ASUS P8Z77-V Premium motherboard announced.

Subject: General Tech, Motherboards | April 27, 2012 - 02:48 PM |
Tagged: Z77, msata, Ivy Bridge, asus

ASUS announces their upcoming P8Z77-V Premium flagship motherboard for Intel processors. Many features have been included such as 4-way SLi and onboard MSATA support with a 32GB MSATA SSD.

Does anyone know where I can get 4 GTX 680s?

In case you missed it, JJ from ASUS was recently at the PC Perspective offices to announce their Z77 lineup of motherboards. Lots of stuff was given away to live viewers. JJ stuck around after the live stream to record a couple of videos about overclocking Ivy Bridge and WiDi support which were released publicly earlier this week.

Now they reached out to us to announce their flagship P8Z77-V Premium Z77-based motherboard.

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Two antennas, why-fi not?

The main features of the motherboard are as follows:

  • USB3 Boost support
  • USB Bios Flashback
  • Dual Intel Gigabit Nics featuring iNetwork Control Packet Priority
  • 4 way SLI and 4 way Crossfire support via a new PLX Gen 3 switch
  • Dual Band Wifi with BT 4.0 featuring WiFi Go! Software Suite ( for DLNA Streaming/Serving, Easy file transfer to android/iOS devices and remote desktop functionality )
  • Onboard MSATA support with 32GB MSATA SSD
  • Digi+ VRM with 3 way Digital power design ( CPU/VRM – DRAM – iGPU )
  • 9 SATA Ports
  • 6 4 Pin PWM Fan Headers featuring Fan Xpert 2 Fan Technology ( for advanced control in UEFI and OS as well as automatic fan calibration )

The feature which sticks out to me the most is the 32 GB mSATA SSD allegedly packaged with the motherboard. That would certainly be nothing to sneer at. Judging by the photos provided by Asus the flash cells appear to be produced by Toshiba.

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Want to see half of a pegasus flashing?

Also visible on the MSATA drive is a chip produced by Nanya which is commonly known for producing RAM. I am, however, not Al and as such will not speculate further about the SSD -- except that my guess is the chip is probably cache. So unfortunately, I do not know which controller it will utilize.

The other feature which catches my eye is the support for 4-way SLi or Crossfire. Not much else to say about that except that knowing somewhere out there someone will be gaming with four GTX 680s and there better be more than a single 60hz 1080p monitor.

Some day.

Source: PCPer
April 27, 2012 | 08:28 PM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

I've heard the ASUS P8Z77-V Premium might have an Intel Thunderbolt port right on the board (not just a TB_Header).

April 29, 2012 | 04:36 PM - Posted by Compton (not verified)

I am pretty certain that the Nanya chip is actually DDR3 cache. The controller is probably on the other side. So you at least know it's not SF. That narrows it down a lot more than you'd think.

April 30, 2012 | 02:06 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Yeah I was pretty certain about that Nanya chip being RAM cache and the controller being mounted on the rear. Which controller? No clue.

I don't really have much experience in this realm of computer hardware so I played it down quite a bit.

April 30, 2012 | 07:33 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

My educated guess would be Phison.

May 3, 2012 | 02:26 PM - Posted by david (not verified)

that person, gaming with four 680 cards, will be me... though im starting off with only 2 680's im concerned about the spacing between my cards..... i know theres a bunch of different vendors for the gtx 680's and each has their own additions which i can find specs for but unfortantly i cant find dimensions for the spacing between the x16 lanes :( can anyone help? (im thinking its only two slots tall but if its three then i can really get the monster video cards)

Thanks

May 3, 2012 | 07:10 PM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

This new ASUS P8Z77-V-Premium looks like a nice board and would be great for 3-way, 4-way SLI/CF. However the lack of additional PCIe power connectors would make me a bit nervous with multiple GPU's installed as the main ATX 24-pin and EPS+12V power connectors would be under lots of stress. Not only have EVGA's boards suffered from melted 24-pin ATX power connectors, but boards from ASUS and Gigabyte also suffered from this problem. Still the best Z77 board from ASUS for 3-way, 4-way SLI/CF is the P8Z77 WS as it comes equipped with an additional 4-pin molex power connector for the PCIe slots. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77_WS/

The new P8Z77-V-Premium will still leave many of the enthusiasts begging for an ROG Maximus V Extreme, which has yet to be even announced. However, the Maximus V Formula should be out later this month to join the already available Maximus V Gene.

May 7, 2012 | 01:27 PM - Posted by Olternaut (not verified)

If you are already going to run the OS off of an SSD, what would this mSATA ssd be used for? Can I use it to speed up a storage drive like the momentus XT?

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