ASUS Intel Z77 Motherboard Preview: P8Z77, Formula, Gene & Sabertooth

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ASUS Maximus V Gene and P8Z77-I Deluxe

ASUS Maximus V GENE

The ASUS Maximus V GENE is the micro-ATX motherboard in the Republic of Gamers series. It features a pair of PCIe x16 Gen 3.0 slots and a couple of unique features.

ASUS Maximus V GENE

The I/O panel is similar to the previous motherboards, though being part of the Republic of Gamers series it also features the ROG connect button.

ASUS Maximus V GENE

There is also an expansion card that has a mSATA port on this side. We can see that it currently has a 32GB mSATA SSD installed. I don’t know if this is included with the ASUS Maximus V GENE or not, but the expandability is a nice feature.

ASUS Maximus V GENE

The opposite side has a mini PCIe slot which can be used for a number of expansion cards.

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX motherboard

Possibly the coolest motherboard we have seen lately is a mini-ITX Intel Z77 motherboard. The ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe has just about all of the features you would find in a full ATX motherboard, just packed into a much smaller package.

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX motherboard

The rear I/O panel has all the features you could want. The only feature left out is the VGA DSub.

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX motherboard

It even features a PCIe x16 Gen 3.0 slot and an internal SuperSpeed USB 3.0 header!

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX motherboard

The ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe also features the ASUS DIGI+ VRM. They were able to achieve this by using a riser card on the motherboard. This will give the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe the overclocking ability formally found only on the larger form factor motherboards! That is impressive if I do say so myself.

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX motherboard

It’s not real exciting but here we can see the back of the ASUS DIGI+ VRM card on the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe mITX motherboard.

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX motherboard

With the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe installed into a chassis, we can see how truly small it is. The Corsair radiator isn’t much smaller the the motherboard!

ASUS WiFi Go!

There will be two versions of the ASUS Wi-FI GO!. The ASUS Wi-Fi Go! on the left has wireless capabilities and bluetooth v4 while the one on the right lacks the Bluetooth.

Overall the ASUS Intel Z77 product stack looks like it will be a strong one. Legit Reviews is looking forward to putting these boards through the paces to see how well they will do. Until then, Cheers!

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