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ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
Author: Rafael Coelho 41,308 views
Type: First Look Last Updated: March 11, 2013
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Introduction

The ASUS P8Z77-V LK is a mainstream socket LGA1155 motherboard targeted to the “Ivy Bridge” processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let’s see what this motherboard has to offer.

The Intel Z77 is an upgraded version of the Z68 chipset with the same basic features (Intel Smart Response Technology and Virtu video switching technology), plus native support to four USB 3.0 ports. It also includes the addition of two new technologies: Smart Connect (allowing the computer to receive emails and refresh webpages while it is in sleep mode) and Rapid Start (faster boot times).

In addition, the ASUS P8Z77-V LK supports the Virtu Universal MVP, which allows you to combine the performance of the integrated graphics processor available in the CPU with the performance of any video card installed. This is similar to what occurs with the Hybrid SLI and ATI Hybrid Graphics technologies, with the notable difference of not being limited to GPUs from a specific manufacturer. ASUS has launched 16 different motherboard models based on the Intel Z77 chipset; we list the differences between them in the tables below. Prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this article.

Specification

P8Z77 WS

P8Z77-V DELUXE

SABERTOOTH Z77

P8Z77-V PRO

Maximus V Extreme

Maximus V Formula

Form Factor

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

EATX EATX

Memory Sockets

4

4

4

4

4 4

PCI Express 3.0 x16

4 (x16/x16/x0/x0 or x16/x8/x8/x0 or x8/x8/x8/x8)

2 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

2 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

3 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

5 (x16/x0/x16x/x0 or x16/x0/x8/x8 or x8/x8/x8/x8) 3 (x16/x0/x0 or x8/x8/x0 or x8/x4/x4)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 0 1 (x4) 1 (x4) 1 (x4)  1 (x4) 1 (x4)

PCI Express 2.0 x1

2

4

3

2

0 3

Standard PCI

0

0

0

2

0 0

CrossFireX

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

SLI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

SATA-300

4

4

4

4

3 2

SATA-600

4

4

4

4

6 6

eSATA-300

0

0

0

0

0 1

eSATA-600

2

2

2

0

0 0

USB 2.0

9

8

10

10

8 8

USB 3.0

6

8

6

8

8 6

FireWire

0

0

0

0

0 0

Bluetooth

No

Yes, 4.0

No

No

Yes, 4.0 Yes, 4.0

Gigabit Ethernet

2

2

1

1

1 1

Wi-Fi

No

Yes (a, b, g, n)

No

Yes (b, g, n)

Yes (a, b, g, n) Yes (a, b, g, n)

VGA

0

0

0

1

0 0

DVI

1

0

0

1

0 0

HDMI

0

1

1

1

1 1

DisplayPort

0

1

1

1

1 1

Audio

ALC898

ALC898

ALC892

ALC892

ALC898 SupremeFX IV

Voltage Regulator

16+4

16+4

8+4+2

12+4

8+4+2 8+4+2

Price

NA

USD 285

USD 240

USD 235

USD 369 USD 270

 

Specification

P8Z77-V

P8Z77-V LE

P8Z77-V LK

P8Z77-V LX

Z77-A

P8Z77-V Premium

Form Factor

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX ATX

Memory Sockets

4

4

4

4

4 4

PCI Express 3.0 x16

2 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

1

2 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

1

1 4 (x16/x0/x16x/x0 or x16/x0/x8/x8 or x8/x8/x8/x8)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 1 (x4) 1 (x4) 1 (x4) 1 (x4) 1 0

PCI Express 2.0 x1

2

2

2

2

2 2

Standard PCI

2

3

2

3

2 0

CrossFireX

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No Yes

SLI

Yes

No

Yes

No

No Yes

SATA-300

4

4

4

4

4 3 + 1 (mSATA)

SATA-600

4

3

2

2

2 6

eSATA-300

0

0

0

0

0 0

eSATA-600

0

1

0

0

0 2

USB 2.0

10

10

10

10

8 6

USB 3.0

6

6

6

4

4 6

FireWire

0

0

0

0

0 0

Bluetooth

No

No

No

No

No Yes, 4.0

Gigabit Ethernet

1

1

1

1

1 2

Wi-Fi

Yes (b, g, n)

No

No

No

No Yes (a, b, g, n)

VGA

1

1

1

1

1 0

DVI

1

1

1

1

1 0

HDMI

1

1

1

1

1 1

DisplayPort

1

1

1

0

0 1

Audio

ALC892

ALC892

ALC892

ALC887

ALC887 ALC898

Voltage Regulator

8+4

6+2

4+1+1

4+1+1

4+1+1 16+4+2

Price

USD 210

USD 165

USD 150

USD 140

NA NA

 

Specification

Maximus V GENE

P8Z77-M PRO

P8Z77-M

P8Z77-I DELUXE

Form Factor

microATX

microATX

microATX

Mini-ITX

Memory Sockets

4

4

4

2

PCI Express 3.0 x16

2 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

2 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

1

1

PCI Express 2.0 x16 0 1 (x4) 1 (x4) 0

PCI Express x4

1

0

0

0

PCI Express x1

0

1

1

0

Standard PCI

0

0

1

0

Mini PCI Express

2

0

0

0

CrossFireX

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

SLI

Yes

Yes

No

No

SATA-300

2

4

4

2

SATA-600

4

2

2

2

eSATA-300

1

0

0

2

eSATA-600

0

2

0

0

USB 2.0

8

8

10

8

USB 3.0

6

6

4

6

FireWire

0

0

0

0

Bluetooth

No

No

No

Yes, 4.0

Gigabit Ethernet

1

1

1

1

Wi-Fi

No

No

No

Yes (a,b,g,n)

VGA

0

1

1

0

DVI

0

1

1

1

HDMI

1

1

1

0

DisplayPort

1

0

0

0

Audio

SupremeFX III

ALC892

ALC887

ALC898

Voltage Regulator

8+4

6+2

4+1

8+2

Price

USD 210

NA

USD 140

NA

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