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Asus P8Z77-V LK Motherboard Review

To test the Asus P8Z77-V LK motherboard, we paired it with an Intel Core i5 3570K processor and 8GB of 2133MHz memory from Patriot. We will be outlining the Asus P8Z77-V LK motherboard’s performance with the Core i5 3570K CPU at its stock frequency of 3.4GHz (3.8GHz due to Asus’ aggressive ‘Turbo’ settings which are continuously active) and when overclocked to 4.7GHz.

We are also including the performance of a mid-range sibling in the Asus P8Z77-V motherboard. Benchmark data from an ASRock 990FX Extreme9 and FX8350-based AMD system is also included to highlight the performance of competing platforms.

All systems are kept as identical as possible to eliminate variables. Both Z77 test systems are completely identical, with the exception of each motherboard that is used for testing. The only differences between the Z77 test systems and the AMD version are the CPU and motherboard.

Motherboard Test System:

Compared Z77 Motherboards:

  • Asus P8Z77-V LK
  • Asus P8Z77-V

Comparison AMD Test System:

Settings:

  • AMD Catalyst 13.1 VGA drivers
  • Asus P8Z77-V LK BIOS 0908 (newest)
  • Asus P8Z77-V BIOS V1504
  • ASRock 990FX Extreme9 BIOS V1.10

Software Suite:

  • 3DMark
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • 3DMark 11
  • PCMark 7
  • Unigine Heaven Benchmark 3.0
  • SiSoft Sandra 2013
  • Cinebench 11.5 64 bit
  • Super Pi
  • WinRAR 4.20
  • VLC Media Player 2.0.5
  • CyberLink Media Espresso 6.7
  • HandBrake 0.9.8
  • ATTO
  • Battlefield 3
  • Metro 2033
  • Crysis 2
  • ASUS AI Suite II V2.01.01

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