Most motherboards do not just resemble each other, they are exactly the same devices that for the vast number of users differ only in colour. But this time, a truly interesting product — ASUS P8Z77-V Premium is displayed for users. By appearance it has no different features to other models. However, when looking closer, a 'regular' SSD is noticed right on the board. The motherboard is packed into a standard series box. Of course, the box has many kinds of logos and icons that tell about the characteristics of the product.
Delivery kit of the motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Premium includes: user manual, user guide of Wi-Fi module, CD with software, plug for the rear panel, card for connecting complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the module Wi-Fi, module Bluetooth, Quad-Sli, Triple-SLI, CrossFireX, cables SATA 3, an external unit with two ports USB 3.0.
Remote power USB 3.0 — is much more useful component than it might seem at first glance. The fact is that there are a lot of extensions to the standard USB 2.0, but USB 3.0 is just appearing in users’ lives. Moreover, connecting to one of the slot the output has two slots. It is much easier than climbing to the rear connectors of the motherboard when the port needs to be used.
To expansion cards are connected the remote module Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS. It extends the capabilities of your computer and makes it to be a multimedia center. It is more convenient than a standard Wi-Fi router, from which it is necessary to stretch cables to the computer. Now just connect the module to install the drivers, and work with wireless networks.
In the centre of the motherboard there is a connector for LGA 1155 processor. The power system of the processor has received twenty phases. Four phases are assigned to the integrated graphics. Two phases work for random access memory. Power on the board goes through a standard 24-pin and 8-pin connectors. There are six 4-connecting slots on the board, to install fans.
There are four random access memory slots. The maximum supported RAM — 32 GB. The clock frequency of memory supports up to 2800 MHz (overclocking mode). The motherboard has four slots PCI-E slots and two PCI-E 2.0 x1.
Thunderbolt — Hi-Speed port (data transfer rate 10 Gbps), with the help of which you can connect to external devices. Even connected SSD to this slot will not be limited in speed. Currently, there are not many devices with such connector on the market, but most importantly – there is a start, because previously this port was used only on computers by Apple.
BIOS of this motherboard hardly differs from the other motherboards in this series. After loading the BIOS there appears a title tab, which displays a model of the motherboard, CPU and BIOS version and memory capacity. You can also monitor the main voltage, fan speed and the order in which to boot hard drive.
The basic clock frequency is 3500 MHz. In auto accelerating mode the processor increases clock frequency to 3900 MHz.
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Premium is high quality product. It has rich equipment, good overclocking ability, complete SSD, which can even be used as the primary drive. All this makes the model to be a premium product, not only in name but in substance.