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Review: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard

by Tarinder Sandhu on 28 February 2012, 14:25 4.0

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376)

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Gaming and storage

Waddya know. Top of the tree in the gaming charts. We reckon the better-than-expected performance in CoD: BO rests with game updates than board-specific improvements.

If you're interested, the onboard Sandy Bridge graphics, run through GPU-switching Virtu, scored 2,116 marks in the 3DMark test and 18.9fps on the same Call of Duty benchmark as undertaken with a discrete Radeon HD 6950, above.

Storage

The 'D3's USB 3.0 controller is powered from an Etron chip whose performance is pretty much middle of the pack. General performance, then, is solid for a Z68 board.