ASRock Z77 Pro4

ASRock Z77 Pro4 @ eTeknix

“This board may not have all of the features under the sun, but that’s generally what you pay for. Instead we find the board having all of the features that the average user may need, and not including any that you don’t. This helps to lower the price and in this day and age, value can be a key point when making a purchasing decision.”

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H @ Techgage

“For its $180 pricing, GIGABYTE packs quite a bit into its Z77X-UD5H. For starters, it includes 9 internal SATA ports, 4x USB 3.0 ports at the back, and not four, but five internal 4-pin fan headers. On top of it all, there’s an mSATA option and three internal USB 3.0 headers. Does the rest of the board meet our newfound expectations?”

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH, GA-Z77X-UP5 TH

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH, GA-Z77X-UP5 TH @ X-Bit Labs

“esides two distinct peculiarities mentioned in the title of this article, both LGA 1155 mainboards on Intel Z77 Express chipset have a lot of other indisputable advantages. For example, a discrete Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card bundled with the top model of the two. However, both of them cause one unique inconvenience: both mainboards turned out very sensitive to the type of the power supply unit.”


BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X @ Legit Reviews

“The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X is certainly a motherboard for designed for audiophiles. We like that BIOSTAR was able to isolate the audio chip from the rest of the board and use an EMI shield along with high-quality components to improve onboard sound. Audio testing is very tough and while we were able to see some differences in RightMark Audio Analyzer, it was hard to…”

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H @ TBreak

“Today I’ll be looking at the GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard that comes in as one of Gigabyte’s entry level boards for Intel’s Ivy (and Sandy) Bridge processors. From the name you must have obviously derived that this model comes with the Z77 chipset, so all the bells & whistles like native USB 3.0 & SATA III support, plus Lucid Virtu MVP as well as Intel Rapid Start Technology.”

ASUS P8Z77-V Premium

ASUS P8Z77-V Premium @

The new ASUS P8Z77-V Premium is the crème de la crème of Channel motherboards from ASUS and as you read through the review you will see why it carries that name with pride. Let’s see just why this motherboard is a Premium product.”

ASRock Z77 OC Formula

ASRock Z77 OC Formula @ TweakTown

“Opening up the box we can see that the top part highlights the three key sections that ASRock are going for with the Power Kit, Connector Kit and Cooling Kit. They then break each section down with the key features including the 12 + 4 Power Phase Design, Premium Allow Choke, Multiple Filter Cap, Dual Stack Mosfet and Digi Power for the Power Kit.”

MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower

MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower @ TechPowerUp

“A few weeks ago, we saw MSI’s “OC Certified” memory launch, which is now available in stores, and those DIMMs sported a pretty fancy color scheme that matches their Lightning VGAs. That set of hardware would not be complete without a board to run those other two in, and today we look at that board, called the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower.”

MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79)

MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) @ eTeknix

“In terms of comparing against the Z77 boards we had on offer we saw some mixed results, with the Z77 boards obviously offering a bit more in terms of memory bandwidth and gaming performance. With more CPU intensive benchmarks, such as Cinebench, the X79 based Big Bang Xpower II board really did shine through and showed some real potential.”

Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI, GA-X79-UP4

Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI, GA-X79-UP4 @ Pure OC

“In the meantime, some may have forgotten that Sandy Bridge “E” processors still remain a viable and even better performing platform than Ivy Bridge. Today, we have a dual-motherboard review, and both of them are from Gigabyte: the GA-Z79S-UP5 WiFi and the GA-X79-UP4.”