Totally Gigabyte equipped the Z68X-UD4-B3 with eight angled SATA ports which should be more than sufficient for any office PC or gaming system. Unfortunately there are no onboard power- and reset-buttons. Gigabyte also didn't equip this board with a debug display which would have been very useful if you should once have issues with one of the components in your system. It is quite common that the last PCI-Express x16 slot is also the expansion slot the closest to the bottom edge of the board. That has the consequence that the connectors at this place aren't accessible anymore. With the UD4 Gigabyte took this into account and placed the last PCI-Express x16 slot as the third last expnsion slot and therefore there wont be any complications. Also between the PCI-Express x16 there are two PCI-Express x1 slots which will let graphics cards breathe very well even when you're running an SLI/CrossFire-Setup.
Totally you'll find four fan headers on the Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 which is enough, to provide a well equipped midrange or even a high-end-system with fresh air. The fanheaders are located close to the CPU and they can also be found on the right edge of the board.
Looking at the external connectors directly at the back-panel Gigabyte provided the Z68X-UD4-B3 with a PS2 mouse/keyboard connector, six USB 3.0/2.0 ports, a firewire port, tow eSATA ports, two gigabit ethernet port, a SPDIF and coaxial optical out as well as an analogue audio panel.
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|Page 2 - Specifications / Delivery||Page 9 - SiSoft Sandra 2|
|Page 3 - Layout||Page 10 - Super Pi / wPrime|
|Page 4 - Connectors and I/O||Page 11 - Games|
|Page 5 - BIOS||Page 12 - Overclocking|
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