Asus today announced its first wave of Z68 motherboards which includes four models, three from the P8Z68 Series (P8Z68 Deluxe, P8Z68-V PRO and P8Z68-V) and one from the ROG (Republic of Gamers) family (ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z).
All of Asus' Z68 motherboards come with the Virtu GPU virtualization software , have a DIGI+ power design (16-phase on the P8Z68 Series), four DDR3-2133 memory slots, and support both SLI and CrossFireX multi-GPU setups (the P8Z68 Series come with three PCIe x16 slots, while the Maximus IV GENE-Z has two).
The P8Z68 Series ATX boards also include TPU and EPU processors, Gigabit Etherner (dual Gb for the P8Z68 Deluxe), Bluetooth 2.1, 7.1 channel audio, UEFI BIOS, four USB 3.0 ports (two on the backplate, two via a header), four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, and four (P8Z68 Deluxe, P8Z68-V PRO) or two (P8Z68-V) SATA 6.0 Gbps connectors. The P8Z68-V PRO and P8Z68-V provide D-Sub, DVI and HDMI outputs, while the P8Z68 Deluxe lacks any such ports. According to Asus, the P8Z68 Deluxe is capable of utilizing a d-mode Virtu setup (the monitor is connected directly to the discrete graphics card) while the others will support both the d-mode and the i-mode (the latter is the 'true' solution since the display is connected to one of the board's outputs).
The Maximus IV GENE-Z (which has a micro ATX form factor) comes with a HDMI output, it also has Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, two SATA 6.0 Gbps and four SATAA 3.0 Gbps connectors, while adding extras like ROG Connect, SupremeFX X-Fi 2 audio and more.
The P8Z68 Series should be the first to hit stores so you can already start looking out for them.
P8Z68-V PRO



ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z



Source :tcmagazine.com