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ASRock N68-GS3 UCC

The ASRock N68-GS3 UCC is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM3 socket.

It has , 8 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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ASRock N68-GS3 UCC

help iconCPU Socket1help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible Make1help iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Chipset1help iconOnboard GPUyes
help iconForm Factor1help iconPCI Slots1
help iconMax RAM1help iconSATA 1.01
help iconRAM Slots1help iconSATA 2.01
help iconMemory Channels1help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds1help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots1help iconInternal I/O1
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear1help iconBack Panel I/O1
help iconGraphics Card Interface1

ASRock N68-GS3 UCC compatibility review

The ASRock N68-GS3 UCC uses the AMD Socket AM3 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1600 MHz, and 2 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 8 GB RAM.

The Micro-ATX ASRock N68-GS3 UCC should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.

The ASRock N68-GS3 UCC has 4 SATA 2.0 hard drive slots. These allow for data speeds of up to 3GB/s. SATA 2.0 is a very common standard, and despite the emergence of SATA 3.0 - whose potential is difficult to reach currently - SATA 2.0 remains a viable option.

The ASRock N68-GS3 UCC supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v2.x, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the ASRock N68-GS3 UCC's PCIe v2.x. The ASRock N68-GS3 UCC does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The ASRock N68-GS3 UCC has 8 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. If planning on building a new system, a motherboard with USB 3.0 is likely to have a longer life cycle, however.

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