ASUS Demonstrates Z77 Motherboard Features at PC Perspective

Subject: Motherboards, Processors, Chipsets | April 23, 2012 - 12:05 PM |
Tagged: Z77, Ivy Bridge, Intel, asus, 3770k

Last week our good friends at ASUS stopped by the PC Perspective offices to bring along their entire new lineup of Z77 motherboards and show off the changes and new features being offered.  At the time, there we were something we couldn't show you including our overclocking demonstration as it was using the brand new Intel Ivy Bridge processor.  Not only can we now show you that but we have broken up the demo portion of the video in quicker, bite-sized segments. 

Overclocking

JJ Guerrero shows us the basics of overclocking Ivy Bridge both from the updated UEFI and the AI Suite II software.

 

WiDi on the Desktop

Did you know that desktop PCs using the correct Intel wireless controllers will be able to support Wireless Display technology?  

More videos after the break!!

 

Fan Xpert 2

The new version of ASUS Fan Xpert 2 includes some really impressive features for users that want to get the most out of their system for cooling and noise levels.  The ability to accurately find your fans minimum and maximum RPMs, "search" for fan locations on each header and set per-fan ramping curves really makes this user friendly software.

 

USB 3.0 Boost

ASUS has included the ability to enable non-standard USB modes like iSCSI and even the upcoming UASP mode for hardware that supports it to increase the performance of USB 3.0 and even some 2.0 peripherals.

 

Wi-Fi GO!

Besides having wireless technology on ALL of the Z77 motherboards, the new ASUS Wi-Fi GO! software enables some cool features like DLNA streaming and even remote desktop.

April 23, 2012 | 04:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous Coward (not verified)

Hey the chunky ASUS guy is back! Cool! He's like the DCU2 version of the company PR guy: somewhat higher performance, keeps cooler while under stress, and it makes less noise while working. But it takes up 3 slots! ಠ_ಠ

May 5, 2012 | 09:03 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

remember this comment when you hit your mid-30s and your metabolism starts slowing down... ;)

April 23, 2012 | 10:18 PM - Posted by glich

stupid question hos ASUS AI Suite II extreme overclocking and the usb3 boost stuff work on say a i2500k?

April 25, 2012 | 01:14 PM - Posted by f0rtun3 (not verified)

Wi-Fi GO! to the best of my knowledge does not come on ALL of the Z77 motherboards. I have a Sabertooth mobo and it does not have it...

April 29, 2012 | 06:24 AM - Posted by amadsilentthirst

Wait.. What kind of witchcraft is this... Wireless displays you say?

The death of the Tablet if you ask me.

If... (yes it's an if) we can have a Widi display in a portable screen, say 8-12inch that is battery powered, then you can get the full desktop on this new Widitablet.

It would be Awesome, Your entire desktop, and full HD400Graphics, in a portable device, who wouldn't want that.

They would have to include the widi adapter into the display and have 2h+ battery.

Uses, Well it would replace your tablet, when at home,
Grab it and take that recipe to the kitchen
Take that manual out to the garage,
Games in the bathroom
Video on the patio
Etc,
I hope I haven't misunderstood where this technology is headed, as this device is something I have a technolust for already.

April 29, 2012 | 06:53 AM - Posted by amadsilentthirst

Oh and to add, if we have touch-screen to this, and your running win8 on you widi desktop, things get even better...

April 29, 2012 | 11:16 PM - Posted by Mark Harry (not verified)

JJ is absolutely amazing, most Mfg. Reps are nothing but BS'ers that got the job with BS. The Nvidia guy did a good job too, but JJ just blew me away. Maybe the manufacturers finally realized the BS doesn't last long, at least in this industry.

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