PC Perspective Live Review Recap: Z77 Motherboard Roundup

Subject: Motherboards, Processors, Chipsets | April 13, 2012 - 08:37 PM |
Tagged: Z77, video, msi, live review, Intel, gigabyte, ECS, asus

A PC Perspective Live Review Recap is a recorded version of a previously live streamed event from http://pcper.com/live.  If you couldn't make the original air time, or simply want to re-watch, the on-demand version is provided below!

Z77 chipset based motherboards are already available and on the market and while we can't share performance or details on the Ivy Bridge processor yet, we can show off and discuss the Z77 chipset and motherboards.  In our Live Review we did a quick unboxing and preview of several models including:

  • MSI Z77A-GD65 - $169
  • Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H - $189
  • Intel DZ77GA-70K - $239
  • ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe - $274
  • ECS Z77H2-AX (Non Golden Model - $164)

April 15, 2012 | 08:33 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Great stuff! I've got a massive 3 slot cooler for my 6950 GPU and an Auzentech PCI Express Sound Card. While I love the hardware, this combination has been an absolute nightmare for most motherboards, as the only free slot for the sound card always ends up being right above the GPU (which means I get all manner of pops and high-pitched noises in the sound output thanks to being too close to the GPU).

As I'm in the market this video does a huge service by letting me see these Mobo's, meaning I get to play it smart with my next purchase.

Again, great stuff and lets have more video like this!

April 17, 2012 | 10:29 AM - Posted by kingronsuperdad (not verified)

Thanks for the short review

April 19, 2012 | 01:56 PM - Posted by AParsh335i (not verified)

I'm still trying to figure out why anyone that has a p67 (and doesn't have an ssd) or a z68 would want to upgrade. The new features just seem...meh. I wouldn't actually use any of these new features.

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