Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard

The Asus P8Z77-V LX is an Intel Z77 Express-based socket 1155 motherboard thus you can expect superior graphics performance. With iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, it provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. The Asus P8Z77-V LX costs R1 979.

The Asus P8Z77-V LX features 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Add Intel Smart Response technology and overall system performance is boosted even further. Intel Smart Response uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently accessed data.

On top of that, throw in GPU boost (Graphics Upgrade boost). Asus claims GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance.

When talking graphics, you have to include LucidLogix Virtu MVP. Which the P8Z77-V LX does. The manufacturer explains:

VirtuMVPUp to 60% Hybrid Graphics Boost and 3X Faster Video Conversion. LucidLogix Virtu MVP featuring HyperFormance™ Technology boosts your discrete graphics card up to 60% beyond its original performance through the test of 3DMark Vantage.

Designed for Intel® processor graphics and Windows® 7 PCs, it perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphics cards with fast computing iGPU. Also with the newly designed Virtual Sync, users can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. LucidLogix Virtu MVP could also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics resource, based on power, performance and system load. This allows users to fully utilize 3x faster video conversion with Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0 technology while retaining high-end 3D rendering and gaming performance, provided by both NVIDIA® and AMD graphic cards.

When the discrete graphics card is not required, power consumption goes automatically down to near zero, making the system more environmentally-friendly. For users searching for perfection, LucidLogix Virtu MVP provides great graphical performance and the best flexibility and efficiency.

LucidLogix describes their Virtu MVP  technology as “uncompromised game response performance.:

  • Boosts responsiveness to the game at any frame rate
  • Improves gaming frame rates 30-70%
  • Increases Vsync frame rates – up to 120 FPS and beyond
  • Sharpens visual quality without tearing
  • Works seamlessly with hundreds of game stations
The Asus P8Z77-V LX

Asus P8Z77-V LX motherboard

Asus P8Z77-V LX specifications:

CPU Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset Intel® Z77
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Graphic Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
– Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
– Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
– Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1696 MB
Supports Intel® HD Graphics
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP Technology *1
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (blue) *2
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
Storage Intel® Z77 chipset : 
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *3
LAN Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *4
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports Intel® Z77 chipset : *5
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z77 chipset :
10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
Overclocking Features Overclocking Protection :
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features ASUS EPU :
– EPU
ASUS Digital Power Design :
– Industry leading 4 + 1 + 1 Phase Power Design
– ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
TurboV
GPU Boost 
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– MemOK!
– AI Suite II
– Ai Charger
– Anti-Surge
– Low EMI Solution
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
– Network iControl
– USB 3.0 Boost
– Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
– Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
– ASUS Fan Xpert+
ASUS EZ DIY :
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
– ASUS MyLogo 2
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x GPU Boost switch(es)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
Accessories User’s manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
BIOS 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 8.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm )
Note *1: LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows 7 operating systems.
*2: PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors.
*3: Supports on Intel® Core™ processor family with Windows 7 operating systems.
*4: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output
*5-1: Supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode.
*5-2: The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows® 7 or later versions.
*6: Due to Intel® chipset limitation, P8Z77, P8H77 and P8B75 series motherboards do not support Windows® Vista operating system.

Asus P8Z77-V LX

Price of the Asus P8Z77-V LX motherboard: R1 979.

Also see the Asus P8Z77-V Pro

Date: 30 May 2012