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Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Intel Z68 Motherboard

The Z68-ITX WiFi is built around the mini-ITX form factor and the Intel Z68 chipset, which makes it compatible with Intel’s second-generation Core processors that use the LGA 1155 socket. CPU power is delivered via a 6+1+1 phase power design that uses Dr. MOS capacitors to provide stable voltages no matter the power requirements placed on the PWM.

Zotac's Z68-ITX with Box

Right under the CPU socket, Zotac has installed two full-length DIMM slots that can house up to 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory in a dual-channel configuration.

The rest of the expansion options include a PCI Express x16 slot, a mini PCIe x1 slot, that is populated by a WiFi 802.11 b/g/n WLAN card, and four SATA ports. Two of these support speeds of 6Gbps, while the other two are limited at 3Gbps. Taking a look at the rear I/O header, we find that Zotac has included a wide series of connectors, including four USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 5.1-channel audio (Realtek ALC892) with an optical S/PDIF out.

Video connectors include two HDMI ports and a mini-DisplayPort interface. The entire board is passively cooled, and Zotac also fitted it with on-board Power and Reset buttons, a BIOS debug LCD as well as with a rear Clear CMOS button. The Z68-ITX WiFi will be bundled together with the Lucid Virtu software, to let users combine the high-speed transcoding capabilities of Intel’s Quick Sync engine with the power of a dedicated graphics card, and also offers SSD caching support through Intel’s RST technology.

Zotac Z68-ITX  Specifications:

  • Product Name Z68-ITX WiFi Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme
  • Chipset Intel Z68 Express
  • South Bridge N/A (single-chip)
  • GPU Intel GMA HD 2000 / 3000 ready Intel GMA HD 2000 / 3000
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 w/1GB DDR3
  • CPU Compatibility 2nd Generation Intel Core family (i3, i5, i7)
  • LGA1155 compatible
  • System Bus Intel QuickPath
  • Memory support 2 x DDR3-2133 DIMM 2 x DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM
  • Memory capacity Up to 16GB
  • Expansion PCI Express x16 PCI Express x4 (open-end)
  • mSATA
  • SATA 2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • 2 SATA 3.0 Gb/s
  • RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
  • mSATA compatible 2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • 2 SATA 3.0 Gb/s
  • 1 eSATA 3.0 Gb/s
  • RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
  • Display outputs Mini-DisplayPort & dual HDMI Dual DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • Ethernet 2 x 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
  • USB 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)
  • 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 on back panel, 4 via pin headers) 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)
  • Audio 8-channel high-definition audio
  • HDMI audio output (lossless bit stream ready)
  • Digital S/PDIF (optical) output
  • DirectX support DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
  • Other hardware features Intel SRT technology, Intel Quick-Sync Video technology, Lucid Virtu technology
  • Windows 7 capability Certified for Windows 7 premium


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