Gigabyte has been talking about releasing a Z68 board with an integrated Intel 310 series drive since CES and they have finally released it. The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD ships with a 20GB Intel 311 SSD already installed to let you take advantage of Intel SRT right off the bat. Power users will be glad to know it is not integral and can be swapped out with a 40GB or 60GB model if you deem it necessary for your continued happiness. That is just one of the huge list of features on Gigabyte’s new board, which only seems to be missing support for 4 way CrossFire or SLI which when you look at the minuscule gains it provides is not a problem at all. Head over to Legit Reviews to see this $240 monster run.
"It’s not very often that something throws me for a loop, at least not when it comes to motherboards any more. That’s exactly what happened when I first heard about the GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD! My first thoughts were that it’s a great idea, followed by that boards has to cost a pretty penny! After today’s testing, I will stand by my initial though of that’s a great idea. What truly blew my mind was the price. As I said above, I thought the GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD was going to cost a pretty penny, somewhere in the $350-$400. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the Z68XP-UD7-iSSD retails for only $239.99! Needless to say I was a bit shocked!"
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