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.
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
When transferring a 13.8 GB movie, USB 3.0 Boost from ASUS lands an overall better-performing PC. Check out these benchmarks for more info:
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 update s 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.
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 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.
All-new digital CPU power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response efficiently delivering precision power. Accurate delivery reduces waste, and provides more stable CPU Vcore voltages. Users can adjust CPU PWM voltages and frequencies for various overclocking scenarios, with accurate input through UEFI BIOS tuning or the exclusive ASUS interface. This proprietary design increases overclocking headroom to push performance to its full potential.
Energy Efficiency All Around Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up! GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use.
ASUS 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 Interface EZ 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 Control
F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting
New F3 Shortcut for most accessed info
ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package with an elegant design theme. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speeds, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
Customizable Speeds with Independent Fan Control Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert+ allows users to independently adjust both CPU and case fan speeds with multiple dedicated controllers based on different ambient temperatures, climate conditions and system loads. Built-in profiles offer flexible automatic and manual fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool computing environment.
Latest Transfer Technology
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with improved encoding schemes that provide 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). As such, 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. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to them. * Actual PCIe 3.0 speed varies with the installed CPU type.
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.
Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions, Your Weapon of Choice! P8Z77-M brings you the multi-GPU choice of 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-M Product Overview
Other ASUS Features
Fanless Heatsink Design
Stylish heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers a noiseless PC environment.
ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience!
Any memory is A-OK!
Enjoy full HD 1080p multimedia home-theater entertainment
- by David_W @Apr 09, 2012
Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Processors Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
Integrated Graphics Processor Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz Maximum shared memory of 1696 MB Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *2 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI
Intel® Z77 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray 4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *3
Realtek® 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *4 - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking Audio Feature : - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Intel® Z77 chipset : *5 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel® Z77 chipset : 10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
Overclocking Protection : - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS EPU : - EPU ASUS Digital Power Design : - Industry leading Digital 4 +1 Phase Power Design - ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility TurboV GPU Boost ASUS Exclusive Features : - USB BIOS Flashback - MemOK! - AI Suite II - Ai Charger - Anti-Surge - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface - Network iControl - USB 3.0 Boost - Disk Unlocker ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution - ASUS Fan Xpert+ ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS O.C. Tuner - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS Q-Design : - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x DVI-D 1 x D-Sub 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 2 x USB 3.0 4 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin) 3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s) 1 x TPM connector(s) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s) 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s) 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 1 x S/PDIF out header(s) 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) 1 x MemOK! button(s) 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s) 1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
User's manual I/O Shield 1 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s) 1 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE, WOR by PME
Drivers ASUS Utilities ASUS update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1: LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows 7 operating systems. *2: PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation processors. *3: Supports on Intel® Core™ processor family with Windows 7 operating systems. *4: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output. *5: The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows® 7 or later versions.
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Ran great out of the box, no stability issues at all, only minor overclocks on my i5 3570k though. Plenty of internal connections. Great ASUS build quality, have always trusted ASUS boards and will keep buying them. Just surprised that it doesn't have a DisplayPort connection on the i/o panel. Considering it is somewhat new.
I purchased this to replace a dead Gigabyte board. Really, it's a toss up between the two. It works solid and has a good feature set for an office machine. The video cards are built in and comes with USB3.
I am kind of passionate about technology but not necessarily a gamer. I built this system with an Intel Core i5 3570K and MSI 7970 and Corsair 240GB Neutron GTX SSD. Works flawlessly with Win 8. Could not be happier and would buy it again. I like the mATX size. It suits my needs nicely.
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