Your Next Z77 Build with Blazing Performance Boosts, Customizable Fan Controls and Remote Control Functions over Wi-Fi Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ Power ControlSMART DIGI+ - Get a Blazing Performance Boost and CPU Wattage Cut in Half!Wi-Fi GO! - DLNA Streaming and Remote Desktop Made EasyFan Xpert 2 - The Most Customizable Fan ControlsUSB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASPQuad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX Support! Shop Modal header Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ TechnologyThe 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 with SMART DIGI+TPU with the All-New SMART DIGI+ for a Blazing Performance BoostAlways 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. Adjust CPU ratios manually in the TPU and enable the all-new SMART DIGI+ Key with a single click to see substantial increases in CPU frequency.CPU Wattage Requirements 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 FeaturesWi-Fi GO!It’s a Home Theater, Extra Router and Even Acts a Portable PC on Your TabletASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes enjoying home entertainment easier than ever! Exclusive Wi-Fi functions provide DLNA streaming so you can enjoy a home theater PC, while also providing remote access to your PC with a smart device. ASUS Wi-Fi GO! leads the market by integrating Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA access and all smart devices with a one-stop utility for a futuristic connected lifestyle.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!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.)DLNA streaming made easy:enjoy HD content, music and photos from the PC on your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi connectivity, the perfect match for creating your own home theater!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.Fan Xpert 2Fan Auto Tuning ModeSeeing 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 ModeFan 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 BoostFaster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASPNew 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 MoreWorld’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% faster instantlyComplete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devicesSimple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance alwaysUSB BIOS FlashbackSimple Plug & Press - Hardware-based BIOS FlashbackA 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 iControlReal-time Network Bandwidth ControlWith 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.USB Charger+3X Faster Charging for All Smart DevicesWith a dedicated onboard controller, quick-charge all your smart devices such as iProducts. smartphones, tablets and more, all up to 3X faster, even when the PC is powered off, in sleep or hibernation modes.UEFI BIOSASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.ASUS Exclusive InterfaceEZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System ControlF12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshootingNew F3 Shortcut for most accessed infoASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situationsLucidLogix Virtu MVPUp to 60% Hybrid Graphics Boost and 3X Faster Video ConversionLucidLogix 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 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: V184.108.40.20697 | On-board Intel VGA Driver version: V220.127.116.1198 | ASUS GTX580 Driver version: V18.104.22.16862Latest Transfer TechnologyPCIe 3.0 ReadyThe 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.Complete USB 3.0 IntegrationDouble USB Access, Double ConvenienceASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - 8 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. This motherboard affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.Extra SATA 6Gb/s SupportsExtra Ports, Extra Speed and AccessibilityThe Intel® Z77 Express chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfers. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.ASUS Crystal SoundDTS ConnectExpand Your PC Audio ExperienceTo 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 IIDTS 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 FeaturesLGA1155 Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Processors ReadyThis 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 ChipsetThe 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 Product OverviewOther ASUS FeaturesAuto TuningAchieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automaticallyTPUThe Ultimate Turbo ProcessorEPUEnergy Efficiency All AroundMemOK!Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.100% Japan-made Solid CapUses 100% Japan-made Solid Capacitor.AI Suite IIOne-stop Access to Innovative ASUS FeaturesFanless Heatsink DesignStylish heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers a noiseless PC environment.Q-DesignASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience!