Gigabyte Sniper M3

Gigabyte Sniper M3 @ Bjorn3D

“The Gigabyte Sniper M3 is the board we are taking a look at today. Just like the previous G1 motherboard line from GIGABYTE, the Sniper M3 it is a gaming centric board with many gaming style features all packed into a micro ATX form factor board.”

ECS Z77H2-AX Golden Edition

ECS Z77H2-AX Golden Edition @ OC Club

“”In this respect, the Golden Edition Z77 board delivers the maximum stable clock speed for my test station Core i7 3770K, adjusting only voltages for the memory, CPU, and memory controller. The CPU required 1.285 V with vdroop control disabled for a final voltage of just over 1.3125 V. The memory voltage was set to its specified 1.65 V and the memory controller was set to 1.05 V.”

Gigabyte Z77-D3H

Gigabyte Z77-D3H @ eTeknix

“Due to this board not having any flaws, and offering great performance at stock and overclocked speeds, we can’t find a reason not to give it the Editor’s Choice Award and have to congratulate Gigabyte on this board. As we said before, this is the sucessor to the Z68AP-D3 and it’s not very often that a sequel is as good as the first.”

Intel DZ77GA-70K

Intel DZ77GA-70K @ Benchmark Reviews

“The past Intel Extreme Boards I’ve looked at came with early, buggy BIOSes; performed relatively poorly, and had very few additional features other than those provided by the CPU and chipset. So I wasn’t expecting much from the Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Express motherboard, but was amazed to find that this time, Intel might have a winner on its hands.”

ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme

ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme @ MadShrimps

“The Z77H2-AX Motherboard from ECS has gold accents all over the place, comes with a clean design and the offered hardware bundle should be enough for most users; regarding the software which ships with it, most is in trial version mode and we would have preferred to see more which could have added value to the product like THX TruStudio Pro.”


MSI Z77A-GD65 @ eTeknix

“When the Intel Z77 chipset was announced, MSI were quick to jump on board with a range of boards including the Z77A-G43, Z77MA-G45, Z77A-G45, Z77A-GD55 and the board we’re looking at today; the Z77A-GD65. The GD65 is the top Z77 board from MSI, and while from the offset it seems to offer some strong features, it also comes with an attractive price tag at $189.”


ASUS Maximus V GENE @ TweakTown

“The Maximus V GENE is the first of the ROG boards to hit us and carrying the GENE tag means that it’s a mATX based model. While we’d normally expect to see a larger size ATX based ROG motherboard from ASUS, the Maximus V Formula was slightly delayed and is due in the coming weeks.”

Elitegroup Z77H2-AX Golden Board

Elitegroup Z77H2-AX Golden Board @ eTeknix

“The Z77H2-AX features as part of the Black Extreme Golden range, and what a fitting name this board has considering its not so subtle styling. Not only will you find golden heatsinks, but also a golden CPU socket and pins to match and this all relates to the build quality that goes on behind this board and others in its range.”

ASUS P8Z77-V Thunderbolt

ASUS P8Z77-V Thunderbolt @ Benchmark Reviews

“In the market for a new LGA1155 motherboard, but don’t want to spend the cash on a top-end enthusiast level product? Or maybe you just don’t need all the extra frippery, but instead are just looking for a solid workhorse board. While ASUS is certainly happy to cater to users with some extra cash in their pockets, they also have a nice selection of midrange motherboards that don’t trim as many features as you might think.”

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini-ITX

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini-ITX @ TweakTown

“With the board grabbing our interest so strongly we’ve moved straight over to the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe which also carries the same Mini-ITX form factor that we loved from the ASRock motherboard. With such a strong reputation for quality motherboards, we’re going to find out today if this reputation transitions into the Mini-ITX offering and if it can perform as strong as some of the larger ATX offerings.”