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    P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT

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    First-choice Thunderbolt™ Z77 Motherboard - Blistering-fast Data Transfers, Blazing Performance Boosts, and DLNA Streaming Made Easy

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    Windows 8 Exclusive Features

    Fast Boot

    Instant OS Login
    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.

    Windows 8 Experience
    ASUS Boot Setting

    Multi-startup Options
    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.

    Product Highlights

    Thunderbolt™ Onboard

    “Intel and Asus have worked closely on the implementation of Thunderbolt™ technology onto their motherboards”, said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “It is our pleasure to state the P8Z77-V PREMIUM is the first Thunderbolt certified motherboard in the industry, a testament to its solid design and compatibility.”


    An industry first, ASUS has placed Thunderbolt I/O technology onboard, and are set to revolutionize the speed at which peripherals and displays operate. Featuring a maximum bi-directional speed of 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt is 2 times faster than USB 3.0 and an incredible 20 times faster than USB 2.0. And with the ability to daisy-chain up to six devices without the need for a hub or switch, that means less overheard for a clutter free computing experience. For example, users can connect multiple native Thunderbolt storage devices, an HD video capture device and even an HD display to a single Thunderbolt chain while maintaining maximum throughput. You can also connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI or VGA display with an existing adapter.


    For a list of certified Thunderbolt products, please visit: https://thunderbolttechnology.net/products

    Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ Technology

    The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). Dual Intelligent Processors 3 builds on that foundation with new SMART DIGI+ power control, which includes multiple digital voltage controllers, allowing ultra-precise tuning for the CPU, iGPU and DRAM. It’s 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 the All-New SMART DIGI+ for a Blazing Performance Boost
    Always at the forefront of power design, ASUS propels you into the future standard of power management again by SMART DIGI+ Technology, which works with the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) to ramps up performance to its maximum. Enable the all-new 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 quieter PC. With next generation Intel® VRD 12.5 future power technology, ASUS once again leaps to the future of innovation.

    ASUS Exclusive Features

    Wi-Fi GO!

    Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Tablets
    ASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes enjoying home entertainment and remote control capabilities easier than ever by linking PCs, tablets, 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, providing wireless media streaming so you can enjoy home theater content on HDTV and remote access to your PC with a smart device. This feature leads the market by integrating Wi-Fi connectivity, multimedia streaming access and all smart devices with a one-stop utility for a futuristic connected lifestyle.
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    1. Wi-Fi hotspot setup for convenience: quickly set up and connect anywhere at home thanks to instant soft access point and device detection. Build your network without an extra router!



    2. Turn smartphones and tablets into a remote control:
      • Remote Desktop: access your PC from a tablet? No sweat! 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: entertaining and customizable! 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: sit back and control your computer by using your tablet’s built-in QWERTY keyboard to type and click !
        (Ensure to download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices either from Android Market or App store.)


    3. Wireless media streaming made easy: enjoy HD content, music and photos from the PC on your HDTV via Wi-Fi connectivity, the perfect match for creating your own home theater!

    4. Easy file and screenshot transfers:
      • File Transfer: send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.
      • Capture & Send: capture and send screen shots from your PC to smart devices directly by pressing the hotkey**
        *iPad/iPhone can only send, not receive files from the PC.
        **Hotkey set by users.


    * Set up Your Home PC with Wi-Fi GO!
    1. Wi-Fi environment setup: connect PC and smart devices on the same home network
    2. Install Wi-Fi GO! software on your PC
    3. Download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS 4.0 or later & Android 2.3 or later)
    4. Set up complete - get a host of useful free apps with ASUS Wi-Fi GO!



    Fan Xpert 2

    The Most Customizable Cooling Controls, Ever
    ASUS Fan Xpert 2 unleash the true potential of your fans for the ultimate cooling and silence. Learn how to become a real fan expert with our easy, informative and flexible fan settings! > Click Here to Learn More

    Fan Auto Tuning Mode
    Seeing an opportunity for more fine-tuned control, Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 literally blows away the competition. It provides an exclusive Fan Auto Tuning Mode to scan each fan’s characteristics through the exclusive automatic fan speed detection, giving 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 for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB 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
    New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive 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. > Click Here to Learn More

    • World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% faster instantly
    • Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devices
    • Simple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always


    USB BIOS Flashback

    Simple Plug & Press - Hardware-based BIOS Flashback
    A truly revolutionary hardware-based update solution. USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way ever to update the BIOS! It allows users to update new UEFI BIOS versions even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. 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. With its new, complementary Windows application, users can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. Hassle-free updating for the ultimate convenience!

    * The image beside is for reference. Please see the BIOS Flashback button on the motherboard for actual appearance.

    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.

    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: V2.1.110.19997 | On-board Intel VGA Driver version: V8.15.10.2598 | ASUS GTX580 Driver version: V8.17.12.8562

    Latest Transfer Technology

    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.

    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 (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their 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 - your existing 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, users 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 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 generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform and 2nd generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

    Intel® Z77 Express Chipset

    The Intel® Z77 Express Chipset is 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, Z77 chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel® Z77 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel® integrated graphic performance.

    Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

    Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions, Your Weapon of Choice! P8Z77-V PRO brings you the multi-GPU choice of either SLI™ or CrossFireX. The motherboard features the most powerful Intel® Z77 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before!

    P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT Product Overview


    Other ASUS Features

    Auto Tuning

    Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically

    TPU

    The Ultimate Turbo Processor

    EPU

    Energy Efficiency All Around

    MemOK!

    Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.

    100% Japan-made Solid Cap

    Uses 100% Japan-made Solid Capacitor.

    AI Suite II

    One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features

    Fanless Heatsink Design

    Stylish heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers a noiseless PC environment.

    Q-Design

    ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience!