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Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF

The Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF is the latest in a series of boards with the Intel® Z68 Express Chipset and the new Intel® Smart Response Technology, providing SSD-like performance on a single volume drive. It combines a small, inexpensive SSD drive with a large traditional hard drive for dramatically increased system responsiveness while loading multiple apps and during system boot up. The optimized board also takes advantage of the overclocking capabilities needed for the Intel® -K processors, and is available at a mainstream price point.

Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF


Features and Configurations
Form factor Micro-ATX
AA# (Altered Assembly) G42747-XXX
BIOS ID string PLZ6810H.86A
Processor At product launch, this Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF supports:

  • Four 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
  • Support for DDR3 1333/1066 MHz DIMMs
  • Support for up to 32 GB of system memory
Graphics Discrete graphics support for PCI Express* 2.0 x16 add-in graphics card

Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) subsystem in the following configuration:

  • 10-channel (7.1 + 2 independent multi-streaming) audio subsystem
  • Five analog audio ports and one optical S/PDIF out port
  • Internal S/PDIF header and front panel audio header
LAN support Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82579V Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Peripheral interfaces
  • Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports
  • Fourteen USB 2.0 ports (6 external/8 internal)
  • Two Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • Three Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports, with one port compatible with eSATA extension
  • One eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port
  • Two IEEE 1394a ports/headers (1 external/1 header)
  • Consumer Infrared receiver and emitter
Expansion capabilities
  • One PCI Express* 2.0 x 16 connector
  • Two PCI Express 2.0 x 1 connectors
  • One PCI Conventional* bus connector

Additional information: 1 2

Product and Performance Information


1. System resources and hardware (such as PCI and PCI Express*) require physical memory address locations that can reduce available addressable system memory. This could result in a reduction of as much as 1GB or more of physical addressable memory being available to the operating system and applications, depending on the system configuration and operating system.

2. Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) requires a system with an appropriate Intel® chipset and a motherboard with an appropriate codec and the necessary drivers installed. System sound quality will vary depending on actual implementation, controller, codec, drivers, and speakers. For more information about Intel® HD Audio, refer to www.intel.com/design/chipsets/hdaudio.htm.