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Intel® Z68 Express Chipset

Intel® Z68 Express Chipset

Take control and master your experience with Intel® Z68 Express Chipset and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor based PCs. This platform delivers the most flexibility and performance for the LGA 1155 socket, providing all the tools necessary to customize your PC experience. The Intel Z68 Express Chipset is the first product to enable performance tuning with access to the built-in visual features of 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

Intel® Z68 Express Chipset

 

Features and benefits
Support for 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family Supports the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Pentium® processor, and Intel® Celeron® processor. The Intel® Z68 Express Chipset also enables overclocking features of Unlocked 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 10.5 With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for greater than 2.2 TB HDD RAID configurations Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.
Intel® Smart Response Technology Implements storage I/O caching to provide users with faster response times for things like system boot and application startup.
Intel® Rapid Recover Technology (Intel® RRT) Intel’s latest data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a hard drive fail or if there is data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user to recover individual files.
Support for HDMI, DisplayPort, eDP and DVI2 High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) delivers uncompressed HD video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in a single cable, supporting all HD formats including 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Dual Independent Display expands the viewable workspace to two monitors.
Multi-Monitor support Multi-Monitor support with Windows* 7
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) Integrated audio support enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.
Serial ATA (SATA)
6 Gb/s
Next generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to 2 SATA ports.

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Packaging information
Intel® 82Z68 Express Chipset 942 Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA)

Product and Performance Information

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1. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) requires the computer have an Intel® RST-enabled chipset, RAID controller in the BIOS enabled and the Intel RST software driver installed. Please consult your system vendor for more information.

2. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology and is only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

3. Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) requires a system with an appropriate Intel® chipset and a motherboard with an appropriate codec and the necessary drivers installed. System sound quality will vary depending on actual implementation, controller, codec, drivers, and speakers. For more information about Intel® HD Audio, refer to www.intel.com/design/chipsets/hdaudio.htm.