Asus P8Z77-V LX (Z77) Motherboard Review
Andy Ruffell+ / 2 years ago
To some, Z77 may not be a big fuss, as it only offers slight benefits over Z68, but we saw very much a similar experience with P67 to Z68 and so far Z77 has actually been a big success, and you can see the huge array of reviews that we had at launch, from various brands including Asus, Biostar, ECS, Gigabyte and MSI to name but a few.
Z77 coupled with the 3rd generation Intel Ivy Bridge processors are the hottest combination in the retail market at the moment, as they offer fantastic performance for an amazing price point, especially when compared to competitor products on the market.
One of the hottest combinations includes the i7 3770k and Asus ROG boards that you’re used to seeing us benchmarking here at eTeknix, and that’s down to us knowing how well they perform from a tried a tested method on both the Intel and Asus front.
When it comes to Asus, we’re big fans of their products, and you will generally see us looking at motherboards from their Republic Of Gamers lineup, but today sees a slight shakeup, as we take a detailed view of the P8Z77-V LX mainstream board that packs a punch in terms of features and value, giving the best of both worlds, but how does it stack up?
As you’d expect, we will take a close look at the packaging and any added accessories that come included with this board. After, we will take a fully detailed look at the motherboard including the BIOS and main features.
We can then focus our attention on overclocking the board to see how far things can be pushed with our i7 3770k, and then take the board through our typical testing procedure at both stock speeds and 4.6GHz to see how it compares.