The P8Z77-V LX LGA-1155 Intel Z77 Chipset Motherboard from ASUS is an ATX form factor motherboard with Intel Z77 chipset. This chipset is designed to support the LGA1155 socket for 3rd Generation Intel Core processor-based platforms and 2nd Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed.
The motherboard is PCIe 3.0 ready which is the latest PCIe bus standard with improved encoding schemes that provides twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. The total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches a maximum of 32 Gbps, whereas in PCIe 2.0 it can reach a maximum of only 16 Gbps (in x16 mode).
The motherboard features iGPU, memory and PCIe controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCIe 3.0/2.0 lanes. It also boosts AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and LucidLogix Virtu MVP support.
LGA1155 Intel 3rd/2nd Generation Processors Ready
This motherboard supports the 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1155 package, with iGPU, memory and PCIe controllers integrated. These support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCIe 3.0/2.0 lanes. This enables the motherboard to provide great graphics performance.
Intel Z77 Express Chipset
The Intel Z77 express chipset features a single-chipset design to support LGA1155 socket for 3rd Generation Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides 4x USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. It can also enable iGPU function that allows you to enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.
Intel Smart Response Technology
SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
Intel Smart Response technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6 GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently accessed data. It reduces load and wait times and lowers power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, operating up to 6 times faster than a hard drive-only system.
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Auto Application Refresh. Less Waiting Time
Your computer can receive web updates with fresh content for selected applications, even when the system is in sleep mode. This means the waiting time is less for applications to update and sync with the cloud, leading to a more efficient computing experience.
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Instant Awake from Sleep Mode
It allows your computer to quickly resume from a low-power hibernate state in seconds. Saving your system memory to the designated SSD, it provides your computer a faster wake-up response time, while still keeping the energy use low.
LucidLogix Virtu MVP*
Up to 60% Hybrid Graphics Boost and 3 Times Faster Video Conversion
LucidLogix Virtu MVP featuring HyperFormance technology boosts your discrete graphics card up to 60% beyond its original performance through the test of 3DMark Vantage. It is designed for Intel processor graphics and Windows 7 PCs. It perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphics cards with fast computing iGPU. You can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts with the newly designed virtual sync. LucidLogix Virtu MVP can also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics resource, based on power, performance and system load. This allows you to fully utilize 3 times faster video conversion with Intel Quick Sync Video technology while retaining high-end 3D rendering and gaming performance, provided by both NVIDIA and AMD graphic cards. When the discrete graphics card is not required, power consumption goes automatically down to near zero, making the system more environmental-friendly. For users searching for perfection, LucidLogix Virtu MVP provides great graphical performance, flexibility and efficiency.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
PCIe 3.0 is the latest PCIe bus standard with improved encoding schemes. It provides twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. The total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches the maximum of 32 Gbps. As such, PCIe 3.0 provides you unprecedented data speeds, combined with convenience and seamless transition offered by being completely backwards compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 is a must-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available.
PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel 3rd generation Core processors
DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
All digital CPU power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response. This efficiently delivers precision power. Accurate delivery reduces waste and provides more stable CPU Vcore voltages. It delivers intelligently adjusting CPU PWM voltage and frequency modulation feature with accurate input through UEFI BIOS tuning and exclusive ASUS interface for various overclocking scenarios. This proprietary design increases overclocking headroom to push performance to its full potential.
USB 3.0 Boost
Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB attached SCSI protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. The USB 3.0 Boost technology significantly increases a USB device's transmission speed up to 170%, adding to the already fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need of any user interaction.
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. You can get total system power savings by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity.
Real-Time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
GPU boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use.
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment
High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals and 3D animation through all high speed HDMI cable with 3D devices. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as HD DVD and Blu-ray discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success.
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes. It provides a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2 TB in 64-bit operating systems.
Exclusive ASUS Interface
The EZ mode displays frequently-accessed info. You can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
Quick and Easy Information for Enhanced System Control
• F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI information and troubleshooting.
• New F3 shortcut for most accessed information.
• ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information for accessing memory information, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations.
Note:LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows 7 OS. Intel Quick Sync Video feature is supported by 3rd/2nd generation Intel Core processor family. System Configuration: OS: Windows 7 64-bit SP1 | MB: P8Z77-V DELUXE | CPU: CPU-1155-QB15-2700K-3.5G-Sandy BRIDGE100-8M |DIMM: DDR3 G.SKILL 17000CL9Q-16GBZH 4 GB*4 | Lucidvirtu MVP version: V126.96.36.19997 | On-board Intel VGA driver version: V188.8.131.5298 | ASUS GTX580 driver version: V184.108.40.20662
In the Box
ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA-1155 Intel Z77 Chipset Motherboard
SATA 6 Gbps Cables
Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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Intel Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
Supports Intel 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel 32 nm CPU
Supports Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0*
*The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types. Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
*PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel 3rd generation Core processors
Intel Z77 chipset:
2x SATA 6 Gbps ports, gray
4x SATA 3 Gbps ports, blue
Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel Smart Response technology, Intel Rapid Start technology, Intel Smart Connect technology*
*Supports on Intel Core processor family with Windows 7 operating systems
Realtek 8111E, 1x Gigabit LAN controller
Realtek ALC887 8-channel high definition audio CODEC*
- Supports: Jack-detection, multi-streaming, front panel jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
*Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output
Intel Z77 chipset:*
4x USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
10x USB 2.0 ports (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
*Supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode. The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows 7 or later versions
Overclocking Protection: ASUS C.P.R. (CPU parameter recall)
ASUS digital power design:
- Industry leading 4 + 1 + 1 phase power design
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM utility
ASUS exclusive features:
- AI suite II
- Ai charger
- Low EMI solution
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Network iControl
- USB 3.0 boost
- Disk unlocker
ASUS quiet thermal solution:
- Stylish fanless design heat-sink solution
- ASUS fan xpert+
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
100% all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors
Back I/O Ports
1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1x LAN (RJ45) port
2x USB 3.0
4x USB 2.0
1x optical S/PDIF out
3x audio jacks
Internal I/O Ports
1x USB 3.0 connector supports additional 2x USB 3.0 ports
3x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6x USB 2.0 ports
1x COM port connector
2x SATA 6 Gbps connectors
4x SATA 3 Gbps connectors
1x CPU fan connector (4-pin)
2x chassis fan connectors (4-pin)
1x power fan connector (3-pin)
1x S/PDIF out header
1x 24-pin EATX power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
1x front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x system panel
1x MemOK! button
1x GPU boost switch
1x clear CMOS jumper
64 Mb flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen, F3 shortcut function and ASUS DRAM SPD (serial presence detect) memory information
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Anti-virus software (OEM version)