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Asus P8Z77-V Pro

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Asus P8Z77-V Pro review: specs and price

Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Asus P8Z77-V Pro

Why is Asus P8Z77-V Pro better than the average?

  • Fan headers
    6vs4.53
  • USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)
    4vs2.48
  • USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)
    8vs4.01
  • DisplayPort outputs
    1vs0.31
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6
  • PCI slots
    2vs0.77
  • Audio connectors
    6vs4.77
  • DVI outputs
    1vs0.58

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General info

1.height

244mm

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170mm

2.Supports USB charging boost
Asus P8Z77-V Pro

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.

3.Has WiFi
Asus P8Z77-V Pro

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.multi-GPU

4

The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.

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4

5.Supports USB turbo mode
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This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.

6.Has integrated graphics
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With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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3.memory slots

4

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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4.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

5.overclocked RAM speed

2600MHz

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.

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4600MHz

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Connectors

1.fan headers

6

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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2.USB 3.0 ports

4

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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3.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

4

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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8

4.SATA 3 connectors

4

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

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5.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

8

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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10

6.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

1

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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2.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

2

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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3.PCI slots

2

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.

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4.PCIe x1 slots

2

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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Audio

1.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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2.audio connectors

6

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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10

3.Has S/PDIF Out port
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S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
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RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.

2.Supports RAID 1
Asus P8Z77-V Pro

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

3.Supports RAID 0
Asus P8Z77-V Pro

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.

4.Supports RAID 10 (1+0)
Asus P8Z77-V Pro

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

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