Question What is the newest video card supported by the GigabyteZ68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard with the Award F12 BIOS?

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I was recently given an older 2011 Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard with a quad-core Intel Core -7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 GHz and 16 GB DDR3 memory. Will this motherboard support the latest graphics cards? I think this is a "hybrid BIOS" motherboard. The BIOS is version F12 (3/20/2012)
 

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This is a pcie 2.0 level. So it should be able to handle up to at leat a gtx 1080, with a little hit from Pcie 2.0 and the 2600k. If you upgrade the bios and the chipset you may be able to go up to the newest gpu's, but I don't know if you want to have a gpu that costs 3 times more than your pc. According to this site you have a 9.6 chance out of 10 that it will work with the Rtx 2080ti http://www.pc-specs.com/gpu/Nvidia/20_Series/GeForce_RTX_2080_Ti/4050/Compatible_Motherboards
 
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Most of the newer GPU's wont work on legacy Bios, Don't know about hybrid. This site has compatible builds https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Gigabyte-GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3/500
I am using used XFX 460 GPU's on my legacy bios motherboards, other brands of the RX460 may not work, I have seen RX580 GPU's with my board on Userbenchmark but don't know what brands they were. They have a update to UEFI bios with Bios U1n, Make sure you look at the board and see if it is REV 1 or REV 1.3, For 1.3 https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3-rev-13/support#support-dl-bios
 
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Most of the newer GPU's wont work on legacy Bios, Don't know about hybrid.This site has compatible builds https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Gigabyte-GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3/500
I am using used XFX 460 GPU's on my legacy bios motherboards, other brands of the RX460 may not work, I have seen RX580 GPU's with my board on Userbenchmark but don't know what brands they were.
It has a bios to upgrade it to uefi, that's why I told him if he updates the bios and chipset it should work.
 

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I was recently given an older 2011 Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard with a quad-core Intel Core -7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 GHz and 16 GB DDR3 memory. Will this motherboard support the latest graphics cards? I think this is a "hybrid BIOS" motherboard. The BIOS is version F12 (3/20/2012)

If your motherboard supports Windows 10 then you can run any GPU you want...the problem isn't the motherboard PCI-E slot...the problem is Win 10 drivers being available for older hardware. If the motherboard site provides Win 10 64bit drivers then you're good to go 99% of the time...if not then you'll have to buy an older GPU.
 
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