Asus P8Z77-V Mainboard Review: Mainstream LGA 1155 Mainboard from Asus
17 June 2013
Summary: The functionality and features of this mainboard could have been fit for a flagship board of the past, but today it is just enough to place this product in the very mainstream segment, making it the junior model from Asus on Intel Z77 Express chipset. And it is probably the first time that we see wireless support implemented in a far not the top mainboard model like that.
Conclusion: Given the good level of performance and an extensive feature set that I saw from the P8Z77-V not too long ago, some may wonder why they should consider this board instead. Well the way to look at it and as it happens the way I see it, is what if you don’t need all the extra options such as WiFi or better overclocking potential? This is where more basic boards come into the game.
Conclusion: Looking at this motherboard with the mainstream user in mind, which may seem a bit obvious, its a down to earth statement to say that you don’t have to pay the odds to get a board that hoas a ton of features, good performance and in the case of mainstream boards, but compatibility with older components and also the longevity for future upgrades.
Summary: As we mentioned in the start at $449.99 the ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM is the most expensive Z77 board on the market, although at the time of writing, it's out of stock over at Newegg. Looking at what this board offers it doesn't come as a surprise the price it hits at and for the most part we don't have an issue justifying it.
Summary: Over at Newegg you'll see the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt listed for $239.99 which lines it up exactly with the MSI Z77A-GD80 that also offers Thunderbolt. The main difference, though, is that at the moment you can get a $30 rebate on the ASUS board bringing it down to $209.99.
ASUS P8Z77-V LX review: affordable ASUS Z77 motherboard
6 December 2012
Excerpt: ASUS usually only sends us their most high-end motherboards. The result is that, when we are trying to come up with buying advice for the entry-level segment, that we always end up recommending other brands. Still, we've always wondered about how ASUS compares to other manufacturers in the affordable segment. To help us in our endeavour, ASUS sent us the £88 P8Z77-V LX. This is the cheapest Z77 ATX motherboard in their line-up.
ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard Review
5 October 2012
Excerpt: It's been a couple months since we've had a chance to evaluate a Z77-based motherboard, so we are taking this opportunity to throw ASUS's P8Z77-V Deluxe on our test bench to put it through our comprehensive real-world and synthetic benchmarks. This $279 board has been available for several months and supports the LGA 1155 platform that includes Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors.
Excerpt: Apparently budget board means legacy support. That’s what we inferred from the Asus P8Z77-V board, which has a quaint PS/2 port and not one, but two PCI slots. Don’t think that means Asus cheaped out on more modern amenities, though. Although there’s no eSATA or FireWire, Asus includes some truly compelling features such as onboard Wi-Fi, an Intel LAN controller, incredibly fast USB 3.0, and a revamped Fan Xpert 2. What’s so exciting about Fan Xpert 2?
Pros: Fan fans will love Fan Xpert 2; stellar performance.
Summary: The ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe is a fantastic board. It was the pinnacle of stability during all my testing and I had no problems with any of the integrated peripherals or features. The out-of-box experience was nearly perfect with the only real drawback being the lack of the Fan Xpert 2 software which is advertised on the PCB, but not included in the box.
Summary: The ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe comes from an outstanding pedigree as virtually every board in the ASUS P8xxx series has been excellent. Is this another tremendously worthy entry in the lineup or does this one shy away from its heritage? Read on to learn about our experiences with the P8Z77-V Deluxe.