Ultimate Z77 platform with precise digital power design and superior graphics performance

Features:

  • DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
  • USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP(170%)
  • Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
  • LucidLogix® Virtu Universal MVP™ - Up to 60% Hybrid Graphics Boost!
  • Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX Support!
  • Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility
  • Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

What's New:

  • Improve memory compatibility.

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.

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.

LGA1155 Intel 3rd/2nd Generation Core i7/ Core i5/ Core i3/ Pentium / Celeron Processors Ready

This motherboard supports LGA1155 socket for 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd Generation Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium / Celeron 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. LGA1155 socket for 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd Generation Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium / Celeron Processorsare 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 LGA1155 socket for 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.

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.

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.

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.

PCIe 3.0 Ready

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.

Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!

P8Z77-V LK 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!

DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design

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.

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP

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.

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!

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.

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.

DisplayPort 1.1a Support

DisplayPort is a digital display interface standard that delivers up to 10.8 Gbps of bandwidth over standard cables, providing billions of colors and bi-directional communications, thus enabling the fastest refresh rates and the highest resolution digital display through a single cable. Also, it supports HDCP copy protection for Blu-ray Discs. Simply output 3D signals through the connected DisplayPort 1.1a cable with your 3D display, then you can sit back and enjoy a perfect 3D animation experience.