Excerpt: Intel's H77 chipset isn't really one that we've followed too closely. So much so that I had to actually bring myself to search TweakTown to see if I had actually reviewed a board that uses the chipset. A quick search discovers that we haven't which makes this review become even more important as we take our first look at the H77 chipset.
Excerpt: ASRock has been gaining ground in India and the company has been expanding its product portfolio steadily over the years. Today, we have its flagship H77 motherboard with us – the Pro4/MVP. This also happens to be one of the few boards out there with the Lucidlogix Virtu feature – all at a very affordable price. Let’s see how it fares. Design and Layout The Pro4/MVP is a full ATX motherboard and is not the most visually striking board you’ll come across.
Conclusion: The ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP's funky form factor is just fine. It enables more expansion options in the form of a trio of legacy PCI ports and shouldn't present any installation issues. As for the PCB, well, in the very long run, a thinner board is more likely to distort. In extreme cases, this can impact how the board operates.
Pros: Great feature set, Very competitively priced