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Asus P8Z77-V Pro

Asus P8Z77-V Pro

Verdict

A broad roster of features, and the inclusion of Wi-Fi, makes the price worth paying for this Asus board

Review Date: 24 Aug 2012

Price when reviewed: £120

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

Alternative products

MSI Z77A-G43

MSI Z77A-G43

MSI's board doesn't have high-end features, but the low price makes this a tempting budget board

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Comparison

Product

Asus P8Z77-V Pro

Asus P8Z77-V Pro

MSI Z77A-G43

MSI Z77A-G43
Details
Part Code P8Z77-V Pro Z77A-G43
Review Date 24 Aug 2012 24 Aug 2012
Price ex VAT £120 £58
Price inc VAT £144 £70
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 4 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Motherboard form factor ATX ATX
Motherboard integrated graphics no
Compatability
Processor/platform brand (manufacturer) Intel Intel
Processor socket LGA 1155 LGA 1155
Motherboard form factor ATX ATX
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Multi-GPU support yes no
Controllers
Motherboard chipset Intel Z77 Intel Z77
Number of Ethernet adapters 1 1
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec
Onboard Connectors
CPU power connector type 8-pin 4-pin
Main power connector ATX 24-pin ATX 24-pin
Memory sockets total 4 4
Internal SATA connectors 4 4
Conventional PCI slots total 2 3
PCI-E x16 slots total 3 2
PCI-E x8 slots total 0 0
PCI-E x4 slots total 0 0
PCI-E x1 slots total 2 2
Rear ports
PS/2 connectors 1 1
USB ports (downstream) 2 6
FireWire ports 0 0
eSATA ports 0 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 1 1
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0 0
3.5mm audio jacks 6 6
Parallel ports 0 0
9-pin serial ports 0 0
Extra port backplane bracket ports none
Diagnostics and tweaking
Motherboard onboard power switch? yes no
Motherboard onboard reset switch? yes no
Software overclocking? yes yes
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