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ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard Review

Author: Steve Grever
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: ASUS

PCMark Vantage

Futuremark's benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was released in 2010 we published an initial article on the new software that looked at some CPU performance as well as providing overviews for all the individual testing suites it uses and what kind of applications they emulate.  The new Vantage software takes a much more real-world user-scenario approach to testing that previous PCMark software and as such deserves more time our benchmark analysis. 


 

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Our final synthetic benchmark is PCMark Vantage because it gives us a comprehensive outlook at how motherboards handle a variety of PC tasks that normal users do on a daily basis. The P8Z77-V Deluxe scored about 6% higher than the G1.Sniper M3 for this benchmark's overall score. It excelled in two categories including communications and gaming, but fell behind during hard drive and productivity testing. While the overall score indicates that the P8Z77-V Deluxe is a better all-around motherboard, I still think there is room for improvement in some of the hardware areas benchmarked in PCMark Vantage.

October 5, 2012 | 01:46 PM - Posted by Sonic4Spuds

The two gaming charts are wrong? Dirt 3 the higher numbers are labeled Min FPS. In Crisis 2 the chart shows that the ASUS bord was slower, but you say it was faster. Which is it?

October 9, 2012 | 01:38 PM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

I’d like to see a report done on the missing in action Asus ThunderboltEX card for use with the proprietary “TB_Header” on these motherboards.

October 9, 2012 | 01:42 PM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

I mean we know Intel wouldn’t certify the ThunderboltEX card but that kind of leave the whole thing up in the air. Were the earlier motherboards released with optional Thunderbolt support advertising on the packaging or manual? If so that could puts Asus in a bad legal situation given their inability to deliver the product.

October 20, 2012 | 12:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Does the Zalman CNPS12X Cooler block out the 1st RAM position on this board? It looks like you have the RAM sticks in the blue slots (positions 2 & 4 starting from the CPU and counting away from the CPU) vs. the black slots.

December 22, 2012 | 02:25 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah I'm also interested to know if the cooler blocks any of the memory slots.

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