The Differences between all Asus Z77 V-Series Motherboards


In this article, you can quickly learn the differences between all models of ASUS Z77 Motherboards; such as ASUS P8Z77-V LX vs. ASUS P8Z77-V LKASUS P8Z77-V LE vs. ASUS P8Z77-V, ASUS P8Z77-V PRO vs. ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE, and finally the ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM.

The Differences between All Mainstream ASUS Z87 Motherboards.

The common specification is not covered in this article since that information can be found on ASUS Website. Here you should be able to find the detail changes between each one of these Asus Z77 motherboards.

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Asus P8Z77-V LX

Integrated Audio Chipset : Realtek ALC-887 8-Channel

Integrated LAN : Realtek RTL8111E

USB Port :

  • 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Ports on back I/O Panel.

SATA :

  • 4 x SATA II Ports
  • 2 x SATA III Ports
  • All use Intel controller.

PCI Expansion :

  • Two PCIe x16 Slots (second one runs at maximum x4 Mode)
  • Three Legacy PCI Slots
  • Two PCIe x1 Slots.
  • Supports only Crossfire.

Asus P8Z77-V LE

Integrated Audio Chipset : Realtek ALC-892 Eight-Channel

Integrated LAN : Realtek RTL8111F

  1. Additional Heatsink on voltage regulator modules (VRM) on the left side of CPU Socket.

USB :

  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports on back I/O Panel

SATA :

  • 4 x SATA II
  • 3 x SATA III
  • 1 x eSATA
  • Third gray-color SATA III use Marvell Controller. The rest use Intel Controller.

PCI Expansion :

  • Two PCIe x16 Slots (second one runs at maximum x4 Mode)
  • Three Legacy PCI Slots
  • Two PCIe x1 Slots.
  • Supports only Crossfire.

Asus P8Z77-V LK

Integrated Audio Chipset : Realtek ALC-892 Eight-Channel
Integrated LAN : Realtek RTL8111F

  1. Additional Heatsink on voltage regulator modules (VRM) on the left side of CPU Socket (same as LX version).

USB :

  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports on back I/O Panel.
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header.

SATA :

  • 4 x SATA II
  • 3 x SATA III
  • Third gray-color SATA III use Marvell Controller. The rest use Intel Controller

PCI Expansion :

  • Three PCIe x16 Slots (first and second ones run at 8x/8x Mode, third one runs at maximum x4 Mode)
  • Two Legacy PCI Slots
  • Two PCIe x1 Slots.
  • Supports Crossfire and SLI

Asus P8Z77-V

Integrated Audio Chipset : Realtek ALC-892 Eight-Channel
Integrated LAN : Intel 82579V

  1. Additional Heatsinks on voltage regulator modules (VRM) on the left side AND top side of CPU Socket.
  2. 12-Phase Power Regulator.
  3. Wi-fi Go! Adapter included.
  4. TPM header.

USB :

  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports on back I/O Panel
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header.

SATA :

  • 4 x SATA II
  • 4 x SATA III
  • White-color SATA III Ports use Asmedia Controller. The rest use Intel Controller

PCI Expansion :

  • Three PCIe x16 Slots (first and second ones run at 8x/8x Mode, third one runs at maximum x4 Mode)
  • Two Legacy PCI Slots + Two PCIe x1 Slots.
  • Supports up to 3-way Crossfire and 3-way or Quad-SLI.

PC Build :

Asus P8Z77-V PRO

Integrated Audio Chipset : Realtek ALC-892 Eight-Channel
Integrated LAN : Intel 82579V

  1. Additional Heatsinks on voltage regulator modules (VRM) on the left side AND top side of CPU Socket.
  2. 16-Phase Power Regulator.
  3. Wi-fi Go! Adapter included.
  4. USB 3.0 Back panel bracket.

USB :

  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports on back I/O Panel.
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Headers.

SATA :

  • 4 x SATA II
  • 4 x SATA III
  • White-color SATA III Ports use Asmedia Controller. The rest use Intel Controller

PCI Expansion :

  • Three PCIe x16 Slots (first and second ones run at 8x/8x Mode, third one runs at maximum x4 Mode)
  • Two Legacy PCI Slots + Two PCIe x1 Slots.
  • Supports up to 3-way Crossfire and 3-way or Quad-SLI.

Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe

Integrated Audio Chipset : Realtek ALC-898 Eight-Channel
Integrated LAN : Dual Ethernet Ports – Intel 82579V and Realtek RTL-8111F

  1. Additional Heatsinks on voltage regulator modules (VRM) on the left side, top side AND below the CPU Socket.
  2. 16+4 Phase Power Regulator.
  3. Dual-band Wi-fi Go! Adapter included.
  4. Bluetooth Adapter included.
  5. Two-digit debug Indicator.
  6. USB BIOS Flashback.
  7. 1 x Thunderbolt header.
  8. Only HDMI and Displayport outputs.

USB :

  • 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 6 x USB 3.0 Ports on back I/O Panel.
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Headers.

SATA :

  • 4 x SATA II
  • 4 x SATA III
  • 2 x eSATA
  • White-color SATA III Ports use Marvell 9128 Controller. The rest use Intel Controller

PCI Expansion :

  • Three PCIe x16 Slots (first and second ones run at 8x/8x Mode, third one runs at maximum x4 Mode)
  • Four PCIe x1 Slots.
  • Supports up to 3-way Crossfire and 3-way or Quad-SLI.

Asus P8Z77-V Premium

Integrated Audio Chipset : Realtek ALC-898 Eight-Channel
Integrated LAN : Dual Ethernet Ports – Both Intel Controllers 82579V and 82583.

  1. Additional Heatsinks on voltage regulator modules (VRM) on the left side, top side AND below the CPU Socket.
  2. 20-Phase Power Regulator.
  3. Dual-band Wi-fi Go! Adapter included.
  4. Bluetooth Adapter included.
  5. Two-digit debug Indicator.
  6. USB BIOS Flashback.
  7. 32GB mSATA Solid State Drive.
  8. Front USB 3.0 Bay included.
  9. 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI Bridge included.
  10. 1 x Thunderbolt Port.
  11. Only HDMI and Displayport outputs.

USB :

  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports on back I/O Panel.
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Headers.

SATA :

  • 4 x SATA II
  • 4 x SATA III
  • 2 x eSATA
  • White-color SATA III Ports use Marvell 9128 Controller. The rest use Intel Controller

PCI Expansion :

  • Four PCIe x16 Slots (Up to all x8/x8/x8/x8 mode.)
  • Two PCIe x1 Slots.
  • Supports up to 4-way Crossfire and 4-way or Quad-SLI.
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