Flexible easy BIOS interface
Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature.
Supports Hard Drives over 2.2 TB
ASUS UEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2 TB in 64-bit, with full storage space utilization helping deliver far more exciting computing than traditional BIOS versions.
Universal Switchable Graphics technology
LucidLogix Virtu is designed for the Intel sandy bridge platform's powerful integrated graphics. Its GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks to the best available graphics resources based on power, performance and system load on Windows 7 based PCs. It allows users to fully utilize the unique capabilities of advanced Sandy Bridge multimedia features alongside the high end 3D rendering performance provided by installed graphics cards.
3x faster video conversion
With switchable graphics, all ASUS P8Z68 series motherboards leverage the transcending power of Sandy Bridge, allowing users to enjoy three times faster video conversion with Intel Quick Sync Video technology.
SSD speed with HDD capacity
Intel Smart Response technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed fast SSD as a cache for frequently accessed data. Harness the combination of SSD-like performance and response with hard drive capacity, that's 4x faster than a HDD-only system.
Dual intelligent processors
ASUS continues to put innovation at its forefront, launching the world's first Dual Intelligent Processors technology. This exclusive design consists of the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), which automatically monitors power consumption system-wide to ensure efficiency, and the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) - guaranteeing superior performance for every task, bringing users an unbeatable experience.
The ultimate turbo processor
Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning, GPU Boost and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.
Energy efficiency all around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
Go to the limit with iGPU level up
GPU boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use.
Double USB access, double convenience
ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - 4 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The P8Z68-V LE affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.
Native SATA 6 Gbps support
The Intel Z68 chipset natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
GreenASUS and ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.