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ASUS Teases Feature-Packed P8Z77-V Premium Motherboard

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To an interview with Anandtech, ASUSTek USA representative JJ carried with him a sackful of new Z77 Express-based motherboards. One of these caught keen eyes at VR-Zone, which attempted to describe what it saw. Called the P8Z77-V Premium, this motherboard is poised to go a notch above the already launched P8Z77-V Deluxe, in terms of features. The new P8Z77-V Premium is a crossover between the Deluxe and WS (Workstation) models, in that it features no less than four PCI-Express x16 slots in its all-PCIe slot loadout. The electrical configuration of these four slots is hard to guess, but there is a tiny PLX bridge chip that adds a few PCIe 2.0 lanes to the board's PCIe budget, to wire out onboard controllers.

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Wow, they were able to glean all that from one fuzzy screen cap of the Anandtech ASUS Q&A video,…….!?!

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I can't see the DisplayPort personally but I don’t doubt that its there. So the Asus P8Z77-V Premium has the same 8 angled SATA ports and an additional mSATA interface. Nice! The port next to the ATX power input looks like a single SATA port too. If so that would be a total of 10 (9 SATA + 1 mSATA).
 

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I am extremely uninterested in ATX motherboards to be honest. More ITX pleaase.
 

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This is one of the two skus JJ mentioned that will have native thunderbolt on the board, not an add-in card, the other will be the Maximus 5 Extreme, I mean it has to be, simple matter of deduction, at least I hope, possibly, well it could be, maybe...
 
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