The P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard from ASUS is an ATX form factor motherboard, compatible with Intel CPUs that use the LGA1155 socket. It 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 Quad-GPU SLI, CrossFireX and LucidLogix Virtu MVP support.The motherboard features Intel Z77 express chipset. The chipset provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, it provides 4x USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. The motherboard is PCIe 3.0 ready. PCIe 3.0 is the latest PCIe bus standard with improved encoding schemes that provide twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. The motherboard also boasts USB 3.0, Intel Smart Response, Intel Rapid Start, Intel Smart Connect and many other advanced technologies.
- Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ Technology
- The Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips, TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). The Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ power control provides multiple digital voltage controllers, allowing ultra-precise tuning for the CPU, iGPU and DRAM. It is upgraded with one-click extreme performance optimization and selectable CPU wattage levels, offering easier power control and better power savings with the user-friendly AI Suite II utility.
- TPU Plus SMART DIGI+
- TPU with SMART DIGI+ for a Blazing Performance Boost SMART DIGI+ technology works with the TPU to ramp up performance to its maximum. You can enable the SMART DIGI+ key with a single click and adjust CPU ratios manually in the TPU to increase CPU frequency up to an incredible 85%. CPU Wattage Cut in Half SMART DIGI+ technology also includes the smart CPU power level profile, which reduces CPU power consumption to a specific indicated wattage with a single click, creating a cooler and a quieter PC. It also features the next generation Intel VRD 12.5 future power technology.
ASUS Exclusive Features
- Wi-Fi GO!
- Connect your Life - The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads ASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes enjoying home entertainment and remote control capabilities easier by linking PCs, pads, smartphones and TV together. With a Wi-Fi module on board, ASUS Wi-Fi GO! adds a host of useful and free Wi-Fi functions. These functions provide remote access to your PC with a smart device and DLNA streaming so you can enjoy a home theater PC. This feature integrates Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA access and all smart devices with a one-stop utility for a futuristic connected lifestyle. Click here to learn more 1. Wi-Fi hotspot setup for convenience: You can quickly set up and connect anywhere at home thanks to instant soft access point and device detection. It allows you to build your network without an extra router. 2. Turn smartphones and tablets into a remote control: • Remote desktop: It allows you to access your PC from a tablet. You can control your PC in real-time from a mobile device for complete comfort. This function brings notebook-like convenience, by creating a virtual remote desktop, offering portable access to your data in desktop with a smartphone or pad. • Motion control your PC: This is an entertaining and customizable feature. Using natural gestures, you can move directionally to use applications with a smartphone or tablet's motion sensors. For example, in media players you can fast forward, go next, stop or create a music playing motion control profile. You can even program sensor scenarios to design your own motion-based game. • Remote keyboard and mouse: It allows you to sit back and control your computer by using your tablet's built-in QWERTY keyboard to type and click. 3. DLNA streaming made easy: You can enjoy HD content, music and photos from the PC on your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi connectivity. 4. Easy file and screenshot transfers: • File transfer: You can send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse. • Capture and send: It allows you to capture and send screen shots from your PC to smart devices directly by pressing the hotkey** 5. Set up your home PC with Wi-Fi GO! • Wi-Fi environment setup: It allows you to connect PC and smart devices on the same home network. • Install Wi-Fi GO! software on your PC. • You need to download Wi-Fi GO! Remote either from android market or app store to your smart devices (supported systems: iOS 4.0 or later and Android 2.3 or later). • Complete set up: You will get a host of useful free apps with ASUS Wi-Fi GO. 1
- Fan Xpert 2
- The Most Customizable Cooling Controls ASUS Fan Xpert 2 unleash the true potential of your fans for the ultimate cooling and silence. You can learn how to become a fan expert with Asus's easy, informative and flexible fan settings. Click here to learn more Fan Auto Tuning Mode Fan Xpert provides a fan auto tuning mode to scan each fan's characteristics through the exclusive automatic fan speed detection. It provides custom speed settings of each fan with a single click, achieving the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. RPM Fixed Mode Fan Xpert 2 also includes an RPM fixed mode to reduce noise levels to near 0 dB with highly specific fan speed control. It reacts to system loads for greater control.
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP The 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 for any user interaction. It's simple plug and boost auto detection design ensures best performance. Click here to learn more
- USB BIOS Flashback
- Simple Plug and Press - Hardware-Based BIOS Flashback USB BIOS flashback is a truly revolutionary hardware-based update solution. It offers a convenient way to update the BIOS. It also allows you to update new UEFI BIOS versions even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. You simply need to plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file and press the BIOS flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. The UEFI BIOS will then automatically update without requiring further interaction. With its new, complementary Windows application, you can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. It thus provides hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience.
- Network iControl
- 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.
- USB Charger+
- 3 Times Faster Charging for All Smart Devices With a dedicated onboard controller, you can quick-charge all your smart devices such as iProducts, smartphones, tablets and more, all up to 3 times faster, even when the PC is powered off, in sleep or in hibernation mode.
- UEFI BIOS
- UEFI BIOS offers mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes. It provides a user-friendly interface that goes beyond 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 setup info 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.
- LucidLogix Virtu MVP*
- Up to 60% Hybrid Graphics Boost and 3 Times Faster Video Conversion LucidLogix Virtu MVP features HyperFormance technology that boosts your discrete graphic card's original performance up to 60% through the test of 3DMark Vantage. It is designed for Intel processor graphics and Windows 7 PCs. It perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphic 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 2.0 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.
Latest Transfer Technology
- PCIe 3.0 Ready
- The latest PCIe bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. The total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches the maximum of 32 GBps. PCIe 3.0 provides you unprecedented data speeds, combined with convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It is a must-have feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest and most future-proof technology. 2
- Complete USB 3.0 Integration
- Double USB Access, Double Convenience ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel 8x USB 3.0 ports in total. It allows you to experience the latest plug and play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
- Extra SATA 6 Gbps Supports
- Extra Ports, Extra Speed and Accessibility The Intel Z77 express chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6 Gbps data transfers. This motherboard features extra SATA 6 Gbps ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
ASUS Crystal Sound
- DTS Connect
- Expand your PC Audio Experience To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC upmixes stereo sources such as CDs, MP3s, WMAs and internet radio into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. You can then connect your PC to a home theater system. DTS interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.
- DTS UltraPC II
- DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups such as stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with audio restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, you can experience better home theater audio with ease.
CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features
- LGA1155 Intel 3rd/2nd Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors Ready
- This motherboard supports Intel 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors, 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 socket 1155 Intel 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.
- Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support
- Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions This motherboard brings you the multi-GPU choice of either SLI or CrossFireX. It features the most powerful Intel Z77 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations.
Other ASUS Features
- Auto Tuning
- It allows you to achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically.
- It quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.
- Japan-Made Solid Capacitor
- The motherboard features 100% Japan-made solid capacitor.
- AI Suite II
- It provides one-stop access to innovative ASUS features.
- Fanless Heatsink Design
- The stylish heatsink features 0 dB thermal solution that offers a noiseless PC environment.
- ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience.
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 4GB * 4 | Lucidvirtu MVP version: V184.108.40.20697 | On-board Intel VGA driver version: V220.127.116.1198 | ASUS GTX580 driver version: V18.104.22.16862