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  • Asus P8Z77-V Mainstream Review!

    ASUS is one of world’s largest motherboard manufacturer since 1990. ASUS P8Z77-V board is a mainstream board, is based on Intel’s Z77 Express Chipset and P8Z77-V also features ASUS’ DIGI+ VRM design which use digital VRM solution which supports Intel’s VRD 12.5 specifications.

    Asus P8Z77-V feature SLI, Quad-SLI, and CrossFireX support and built-in Intel Ethernet Gigabit Lan, also included along with support for 8 SATA devices with added ASM1061 controller from ASMedia, built in WiFi capabilities.

    Support for Intel Core™ Celeron/i3/i5/i7 processors [LGA1155]
    Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
    4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    Realtek ALC892 High Definition Audio codec 7.1-channel
    Intel Ethernet Gigabit
    Athero AR5B125 Wireless
    Expansion Slots
    1x PCI Express 3.0 x16
    1x PCI Express 3.0 x 8
    1x PCI Express 3.0 x 4
    2x PCI Express 2.0 x1
    2x PCI
    Storage Interface:
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s
    4 x SATA 3Gb/s
    Form Factor: ATX

    Testing Spec:
    Intel i7 3770K [Corsair H60]
    G.Skill F3-2133C9D-8GAB [4gbx2]
    Hynix SSD 128Gb Sata 3
    FSP HEXA HE-500w
    Windows 7 64bits Ultimate [installed all update]

    Front Box:

    Back Box view:


    P8Z77-V Accessory package:
    1x I/O Back Plate
    1x Wireless antenna
    1x MB/ Wifi Driver Disc
    3x Manual Book
    5x Sata3 Cable
    1x CrossFire bridge
    1x Wireless Module

    White I/O Plate

    Asus WiFi-GO adapter:

    Asus WiFi-GO adapter: Side view

    Asus WiFi-GO adapter: Back view

    Asus WiFi-GO adapter used Athero AR5B125 Chip [1R-1T]
    Remove metal cover



    1x P/S2 For Mouse or Keyboard
    2x Asmedia USB 3.0
    2x Intel USB 2.0
    1X Asus WiFi-GO slot
    1x S/PDIF Out
    1x HDMI 1.4
    1x DisplayPort

    1x D-Sub
    1x DVI
    1x Intel Gigabit Lan
    2x Intel USB 3.0
    1x 7.1-channel Audio

    VRM area:

    Asus P8Z77-V used Full Japanese FPCAP Solid Capacitors

    P8Z77-V used Industry leading 8 Digital phase [2 for VTT] and 4 phase for iGPU

    P8Z77-V used MOSFET:
    High side NXP 7030AL
    Low side NXP 5030AL

    Asus added a huge PCH Heat-sink to cool down Z77 PCH chip

    Intel Z77 Express Chipset PCH

    Left to right:
    Light Blue 4 Sata port: Intel Sata2 3g/s Connector
    White 2 Sata port: Intel Sata3 6g/s Connector
    Blue 2 Sata port: Asmedia Sata3 6/s Connector

    Asmedia ASM1061 controller: Add extra 2 Sata3 on Asus P8Z77-V also supporting raid 1 and 0

    Overview: 4 Slot DDR3 1.5v

    MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility, MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success.

    Let see how Asus Memok! work!
    ASUS MemOK! - YouTube

    Asus Bios FlashBack:
    Just 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. [Must be Fat32 format]

    Two Asmedia ASM1442 chip, output high speed TMDS level shift ICs for HDMI/Display port and D-Sub/Dvi output

    Asmedia ASM1042 USB 3.0 Controller: Support 2 USB3.0 port at I/O port

    Asmedia ASM1083 Controller: High Speed I/O PCI Express-to-PCI forward bridge

    Intel 2579V Gigabit Controller

    Realtek ALC892 High Definition Audio codec, output 7.1-Channel Surround Sound

    Asus P8Z77-V board used single Bios chip: Winbond 25064FVA1G-UEFI ROM 64MB

    Nuvoton NCT6779D is a Super I/O Controller: Used for keyboard controller with PS/2 mouse, wake-up functions/HW Monitor functions and fan-speed control.

    ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU): TPU help you Auto-overclock your processor speed up to 37% faster

    ASUS VRM Digi+ EPU: Dual Intelligent Processors 3 - SMART DIGI+ fully digital, 8+4 Phase power

    TPU&EPU Switcher

    PCB back
    Last edited by poor_poor; 12-18-2012, 04:39 PM.
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    Re: Asus P8Z77-V Mainstream Review!

    Bios Interface:

    Basic Mode

    Advanced Mode

    Benchmark & Overclocking:

    DPC Latency

    Microsoft Windows 7 Experience Index

    Sleep Mode S3:

    PCmark 7 Default

    3Dmark06 Default

    3Dmark11 Intel HD4000

    Virtu MVP Menu

    3Dmark11 Virtu MVP Disable: AMD HD7770

    3Dmark11 Virtu MVP Enable: AMD HD7770

    Cinebench test:

    WinRar benchmark:

    Windows 7 boot up time:

    4.7Ghz 4cores 8 Threads

    4.9Ghz 4cores 4 Threads

    4.9Ghz 4cores 8 Threads

    5.0Ghz 4cores 4 Threads

    5.0Ghz 4cores 8 Threads

    5.1Ghz 2cores 2 Threads
    Last edited by poor_poor; 12-18-2012, 04:29 PM.
    Never look down on anyone, even a noob. one day baby will grow teeth