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ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 07.02.13 (24719 reads)
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Digi+ Power Control Since quite some time ASUS has been equipping its boards with digital power designs. Using the right software it is not only possible to adjust voltages while being in Windows one can now also control impedances.

Thunderbolt ASUS ships the P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt with native Thunderbolt support. Utilizing the x4 lanes of PCI Express together with the iGPU integrated DisplayPort output, the P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt is capable of delivering a simultaneous bi-directional throughput of 10 Gbps via this Thunderbolt port. This port is also capable of displaying video content with up to 2560 x 1600 resolution. Fruthermore it is also possible to realize a triple display solution using only the iGPU.

Wi-Fi GO! ASUS ships the P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt with Wi-Fi support via a physical layer (PHY) that is being connected to the board. An antenna is also bundled to increase wireless range.

EPU If you activate the EPU, this chip is going to monitor all the different voltages and clock speeds and automatically sets them accordingly to guarantee an energy efficient operation of your system.

TPU As soon as one activates the TPU this chips monitors all voltages and clock speeds using the according software. The difference to the EPU is that TPU will provide as much performance as possible. Therefore it can increase clock speeds and voltages.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 11 - PC Mark 7
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 12 - SiSoft Sandra 1
Page 3 - Features Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 4 - Layout Page 14 - UC Bench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 15 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 6 - BIOS Page 16 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 7 - Test setup Page 17 - Games
Page 8 - 3D Mark 11 Page 18 - Power Consumption
Page 9 - 3D Mark Vantage Page 19 - Performance Rating
Page 10 - 3D Mark 2001 SE  Page 20 - Conclusion

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