ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt Preview

Published by Marc Büchel on 01.02.13
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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 data 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 thru 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 monitors all possible voltages and clock speeds and automatically sets them to guarantee an energy efficient operation of you system.

TPU As soon as one activates the TPU this chips monitors all possible 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 4 - Layout
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 5 - Connectors and I/O
Page 3 - Features Page 6 - Conclusion

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