ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard

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

You can see the ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard in Figure 1.

ASUS P8Z77-V LKFigure 1: ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard

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Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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