Asus Shows New Motherboards at Computex 2012

Besides the neat ThunderboltEX add-in card, we also took a look at the new motherboards from Asus for both AMD and Intel platforms. First up are two Z77 Chipset mainboards equipped with Thunderbolt, the P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt and P8Z77-V Premium

The Pro model has memory speeds up to DDR3-2600 (overclocked), whereas the Premium goes to DDR3-2800 (overclocked).


P8Z77-V Premium

P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt

Socket (CPU)

Socket 1155 (2nd/3rd Gen Core Processors)

Socket 1155 (2nd/3rd Gen Core Processors)

Chipset

Intel Z77 Express

Intel Z77 Express

Memory

DDR3-2800 (overclocked), max 32 GB

DDR3-2600 (overclocked), max 32 GB

Graphics Output

Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, VGA

Thunderbolt, HDMI, DVI, VGA

Multi-GPU Support

4-way SLI

4-way CrossFireX

LucidLogix Virtu MVP

2-card SLI (up to quad GPU with GTX 590/690)

3-way CrossFireX

LucidLogix Virtu MVP

PCI-E

4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16

3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16

SATA 6Gb/s

6

4

USB 3.0

Front x2

Back x4

Front x2

Back x4

eSATA

2 (6 Gb/s)

Not available

LAN

Dual Intel Gb

Intel Gb

Audio

8-channel / DTS

8-channel / DTS

 As for the AMD FM2 boards, specifications and pictures are as follows:


F2A85-M LE

F2A85-M

 F2A85-V

CPU

FM2

FM2

FM2

Chipset

AMD A85X

AMD A85X

AMD A85X

Memory

DDR3-2400 (overclocked), max 32 GB



Graphics Output

HDMI, DVI, VGA

HDMI, DVI, VGA

HDMI, DVI, VGA

Multi-GPU support

CrossFireX

LucidLogix Virtu MVP

CrossFireX

LucidLogix Virtu MVP

CrossFireX

LucidLogix Virtu MVP

PCI-E

2x PCI-e 2.0 x16

2x PCI-e 2.0 x16

2x PCI-e 2.0 x16

SATA 6Gb/s

7

7

7

USB 3.0

Front x2

Back x2

Front x2

Back x2

Front x2

Back x2

eSATA

1 (6 Gb/s)

1 (6 Gb/s)

1 (6 Gb/s)

LAN

Gb

Gb

Gb

Audio

8-Channel

8-Channel

8-Channel

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  • sykozis
    DroKingWhy are they gimping on amd board comparing to intel? Dont tell me Intel is at their dirty business again trying to make themselves seem much much superior because they half ass features for AMD chipsets. This is bullsht.

    Those AMD based boards are FM2....meaning they use AMD's APUs... How many features do you really need on an entry-level/budget platform?
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  • Shin-san
    Aw. None of the AMD boards are full-sized
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  • DroKing
    Why are they gimping on amd board comparing to intel? Dont tell me Intel is at their dirty business again trying to make themselves seem much much superior because they half ass features for AMD chipsets. This is bullsht.
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  • s3anister
    I wonder what the price premium on the ThunderNiche boards will be. The P8Z77-V is already $450 after all...
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