Summary: Final Thoughts
Well let me start with what I do like about this board. I always like to see power and reset buttons on the motherboard itself. These are perfect when you are troubleshooting or when you have the system on a test bench.
Pros: – Good cooling, – XFast LAN Utility, – On board power and reset buttons
Cons: – Boring design, – UEFI BIOS is a little sluggish, – Not that great at overclocking
Summary: Several people on our forums wanted to see a little more brand diversity when it comes to motherboard reviews. Ask and you shall receive. We take our first look at one of ASRock’s "finest" motherboards. The Z68 Extreme4 Gen3. Long name, lots of features, and a big steaming bowl of disappointment.
Summary: The new Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 motherboard from ASRock comes with a rich software bundle, but also very useful features like C.C.O., Intel Smart Response Technology, Lucid VIRTU or PCI-E 3.0 slots (to be used with future Ivy Bridge CPUs).
Summary: Although Virtu worked as intended, it didn't exactly "wow" us like SRT did. We don't believe Virtu will be limited to the Z68, let alone Intel chipsets for that matter. In other words, while we see potential for the software, we don't think it's a key selling point for the Z68.
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × Intel’s Sandybridge has been dominating the headlines in 2011 with a heady combination of performance and competitive pricing. The H67 chipset enabled on-CPU graphics and Intel’s new Quick sync transcoding engine and the P67 chipset delivered great overclocking capabilities with...
Conclusion: Nach dem P67 Desaster,
wurde es wieder an der Zeit, sich auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren.
Der aktuelle Z68 Chipsatz war von Vorhinein geplant. Dieser soll beide
Wünsche der Kunden in einem Chipsatz vereinen. Die Overclocking
Funktionen des P67 und die Grafik Funktion des H67.