Foxconn Launches Performance-centric Z68A-S

Lucid Virtu GPU Virtualization— dynamic switching between built-in processor graphics and high-end 3D performance discrete graphics cards

Taipei, Taiwan, May 13, 2011 –Today Foxconn introduces the Z68A-S an Intel Z68 chipset based motherboard supporting Intel 2nd generation Sandy Bridge processors and specially designed for advanced gamers and overclocking fans.
Foxconn’s Z68A-S motherboard is a full featured motherboard that supports both built-in graphics and external overclocking using the Intel Sandy Bridge processors.

Never before have you been able to dynamically switch between onboard and discrete graphics but with Lucid Virtu GPU Virtualization you can. Virtu analyzes your system usage and automatically switches to your discrete graphics card when playing 3D games and then back to onboard graphics for less demanding 2D applications. Simply put, discrete graphics power when you need it and power savings when you don’t.

Intel Smart Response Technology— enabling SSD like performance with HDD capacity

The solid-state drive (SSD) cache helps to speed up your system by copying your most commonly used applications to an SSD cache for quicker access and load times. The SSD cache tech combines the benefits of SSD speed and traditional hard drive storage capacity while also reducing energy consumption.

CPU TURBO boost and K series CPU — Unlock the multiplier

The latest “K” series of CPUs are specifically designed for the enthusiasts who wish to get the most from their systems and not be bound by a motherboard that can’t reach a high BCLK. The K Series CPUs feature an unlocked multiplier allowing users to overclock safely regardless of motherboard limitations. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology will automatically allow processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it’s operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.

SuperSpeed USB3.0

USB 3.0 introduces full duplex data transfer, providing realistic transfer rates of around 3,200 Mbits/s or 3.2 Gbits/s. USB 3.0 also supports idle, sleep, and suspend states, as well as link-, device-, and function-level power management.

100% Japanese solid capacitors -Ultra reliability

With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, these solid capacitors provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today’s most demanding applications and games.

Spec Table

Chipset ·Z68
CPU ·Supports LGA1155 for Intel Sandybridge series CPU
Memory
·Supports 4x 240-pin DIMM of DDR3 SDRAM.
–Black/yellow
·Supports 16GB memory size.
·Supports DDR3 2133(oc)/1866(oc)/1600(oc)/1333/1066 memory architecture
Slots ·1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots. (1×16)—Yellow
·2 x PCI Express x1 slot.–Black
·3 x PCI slot-Black
Audio+Lan ·Audio chip
– Support 8 channel audio (colay 6 channel)
– Compliant with HDA interface.
·Lan Chip
– Support GbE Fast Ethernet
USB ·Supports 14 x USB2.0 ports (rear panel x6, pin header x4 support 8 ports)
– Transfer rate is up to 480mbps.
·Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports
Storage ·SATAII controller integrated
– Up to 300MB/sec transfer speed.
– Support 3 internal SATAII devices. –> Black
·SATA3 controller integrated
– Up to 600MB/sec transfer speed.
– Support 2 internal SATA3 devices. –> Yellow
·1x E-SATAII ports
Form Factor ATX form factor 12 inch x 8.8 inch – 4 layers PCB

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