"The MSI Z68A-GD65(G3) motherboard is another step in motherboard evolution. The MSI Z68A integrates the newest technology to future proof your system. The main feature being the first in the market with PCI Express Generation 3. We have been sitting on PCIe 2.x for 4 years now which limited us to 16GB/s bandwidth. The new PCIe 3.0 technology will double the bandwidth to 32GB/s leaving tons of room for the future video cards. Standard features include the Intel Z68 chipset. This supports the newest 1155 Intel Sandy Bridge Processors. Memory support is up to 32GB of 2133(OC) DDR3 DRAM. The Z68A-GD65(G3) also comes with the Military Class II technology. Their "Mil Spec" uses Hi-c CAPs, Super Ferrite Chokes, and Solid State Capacitors for extreme stability. The Z68A uses the newest UEFI with the ClickBIOS II software for a full GUI within the Windows environment. There are 4 total SATA III ports(2 being Marvell controlled, 2 being Intel controlled) and 4 Intel controlled SATAII ports. 2 USB 3.0 ports are integrated in the back panel I/O while there is expansion for 2 more with the included internal connector. Integrated audio uses the Realtek ALC892 chipset."