Intel’s new Z68 Express chipset is scheduled to be launched on the 11th May, this year but, concrete details of boards based on this chipset are already in the open. Intel is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of the chipset and boards from their vendors.
Not a whole lot different than existing boards
The new chipset is almost identical to the existing P67 and H67 chipsets in most aspects. The Z68 is said to support better overclocking features, support SSD caching. The boards whose details were leaked were from Gigabyte, Biostar and Jetway. Gigabyte has a couple boards on the way – Z68X-UD5, Z68X-UD4. Price of the UD5 board is said to be around $427 (approximately Rs. 19,000) and the UD4 version of board around $320 (approximately Rs. 14,500). The other boards being launched are the Z68X-UD7 which should be priced around $534 (approximately Rs. 24,000). Each of the boards has pretty standard features such as USB 3.0 support, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.