MSI Z68A-GD80 / Z68 Specification and benchmark leaks

Guys over vrzone leaked pictures of the MSI Z68A-GD80 motherboard which feature the upcoming Intel's Z68 chipset .

The MSI Z68A-GD80 motherboard is expected to be released after few weeks,supporting LGA1155 The Z68 chipset will support up to 14 USB 2.0 ports, and no sign of USB 3.0, 6 SATA ports ,two can be SATA 6Gb/s, eight PCI Express 2.0 slots, and up to four RAM DIMMS.

The slot layout is identical of the two boards with three x16 PCI Express slots in a x16/dual x8 and x4 configuration, two x1 PCI Express slots and two PCI slots. However, MSI has dropped both of the USB 3.0 hubs of the P67A-GD80 and as such we're left with two rear and two front USB 3.0 ports, compared to six rear and four front for the P67A-GD80. On a more positive note MSI has moved one of the eSATA ports internally so there are now seven SATA ports and only one eSATA port which makes a lot more sense.
Here is an early Benchmark test from tomshw , give you first impression of how this new chip from Intell perform , over here:

3DMark Benchmark snapshots:
MSI Z68A-GD80 / Z68 Specification and benchmark leaks MSI Z68A-GD80 / Z68 Specification and benchmark leaks Reviewed by Mhr on 00:08 Rating: 5

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