Our upper mainstream Intel Z68 motherboard has been put through its paces by Joe Gulczinski over on Bjorn3D.com. Joe was impressed enough to award the Z68XP-UD5 the silver award:
“The performance of the GA-Z68XP-UD5 was never lacking in leveraging every bit power from the Sandy Bridge; as for the overclocking, for once the experience was refreshing and easy instead of tedious trial and error to get everything set perfect. For the price range of approximately $270, the discerning user would be hard pressed to not opt for this motherboard, contrasted to last generation's P67 chipset. Of course there are much cheaper Z68 motherboards; however, this board has great quality components. From the liquid cooled heatsink to the state-of-the-art VRM's, a lot of care and attention to details went into manufacturing.
Overall, GIGABYTE's GA-Z68XP-UD5 is a rock solid performer.”
To read the review in full, go to the Bjorn3D site here.
You can read up on the Z68XP-UD5 motherboard here.
Read this blog entry in Chinese (中文版) here.