Windows 8 Exclusive Features
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ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher efficiency - No more waiting around.
ASUS Boot Setting
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
LGA1155 Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/ Core™ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors Ready
This motherboard supports the Intel® 3rd/2nd generation processors in the LGA1155 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 3rd/2nd generation processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® H77 Express Chipset
The Intel® H77 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket 1155 Intel® 3rd/2nd generation processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, H77 chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel® H77 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel® integrated graphic performance.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It’s a must-have feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof technology.
*This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
P8H77-V brings you the multi-GPU choice of CrossFireX. The motherboard features the most powerful Intel® H77 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before!
Intel® Smart Response Technology
SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
Intel® Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently accessed data. Key benefits include reduced load and wait times, and lower power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, operating up to 6X 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 less time waiting for applications to update and sync with the cloud, leading to a more efficient computing experience.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Instant Awake your PC from Sleep Mode
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 3X 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. Designed for Intel® processor graphics and Windows® 7 PCs, it perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphics cards with fast computing iGPU. Also with the newly designed Virtual Sync, users can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. LucidLogix Virtu MVP could also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics resource, based on power, performance and system load. This allows users to fully utilize 3x 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 environmentally-friendly. For users searching for perfection, LucidLogix Virtu MVP provides great graphical performance and the best flexibility and efficiency.
* LucidLogix® Virtu Universal MVP™ supports Windows® 7 operating system.
** Intel® Quick Sync Video feature is supported by 3rd/2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
*** System Config: OS: Windows 7 64bit 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: V22.214.171.12497 | On-board Intel VGA Driver version: V126.96.36.19998 | ASUS GTX580 Driver version: V188.8.131.5262
ASUS DIGI+ VRM
DIGI+ Power Control: Digital Power Design for the CPU and iGPU
ASUS motherboards using the Intel® H77 chipset employ precise digital voltage regulation for the CPU, called DIGI+ VRM (Voltage Regulation Modules) digital power design. The CPU voltage and VRM frequency are adjusted via either carefully developed automated modes, or by using user-defined profiles. The effect is that DIGI+ VRM technology ensures greater energy efficiency and the best possible PC stability. Boosted by world-renowned ASUS quality, it creates an ideal computing platform for a diverse range of applications, from gaming to multimedia or office work and heavy multitasking. Engineered and tested to assure unmitigated performance, ASUS H77 boards with DIGI+ VRM remain efficient and stability, for reliable application in every scenario.
Direct DIGI to DIGI Power Delivery Yeilds Greater Efficiency
ASUS DIGI+ VRM design is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully integrates Intel® VRD12 specifications at a wholly native level, reacting faster than ever to voltages change demands requested via digital signal from the CPU. This greatly enhances power efficiency and reliability beyond the limits of old, analog designs.
Precise Tuning, and Control of the CPU and iGPU Voltages
Voltage Regulation Modules, or VRMs, are among the most essential motherboard components. They supply the ever changing voltage and power demanded by the CPU, requiring a good motherboard VRM design to intelligently and accurately detect real-time CPU power draw to provide precise power accordingly. ASUS DIGI+ VRM design provides the most precise tuning and control of CPU and its processor graphics (iGPU) voltages, with digital VRM frequency and power phase control offering superior flexibility, more reliability and better efficiency.
T.Probe: Automatic Realtime Analysis for Thermal Balance and Ultimate PC Stability
The digital power architecture delivers intelligently adjusting load across all the phases, thanks to VRM temperature analysis and control from ASUS exclusive T.Probe. T. Probe maintains a cool average temperature by actively regulating the power load across the DIGI+ VRM array. This dramatically reduces hot spots, increasing system life and stability.
ASUS Exclusive Features
Latest Transfer Technology
USB 3.0 Boost
Accelerated USB 3.0 Data Transfer Rates with ASUS USB 3.0 Boost Technology
With USB 3.0 Boost technology, USB transfer speeds are significantly increased up to 132%, enhancing an already impressive USB 3.0 transfer rate. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any further user configuration.
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The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
P8H77-V Product Overview
Other ASUS Features
UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is an Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility
Active Quiet & Cool
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
This intutive performance-improvement tool allows users to adjust the system performance paramaters with just a few clicks through its user-friendly interface.
SATA 6.0 Gb/s Support
ASUS provides SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Protect 3.0 motherboards effectively reduce 50% radiation