possible voltages and clock speeds and automatically sets them to
guarantee an energy efficient operation of you system.
||As soon as one activates the TPU this chips monitors all
possible voltages and clock speeds using the according software. The
difference to the EPU is that TPU will provide as much performance as
possible. Therefore it can increase clock speeds and voltages.
|Digital Power Design
||Meanwhile ASUS also provides its boards with digital power
designs. Using the the right software, in this case ASUS DIGI+ VRM
Utility it is not only possible to adjust voltages whilst being in
Windows on can now also control impedances.
||BT GO! can
be classified as a very typical gadget using which it is possbile to for
example remote control your PC via your mobile phone. There is also some
functionality to synchronize folders in fact one can do quite a lot
using BT GO!
||All the new P8Z-series motherboards from ASUS
support Lucids Virtu software. Using which makes a dynamic load
balancing between the integrated graphics and a discrete graphics card
possible. The software in this case can for example deactivate the
discrete graphics card and only use the integrated graphics from the
CPU. This makes sense when applications only need 2D compute power.
Another example would be a 3D application where Virtu dynamically
assigns load to either both the integrated as well as discrete graphics
in order to maximize performance.
|Intel Smart Response Technology
||Intels Z68 chipset allows to use a small SSD as a cache for a
big hard drive in order to enhance overall system performance.
Especially application and system starts are ment to benefit from this
technology. Also the overall user experience should become smoother. Of
course you shouldn't expect a setup which makes use of Intels Smart
Response Technology to outperform a SSD as a system drive.