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Home » Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: First Look Last Updated: April 17, 2012
Page: 1 of 9
Introduction

The ASUS P8Z77-V PRO is a top mid-range socket LGA1155 motherboard targeted to the forthcoming “Ivy Bridge” processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors) and also supporting the current “Sandy Bridge” models (second-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let’s see what the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO will have to offer.

The Intel Z77 will be 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 will also include 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 PRO 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 12 different motherboard models based on the Intel Z77 chipset. In the tables below, we compare their main specifications.

Specification

P8Z77 WS

P8Z77-V DELUXE

SABERTOOTH Z77

P8Z77-V PRO

Form Factor

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

Memory Sockets

4

4

4

4

PCI Express x16

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

3 (x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4)

3 (x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4)

3 (x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4)

PCI Express x1

2

4

3

2

Standard PCI

0

0

0

2

CrossFireX

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SLI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SATA-300

4

4

4

4

SATA-600

4

4

4

4

eSATA-300

0

0

0

0

eSATA-600

2

2

2

0

USB 2.0

9

8

10

10

USB 3.0

6

8

6

8

FireWire

0

0

0

0

Bluetooth

No

Yes, 4.0

No

No

Gigabit Ethernet

2

2

1

1

Wi-Fi

No

Yes (a, b, g, n)

No

Yes (b, g, n)

VGA

0

0

0

1

DVI

1

0

0

1

HDMI

0

1

1

1

DisplayPort

0

1

1

1

Audio

ALC898

ALC898

ALC892

ALC892

Voltage Regulator

16+4

16+4

8+4+2

12+4

Price

NA

USD 275

USD 240

USD 225


Specification

P8Z77-V

P8Z77-V LE

P8Z77-V LK

P8Z77-V LX

Form Factor

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

Memory Sockets

4

4

4

4

PCI Express x16

3 (x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4)

2 (x16/x4)

3 (x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4)

2 (x16/x4)

PCI Express x1

2

2

2

2

Standard PCI

2

3

2

3

CrossFireX

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SLI

Yes

No

Yes

No

SATA-300

4

4

4

4

SATA-600

4

3

2

2

eSATA-300

0

0

0

0

eSATA-600

0

1

0

0

USB 2.0

10

10

10

10

USB 3.0

6

6

6

4

FireWire

0

0

0

0

Bluetooth

No

No

No

No

Gigabit Ethernet

1

1

1

1

Wi-Fi

Yes (b, g, n)

No

No

No

VGA

1

1

1

1

DVI

1

1

1

1

HDMI

1

1

1

1

DisplayPort

1

1

1

0

Audio

ALC892

ALC892

ALC892

ALC887

Voltage Regulator

8+4

6+2

4+1+1

4+1+1

Price

USD 210

USD 165

USD 145

USD 140


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 x16

2 (x16/x0 or x8/x8)

3 (x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4)

2 (x16/x4)

1

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 200

USD 160

USD 140

NA

Figure 1 shows you the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO motherboard.

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO motherboard
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Figure 1: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO motherboard

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