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Asus P8Z77-V Pro review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £155
inc VAT

A fast and feature-packed Ivy Bridge-ready motherboard


LGA1155, ATX, Intel Z77 Express chipset, supports: 2nd/3rd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7

Asus’s P8Z77-V Pro is an expensive motherboard, but it’s fast, has a packed specification and makes adding a useful SSD cache very easy. It’s a Best Buy.

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Basic Specifications

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Processor socket LGA1155
Form factor ATX
Size 305x244mm
Processor support 2nd/3rd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7
Processor external bus 100MHz
Chipset north bridge Intel Z77 Express
Chipset south bridge Intel Z77 Express
Passively-cooled north bridge yes
Integrated graphics No
Supported memory type DDR3 1066/1333/1600
Maximum memory speed PC3-19200
Memory slots 4
Maximum memory 32GB
Dual-channel support yes

Buying Information

Price £155

Internal Ports

Power connectors 1x 24-pin ATX, 1x 8-pin ATX
PCI-E x16 slots 3
Dual graphics architecture SLI/Crossfire
PCI-E x4 slots 0
PCI-E x1 slots 1
PCI slots 1
Fan headers 6
Floppy ports 0
IDE ports 0
Serial ATA ports 8
RAID chipset (max disks) Intel Z77 Express (2x SATAIII, 4x SATAII)


Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Sound (ports) Realtek ALC892 (6x analogue out, optical S/PDIF)
USB2 ports / headers 6/6
Firewire ports / headers none
Legacy ports PS/2
Other ports HDMI, DVI, D-Sub, DisplayPort
Cables included 4x SATA
Brackets included USB/eSATA
Software included Norton Internet Security 2012, Lucid Logix Virtu

Setup and Overclocking

Voltage adjustment CPU/RAM/Chipset
CPU clock max adjustment 300MHz

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