“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
ASUS SSD Caching II
Multiple SSD Caching, Instant Upgraded Speed
SSD Caching II has been upgraded with a multiple caching function, adding four extra SATA 6Gb/s onboard. This feature offers performance upgrades by using multiple installed SSDs with no capacity limitations as a cache for frequently accessed data. It also allows user to choose the combinateion that suits their needs. For example, you can choose three SSDs matched with one HDD or two SSDs with two HDDs. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity with a single click, without the need to reboot for instant activation and complete ease of use. As an added bonus, it can even prevent data loss with the included backup function, so you can rest easy knowing your data is secure.
mSATA 32GB SSD Onboard
Complete System Boosting Solution
A 32GB mSATA based SSD is onboard, enabling Intel® Smart Response and Rapid Start Technology™ for super-fast boot up and reduced resume times.
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
Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and Pads
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes enjoying home entertainment and remote control capabilities easier than ever by linking PCs, pads, 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, which provide DLNA streaming so you can enjoy a home theater PC, while also providing remote access to your PC with a smart device. This feature leads the market by integrating Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA access and all smart devices with a one-stop utility for a futuristic connected lifestyle.
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- 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.
* Set up Your Home PC with Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi environment setup: connect PC and smart devices on the same home network
- Install Wi-Fi GO! software on your PC
- Download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS 4.0 or later & Android 2.3 or later)
- 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
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: V126.96.36.19997 | On-board Intel VGA Driver version: V188.8.131.5298 | ASUS GTX580 Driver version: V184.108.40.20662
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
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.
4-Way SLI and 4-Way CrossFireX Support!
The P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard offers the ultimate in multi-GPU gaming performance! The motherboard features a unique PCIe 3.0 bridge chip to support 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX at x16/x16 or x8/x8/x8/x8 for unrivaled gaming performance. Featuring the most powerful Intel® Z77 platform to optimize PCIe allocation with multiple GPUs, it supports up to four graphics cards in a 4-Way SLI or CrossFireX configuration. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before!
P8Z77-V PREMIUM Product Overview
Other ASUS Features
Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically
Dual Gigabit LAN Support (with One Intel LAN)
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.
100% Japan-made Solid Cap
Uses 100% Japan-made Solid Capacitor.
Power-on and Reset more convenient
Stylish Heat-pipe Design
Stylish heat-pipe features 0-dB thermal solution that offers a noiseless PC environment.
ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience!