Media Series product brief Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF Media Series nd Supports the 2 generation Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1155 package The Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF is based on the Intel® Z68 Express Chipset and supports nd 2 generation Intel® Core™ processors, includ- ing the Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 pro- cessors, and other Intel® processors in the nd LGA1155 package. The 2 generation Intel Core processors feature optimized Intel® Turbo 1 Boost Technology and enhanced Intel® Hyper- 2 Threading Technology , which provide excep- tional computing performance needed for the latest in gaming and media applications. Built-In Processor Frequency and Memory Frequency Tuning needed for the Intel® -K 3 processors The Intel Desktop Board DZ68AF is equipped with built-in capabilities to adjust processor 3 frequency and memory frequency and is opti- mized to be used with the Intel® -K processors and take advantage of the unlocked features of the Intel® -K processors. Premium features The Intel Desktop Board DZ68AF offers pre- mium features such as dual-channel DDR3 1333 MHz memory with four connectors 4 (32 GB max), Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, Intel® High Definition 5 Audio with 7.1 surround sound and multi- streaming capability, and an integrated Intel® PRO 10/100/1000 Network Connection in a low-power design. The Intel Desktop Board DZ68AF is designed with a wide range of 1.2 V to 1.8 V memory voltage control to maximize memory DIMM compatibility. Two onboard SATA Revision 3.0 ports promise a new level of performance with 6.0 Gb/s link speed between storage devices and the host. Two back panel SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports address the needs of higher performance con- nections between the PC and increasingly sophisticated peripherals by offering a higher transferring rate of 5.0 Gb/s. Legacy features such as three PCI connectors provide backward compatibility for peripherals. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology The Intel Desktop Board DZ68AF features Intel Rapid Storage Technology and supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. Intel Rapid Storage Technology provides new levels of protection, perfor- mance, and expandability for desktop plat- forms. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive, users have additional protection against data loss in the event of a hard drive failure. Intel® Smart Response Technology The DZ68AF board offers the customization features every power user needs along with the new Intel® Smart Response Technology which dramatically improves PC responsive- ness for faster application loading and boot times. Intel Smart Response Technology pro- vides SSD like performance and up to 50% improvement in responsiveness as com- 8 pared to an HDD only system. 2 The boxed Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF solution includes: • MicroATX compliant I/O shield • SATA cables • Board and back panel I/O layout stickers • Quick reference guide • Intel® Express Installer driver and software DVD Capability Utilities Productivity Antivirus Software included 6 • Intel® Core Utilities Bundle • Intel® Desktop Utilities Read the full ® Intel Desktop Board DZ68AF Media Series MicroATX Form Factor.