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ASUS reveals its first Intel Thunderbolt certified motherboard

Posted on Monday, May 21 2012 @ 17:25:40 CEST by


ASUS debuts the P8Z77-V PREMIUM and P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT motherboards:
Further demonstrating its market leading innovation, ASUS has announced the launch of its P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard — the flagship of the P8Z77 Series and the first Intel certified motherboard in the market to offer the latest Thunderbolt connection interface. The PREMIUM designation has been reserved for only the best motherboards with the latest technologies, and the P8Z77-V PREMIUM maintains this standard. In addition to the onboard Thunderbolt connection on the P8Z77-V PREMIUM, ASUS also offers the same technology on the P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT to give consumers a wider range of choices.

Intel and Asus have worked closely on the implementation of Thunderbolt™ technology onto their motherboards, said Jason Ziller, Intel 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.

Thunderbolt and the latest technologies on board
The ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM is the first Thunderbolt motherboard to be certified by Intel, showing its strength in the industry. Thunderbolt is a new, high-speed I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility, with lightning fast transfer speeds that are twice that of USB 3.0 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. It offers simultaneous bi-directional, 10 Gbps transfer speeds over a single cable, with the flexibility to daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices with a single connection for a clutter-free computing experience. Users can connect multiple Thunderbolt-enabled external storage drives to a Thunderbolt-enabled display and transfer files while watching HD movies, all without experiencing any lag.

Strength through cooperation
With its long history of working with high tech vendors, ASUS is able to show its strength and commitment to innovation with a close relationship to three of the leading brands currently producing products with Thunderbolt technology, Elgato, LaCie, and PROMISE.

Premium features for a premium motherboard
The title of PREMIUM carries certain expectations, and as such, the P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard boasts several new features, such as true 4-way NVIDIA® SLI™ and 4-way AMD CrossFireX™ on the latest PCIe Gen 3.0 slots for maximum graphics performance. Also introduced is advanced SSD Caching II, allowing users to cache additional frequently used programs and files using multiple SSDs to instantly upgrade system performance. A 32GB mSATA based SSD is also onboard, enabling Intel® Smart Response and Rapid Start Technology™ for super-fast boot up and resume times. Network traffic is expertly handled by a pair of Gigabit Intel LAN ports, ensuring lag free transfers and streaming entertainment.

Dedicated to providing the latest innovations, the P8Z77-V PREMIUM and P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT provides users with the best and most complete solutions available, such as DIP3 with SMART DIGI+ Power Control, Wi-Fi GO! and Fan Xpert 2.






Available Models

Models

P8Z77-V PREMIUM

P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT

CPU Socket

Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors

Chipset

Intel® Z77 Express Chipset

Memory

DDR3 2800(O.C.) MHz

DDR3 2600(O.C.) MHz

Digital CPU Power Design

Dual Intelligent Processors 3 - SMART DIGI+ Power Control

Digital 20-Phase Power
(16-Phase for CPU &
4-Phase for iGPU)

Digital 12-Phase Power
(8-Phase for CPU &
4-Phase for iGPU) 

Digital DRAM Power Design

V

V

PCIex16 Slots

4*PCIe 3.0 x16

3*PCIe 3.0 x16;

Multi-GPU

4-Way CrossFireX™/SLI

CrossFireX™/SLI

Graphics

Thunderbolt/DisplayPort/HDMI

Thunderbolt/HDMI/DVI-D/RGB

Gb LAN

2 (Intel)

1 (Intel)

Wireless Connection

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dual band 2.4/5GHz & Bluetooth v4.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Audio

8-ch HD, DTS

8-ch HD, DTS

Storage

1*mSATA 3.0 Gb/s with 32GB SSD onboard
6*SATA 6Gb/s
3*SATA 3Gb/s
2*eSATA 6Gb/s

4*SATA 6Gb/s
4*SATA 3Gb/s

1*eSATA (with bracket support)

USB 3.0

6*USB 3.0  (4 ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board)

6*USB 3.0 (4 ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board)

TPU/EPU
(with onboard switch)

V

V

ASUS SSD Caching II

V

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ASUS Wi-Fi GO!

V

V

ASUS Fan Xpert 2

V

V

USB BIOS Flashback 

V

V

USB 3.0 Boost

V

V

Network iControl 

V

V

LucidLogix Virtu MVP

V

V

 

 





 



 

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