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  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for having awesome motherboards. Reply
  • AndyPJ - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been running my Asus motherboard trouble-free for 5 years now. Would love a new one though! Reply
  • chopdox - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Oh how great some new hardware would be, one can hope. Reply
  • rized - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Time for my new ASUS board and a HTPC! Reply
  • lar34 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    gonna buy an ivy bridge cpu soon so this will seal the deal. Thanks Anand Reply
  • Zloyeb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice! You said it...And I am JUST about to upgrade to Z77 and Ivy. Was researching these Asus p8Z77-V boards and Sabertooth, they seem great, too bad they are so expensive atm..

    Can't wait to build a new rig!
    Cmon Anand! Fingers crossed :)
    Reply
  • futrtrubl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Loving the configurable TDP settings. Awesome for when I am away from home and the computer just runs as a server. Reply
  • Zoomer - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Set to integer.max? Reply
  • jublin - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I am loving this as well. Is is schedule-able? Didn't see that covered. I absolutely love the feature set and this video. Nerd data overload ftw.

    /crosses fingers
    Reply
  • madmilk - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I think the best feature of the newer ASUS motherboards is Intel NICs. Other manufacturers' NICs simply do not compare in driver quality and support. Reply
  • rayjay1359 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    need this for my new ivy bridge cpu Reply
  • atomicpirate - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    I've had good success with ASUS in the past, one of these boards would be great to have! Reply
  • maface1 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    This would look great in my Thermaltake case! Reply
  • lane42 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Thanks Anandtech Reply
  • SunnyKIzzle - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • rhinitis - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Asus rules my dream motherboard Reply
  • jimsmith1962 - Saturday, May 05, 2012 - link

    I think I'm ready to upgrade my Asus Rampage Extreme x48 with an Intel Core 2 Duo. This Would be a very good start. Reply
  • beowulf823 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    It's been a while since I built a pc from motherboard! ASUS mb is the best! Reply
  • andrew_rs - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    I was thinking the same thing. Yeah, the configurable TDP settings is a nice feature. Reply
  • Quickdraw401 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I think that's a great plan! Reply
  • LazyDude - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Was just hoping to upgrade! ASUS boards are great! Reply
  • Eletriarnation - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Yeah - I have an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe that is still working perfectly eight years in. I especially appreciate the socket adapter they came up with that allowed me to swap a Pentium M in instead of the Pentium 4. Reply
  • falx - Friday, April 27, 2012 - link

    I've had my Asus P5E mobo since 8/18/2008 and the only problem so far is that the bios battery has died and I'm too lazy to replace it. The only time it effects me is when I completely lose power and then I have to reset the time. 4 years and only 1 tiny problem means excellent boards. Reply
  • ghoerz - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    My current Asus 775 board has also been running 5 years w/o issues. An upgrade for my gaming rig would be great! Reply
  • celestialgrave - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've never tried an ASUS board yet. Be willing to give it a shot >.o Reply
  • vistel - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Sounds like it's time to upgrade the tower. Thanks Anandtech Reply
  • Jakub77 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been happy with my last two ASUS boards, perhaps it's time for a third. Reply
  • spacestr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am in the same boat! ASUS boards have been great to me so far, but it's time to upgrade from the good old P5E3! Reply
  • Safieman - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Awesome! Reply
  • Azethoth - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I need 3 Asus boards! Home, work and for Mom! Reply
  • kingsownall - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    New mobo please. Asus board and color schemes ftw Reply
  • xICEx - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    As good excuse as any to start a new build. :-) Reply
  • Takashi - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I second that. There are some many features that make Asus boards a must. Reply
  • papajohn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    agreed! ASUS makes terrrific boards with great features.
    Thx AnandTech and ASUS for great prizes!
    Reply
  • xxvtxx - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've been using asus board on core 2 due ever since, time for some upgrade. Reply
  • uc404s - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've been running AMD CPUs on ASUS boards since Athlon 64. Timely BIOS updates have kept my M3A79-T Deluxe going through three CPU upgrades. Ivy Bridge on a micro-ATX or mITX ASUS board would be an incredible upgrade, but I'd "settle" for an ATX board. ;) Reply
  • uc404s - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've been running AMD CPUs on ASUS boards since Athlon 64. Timely BIOS updates have kept my M3A79-T Deluxe going through three CPU upgrades. Ivy Bridge on a micro-ATX or mITX ASUS board would be an incredible upgrade, but I'd "settle" for an ATX board. ;) Reply
  • Wayward - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Been using Asus boards for years. Could use a new one for Ivy. Reply
  • brehidran - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Been running my E7300 at 3.6ghz for a year now on an ASUS board, I'm with you. ASUS hasn't let me down yet. Reply
  • breal1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I can't wait for more details about the premium and formula mobos. Reply
  • waltmeger - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have had great results with both my asus mobos(P4&P5 series). Time to upgrade again. Reply
  • liteup23 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I can't wait either, I was thinking about getting the deluxe, but now I kind of want to wait and see what the premium has to offer. Reply
  • GotThumbs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS has been the foundation for many builds I've done for family and friends. I tend to stick with AMD powered boards but wouldn't say no to an Intel board either.

    Best wishes and thanks Anand for building such a great resource over the years. It's been great seeing who the sites evolved since the early years.
    Reply
  • GotThumbs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The mITX boards are becoming even more attractive for powerful systems in small packages. I'd like to see a greater offering of these in the future.

    Best Wishes.
    Reply
  • Mangix - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i was going to post that i wanted optical output. then i realized that the mini ITX board had it. this board is just perfect! Reply
  • Sunny129 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to get another distributed computing rig (CPU & multi-GPU) up and running. My existing 3 are all AMD rigs, so I'd love to throw an Intel box back into the mix... Reply
  • Ninjafish - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Definitely want to see more mITX boards from ASUS. Reply
  • griffo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My 6 year old Asus board is still running without a hitch.
    But ... it is time for an upgrade!! Please, please, please.
    Reply
  • sullrosh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    was plannind to upgrade my E8400 anyway Reply
  • mtwardochleb - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Time to replace my Intel board and e8400. Reply
  • ZivNYC - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    They do!
    Having 2 computers at home based on Asus boards, I will most likely keep buying Asus (unless I'm given one of the boards above)

    I do wish they qualified more boards (especially low power ones) for use with WHS2011. I've built a WHS machine using an Asus/AMD E350 and it runs great (once I managed to trick the Asus drivers to install)
    Reply
  • raywireless - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been in AMD camp for years, but I'm ready to switch because Intel's Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors are better when compare to AMD's current processors in many areas. Reply
  • Xif - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would totally love one of these for my new rig I'm working on! Would be AWESOME! Reply
  • atwells - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    A chance for an upgrade! Right on time! Reply
  • bigboxes - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would be nice for a upgrade for my P6T Deluxe v2. Pick me Anand! Reply
  • Maizhun21 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've had mine for about 4 years and it's been trouble free, but a new Ivybridge would be cool. I'd like to hear about some of the different graphic card combo i.e. Nivida vs Ati, best bang for your buck Reply
  • Phelix008 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS makes solid motherboards and their customer service is amazing. I'd definitely enjoy building another machine with an ASUS motherboard Reply
  • Thebobo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for having awesome motherboards. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Power consumption data while overclocking. Reply
  • willsull666 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My old asus board really needs an upgrade!! Reply
  • Spyrano - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Oh yes, the ROG board looks great. Reply
  • paul878 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Sabertooth looks awsome! Reply
  • etamin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    really looking forward to a review on the sabertooth! Reply
  • jeffapohl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I sure could use an upgrade! Reply
  • chris0177 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Man I could really use this Reply
  • vanluongo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Yes indeed. Been a fan of ASUS for a long time. Reply
  • Adam Turney - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How much will the boards cost? I have considered transitioning to an Intel platform, but the cost of entry is often more than I am willing to spend. Reply
  • mangofan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really need to win cause im running a Pentium 4 system. Reply
  • Dueben - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think that fan calibration thing is pretty neat and a good addition. Reply
  • wetnoodl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    OMG yes need a replacement for my archaic amd system Reply
  • laranco - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus Boards are the best! I want one! Reply
  • Shanevo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What is the likelihood of most motherboards having thunderbolt as an option come the end of May / early June? If not already offered, will it be an add-on you can select when purchasing a laptop online? Reply
  • JJ650 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    WOW! Awesome giveaway!

    Some very tasty mobo's that some lucky folks will get!
    Reply
  • allenpan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Me2.... in for 1 Reply
  • Capt Caveman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Yeah, they're my go to company for mobos. But they make a lot of other good products. Reply
  • cybereql - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i've exclusively used asus mobos for the past 7 years. i could use another upgrade... Reply
  • etzel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Always run ASUS and they've never let me down, AMD or Intel. Keep on keepin on. Reply
  • devnickle - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I only buy Asus motherboards. Have a TF201 Prime, and 27" LED monitor from them too! Reply
  • flimsyboy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really need one of these for my planned ivy bridge upgrade. i'd like to know more about ivy bridge overclocking vs. sandy bridge though. Reply
  • squigy77 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been a good buy this year Santa! Reply
  • thetaylors09 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Definitely looking forward to trying my hand at overclocking with this generation of processors/motherboards Reply
  • tehbighead - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've used an ASUS board with every Intel tick since the P4. Excellent boards, all of which are still being used in some capacity now. Reply
  • Romberry - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    There must be an echo here because that is more or less the feedback that I have for ASUS on their motherboards. (And yeah, I need one.) Reply
  • kamiyo - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    My 3yo PC needs some upgrading! Was going to get one of these boards anyways, but now I can sit back and hope... Reply
  • kmmatney - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Hope I'm not too late... Reply
  • Pox - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Would be happy to somehow qualify for a new Asus mobo! :) Reply
  • jtjuska04 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've always been a huge fan of Asus motherboards and have been wanting to build an Ivy Bridge system. Thanks Anandtech. Reply
  • VoraciousGorak - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Indeed, I always consider ASUS as a boutique company. I've never had problems with their customer service (and I've needed service on four of their boards before DUE TO MY OWN FAULT, don't worry!)

    Any of the above boards would make my year, that's for sure.
    Reply
  • haocao0609 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Thanks Anand! love to own one of Asus awesome motherboard! Reply
  • Owls - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I only really trust Asus boards now. I have the P6T deluxe now and I bought a Z8NA-D6C for server duties at home. Excellent products. Reply
  • ultimatex - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Any Quad Crossfire Scaling improvements @ 5760x1080 resolutions is what id like to see more off , =) Reply
  • Medikit - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    thank you asus and Republic of China Reply
  • danold215 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Asus is tasty. Are you guys planning on designing more of your boards to have the SATA ports sideways vs sticking straight off the board? It makes clean cabling so much easier. Reply
  • newdavesg - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've always buying ASUS motherboard. Solid products! Reply
  • nhilyna - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Been thinking of upgrade to a Sandy bridge rig, But an Ivy bridge with an Asus motherboard will be awsome. Reply
  • knutty - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    time to kick my crosshair formula and 1090t to the curb! Reply
  • vskreddy - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Ivy please Reply
  • Markam67 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Yes Asus makes some great boards, count me in too. :) Reply
  • cpuphd - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Nice! Reply
  • Tierlen - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Please, please, please. This would be a great start to a new build. Reply
  • extide - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I love my P9X79 Pro! Would love to build another system !! Reply
  • thunderjunk - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Ditto to that sir! Asus is one of the only boards I'll personally use! Reply
  • undermined - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I have my Asus p8z68 v-pro running a 2600K for about a year now without issue and I really like how the P8Z77-V PRO reintroduces a ps/2 port since N-key rollover capable mechanical keyboards use it and it also adds a ThunderBolt header.

    Once I build IvyBridge system I'll know what motherboard I'm going to use
    Reply
  • ayoung1on - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I have had my Asus MB for 5 years and I have not had a single problem. I am due for a new one. Reply
  • InMyMemory - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Love Asus products and always buy their monitors and motherboards. Hope to get a chance on one of these babies! Reply
  • theduck1994 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Thank You Asus...good luck to everyone... Reply
  • surj101 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I'd like to know more about the Water cooling on the ASUS Maximus V Formula Z77 other than that an Asus Mobo would be Awesome Reply
  • aznofazns - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Sweet. I could definitely use Ivy in a lower power consumption build. Reply
  • brittlenet - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Love how stable the ASUS motherboards are. Keep up the great work! Reply
  • illegalmonkey - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I've yet to be disappointed by an ASUS motherboard and these Z77 boards look damn sexy! Reply
  • Psynaut - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Doing a new build for myself soon. I just bought an Asus board for a build I did as a wedding present. Would love to win an Asus board for my own build. Reply
  • Renagade - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Been running Asus motherboards with no troubles for 12 years now. Would love one of these!! Reply
  • Kopec - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I bought my very first ASUS a little over 6 years ago, upgrading parts here and there, but I have never had a problem with one ever. Always reliable! Reply
  • moks78 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Need this to go back to Intel...I have been cheap since AMD came out with good enough cpu.:) Reply
  • mutley - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Great stuff from ASUS Reply
  • InfoTiger - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Yep, it's time to upgrade. Reply
  • Squidward - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    I for one would love to see more detail on the difference one would expect versus price ranges between these board. Often users will purchase a mobo without really getting the most out of what it is capable of.

    Oh and I would love that Sabertooth board.
    Reply
  • Cuhulainn - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Count me in. Thumbs up to Asus for the extensive Q&A session as well as Sabretooth's coat of armor. Pretty slick. Looking for a reason to upgrade to IB, and I think one of these MBs would do it. Reply
  • phatp - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    I'm in, also broke Reply
  • JishanF - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    I upgraded my Dad's computer with a P67 Sabertooth board because of that excellent warranty. That and the Thermal Armor looks awesome. Reply
  • AnotherGuy - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Man Asus boards always rocked. I want one! Reply
  • Yakobid - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    I've been interested with Asus thermal armor. I wonder if asus would make an optional thermal armor for their next mobo line up. Reply
  • lordwolf2004 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the new motherboard lineup Asus. Reply
  • starquad - Friday, April 27, 2012 - link

    I've got a new SG-08 just waiting for the p8z77-i deluxe I'm down for a new motherboard! Reply
  • identifier49 - Friday, April 27, 2012 - link

    Actually I need a whole new system - any of these would be a great start... Reply
  • ferretarmy - Friday, April 27, 2012 - link

    I love asus boards have used them for all my personal builds and have never had any problems. Reply
  • Billy_Boy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    In the words of the 99ers.
    Gimeegimeegimee.
    Reply
  • crimson117 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Keep up the good work, and keep up your exceptional customer service! Reply
  • GuinnessKMF - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Customer service is one of the most valuable aspects when shopping for a motherboard for me. The price difference of similar featured MBs just doesn't justify the risk of there being a problem with the heart of my system and not being able to work w/ a company I trust, like ASUS. Thanks guys. Reply
  • mrbean1500 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can you guys do a comparison with and without that huge block on the Sabertooth? I'm curious to see how big a difference it makes Reply
  • GenSozo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Without it, it would melt down in a nuclear inferno. Reply
  • bkiedinger - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I too am curious about how this effects temps. Reply
  • The12pAc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I 2nd, err 3rd that! Reply
  • NARC4457 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Yeah, I'd definitely like to see more information about if that is just marketing, or if it's providing a measured benefit. Reply
  • blunt14468 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ill 2nd that comment Reply
  • taken0prisoners - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Yes, does the heatsink actually make a difference in an overclock or is it just for show? Reply
  • CuE0083 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would also be interested in hearing the results! Reply
  • phanmc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Definitely want to see the thermal performances with and without the shroud on the Sabertooth. They look cool but I've been less impressed with the performance on similar designs.

    Been loving the new designs on the zenbooks and tablets and hope they expand to the rest of ASUS's products. And release the price and availability for the Transformer Pad Infinity already!.
    Reply
  • blangblang - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is what I came here to say. I love the look of it, but would really like to see some info about how it impacts heat. Reply
  • JPForums - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to know if there has been any thoughts of putting the "Thermal Armor" on smaller boards. I can see where it may be more effective on larger boards, but in my experience, smaller boards tend to be mounted in cases that aren't always thermally optimal so the need may actually be greater there. Given my personal preferences for keep components well below their thermal ceilings (whether or not the system will be overclocked), I'd certainly be interested in any internal thoughts/testing surrounding the deployment of "Thermal Armor" on varying board sizes. Reply
  • oleguy682 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - link

    I'm curious about that as well. Reply
  • Flessan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I don't really have a comment for ASUS. I have never owned an ASUS motherboard. I have owned ABIT motherboards for over a decade with my current build on an IP35 Pro. Yes, it's time to upgrade! I think this is a good time to try out ASUS! Reply
  • Blindsay04 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I used to use Abit back in the day but ive been using asus since abit is longer around Reply
  • antons - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Same here, had an ABIT board until recently, have an Asus mobo now, pretty happy with it. Reply
  • sivmac239 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus boards. Any plans on implementing a custom Sabertooth like armor system, i.e. colors, LEDs, removable, etc.? Reply
  • dac1319 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am extremely excited about this motherboard. The form factor intrigues me in that I could have a full-fledged gaming system in a smaller form factor case to make my system more portable. Keep up the great work ASUS!

    And, of course, I'd LOVE to win!

    Andy
    Reply
  • spe1491 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    the micro-atx board looks very nice, that ITX board is crazy small! Reply
  • osirus35 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene FTW Reply
  • quad3datwork - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've used ASUS back in 1990s. They were great! Reply
  • BSMonitor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the Zenbook. When will IVB Zenbooks be on the shelves?? Reply
  • tcnasc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Totally agree! Can't wait for the new Zenbook lineup! Reply
  • Upinsmokes - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would really like to see what can be done with expanding the capabilities of the bluetooth functions of the boards. This appears to be something that has a lot of ground for growth in the future. Reply
  • Rmattp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I agree, I would also love to see integrated bluetooth much like you see it in every tablet and smartphone. Reply
  • sjsajj - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i agree as well Reply
  • fzaba - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for all the great reviews over the years!
    -A long time fan...

    +1 for contest entry.
    Reply
  • Reikon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for switching to Intel NICs Asus! Reply
  • shadvich - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still on an i5-750. it's time. thanks! Reply
  • grassmaster - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the Asus line of motherboards. If I don't win one, I'm likely going to be buying in the near future! Reply
  • wakatipu_od - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Big fan of Sabertooth MBs. Reply
  • uninja - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Purchased an ASUS motherboard a few years back and it's still going strong. Great quality. Reply
  • jman251 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love ASUS boards- I've used them for years, and they've always been rock solid. Reply
  • wosie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Keep up the good work. And nice contest! Reply
  • RabidDog - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One item of interest I would like informaiton on is the ability to link the processor GPU (Intel 4000) and a descrete video card. Advantages? Does it easily work? Benchmarks?

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • Mysteriouskk1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I wanna hear more about the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (ATX) Reply
  • jkyle - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    All your Asus Motherboard are belong to me Reply
  • eldub - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe (mITX) seems like an amazing platform on which to build a HTPC. I would love to see AnandTech do a completely passively cooled HTPC build on this platform. Reply
  • LancerVI - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will there be a full size ATX Z77 Maximus ROG board?

    Thanks.

    Asus is the only brand mobo that goes into my builds; keep up the good work!
    Reply
  • shyguy4534 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When can we expect full thunderbolt functionality to arrive on z77 boards? Thanks in advance! Reply
  • MKBL - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is i5-2400 compatible with Z77 boards? I currently have H67 with GTX 560 Ti 448, and wonder if any of these board will make a difference. Reply
  • victormizer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus mobo's are the best. I have been using them in every build over the past 10+ years. Reply
  • aspfeiffer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm a little bummed that they only have one wired NIC on the ROG Max and Saber boards. I'd still run one if I win. :) Reply
  • nanobreath - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the high quality motherboards, keep it up! Reply
  • jeffbui - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about how Asus will update drivers for their mobo users Reply
  • andrewsi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still rocking my old P5K-E and it's way overdue for an update! I'd be curious to hear more about TPM support on these boards - is it being included on any of them, are plug-in modules still available? Reply
  • crazzyeddie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Please embrace Thunderbolt when it becomes available from Intel. I think its an important technology moving forward. Reply
  • fitten - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been waiting for the IB launch before considering an upgrade... it's about time! Reply
  • neeln - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Never owned one personally.would be great to win it. Thanks for the giveaway. Reply
  • henrinicolaus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Big fan of Asus here :) Reply
  • rvaz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus makes the best mb around, have owned quite a few over the years, best quality of all. Reply
  • rms - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My questions would be about large heatsink compatibility for these boards, and what onboard sound capability. Reply
  • Magictoaster - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to know what Asus is doing to improve customer support. I have always bought Asus for their great products, but I can't say I have had many good interactions with support.

    Eventually I get taken care of, but it takes a number of calls.

    Otherwise, I'm excited to see the new products. Nice work Anandtech and Asus :)
    Reply
  • H-K-Z - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Always love ASUS motherboards, always love your customer service, and would be elated to win one. I'm particularly interested in the Z77. Does all that cooling benefit an overclocker in some way or is that for general thermal performance and sound reduction? Looks awesome but the way! Reply
  • uallas5 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been a fan of ASUS since the Celeron A days, ran my dual socket mobo for years! Reply
  • axium - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hi, just out of curiosity, are there any plans for a high end 7 series chipset with factory water block?

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • Lonegunman2012 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been using Asus since I have been building my own PC's back in 2002. I would love to add this upgrade to my collection. :) Reply
  • bigbluerobo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is the best, my sis has a build with a P67 sabertooh MB with a intel i7 2600k overclocked with a GTX 570 to top it, and what do i have???, a lenovo ideacentre with a intel celeron cpu, with windows vista lol, please asus make me beat my sis with the greatest and latest!!!! Reply
  • wrr4 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looking forward to using the Maximus V Gene. Reply
  • shawnshamrock - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always wanted an asus board! Reply
  • Duwelon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I absolutely love the Mini ITX motherboard, I hope you keep up the good work so the industry's Case manufacturers take notice and create a well ventilated case that can create a high power, small form factor PC. Reply
  • Katabasis - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Brand new to AnansTech. Brought here by your ivy bridge reviews. Nice coverage. Thanks! To ASUS - will be getting one of your z77 boards. Your lineup looks competitive. Pulled me over from EVGA. Thanks or your great products. Reply
  • SteveTheWalrus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am going to get a Maximus V gene one way or another....and when the Zenbook-A is available i'll probably get one of those too. I was thinking i would get one of those mITX boards and hide it in an old laptop but its just a little too tall. Reply
  • Purpose - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Devices, and gadgets, and ssd's... OH MY.
    Lets hear more about the types of things that are already available that can go into the new socket.

    Is this going to be featured on all new ROG boards? Will it come to the lower/midrange?
    Reply
  • ojrac - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is great. I'd like it if they could go in to a little detail with some data on the performance impact of the Intel hardware NICs vs the software equivalents. Reply
  • RattleSnake - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    time to upgrade! Reply
  • RShick - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love an upgrade. Asus makes great stuff! Reply
  • noobnait - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    can't wait Reply
  • rembo666 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've used ASUS motherboards in all my computers for almost a decade and never had a problem with them. Keep up the good work you guys! Reply
  • Hijoumake - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is a minor detail, but I'd appreciate if ASUS could find a way to make space on the board so that the SATA ports face out from the board rather than off to the side. Reply
  • sphigel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always loved Asus mobos and AnandTech is my favorite review site. Keep up the good work guys! Reply
  • Quatrefury - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has always been in my top 3 for motherboard makers. I always recommend them to customers and friends a like. Reply
  • coryhud - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really appreciate the product depth ASUS has for the new chipset. Also, continued focus on UEFI seems good. Reply
  • evrt63 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    got an asus MB in my comp and i love the combination of features and quality. Reply
  • latchkeyed - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the new dual card slot for mini-sata and mini-pci cards on the back of the ROG board. Are we going to see that on more boards? Reply
  • olivebranch2006 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you ASUS for making high quality motherboards and CD/DVD/BR drives. I have used these components in builds for 12 years with great stability. An upgrade would be of great help to boost my current desktop performance.

    Cheers!

    Christo
    Reply
  • justonepuff - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the site, keep up the great work.

    And I really need a new motherboard.
    Reply
  • Oyster - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Awesome video Anand. Very impressed with ASUS's advances in the mobo arena. Wouldn't mind winning the P8Z77 Deluxe! Reply
  • 457R4LDR34DKN07 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    how about mitx ROG boards? are they in development. I've been a ASUS buyer but zotac wins this round. Reply
  • murphye - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to win an ASUS motherboard!

    Thanks.
    Reply
  • mavarek - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wow I'm so excited that these boards are finally available! Reply
  • bioffe - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd be very much interested in the state of Thunderbolt adaption in the latest Asus mobo line.
    Thank you.
    Reply
  • roedtogsvart - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus, put a 16:10 IPS screeen and a thinkpad-like keyboard on your ultrabooks and you'll be the undisputed notebook premium! Reply
  • agassa - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    so powerfull !, awesome motherboards...i wanna try one of them...i wanna win this contest! Reply
  • Phynaz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Only thing I can say is keep up the good work. Really impressed with the ASUS products I've been buying lately. Reply
  • wukkar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus boards have always been some of the more reliable on the market which is nice. Reply
  • mrpalmtree19 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It's a small thing, but the color schemes on all of these motherboards look great. Reply
  • UrbanConquest - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Built my first rig ever on Gigabyte which has been a pretty good experience so far, but my next build will definitely be Asus. The thermal features of the Sabertooth board are pretty interesting tech.

    Asus is without question a rock solid brand and innovator in the enthusiast component space; keep it up!
    Reply
  • superkala - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can't wait to win one of these bad boys Reply
  • al_g - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm wondering about large heatsink compatibility for these boards Reply
  • beargonefishing - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to see a small SSD incorporated into motherboard. Reply
  • kobe8 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see Asus release an Ultrabook with 8GB of RAM. Reply
  • dofod - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Your Reviews Have Always Helped Me Get Good Gadgets!...Keep Up The Good Work! Reply
  • lehrfeld - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus! Reply
  • Blindsay04 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    All i have to say to Asus, keep making these awesome micro atx powerhouse boards. In for the maximus 5 :) Reply
  • balaboomboom - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Daddy needs new mobo Reply
  • vdn20 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love a new ASUS motherboard Reply
  • bka4u2c - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    First ASUS board was a P4G8X. Was so excited for Sata ports! Reply
  • webjr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to know more about when Thunderbolt will make its way into ASUS boards, and if we can possibly get tighter Tablet/PC integration. ASRock lets you use an iPhone as a gamepad, it'd be nice to see something similar with my Transformer Prime. Reply
  • phila - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have used various ASUS gear for a long time. All I can say from the video that I am excited about their new products! Reply
  • Jakeisbest - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the on-board wifi boards. I would like to see more instant-on linux capability in their mobos.

    + for contest entry.
    Reply
  • rohani - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like more Haswell and 3D trigate info.
    Thanks for your work.
    Reply
  • tgrissom@gmail.com - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been holding off doing an upgrade for a while now...Still running an E6600 Core 2. It sounds like waiting has paid off and that all the features on the ASUS Z77 chipset will be great for my new build. Reply
  • d11m3 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    NO.....i want GIGABYTE, LOL Reply
  • mezrah - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I know almost everything is on PCI-E now, but I would love to see a PCI slot!! Reply
  • dkulinski - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You mentioned that UEFI is difficult because of backwards compatibility. What devices regularly are problematic with UEFI vs a traditional BIOS? (RAID, Video, Ethernet, etc) Reply
  • Duraz0rz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is a quality company. Count on them for having my money just for the "How to pronounce ASUS" commercials :) Reply
  • tbone311 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What is the philosophy behind the color scheme of Asus' motherboards?

    Thanks Asus!
    Reply
  • Slimeknight - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This website is fantastic, here's to some good luck on this one. Reply
  • oskrr1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you for all the great reviews. Reply
  • scook9 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will asus be offering any server grade boards built on the consumer IB offerings? Reply
  • GivMe1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    in for 1 motherboard. Reply
  • deputc26 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Maybe it's proprietary but I'd like to know a little more about the testing and validation that each mobo goes through Reply
  • vladware - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love to see you guys do a small htpc build with this thing. Reply
  • mmolignano - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have loved asus in the past, and these look great too! Reply
  • pstpierre986 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I always like asus boards Reply
  • AnubisZero - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How much difference does the block make on the Sabertooth? You should do a test with it stock and then removed. Ive always wondered about it. Reply
  • msaunier - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus - one of the things I'm always looking for is a high-performance board that isn't geared exclusively towards overclockers. The sort of board that Intel made, but the last few generations their QC has gone way, way down.

    I want a full ATX board, two x16 for SLI / Crossfire, and a x8 or x16 for a RAID controller, which may not seem like a big deal, but you'd be surprised how many boards I've run across that assume that my RAID controller is a video card and fail to POST. Most of all, it needs to be STABLE. If I make my machine 10% faster, but in the process corrupt 2 weeks of renders without knowing it (actually happened once), it doesn't help me. Stock clocks, please. ECC support would also be a really nice bonus feature :-]

    What do you have for me?
    Reply
  • baconforall - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like the configurability of the updated tuning application running in Windows that was shown in the video, but I wish that the work was duplicated at the UEFI level as well to make it a similar experience. Many of us just don't care to see these options at the OS level. Reply
  • AKFlyerFan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What kind of range can be expected for the boards with wifi? The location that I would use these is at the opposite end of the house from my base unit, so good range is important to me. Reply
  • alkaiser - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always been impressed with ASUS products. Reply
  • rtallmansu - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus, I am a small builder which sells Asus CSM boards and they haven’t let me down yet, keep em’ coming! Reply
  • broxh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see some tests where you compare the main GPU in different PCIe slots to see if the distance actually makes any noticeable difference Reply
  • bertomatic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    everybody Reply
  • lebarle - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My Wife just got an Asus Transformer Prime. She was disappointed to see she could not play Order and Chaos while others with small Android phones could. I would like to ask Asus why the phones can play this or any other game, but the premium tablet cannot? Makes the tablet less desirable.

    And I would love a new Ivy Bridge motherboard. Then I would have an excuse to upgrade. I am anxious to see if the SSD cache (SRT) works as expected. Who would have thought hard drives were so slow!
    Reply
  • FITCamaro - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Never had a bad Asus motherboard. Keep it up! Reply
  • V7.0 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Better than some other manufacturers in my own system building experience. I'd love one of these. Reply
  • instinctofbrucelee - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    As someone who system builds daily with ASUS motherboards at WORK. I really wish there would be more space between with the SATA ports, RAM and GPU. Things get REALLY tight, when working with Mid-Tower cases and it's sometimes a real pain to get the removable devices connected through SATA. The way the SATA ports are now, with the side design makes it really inconvenient.

    Thanks for listening ASUS.
    Reply
  • ncy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still using rock-solid P5K board, but ASUS+Ivy sounds divine. Keep up the good work.
    +1 for contest!
    Reply
  • Nightgamerx - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus motherboards! I've been using them in all my builds since I started building pc's in 2005, I've never had a problem with a single model, Hard Drive's and Power Supplies may fail but Asus Motherboards don't! Thank you for all your great products and support! Reply
  • Munna2002 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has awesome designs! Reply
  • Spoogie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ehehe Reply
  • vLsL2VnDmWjoTByaVLxb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Feedback: I appreciate the malapropistic nature of this comment. Reply
  • jimwatkins - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've waiting for Newegg IVB stock to pull the trigger and was going Asus this time anyway. My Q6600 has done it's duty and then some, one of the best CPU values of all time. Reply
  • phreaqe - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    As a long time ASUS customer i will probably be looking at one of these motherboards as my core 2 system is starting to feel a little bit sluggish. That is of course unless i win one... :) Reply
  • FS - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    what's there to lose? I wouldn't mind a free Asus :) Reply
  • mlcreech - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm particularly interested in the Maximus V Gene - with SSDs having taken over the market for high-performance desktops, there's not as much need for a full ATX mobo any more (previously I needed a massive case anyway for a large RAID array). Nice lineup! Reply
  • mattinthecrown - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That's great stuff you are doing with the fan control. Want!

    My birthday is April 29th. Just sayin' ;-)
    Reply
  • nfwolfpryde - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about bluetooth, and how it integrates with the motherboard. Reply
  • McGuirk - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Sound is an important part of my builds so I really enjoyed your fan control options shown in the video. Very sweet. Reply
  • Sivim - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for continuing to feed the enthusiast market with top notch products, Asus! Reply
  • ljtatej - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    +1 for contest! Reply
  • hmaarrfk - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see some "recommended" build for users that want to build their own machines without breaking the bank. Reply
  • kingoffootball - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see a feature to test how motherboards complement the power saving element of the new Ivy Bridge chips, especially the 3770T. Reply
  • Cheesebawls - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Does the "thermal armor" actually help much? Reply
  • James550 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It's great to see the mini-ITX form factor getting more attention and have it actually keep up with the major tech. I've only owned mini-ITX systems for a couple generations so I would love to hear more about this FF and see a continual growth in stability and support of this FF and for new tech to continue to be added in without large time delays. Keep up the mITX love! Reply
  • Syclone - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Please leave slightly more room between socket and RAM slots to allow more HSF room. Reply
  • Natfly - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to know more about what makes UEFI a better choice than traditional BIOS other than accessibility to hardware. Can this decrease boot times or have any other features that regular BIOS can't do? Reply
  • vips73 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really like Asus products. The reliability has been very good for me. Reply
  • momo123 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice work Asus. Reply
  • drizzo4shizzo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Lets see if I remember the model numbers... A8NSLI-Deluxe and more recently a Z68 one... can't recall the model number but that sabertooth looks sweeeeet.

    In for the hat trick!

    Now throw in an early sample of your (must be in production by now) direct 2 cpu 680 and we are in business.
    Reply
  • SpoonFb6 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would really love to win this!!! Reply
  • tristam - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus usually means a quality build. Reply
  • mikemcc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wow -- this was a long video, but it was worth watching. I can tell that ASUS is focused on users, and especially the enthusiast crowd when I hear him talk about the user-configurable fan headers. This is something that has been on my wish list for years and I have wondered why this has been so hard for most companies to do. I get excited about the littlest things, so this may not matter to some, but I love the number of fan headers that are available and that I can re-name the headers according to my needs. This is one of those little things that will take away a big headache that I encounter almost every time I build a system. Reply
  • aeolist - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It'd be nice to see less Engrish in your manuals Reply
  • dalenchm0b - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've built computers using the Sabertooth line and ROG line. Awesome hardware. Keep up the good work! Reply
  • redwood36 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love asus- been using their mobos for 10 years and have been thoroughly satisfied. Reply
  • RNOblivion - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Used Asus since I bought my P4C-800E to go with my Northwood Maylay. Ended up reaching 4.4GHz with a Prescott and water on that beast. I wonder if there will be any trickle down effects from the Pegatron separation. Reply
  • cyclone1578 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i'd be interested in hearing more about the thermal armor aspect of the sabertooth board... actual differences in temps and sound levels of small fan

    Asus has never let me down w/ their products in the past, and i'm sure these new boards will be the same
    Reply
  • tw33kerloki - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    especially that ROG Maximus V Gene! Reply
  • siderst - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Question - does the shroud on the Sabertooth Z77 function for anything other than astetics? Does air circulate underneath (between the shroud and the motherboard) and does that represent an issue if a component underneath gets hot? Reply
  • mousebopper - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Another reader already posted this question, but I'm also curious how effective the heatshield is on the sabertooth Reply
  • talonz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    HUGE fan of the Maximus Gene series.

    There's really nothing I would change on the latest IV and V boards!
    Reply
  • kevin98055 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Maximus V GENE Z77 is one sweet board. Waiting for i7-3770K to come out. :) Reply
  • rumblpak - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm planning on buying the sabertooth anyway but I'll take one for free too ;) Reply
  • flexium - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is awesome. Reply
  • AaronFriel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I keep reading that the "LUCIDLOGIX Virtu MVP" is a feature of many Z77 sporting boards, but I don't know what it is, and benchmarks are few and far between.

    More information and a review of the Asus board's support for this, with and without discrete graphics from Certain Vendors would be much appreciated.
    Reply
  • DynamoNED - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Z77 boards from ASUS are looking awesome! Congrats in advance to the winners, and major thanks to Anandtech & ASUS for the giveaway! Reply
  • Kraky - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Got my eye on that deluxe... Reply
  • bigi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Currently have p8p68pro and Asus is the best. Reply
  • KMan05 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love ASUS. Got my old AMD socket 939 ASUS A8N computer still kicking! Reply
  • daskinil - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looking forward to Asus in my Watercooled Rig Reply
  • Nakarti - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks to Asus for providing four great motherboards for this giveaway (and for continually making high quality hardware ;D) and thanks to Anand for another great giveaway. Good luck to all who enter! Sure hope I could a motherboard or two for Father's day... Reply
  • Nakarti - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Shoot, forgot to ask a follow up to the video... :/ Hmm. How much of a difference does the pci 3.0 lane controller that optimizes the pci slots on the Asus p8z77 deluxe as opposed to the p8z77-v or p8z77-pro? Reply
  • MmmmmBeef - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always had good experiences with ASUS motherboards. I like all the new mITX designs. Reply
  • dali71 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My first Asus motherboard was a CUSL2-C, and they have always been my first choice for system builds. Other companies have come and gone, but Asus long tradition of quality is to be commended. Reply
  • Muktuk - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Sabertooth Z77 looks very interesting. I'd like to learn more about its thermal armor. Reply
  • Timewasted - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see Asus (and others as well) use higher quality parts such as Intel LAN, and better onboard audio solutions. Reply
  • UltraWide - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can you talk more in-depth about the new memory traces?

    Great job!
    Reply
  • Marricks - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I bought the Maximus IV/GEN3 recently, and you effectively made me regret purchasing it, which has to be ones goal with a new board ;-)
    Any chance there would be something I could buy to get wifiGO on my older board?
    Reply
  • MrNoll - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Any of these would be an amazing upgrade to my now ancient ASUS Maximus Extreme. ASUS truly makes fantastic products! Reply
  • SpatulaCat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see the effect the block has on the Sabertooth. Reply
  • bunsenbunner - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just curious: if the thermal armor is actually useful in cooling the board effectively, why is it only on one board? I'd imagine it could be a good differentiator among the large number of motherboards available (even in the recent Ivy Bridge release). I'm also curious why no other motherboard makers have used this or a similar feature on their own boards. Is it a gimmick or an actually useful feature?

    Don't get me wrong, it looks cool. But I just wonder if that's the extent of the benefits of thermal armor . . .

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • invinciblegod - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    and how compatible they are with current/future products. Also i want to see how asus proprietary usb3.0 extensions perform. Reply
  • javelin_tech@msn.com - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looking for a good modern motherboard to replace an asus striker 2 nse. Reply
  • jemsurvey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is the deluxe board the only z77 motherboard that utilizes a PLZX switch.

    thank you'
    John Marrocco
    Reply
  • netholio - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the nice review of some VERY decent hardware. Reply
  • cragAT - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see a little more info in a review about the ROG Connect feature and exactly how it works, and what benefits if any it provides over typical BIOS overclocking. Reply
  • 51ngular1ty - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am most impressed with the mini itx boards that have been coming out. Mostly how much stuff they are able to cram on to one. Reply
  • Gunbuster - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I tried out a P8Z68-V LX and was not impressed. I had to search forums just to find a patch (that I had to run twice) to get the AI Suite II software installed.

    Are you doing anything to improve the software side of things?
    Reply
  • max40watt - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    As much as I loved my old giant tower cases from a decade ago, today I really lean more towards micro-atx for my work PC and a nice little mini-itx for my home theater pc needs. Although there is now a reasonable variety of micro-atx boards on the market, it still seems like mini-itx receives very little love. Do you guys have plans on expanding your line of very small boards in the future? Reply
  • Glocjt - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using ASUS boards since my first PC build some ten-odd years ago; I'm running an ROG board now and am looking forward to seeing how the new Gene V measures up! Reply
  • DarkShadow - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Yes, these motherboards are sweet.

    I am eyeing the Sabretooth as an upgrade, but wouldn't flinch if I were to end up the Gene.

    I'm currently still using an Asus Rampage Formula with an Intel Q9550.

    This Rampage Formula was the perfect long-term pick for this CPU, with lots of headroom for OC.

    I wouldn't mind a kickstart to upgrade to Ivy Bridge!

    Rock on Asus!
    Reply
  • dgingeri - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using mostly Asus boards for two decades. Great designs, great quality. I'd love to get another one. :) Reply
  • mojito1671 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using asus motherboards for years... awesome products. Can't wait to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge system. ;-) Reply
  • wileycbii - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Off to research that mATX Reply
  • UberLaff - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about the thermal benefits of the thermal armor on the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (ATX). Reply
  • megakilo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have used several ASUS boards, all are stable and performing very well.
    I'd like to win the new board to upgrade my PC. :)
    Reply
  • thehybridfrog - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Long time EVGA mobo user, would love to see what Asus has to offer! Reply
  • lesbaer45 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    If we get a choice. ;-) Reply
  • fic2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Definitely some nice looking mb. I would love to try one in a new build! Reply
  • Sangueffusor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Probably a useless comment, but it's still feedback: I'm saddened how there are no PS/2 ports on these boards. Reply
  • kezeka - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    nice to see Asus appreciating the little people. If I get one of these I will definitely be building a computer to replace my rapidly aging 4 year old MBP. Reply
  • JustPlainJef - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    While I haven't used Asus for a while, this would be a wonderful reason to switch back to Asus for my new PC that I'm starting to order parts for! Reply
  • Vepsa - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to know the status of a fix for the reboot issue the TF101 has had since the ICS upgrade. Reply
  • cyrusfox - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Talking about the P8Z77-I DELUXE, I am on Asus website looking at it and can't quite tell what it is(the part that is stickup up vertically in the back by the 8pin CPU power input), is it just the VRM and 10 phase power design.

    I like the board, My only complaint would be the wifi implementation, that the ports hang out so far from the IO port, nice board though and looks full featured, you could have added the other 2-3 audio channels to the back side though(looks like the room is definitely there).
    Reply
  • AlexAL - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will there be different OC options on the IVB motherboards? Reply
  • rocknballs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could use an upgrade. Thanks for the kickass contest! Reply
  • shanssv - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    if i want to make Raid0 with 4 SSDs? Reply
  • TebTengri - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love to upgrade to one of these fine looking motherboards! Reply
  • DataPath - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Network prioritization is something I'd like to hear more about. Reply
  • chris_wants_newasusmobo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus: Please get and keep a mobo and tbolt combo certified for Black Magic Design Intensity Shuttle for Thunderbolt, and Intensity Extreme. This whole needing a Mac to pull footage is lame. Those dudes are all excited about pulling 4k footage on a Macbook Air off a Red cam. Seriously, get Red certified too. I'm not even asking for E5 Xeon support, it's just data wrangling....preferably without a Mac. Reply
  • yass - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Using an Asus z68 right now, would love to try the 77 :) Reply
  • wewter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd be interested in knowing some more about future BIOS plans that were discussed - it seems like I've been using such archaic BIOS UIs for so long that it'll be remarkable to see big advances (design, layout, control) in this area.

    More control parameters sound nice. ^^
    Reply
  • dougarcher - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd also like to hear more about Thunderbolt. Reply
  • colliaq - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    From what I've seen Ivy Bridge doesn't seem all that great for playing games which is kind of disappointing. Reply
  • Doormat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    go asus! Reply
  • lcjgol - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My Asus mobo's have always been fine. My feedback is more on my transformer (original), which has the auto-reboot-lock problem since the ICS update. Fix please. Reply
  • dissolve - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Definitely looking at ASUS for an Ivy Bridge build. These promotions are fantastic! Reply
  • powruser - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My feedback is for Asus to continue the great work, keep producing high quality products and continue to diversify into different markets. A carrier subsidized high end Android phone would be awesome coming from Asus, especially with the amazing work they're doing in the tablet market.

    -Steve
    Reply
  • dhoshaw - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My rig is so many generations out of date I want to cry. Sure could use a modern motherboard! Reply
  • jonofthed3ad - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love your products Asus, keep up the great work. Reply
  • MJEvans - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS, I normally don't even glance at the Intel products because they traditionally have not offered value for my dollar. A free motherboard would easily change that equation though.

    In terms of board design I think there is probably one customer segment that you might not yet be serving well. A segment interested in focus on key functionality, control of performance (both for power savings and for occasional splurging; but not extreme overclocking) and overall system value within budget constraints. It's a tough line to meet, but if functions are followed over form and flashy style I think a more rugged line of products could expand your market.

    Thank you for accepting this as my contest entry.
    Reply
  • d3fkn1ght - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    as always asus is the king of mobos. thanks for the giveaway and congrats to whoever wins. Reply
  • mooninite - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just wanted to let ASUS know that Linux users buy your products.

    I'm going to be a contest winner, too.
    Reply
  • elghosto321 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    thanks asus and anantech Reply
  • claudeswares - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see how this motherboard performs in an HTPC and/or mini-gaming rig. Reply
  • the_vorpal_blade - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One comment I have from my time in a laboratory setting is that we have lots of
    devices which require legacy PCI. It is becoming harder and harder to find such boards these days, especially boards which support the latest CPUs. Its a niche market, but lots of scientists would be very happy to see a z77 board with 4-5 legacy pci slots.
    Reply
  • jitaroo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How well does the HD4000 over clock for quick sync? Reply
  • tviceman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see some real-world comparisons entirely from a temperature-gauging perspective with ASUS's sabertooth motherboard vs. their other motherboards Reply
  • xinsun - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    asus makes great motherboards Reply
  • redspear - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I haven't had the privilege of working with WiDi yet for my presentations but I have several general questions.
    What the average lag time is?
    How much interference is invovled if you have multiple devices running WiDi?
    Can WiDi accommodate multiple montors with the same (extgended Desktop) image?

    One more directly for Asus..

    What exactly does Asus have planned if any to help reduce lag with WiDi?

    I am looking to cut a few cables from my usual presentation setups.
    Reply
  • microAmp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Pick Me!! Reply
  • awkward - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hey ASUS, thanks so much for doing this video review! I've only ever used one of your motherboards, but I'd love the chance to try another. Your mobos are AWESOME! Keep doing what you're doing. Reply
  • BigT383 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the video, guys. I'd like to hear more about the newly modified power delivery system. Reply
  • Sunny_Boston - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've never used an ASUS MB before, although I own a lot of other hardware from ASUS. Would love to try one of these... Reply
  • solidst8 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to learn more about ASUS' future development of ROG connect. Reply
  • gamoniac - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I especially like the improvement in fan controller for silent computing! Nice work, Asus. Reply
  • ajtyeh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    make it happen. I need me a new computer!! Reply
  • dissonanceus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I don't really have a comment for ASUS. The only ASUS motherboard I've owned was a Sony OEM model. I have owned ASRock & Gigabyte motherboards. It's time to upgrade and I think a good time to try out ASUS! Reply
  • AsusKindaGuy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have owned AMD CPU computers for a long time. I like were ASUS is going with the Intel boards and would love to give it a try for my upgrade computer build! Keep up the good work ASUS!!! Reply
  • AndresB - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When are you going to change the ROG theme Red/black color? It's not bad at all, but it's starting to look boring and new color maybe a nice refresh :) Reply
  • Mirrormn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would have liked more expansion of the very last segment regarding overclocking of Ivy Bridge. Some discussion of the separate features between Asus's motherboard range and how they factor in to overclocking ability would have been nice.

    I really liked the discussion of some of Asus's more unique feature sets and bits of polish (WiDi support, networking, Thunderbolt headers, fine-tuned fan and voltage control, etc.), and I feel like I learned a lot about the 7 series chipsets and this upcoming generation of motherboards in general.

    Hopefully I can get one of those sweet give-away boards!
    Reply
  • Majes - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This post is a winner! Reply
  • Majes - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I bought my first ASUS PC from Best Buy about 3 years ago. It worked so well that I refused to open the case due to superstitious reasons until I got a new case and video card. Now it's absolutely ready for some all day diablo 3 play.

    <3 ASUS
    Reply
  • stangage70 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to know more about the reliability functions and testing.
    My Ironlake system needs to be power cycled too often due to board/processor issues.
    Reply
  • jrichels - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just posting for a chance to win a MB! Reply
  • Mustang66 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm curious if there's any benefit to using an Ivy Bridge processor with HD4000 IGP over a Sandy Bridge processor in regards to Lucid's Virtu MVP? Since the new IGP is more powerful I'd think so but haven't seen it addressed anywhere. Reply
  • perpetualdark - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Loved Asus products for a long time, both at work and for my gaming system. Would love to see Asus go a direction similar to what EVGA does with product registration, step up programs, etc. Keep building great products ASUS! Reply
  • ninjeestarr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus and there products. They stand behind them all and warranty everything the way most companies should! I would love the opportunity to win one of their mother boards so I can build a quality rig the right way! Reply
  • Reverant - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    But then I learned it's pronounced "Ay soos," not "Ay suhs." What's up with that? Reply
  • ATC9001 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I want an mITX!! Reply
  • ski - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for great video. Very interesting. Like the part about discussion of dimm tracers and that 1600 speed ram is still the sweet spot. Good job Asus. Haven't had an Asus board in awhile so I think I might give them a try. Reply
  • jgarcows - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the layout of the ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene. Can the second x16 port be used with non-video cards?

    I've also noticed that IDE ports appear to be phasing out. Is this a trend across all areas of the market, or just at the higher end?
    Reply
  • Nvidiaguy07 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    After trying to use my Q6600 for as long as i possibly could, i think its finally time to upgrade. I get to get rid of my ancient x2 4200+ thats in my living room pc.

    Pick me AT!
    Reply
  • ddrum2000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    keep the high quality mini itx boards coming Reply
  • ZakuFOB - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I still have a box running a CUSL2-C! Reply
  • DanielW - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm a fan of my current ASUS H67. A Z77 would be even better. I especially like the mini-ITX format. There's lots of potential for a tiny little system with a lower wattage Ivy Bridge chip on that. mSATA would be a nice addition. Reply
  • mplee - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My p67 board has been running great since I purchased it. Reply
  • chickenadobo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I just purchased and installed my Sabertooth Z77! I love the thermal armor and the UEFI!! Reply
  • Slayer67 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love their mobos! Reply
  • adamkavon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Everyone made a fuss about it on the Z68 board, but I don't hear anything about it any more. Can we get more info on SRT on Z77? Reply
  • SD_Machine - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am really looking forward to the ASUS Ivy Bridge Zenbooks and AMD Ultralights.
    Big fan of ASUS, but who isnt?
    Reply
  • MrHat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I never win these things and i'm overdue for an upgrade Reply
  • MatthewF01 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Similar to other users, I would also like to hear about how ASUS will support the products.
    I had a high-end AMD board that was unusable that I had to mail at my expense to ASUS twice, without the issue being resolved. They refused to replace the board because they didn't have any REFURBISHED units in stock to replace mine with, instead of just shipping me a new retail unit.
    I would hate to spend a good amount of money on a board when I'm not guaranteed a replacement in the event of a DOA/lemon...
    Reply
  • Rarrrr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I need a new media center PC, my roommate is moving out. Reply
  • mmaestro - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Feels kind of cheap to just post like this. But I don't. Love the company, love the products. Reply
  • realina001 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (ATX) would be sweet. Reply
  • glugglug - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will these motherboards support Haswell when it eventually comes out or will that require yet another socket and/or chipset? Reply
  • level6 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has never failed me - all of their products that I've owned have been spectacular! Reply
  • Akira5284 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The wifi on the board still confuses me. I like the idea of being able to stream to my devices, but it seems it would still have the limitation of needing to be fairly close for HD. My current wifi router has issues with 720p to the xbox, I can't imagine this would help any. Is this really just a gimmick?

    Also, this is the second video of JJ explaining the 7-series chipset mobos and both times he's done a great job selling them. Thanks for the good interview and info.
    Reply
  • Zuke24 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus products now. There was a time a ways back when the QA on their lines were a little off, but it seems to have since been taken care of as every Asus product I've purchased in the past few years have all been going strong.

    I would like to see Asus expand more of its style into their other offerings. I love that Thermal Armor, but wouldn't it be great to see a video card from them that matched it? Or a power supply with connectors that also matched it. Or how about a new case (something other than your Vento 3600 that looked like a cargo plane).

    My point is, you have such nice looking boards that are inevitably going to get covered up by cables and wires and cases that don't do it justice.

    . . . just a thought.

    Also, I'd love one of those boards!
    Reply
  • Vincent - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I frequently get static through my speakers using onboard sound with my Asus motherboards Reply
  • krazyxazn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love your own non reference coolers on video card. Reply
  • Leedy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Huge ATX and mATX cases are so 80's. We need ROG itx motherboards now, the itx cases are out there already(ie. cases that can hold long video cards), motherboards so far have not caughtup. Would be amazing if Asus made a ROG itx! Reply
  • narbeh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is a great opportunity for me to have a PC at home. ASUS, specially ther mother boards are the best. Reply
  • NickConrad - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    AT has had a sort of open question about adoption rates for UASP in the market at large, and my question sort of speaks to that: do we think that UASP is going to be a viable way to, say, attach a thunderbolt controller in the future rather than needing to replace the whole board? Are the data rates going to be comparable? Reply
  • dlang1234 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I just actually bought my first UEFI ASUS motherboard this past week.

    UEFI is decently nice, the old blue bios never really bothered me though. BIOS post speeds mattered though, so as long as those get faster I'm good.

    Maybe its the level of board that I bought, but my last two mobos from different vendors before this one came with every possible cable and adapter that I needed, 6 SATA cables, EXSATA port adapters, etc and the ASUS board only came with 2 SATA 3 90 degree cables.. I am having to order more right now.

    But my main complaint.. I hate IO SHIELDS.. they never seem like they want to fit correctly.. maybe I just suck at putting them on though, or maybe the case I bought didn't line up just right.
    Reply
  • WhiteShmoo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just posting for a chance to win a MB, and it's an ASUS! Reply
  • melted829 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    was there any concern in developing 7 series motherboards after the 6 series cougar point recall last year??? Reply
  • rahvin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love to replace my current rig with Ivy-Bridge! Reply
  • hyperdoggy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Maximus series board always have less power phase than the high end deluxe and sometimes Pro boards. I assume Maximus is still better for overclocking, if so why more power phase is on the mainstream board like the the deluxe? Reply
  • PJABBER - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just got one ASUS board and now need an overclocking board! Looking forward to how these work in the long run. Reply
  • EndymionFRS - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice, I've been thinking about a P8Z77 for a while anyways! Reply
  • willtothewong - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS has been rock solid for years!

    I would love to have this upgrade. It will go wel with my Transformer =D
    Reply
  • Quixoticism - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm really excited about the Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX boards. The Maximus V looks very nice.
    I'm interested in seeing a trend towards using smaller cases in general so my question for ASUS is this:

    What plans do have you have to push the envelope and continue support for small form factor motherboards, case designs, and HTPCs?
    Reply
  • luckyjoy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I used to have some ASUS boards.They were great. The Asus Essentio CM6870 is great for game players Reply
  • kesbar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Question for ASUS:

    For the QoS Application priority feature mentioned in the interview with Anand, are you relying on packet marking such as DSCP, using the Windows QoS API's or are you enforcing the policy directly in the driver of adapter?

    This information would be helpful to those of us networking geeks that are already implementing QoS solutions within their home networks.
    Reply
  • avp2306 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My first rig had an Asus board running P200 non-mmx :P

    Currently running Asus as well. Will use the board for an HTPC build if I win one :)
    Reply
  • Topweasel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The P8z77-i is pretty close but I wonder if there is an opportunity to make a ROG Maximus at heat ITX board. I love the features they are throwing at ITX boards, and really the form factor needs as much of this built in as possible. But I wonder if there is a market to really offer a true performance and overclocking targeted Z77 ITX board. Reply
  • Smokecrasher - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Could you explain performance matrix technology? Reply
  • ContestPersonGuy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    my favorite thing about asus is that I'm going to win. Reply
  • ericpittman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • MLOgold - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Keep cranking out those choice silicon! Reply
  • cybergaby - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    All my ASUS motherboards were rock solid. Keep it up guys! Reply
  • jakesfield - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see all ASUS mobos come with easy BIOS updating, 2x 16x pci slots while maintaining asus quality at competetive prices! Reply
  • adrenaline7879 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love these for an upgrade from my Maximus II Formula. Reply
  • icey_kitsune - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    asus has always had good stuff, only thing id like to see on the stuff they make is more flashy lights but thats just cosmetic lol Reply
  • Conan Kudo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is doing a fantastic job with their products. Looking forward to more of them! Reply
  • Delirious788 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My pc is 6 yrs old, so I was planning on doing an IB/Z77 upgrade. This is awesome! I was thinking about getting the ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene (micro-ATX) motherborad for the pc. Too cool! Reply
  • Yuniverse - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always had success with ASUS MBs, except the current one on my main rig that I'm typing this in. It gives me various BSoD anytime it wants to. I better get it warranty-remedied. Anyways, I'm interested in the new Ivy Bridge and from the video, i'm also interested in Digi+ Power Control where you can set wattage of the CPU to automatically set everything else up to save energy - that's cool. (pun intended) Reply
  • bznotins - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Dear ASUS, why can't Z77 motherboards have 8 DIMM slots? Reply
  • pathogen201 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Design meets reliability!!! Nuff said!! Reply
  • xiaowugui - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    First of all, thank you Anand and ASUS for doing this.

    Looking at the current trend of "provide features now fix bugs later in the form of new and improved revisions that people will have to buy again" I am wondering about if we could get a sense of the importance of reliability for ASUS mobos.

    Are there particular particular product lines that has a stronger emphasis on reliability?

    I am also curious about the test sampling process used for the mobo production. Is it done consistently, say on a monthly basis, or is it only done when something thing, such as different part supplier for some caps, changes?

    thanks.
    Reply
  • Boxy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Extreme overclocking potential would be great :) The overclocking features that are generally shown in your reviews are always pretty conservative. I know there are other websites that handle such a niche but it couldn't hurt to post a quick semi-stable OC run. Reply
  • tizmosis - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love what Asus is doing here, on the video there was no explanation if the wifi standard will upgradeable to the new AC standards?

    thanks Anandtech!
    Reply
  • sdempsey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to hear more about the new power delivery systems, the change to Intel LAN, and what type of new audio solution is used on the new, high end board. Reply
  • bskott - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    He probably doesn't have much information, but I'd love more talk about the future. Happy with Sandy Bridge, so I won't be moving up for at least a tock... Unless I win! Reply
  • mjsunkiter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the most excellent video. I love the fact that you guys are not afraid to get technically detailed. I do not understand it all, but I am glad someone does.

    As for the auto fan speed tuning, I take it this is supported on all 3 pin headers (as well as 4 pin PWM). Does the utility drop voltage until it senses a large drop in rotational speed, from say 600 RPM to zero, or have you guys limited the utility to assume some set RPM is the effective minimum? How would the utility handle a device which runs as low as 200 rpm? I am thinking liquid pumps.
    Reply
  • Rivensteel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will ASUS be producing a board with additional PCIe lanes? I'd love full x16/x16 on a pair of SLI GPUs I'm also planning on purchasing. Reply
  • A822110 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I can has win please? Have used Asus products for years, never been disappointed once. Reply
  • mitaiwan82 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    can't wait to use one of these systems! Reply
  • thewiredsoul - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great Motherboard lineup, interesting to hear what ASUS has planned for BIOS integration, would like to hear more about that. Reply
  • dlpdx - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am so looking forward to upgrading from my Q9550 and ASUS Maximus Formula motherboard to one of the new ASUS Ivy Bridge motherboards and an i7-3770K. I'm a kid in a candy store right now. Way to go ASUS! Reply
  • Ed051042 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for this great post! I'd love to continue to see content and products geared directly towards the HTPC crowd. Reply
  • dolanp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using ASUS boards for decades, and for the last few years I have been using the ROG boards for scientific computing. I am particularly concerned with stability, durability, and good memory characteristics, but I've never been entirely certain if the ROG boards were optimal for my purposes (although I have been VERY happy with the results), so I thought I'd ask for your recommendations. Which of the new (or soon to be released) boards would you recommend for scientific computing?

    I work with genomic data and the amount of data per project is increasing every year so a lot of RAM is good (I currently use 24 GB-- although the board typically only finds 20GB) and some of my projects max that out, so I would prefer a board that support more memory on my next upgrade. Some programs have almost no disk access, but can run for days so fast memory with low latency can help speed things up, but these programs do not tend to support intermediate results so speed can't be purchased at the expense of stability. Thanks in advance for any advice you might provide.
    Reply
  • Termie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm really interested in ASUS's work on the micro-ATX/mini-ITX side. Here's a key question: is there anything that technically cannot be done on a micro board that can be done on a full ATX board, other than 7 expansion slots and triple SLI/Crossfire? I'd like to personally move away from full ATX for good, and I'm wondering if ASUS sees that as the future too.

    For reference, I have an ASUS P5E and ASUS P7P55D Evo, both full ATX.
    Reply
  • Jagers - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What are the advantages of the Sabertooth over say the p8z77-v deluxe? Reply
  • jkellner33 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to know two things:

    1) If the VRMs on these boards get hot enough to benefit from watercooling
    2) If so, are any waterblock manufacturers prototyping blocks for these z77 boards?

    also free motherboard plz.
    Reply
  • ishmoo21 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would you guys be able to benchmark the USB 3.0 Boost speeds? I'm curious to see exactly how much of a difference it makes. Sounds cool though. Reply
  • cacnoff - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been a user of exclusively asus boards since 2005, great boards from a great company.

    What kind of temperature allowances and expected air flow over the VRM's of the z77 i-deluxe are within the tolerances. Is there any possible problems with contact to the power board for shorting out aside from what is covered with the clear plastic?
    Reply
  • wahunt88 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to know how how loud the Sabertooth is with those tiny fans. Would also like to see what the board looks like without the armor on. Reply
  • caratted - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Firstly, the readers definitively appreciate the opportunity to win anything. Good times.

    I am interested in intel's powergate technology. So, to direct a more relatively inquiry within that spectrum, I'm curious as to why the power savings seems so insubstantial (especially under moderate load). Is there more implementation that ASUS will need to do to fully realize the capabilities in these regards, and if so, are they hardware based or can we see future improvements through BIOS and software updates?
    Reply
  • bitbank - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love to see the Ivy Bridge in a convertible like the Transformer Prime. Imagine the power and battery life of such a machine :) Reply
  • gardengate - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm a happy user of an ASUS motherboard in my current desktop, but am curious what updates will be coming for to enhance the Windows 8 desktop experience (UEFI optimizations? anything touch related for desktop MBs?), as well as what kind of updates (drivers?) will be applied to existing products for Win8? Reply
  • Houdani - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks in advance!

    The cladding on the Sabertooth looks like an inviting burrow; where dust bunnies go to reproduce.
    Reply
  • Fanatical Meat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could use this...Thanks ASUS! Reply
  • AnandTechfan111 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for such nice Motherboards Reply
  • Kid98 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really want to try out one of these boards!!!

    Kid
    Reply
  • simster007 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the new looks and features Asus has implemented! This would look and perform awesome with my old Asus build.

    Where did the design come from on the Asus Z77?
    Reply
  • boozzer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am loving the digi os level controls over the hardware. Reply
  • vangl76 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    These boards look great. Reply
  • thatdudegenso - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is awesome. They're my go-to brand for motherboards and video cards. Reply
  • TGressus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can we expect more boards in the Mini-ITX form factor? What new design ideas are in the works to maximize the smaller footprint? Reply
  • Snoopans - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Keep up the good work! I only purchase ASUS mother boards! Reply
  • ushpuppy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can I have one. Reply
  • omghaxcode - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    what features will the next gen of rampage formula have that aren't currently available? Reply
  • cdillon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Glad to see ASUS moving away from RealTek and to Intel LAN on more of their boards, that's a significant decision factor for me when I choose a board. I'd accept Broadcom, too. Reply
  • BDawg - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear about the audio capabilities. SNR, encoding, etc. Reply
  • ar38070 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will the add in card support both copper and fiber or will there be two different cards? What about the motherboards that have thunderbolt built in? Reply
  • hkai1015 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Your laptops have always been loved and respected by my friends and family. Keep up the good work and innovation! Reply
  • Khato - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I used to like Asus... back when their high-end 'Deluxe' motherboard SKU was under $150. While all the manufacturers have been enjoying price inflation, Asus is by far the worst. Nothing in the interview told me why I should pay $200 for Asus' "Standard" SKU when the comparable quality/feature "Standard" SKUs from other manufacturers are around $150. Reply
  • ItsTheWiz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is the best! They have the best game cards and motherboards! Reply
  • lordbob99 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The new Ivy Bridge and 7-Series look sweet. Hope to get my hands on them. Reply
  • Moonjock - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS -- great features and boards. Reply
  • ICe287 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for supplying awesome motherboards for all ranges of gamers and budgets. I've been a big fan since RoG first started, and I'm looking to upgrade to the new Ivybridge chipset with Asus in mind. Keep rocking the awesome products! Reply
  • emironov - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about the smaller form factor boards. And as long as ASUS keeps putting quality first, they will get my dollar. Reply
  • b1024 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been a big fan of ASUS for years! Reply
  • bismark - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    but i will be giving it to my brother for his birthday.
    I was very happy with it and I could really use a new Z77 version.

    hint, hint :)
    Reply
  • davida12345 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see a performance review of Wifi GO! I have been using ASUS motherboards for 10 years and they have been the most reliable of all the motherboards I have used. Reply
  • krylon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could really use one of these motherboards for a build. Reply
  • plext0r - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    After reading lots of reviews, I'm still unsure how the integrated Intel graphics work together with an add-in video card. If I install a PCIe video card alongside the Intel HD3000 or HD4000, will both work or with the HD4000 be automatically disabled? Reply
  • hax0rkeith - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    my current (ASUS pq5-pro turbo) and former ASUS mb's have been rock solid.
    keep up the good work.
    Reply
  • cooldadd - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    They certainly poured a lot into that little package! Love to have one... Big step from my first m-ITX board, a Zotac NF610I-K-E that I just replaced due to dead video. Reply
  • nisten - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS are teh best!!one!one

    But in all seriousness, I'm a hardcore Asus loyalist. Would love one of these new products!
    Reply
  • etcsweeps - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to hear more about their packet priority software. I'd also love to win one of these boards - they look great! Reply
  • dritter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Sign me up! Thanks to Asus Reply
  • sridhanush - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great work Asus in producing some of the top quality motherboards... Keep them coming.

    On a side note, transformer prime is a superb tablet, now if only you could figure out the GPS issue that would be awesome! :)
    Reply
  • jjcrandall - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Something I've always loved about Asus MB's is the fan control. My TUF board has even more control, but I would like to see it get to a point were building your own computer can get to the thermal envelops that typical OEM devices has. Asus seems to get very close. More fan headers and better positioned fan headers, and the software does help. Reply
  • tallon16 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would be a great upgrade for my aging PC. Reply
  • tnguyen88 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm looking forward to picking up the mITX board, but what's up with those antennae? Reply
  • Creig - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would it be possible (if it isn't already) for the new UEFI BIOS to be able to run a series of frequency/voltage tests on the CPU, RAM, chipset, etc to determine the fastest stable settings for a given set of hardware added to the board? It would certainly take a lot of the work out of getting the most bang-for-your-buck out a new system. Reply
  • Smoke21 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to learn more about the fan controllable headers. Do the headers require PWM fans or can they run off 3 pin fans? Can they change profiles on the go or is that only done through bios, requiring a restart? Reply
  • tfranzese - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Does ASUS have a Windows 8 based slate in the works similar to the transformer (namely, a nice dock), but more similar to the EEE Slate than EEE Transformer in performance/ISA (i.e. no Atom or Brazos)?

    Would love to upgrade to a convertible like that; we have one EEE Slate that we use for client work on-site and it's a lovely machine. Just needs a smaller profile and ideally a dock to be perfect imo. With the state of ultrabooks I wouldn't expect it to be much of a challenge.
    Reply
  • thralloforcus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great job to Asus for continuing to make some awesome motherboards! Reply
  • greggm2000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see an ASUS motherboard that removes one of the x16 PCIe slots (leaving one), and replacing it with four x4 PCIe slots, because PCIe SSD cards are usually x4, and it seems a real waste to put it into a x16 slot, especially when there's times when you'd want to RAID several of them. Reply
  • Tchamber - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm curious to know how you decided that changing TDP is a desirable feature. Intel CPUs seem to be good at power management already, and so many of us OC anyways. Reply
  • GS274 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could sure use the upgrade. Reply
  • mikeomatic9000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have you considered including wifi as an option for all of your boards? That's definitely a feature that could inform which direction I would go on a purchase.

    Some good looking boards you have there.
    Reply
  • CU - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like to see test to see how much the thermal armor on the Sabertooth Z77 really helps. Reply
  • PastTenseOfDig - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Id like to see more motherboard reviews and comparisons. We definitely get some, and they are very thorough and informative, but I'd like to see more boards from more manufacturers. Reply
  • justaviking - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Busy collecting parts for a re-build based around 3770K processor.

    Need a motherboard, and ASUS is totally on my list.

    Is there any advantage to populating 2 vs. 4 memory slots? Is 2 8GB sticks of RAM better or worse than 4 4GB sticks? Maybe that's old guidance, or just rumors, or maybe such a small difference that you'll never notice it outside some specific synthetic benchmarks.
    Reply
  • effxiikc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I still choose Asus as first choice since the 90's Reply
  • topsun - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It looks impressive. I hope to get one! Reply
  • pingunit - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using ASUS products for YEARS! In fact, I'm still running an Athlon XP on an ASUS MB with an ASUS DVD and haven't had any troubles with either of them. That's much to be said about their quality and why I chose to run their products. Thanks ASUS! Reply
  • Smokecrasher - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Could you explain performance matrix technology. Reply
  • Daroo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great quality motherboards. Can you guys put a chart on your site detailing the difference between the lower end models? That is, LE, LX, etc. Reply
  • evilaardvark - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've got to say, Asus has really pulled it together the past couple years. I have a Transformer tablet and it's still wowing people regularly when I pull it out at meetings.

    My main desktop at home has an Asus motherboard and it has been rock solid (aging Nehalem i7-920).

    Thanks for all the awesome products!
    Reply
  • crobby76 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love contests like these! Reply
  • akp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to know if ASUS takes Linux compatibility into consideration for its motherboards in general and its UEFI implementation in particular. Reply
  • MarkDillingham - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really like the idea of the bios flash via usb without cpu/ram necessary. These boards have some awesome features! Reply
  • RamsesII - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love my Asus Transformer hoping to love a new Asus Mobo Reply
  • ZL1Corvette - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How about some Z75 boards with an Intel Nic and high end power delivery but without extra RAID chips, bluetooth, and fluff like that? Reply
  • EnzoFX - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I want to know if there will be a stronger focus towards SFF's in any way. ;-). Reply
  • andrewbaggins - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I noticed there's no mention of Marvell controllers in the Maximus V and Sabretooth Z77 motherboards. Has ASUS given up on Marvell, and why? Reply
  • brainsbro13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Not to beat a dead horse but I would also like to see the benefits of the "cool" armor. The aesthetics are certainly appealing but is it functional as well? Reply
  • nabingham - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I build PCs for family and friends and I always, ALWAYS recommend ASUS boards. Of 15+ that I've used I've always either been 100% satisfied with it out-of-the-box or your customer service has been able to help fix the problem. Keep up the great work! Reply
  • snowdog61 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS Rocks!! Reply
  • halfblui - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is there, realistically, a large performance gap between the micro/mini/full ATX boards with Ivy Bridge? Or is more of a feature gap where the hardcore/enthusiast market will benefit from extra ports or slots vs the "home" market that just wants a decent gaming machine that can also run a spreadsheet or two? Reply
  • sivmagen - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    But for now, z77 boards are great Reply
  • owbert - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus, please continue to make and support economical motherboards that allow overclocking! Reply
  • OzzieGT - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really love seeing more and more tiny tiny motherboards. Reply
  • mpknght1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It would be great to replace my power hungry setup (400+watts) With a cool power sipping setup! Sub 250 watts here I come!!!

    PS. The bountiful IO Ports on all these boards are awesome. Way to pack them in!
    Reply
  • EGBTMagus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wana hear more about OC results! Reply
  • Conficio - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ... a new build Reply
  • kellydavis84302 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS motherboards are feature rich, cool looking, and reliable. Though they do sometimes have quirky bugs. I love the UEFI bios. I really love front panel USB 3.0 headers. I like that you are including integrated WIFI on your Z77 boards.

    Questions:
    I really like the Q-connector. Why can't it have a plastic border around the pins so the case connectors are held more firmly? Even around the pins on the board to hold the Q-connector.

    Why not include a front panel USB 3.0 bracket (with ASUS logo?) with all your boards at least standard and above? Little extra goodies are really a selling point for me.

    Do the board layouts make room for aftermarket CPU coolers, so they don't block your RAM slots and cover up the nice looking heatsink fins?
    Reply
  • tbooth - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The mITX board looks awesome. I can't wait to put together a build with this. I particulary like that the CPU position has been moved so that large heatsinks can be used without blocking the PCI-E port. Reply
  • furfoot - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is my choice for a quality board and I'm planning on getting another one. When is the full lineup going to be on sale? Reply
  • gohorns79 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    looks like my next one will be too Reply
  • cyiton - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about the fan control tech; I go between needing as much power as I can get (and thus cooling) and minimal taxing where silence is preferred. Reply
  • fatmanJ.J. - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was wondering what other benefits you get from higher RAM speeds say 2133 as opposed to 1600 and if there's any noticeable difference in application performance. Reply
  • chimaxi83 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My question is regarding Asus ROG board hotwire features. Most reviews don't go into much detail about this, if at all. Very cool feature and I might be pairing up a ROG board with DCUII 680 soon, so some more info would be nice (though I suppose most people interested in these features will already be knowledgeable on the subject). Thanks! Reply
  • SWS84 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus and Aandtech! Reply
  • cjTootie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm looking for a dual cpu ivy bridge motherboard..any plans? Reply
  • RaidenSix - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The mini-itx is very interesting. Reply
  • KTL - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for your innovation. Of the 9 SKUs, which one do you anticipate to be the most popular? Reply
  • VenAvet - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Every build I've done has had an Asus motherboard. Great quality. Reply
  • misaki - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using ASUS for years. Reply
  • rjwerth - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really hate the right angled SATA ports on motherboards...especially mATX since they are put in really tight cases making inserting cables impossible with the MB installed. Reply
  • Binghammer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you Anand and everyone else working at anandtech.com. You all do excellent work and are the reason I come here first for all things tech. Always insightful and full of detail, love your work!

    Asus Motherboards are rock solid. I've tried just about every brand over the years and couldn't be more thrilled about this giveaway! If there was anything I'd like done better, it's the specific differences between the different boards. Often times it's hard to tell what the Maximus boards offer that the Sabertooth boards don't. A checklist showing differences on your website would be great to a prospective buyer like myself.

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • darkos - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    well, great job Asus. I would like though to hear a bit more about the parallel memory I/O and how that affects power peak demand and noise, and whether these boards are any more or less power efficient as a result.
    and, does the overclocking situation improve also?
    Reply
  • mike24 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    These motherboards would be awesome! Reply
  • jaydee - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to win a mini-ITX Z77! Reply
  • sithscout80 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    prize Reply
  • Ekodas - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You mentioned the use of the Thunderbolt add-in card and the TB header. Will ASUS be integrating Thunderbolt into the MB's without the necessity of an add-in card? Reply
  • djjoshep - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see what ASUS has more in store for the future! Reply
  • fatpenguin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will we see any motherboards with triple display output to a common type? (i.e. 3 HDMI, or 3 DP outputs) Reply
  • zero2dash - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Best motherboard manufacturer out there with UEFI BIOS implementation. The only others who have tried it haven't done it as well. For that...being forward thinking...MAJOR KUDOS to Asus. Reply
  • giganteamistoso - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I appreciate how upfront the Asus representative was in this video. I also really love how amazing Asus boards are and how they are dedicated to updating their products to continue supporting newer hardware. Reply
  • blahoink01 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The micro board looks fantastic. Will there be less full ATX boards now considering the ultra low power draw Ivy Bridge? Reply
  • Stuka87 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for taking the time to display your guys' products and answer questions for us! Reply
  • jpalmerlee - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    As a die-hard system builder I know the value of quality components, especially motherboards. I can only recommend ASUS motherboards to anyone person asking for advice on system building and I use them myself for all my systems. I am delighted to see your product line expand and see they maintain the same quality standards as your motherboards. I have added Monitors, Routers and Video Cards for your lineups and have been very pleased with the results.

    Please continue to expand into these new avenues and maintain the quality standards that have made your motherboards that of Legend!
    Reply
  • devpuma - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see a performance comparison ( stats/graphs ) of all the Z77 motherboards but I'd especially like to see the comparisons between the ASUS boards themselves as it would help me decide the specific one right for me. Reply
  • jwhamil - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great information. Reply
  • fastman696 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    but the Sabertooth I prefer:) Reply
  • Senpuu - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My last three builds have used an ASUS board. Bring on the next one! Reply
  • UNhooked - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Awesome boards!! I would like Asus to simplify the Overclocking bit, since in the past they were mainly known for their OC ability.

    However understandably as technologies have evolved so have the complexities for Overclocking.

    Therefore I would just like them to simplify or even 'dummify' if you will for the average user who wants to get the maximum performance from a modest system.

    Keep it up!!!
    Reply
  • HelloEh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That USB ROM flash sounded pretty interesting. I haven't owned a board that supported something like that before, and I have bricked a machine once in the past. Reply
  • pws328 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looking at all the great mobo's from asus, my absolute favorite is the mini-ITX board. What an awesome product! Perfect for a new HTPC. My only question is why not include the mSATA card from the Maximus V Gene? It would be pretty awesome to have an entirely self contained mini-ITX system. Either way, keep up the good work. Reply
  • rprz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about the up-coming ROG laptops... I'm in the market for a gaming laptop. Reply
  • zoubs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can I assume that per header fan controll can be configured from the bios without having to install software in the OS? and just to verify, will the headers allow be an option to run in full mode for when I plug a closed system water cooler to the fan headers?

    Also, what is asus doing to control electrical noise on the thier mobos? considerig the convergence of the PC world and the home entertaininment world. overall audio/video quality will become critical.
    Reply
  • Scabies - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One thing I would like to see with ASUS in the future is a narrower range of products. I feel that my z68 board could be getting a lot more attention for updates if it didn't have another eight boards to dither development resources among. One or two compact boards, three boards to satisfy entry level through high end, then the super enthusiast. I am grateful though that ASUS didn't go Full Gigabyte and do twenty :) Reply
  • faizoff - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Overclocking on my ASUS P67 Pro has been a godsend compared to my previous board which was a Gigabyte.

    Would love to land one of these new ones.
    Reply
  • sebrandon1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can't wait to start my new PC build this summer! ASUS Mobo's all the way! Reply
  • Sapgui - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I look to build an ASUS Ivy Bridge system whether I win this or not Reply
  • Taurus229 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My comment is about quality control. My first Asus board, a Z68, was defective and was returned to Newegg.com. It would seem from the ratings that Gigabyte is doing better than Asus. I did go with a Gigabyte board, and had no problems. Asus needs to step up to better quality control in their whole product range. This is a comment, I hope will help,and improve all Asus Motherboard products. Reply
  • yelped - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are these boards able to be controlled by an Android app? Boot, UEFI settings, etc.? Reply
  • mepenete - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    cross me fingers! Reply
  • Reflex - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will any Asus boards permit Intel's Turbomemory or other flash as a cache technologies going forward?

    I've used Asus for years, and they've never let me down. Keep up the good work.
    Reply
  • jaytones - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for not stabbing me! Reply
  • marklarmarklars - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What are the benefits of the shield and fans on the sabertooth? What's the noise like? Reply
  • killabee_me - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the innovations Asus brings with every product line they release. I am very impressed with the extra features like self calibrating fan speed and other fine tuning features Asus provides to help me set my system the way I like it.

    I have been a happy owner of Asus product for years. Currently own Asus motherboard and video card. Time to upgrade!
    Reply
  • anishbenji - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Since I can respond only once, here are four related questions:
    1. Which (if any) of Asus' motherboards support LucidLogix's technologies and which specific boards?
    2. If support for LucidLogix is present, will it work through the thunderbolt port?
    3. Will your new monitors support thunderbolt connectors?
    4. Will DTS encoding pass through work through thunderbolt or is it limited to HDMI/digital audio out?
    Bonus request: Could you provide more details (especially video) of the demo shown with the Transformer tablet connected to the Windows 7 computer.
    Thanks.
    Reply
  • Grebuloner - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like the historical reliability figures for Asus motherboards. I have several oooold (PII, PIII) mbs still in full working order being used constantly. Keep it up! Reply
  • ratbert1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have tried Gigabyte and MSI on my last two builds, but it looks like I'll be going back to ASUS. Reply
  • timcrna - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My present build is an ASUS and I want to upgrade. My next build will definitely be an ASUS MoBo. My Question: Will your future MoBos provide Thunderbolt support? Reply
  • HercDriver - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My main computer is still my Athlon XP 2500+, running on an ASUS A7N8X-E, that I bought in 2004. The reason that I selected ASUS was their reliability and the fact that they continuously update motherboard drivers. It's been almost 8 years, and the computer is still running strong. I think it is finally time to upgrade, and I will definately stay with ASUS. It would be really great to win one of these Z77 boards, as I otherwise would have to get a lower end board, to stay within my budget (that's why I still run the Athlon system), but my son really wants to play some of the newer games, and he simply can't on our current system. Thanks to Anandtech for all the great information and reviews! Reply
  • muigleb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    is that a trace fix in the first picture, or just a graphic on the pcb? Reply
  • hkphooey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Super interesting in the cooling solution for this board. Reply
  • Trigeminal - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Frankly, I agree with you, I'd love to see some serious revolution for UEFI. I feel as though I've been hearing for ages about the evolution or progression, but UEFI continues to be mostly a graphical enhancement of the old school BIOS. It seems that as an industry we should be able to make some serious strides forward and I'd like to see ROG make the jump on this front.

    Here's hoping Anandtech can help make some forward momentum on this front.
    Reply
  • achillesx - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    From my motherboards of old to my new transformer tablet, I never make a purchase without considering Asus' offerings. Great products, all around! Reply
  • kamsar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    There's a lot of focus on speed of BIOS init for laptops these days, are desktop boards going to get a similar treatment? I know my older ASUS BIOS takes nearly as long to POST as my SSD takes to boot the machine afterwards :) Reply
  • sarigama - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks ASUS for extremely reliable and feature laden motherboards.

    How about adding simple pre-amp/processor feature to motherboard:

    Two HDMI 1.4 INPUT's with standby pass thru to HDMI 1.4 OUT (ex: connect cable box HDMI OUT). Decode and switch lossless audio (DTS HD MA & Dolby TrueHD) from HDMI INPUT through HDMI OUT or Analog 7.1 OUT. This is in addition to the current feature of decoding and output of lossless audio from BD. Ability to apply equilizer to this audio stream.
    Integrate this as smoothly as possible with the WMC and Windows 7 audio interface.
    Reply
  • rogueagentsix - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Do want! Reply
  • terradeus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is really leading the way in technology especially in the tablet arena. Reply
  • emarston - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I do want to know the difference the Sabertooth block makes as a previous poster mentioned. Reply
  • Gyrodec - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I need to update one of my systems, and this would be a great way to start. Reply
  • DarkDrakonis - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would the Sabertooth be the optimal choice for maximum overclocking on my system ? Reply
  • dthiel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Please enter me in the sweepstakes. Reply
  • skipper1981 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Am running and will keep running your mobos! Reply
  • TheGreatDevoid - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It is good to see Asus continue to take smaller boards for small systems seriously. Small they may be, but they pack a great feature list. Can't wait to build a system around one! Reply
  • AdrianR1189 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was planning on getting the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe when I get the money. Hopefully I win so I could put that money towards the CPU. Reply
  • dgilljr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to win this!!! Reply
  • Dantte - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice boards, would love to win one! Reply
  • SolarBlue - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been a big fan of ASUS motherboards since my first A7N8X-E Deluxe almost 8 years ago! Never had one fail on me yet :) Reply
  • Kingtazmann - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I use nothing but Asus boards. I have an original core i7 920 OC @ 3.6 for years and still runs great. Would love one of these new boards. And would love some more info on the over clocking that can be done with these.

    Thx
    Steve
    Reply
  • JaleelM - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the chance to win. You make excellent motherboards. Reply
  • JesseFK - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    After going through several manufactures of boards I've found ASUS to be the best. I've had minor issues but nothing compared to some I've had. I'm excited for Ivy bridge and hope to win! Reply
  • SeigthX - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've got a P8P67 Board from Asus and it's just working and working and working ! :D
    Never got any problem.
    Asus got the best Motherboards on the market! :)
    Reply
  • ehicks05 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hey I was just wondering about support for socket 775 coolers on these new boards. Are they compatible?

    Cheers!
    Reply
  • SoccerCore11 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    All my boards that I have ever bought are Asus branded. Reply
  • w0ng3r - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Loving the new boards, Lovin' the Asus! Reply
  • Kdrane243 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS motherboards are Rule! Reply
  • beiker44 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have bought asus mobo's for years now and I love them to death. The only problem I have is with the Deluxe version of your Mobo's. They always always have a problem with "sleeping" they never sleep right and they never wake up on time. Seems like they have a problem with SSD's or OCD ones. But other than that the sabertooth and the Maximus and the Gene are great Mobo's. I love them I would love to get my hands on the GENE!!
    Keep up the good work,
    A loyal costumer,
    Beiker44
    Reply
  • DarkPanda - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thinking about building a computer and using ASUS products since I know from previous experience they are reliable and quality parts. Would love to have one of these to help build my rig! Reply
  • mdthompson12 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the products that Asus develops. Just received the latest ICS update on my TF101 a few minutes ago. Customer support is second to none! Thank you and please keep up the good work! Reply
  • heinzr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to upgrade my current system with one of thesebeauties. Reply
  • blfinche - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Let me win a board to start one.

    Thanks for the great information.
    Reply
  • dishayu - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is one of the best interviews i have seen till date. I would love to see more like these with other manufacturers as well. Really does give a good insight on what's going on behind the closed walls of these companies. Reply
  • dancinpat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have an Asus 25" monitor and I love it! Would love to win one of these motherboards. Reply
  • ipodrockmusic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great job Asus!! Keep up the good work! Reply
  • 20sided - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Good motherboards, awesome giveaway. Reply
  • geniekid - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I own the ASUS UL80Vt, and largely due to my positive experience with that laptop, I decided to use an ASUS mobo for my most recent gaming rig. No problems yet! Reply
  • bakinnan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am looking at ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe (mITX), was there ever any thought of including a on-board or separately packaged IR reciever and remote for this? Other then that, it looks like a great board. Reply
  • chuckey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to win a new motherboard - then I would finally have an excuse to upgrade my old C2D system. Reply
  • MackXRocks - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks! This contest is awesome. Reply
  • Cele - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been waiting many years to upgrade to PCIe 3.0 with Ivy Bridge. I have an Asus P5Q pro with a Q9550. They have been very loyal to me these past 4 years, but it is time to move on. I'd love to start my new build with an Asus MoBo! Can't wait to see all the new BIOS options and board features in person ^_^ Reply
  • micah161 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This would give me a good reason to move from SB! Reply
  • Autarctic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been running with an Asus motherboard for years, and really is my brand of choice for motherboards have had nothing but good experiences with them, and I could use an upgrade so hopefully i win. Reply
  • BforByron - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    oww it would be nice to get one of these then I could finally retire my old cpu to HTPC duties Reply
  • JAJackson - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have had this board on my wish list for a little while. Waiting for the Ivy Bridge CPU.
    Winning a Z77 board would help with this upgrade !!!!
    Reply
  • chrisroastbeef - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great stuff guys! Love it! I'm in the market for a mother board so my fingers are crossed. Lol. Reply
  • eskotak - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have heard that moving a boot drive from a standard bios to a UEFI bios requires the OS to be reinstalled. Is this true for Windows 7? Reply
  • ultimitloozer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the vid. Excellent treatment of many of the latest features you've incorporated into the your latest boards. Good to hear more on the timeline for UEFI GUI and capabilities updates. Reply
  • cosmotic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to know what goes into the UI design on these boards, both the UEFI and the various control panels. Why do they continue to make trashy-looking UIs? Why do they waste development time on non-native interfaces? Why is 80% of the UIs shown in the video whitespace, reflections, redundant graphs, silly carousels, and enormous pictures? Why do even simple changes require many clicks? Why are there numerous worthless presets? Why do they clutter the UI of non-OC-specific boards with controls for minuta no-one but overclockers would change? This garbage has been going on for like 15 years of constant criticism. Reply
  • jolo8570 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see in depth documents on the motherboards. Like the vrm are like this because... Also maybe some type of free training site for overclocking officially and just more in depth info. I love computers (not like that) and would like to know more about how,what,why not just stuff written on the box or website. More about overclocking like the settings in bios and why and how they work. Reply
  • seinzumtode - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This seems like a good time to me! Reply
  • JSYanandtech - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wow, JJ has been doing so many of these types of videos with reviewers I don't know how he didn't lose his voice filming these.

    I've got a Sabertooth p68 now and I love it, hope I win and I can have another awesome asus board.

    GL to everyone who enters the contest!
    Reply
  • BubblesUSMC - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've built a bunch of computers but still I've always been the most impressed with the quality of ASUS. Currently I own a GS74SW laptop, the Transformer T201 Prime, and have the new Transformer T300 on the way. My old desktop, with ASUS MoBo and parts has been passed down to my parents, which is still a huge powerhouse and way more then they could ever need. I used it for gaming, now they use it to run their business.

    All of ASUS products blow me away. The tablet / PC that are the Transformers have, changed the use of tablets across the board in my opinion. Certain companies should learn from ASUS... I'm glad they havent yet and ASUS still remains products for those who actually know a thing or two about computers and components.
    Reply
  • cohetedor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Could finally replace the old 780g and phenom 820 I've had for like 5+ years, and could cut down the number of fans in my htpc. Reply
  • burningdeadman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is the only mobo i will ever get always reliable and well made. Reply
  • PawnX - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    While in some aspects I would think MB would have came further in the last 15. Then I think of the days of jumpers on MB to set clock speed and now you have this software that is so much more versatile and easy to use.

    Time to put away my E8400 and look for an ivy bridge/z77 MB.
    Reply
  • Failuresfail - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    nice motherboards u have der, how about sharing some? :D Reply
  • nerve101 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just wanted to get more Info on the Saber tooth. As in what the numbers are with the casing on it and off it. I'm in love with the casing just want to know more on it. Reply
  • alexbernardin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    great video. I also would love it if BIOS interfaces were a little more intuitive. And of course I would love to win a new board to anchor the system that will replace my ancient beast :-) Reply
  • pjchappy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have a Crosshair IV Formula (AMD board) and an HD5830 that have run flawlessly. Have had wonderful experience with ASUS products so far. Reply
  • cledbetter82 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Built a computer with an Asus board and it rocks! Reply
  • Xavoc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How long until Lightningbolt becomes available natively on ASUS motherboards? Reply
  • dmarkham421 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What sort of speed differences if any have you noticed between the ASMedia SATA controller and the built-in Intel SATA controller? Reply
  • budjevin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    my last 3 boards have all been from asus

    And my next board will also be ASUS.

    I have two ROG boards, and one P Deluxe

    ASUS FTW
    Reply
  • ImperfectLink - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have a ROG board with UEFI and the mouse speed with enthusiast class mice is too fast. I'd like to see a mouse speed/sensitivity option in the UEFI interface. Thanks. Reply
  • tyman4752000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    For me? gee, thanks! Reply
  • l8gravely - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looks like a great giveaway, would love to win. One question I have is about boards with more than 4 memory slots. Any plans for bigger memory support? Say 8 slots? Reply
  • maestromato - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was so pleased with my last ASUS board that I will only buy ASUS motherboards!

    Thank you for being so user-centered!
    Reply
  • cipsaz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am down as always.. ;-) Reply
  • kaz2020 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was just curious how much voltage they usually need to hit the 2800 dram speed they mention or for the 3000 plus. Is it safe for this new method to handle more voltages?

    Thanks for the video btw!
    Reply
  • Dax_13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You guys should do a video detailing the best motherboards, in your opinion, to overclock with. I'm interested to see what you come up with. Reply
  • gnesterenko - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    An ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene would be just perfect for my planned build!!! Reply
  • cowardlylion - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could go for this. Reply
  • irishj - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the Mini-ITX selection. I've been dreaming of building the perfect mini-ITX gaming cube, and the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe (mITX) seems to be the one to go for... beautiful, simply beautiful. Keep it up Asus! I've been a loyal fan since 2000 and my first p4 board in 1999. rock solid and reliable to this day! Reply
  • lamune - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Was a fan of msi boards, but since switching to an asus board, havent looked back since Reply
  • Aganack1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When will Asus start implementing thunderbolt into their motherboards? Reply
  • thuff - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see the smaller form factor mainboards used in gaming systems. Reply
  • garnin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would it be possible for Asus to explicitly mention what type of realtek chips they use in the motherboards? For example, I have had a Maximus Gene IV, but was only able to discover there was an alc889 in there by poring through the device manager hardware ids. Reply
  • mjb1994 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've built one computer using an asus motherboard and i think its time to build one for myself and getting an asus is going to help a lot, which one would you reccommend? Anyway keep up the work ASUS Reply
  • OctaneZ - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How are the open source drivers for all of the onboard components? Reply
  • cicatriz63 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice, always liked ASUS stuff, just hope they have a bit more support as far as updates go than they had for p68...seems to be abandoned now. Reply
  • elgrandeburro - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Cheers for this contest! I like the unique features Asus is bringing to their Z77 motherboards. Would like to see that type of thing continue. Reply
  • gleep9 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus ftw! Reply
  • Skolde - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nothing really about motherboards, however certainly something you have been working on.

    Your 13" zenbooks are great, well built and function wonderfully. However there are two issues I have with something at the price point that you have set these devices at:

    1) I shouldn't have to play the lottery in regards to what components I get such as touchpad and SSD, especially if one SSD performs much better than the other. Apple does this as well, and I disagree with it.

    2) The screen resolution is wonderful, however can we PLEASE have a model with a high quality IPS panel even if it comes at a higher price point? Be the first ultrabook provider to offer this, and I would gladly be one of the early adopters.
    Reply
  • bhazard541 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Continue to include unique features like your ability to boost USB 3.0 speeds on select devices, as well as having very useful software tools.... and I will continue to buy ASUS boards. Reply
  • Marthoyink - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    These boards look great! Reply
  • VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVI - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Glad to see ASUS is sticking to making great motherboards. Reply
  • worm - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This would definitely push my upgrade path forward. Thanks Reply
  • Termie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Really great innovation from Asus on the fan profiling updates discussed in the video. That's leagues beyond the very simple fan control we've been living with for so long.

    P.S. I think my first comment didn't show up. Hopefully this one will work!
    Reply
  • punjabiplaya - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nicely done for sending people to talk with Anand during the videos. I remember meeting a couple of the Asus guys a few years ago at ROGCon. Great bunch of guys to just sit down and talk hardware and software with. Reply
  • bmk352 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My last two mobos have been Asus, would love to move onto the new platform with one of these! Reply
  • Thrakazog - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is one of very few mobo brands I both use and recommend. Reply
  • Gondagol - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    These MB looks awesome Reply
  • Sunrise089 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for your support of and ties with the enthusiast community ASUS! Reply
  • Ram21 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    In reguards to the memory configurations do you see a CAS and latency standard? There seems to be sweet spots in place for certain chipsets. Reply
  • Cali3350 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would be interested in hearing more on how Asus plans to integrate Thunderbolt in its upcoming line, and whether it plans to sell/what will be contained in its accessories for thunderbolt if it has any (eg a PC dock of some sort). Reply
  • themaker00 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to see in depth review on the asus maximus V gene Reply
  • Moden - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are there any palns to offer the 77 or 75 chipset boards with more than six SATA ports? Reply
  • robcomptech - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm glad to see them making comptetitive products. Reply
  • scotthulbs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm ready for Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • mrbweb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    from what i've seen, they are good boards, i look forward to trying one out for myself. Reply
  • mustang7173 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My current system is built with the Asus X58 Saber-tooth mother board and it has run flawless the whole time. Some of the nice features are:

    CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. - Larger area for heat dissipation with the revolutionary ceramics-coating technology

    TUF Components (Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard) - Certified for Tough Duty

    E.S.P. [Efficient Switching Power Design] - Optimal power efficiency for key components
    True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support

    You make pay bit more for this Asus board, but it is worth it since you are receiving quality components that extends its performance and life expectancy.

    Thank you Asus!
    Reply
  • kyocasey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Never owned an ASUS, but i'd like to =] Reply
  • eljaye925 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    A free mobo would do the trick. Socket 939 ftw! Reply
  • vincentlaw - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ever since DFI left the consumer market, Asus has been all I could rely on. I hope Asus keeps refining their UEFI interfaces, there's so much potential there. Reply
  • Abel007 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been running ASUS boards for years. On an Asus P6T right now with an old i7! Good stuff guys. Reply
  • penguinlogic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Time to upgrade, indeed! I am also excited for the new Zenbooks. Reply
  • Braxus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Curious to hear ASUS' future plans for water block cooling options on their future upper end enthusiast boards. Think we may see them anytime soon? Reply
  • killer_wasabi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    With IVB looking good for HTPC use, will we see any boards with upgraded audio? Built in xonar? Reply
  • skroh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Question for ASUS: why do none of the boards have a PCI slot any more? Would you have to add a special controller to even enable that possibility, given what is and isn't built in to the chipset these days? Reply
  • mrdude - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can't wait to fiddle with some of these! Thanks Asus Reply
  • jontech - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You guys make great boards

    I have used them for years and encourage others to do the same. The build quality and excellent bios support keep me coming back.

    I would like to see smaller footprint boards for HTPC type builds. I was curious about the heat dissipation for the HD4000 series and how well it would work in a smaller case

    Mahalo from Hawaii!
    Reply
  • Zakiel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am so excited with the release of of Ivy Bridge and Asus is bringing the best line of motherboards on the market. I only buy motherboard from Asus. My favorite was the m4a89gtd pro and I'm still using it today. I trust Asus for their reliability and innovation. Thank you Asus for being an awesome company! Reply
  • flashbacck - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My ivy-bridge build will have an Asus Mobo. Probably one of the mATX boards.

    My suggestion to Asus is this: Lose the "multicore enhancement" feature in the bios. Your motherboard should never be autochanging an unrelated setting in your bios without warning.
    Reply
  • darthscsi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Any idea on when ASUS expects an SSD form factor like mini PCIe to be standard enough that it is included on the boards? Reply
  • stridakira - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus just makes incredible products. Reply
  • Nerio27 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Definitely interested in learning about the inspiration for the sabertooth design, and what kind of performance boost it provides Reply
  • Shaangor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've had 3 different ASUS motherboards and never a problem with any of them. Now I need one for Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • Digimonkey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've owned a motherboard, and a video card from Asus. Most recently I purchased the Asus N66U wireless router and love it. I've had a great experience with their support as well when my video card quit working after a years use, didn't have any issues getting a replacement. Reply
  • murraymartini - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The new boards look great, is there a product matrix out there? Reply
  • angryartichoke - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Sabertooth Z77 board looks awesome. I may end up using it for an all matte-black water cooling setup. Keep up the good design work. Reply
  • QwertyNinja - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been an ASUS fan since my SP97-V! Reply
  • curtisfong - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Both of these look great. I will definitely consider replacing my x58 asus matx board with one of these two. Reply
  • N4n45h1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just curious, but how effective is the cooling on the Sabretooth? It seems kind of peculiar when compared to normal motherboards. Reply
  • dstephens80 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus, thank you for all your products. Whether I win one or not I will own one! Reply
  • GhostClocking3 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I want to learn more about optimal Ram. Is there such a thing depending on the board. You guys discussed if using x amount mattered depending on amount of slots, if the frequency mattered, voltage, etc.

    Currently I am using 4x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133 MHz (PC3 17000) on a ASUS Maximus IV Extreme ROG mobo and currently have issues in trying to overclock at all. The more I push it, the less stable it becomes.
    Reply
  • zinetwin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    So we have giant heat fins on our ram, foot tall cpu coolers, and now heat distribution on the motherboards. I can't really complain. However, it doesn't seem like it would work with really high airflow cases that don't have much breathing room behind the motherboard tray. For instance I've got an Antec 1200 and that thing moves a ton of air out the rear and is pulled in from the top front and side. The question is, how effective would the little 20mm? fan be when the airflow in the system is very turbulent? I was looking at the site for the board and they had a test video that didn't really show a whole lot other than four air holes on the bottom of the board. Are there channels designed to guide heat away from the northbridge being the biggest heat generating component on the board. Or is it just a big peice of plastic clipped to the motherboard kind of like the crazy air tunnels in Dell servers that don't really do a whole lot other than make it a pain to swap parts? That said, does it detach easily so the board can be blown clean to get the dust out, or would you have to shoot air throughout the channels in the hopes it gets blown out of the four tiny holes and not accumulate on top of the southbridge or sata controller? I hope I'm not stepping on someone elses questions here, but there were a ton of comments to read through. I guess everyone wants a new Asus board because they're awesome. I've had an old m2n32-sli deluxe that's been RMA'd five times and I've had them write a few custom Bioses for it as well to support >2TB volumes in a raid5 on the mediashield array. Their support is awesome and they really stand by their products which makes dealing with hardware failures or troubleshooting much more pleasant. Reply
  • Jsw98765 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think ivy bridge will finally put to rest my core 2 duo htpc. Reply
  • superxero044 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus ftw Reply
  • threeclaws - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus needs to work on their customer/technical support. I stopped buying their products when after 6 mos. of RMA'ing a board, repeatedly, I still didn't have a fully functioning product. Reply
  • jeepn712001 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    thank you i have always loveed your boards love the way you will be able to control the fans thats awsome Reply
  • felang - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I´ve had a great experience with my current P8p67 Pro, will definitely buy Asus again when I decide to upgrade. It´s nice to see how much effort is going into improving not only the hardware itself, but the user experience that goes along with it. Reply
  • GMan129 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    New EFI is very attractive, and the fan control is something that I've been looking for. Would love to get my hands on one of these bad boys. Reply
  • cyberburnout - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am more interested in the individual components that come together in creating your great looking boards. What components or manufacturing process that are being used to make your boards better then your competitors? Is it your PCB, Is it different solid caps ect? Does it come down to the level of Engineering and attention to the smallest detail that makes Asus boards the envy of the gaming community?

    Thanks for any information you can provide.
    Reply
  • HungryPillow - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm going to be upgrading from an abit QuadGT to my first Asus motherboard ever. Really looking forward to it and hopefully you guys can keep up the great work and awesome designs! Reply
  • AustinKing22 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think Asus and JJ are beast!!!! He's been on every site out there for this launch!!! I would love one of these to star a silent build and with Fan Control 2 that would be simple!!! Reply
  • anoldnewb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hi, what ASUS MB would be best for a midpriced IvyBridge HTPC build? Reply
  • spooky2th - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Boy, would I like to win one these boards! It would be a nice start to a new build. Reply
  • hosps - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I just love how stable the motherboards have been over the last few generations. ASUS has really redefined themselves as being the "Go-To" manufacture for quality parts and products.

    Keep up the good work.
    S
    Reply
  • quentinterintino - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been dragging my feet upgrading the HTPC... ASUS has been a goto in the past, maybe it's time to return. Good review, curious how it handles audio passthrough for DTS and Dolby Digital to an A/V with this chipset. I thought only the old i3's would allow that. Reply
  • dochood - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love ASUS's BIOS... looks so cool! Much nicer to work with than the awful text-based BIOSes of the past. Reply
  • rusty1111 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love your products. They have served me well from laptops to mobos. I want this one too! Free would be great! Reply
  • rliou - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would really like to see what else we could add to the ITX-board via the mini-PCI card. The replaceable wireless card is a novel concept for a desktop board. Reply
  • Duckies - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always water cooled my CPU/GPUs, and try to keep their load temps under 60C for safety, but with Ivy Bridge running THIS hot, I'm concerned about the thermal load on the processor and water temperature delta is simply going to be too great... and cook my pump.

    Is there any plans to cover, specifically, the problem with using aggressive cooling on Ivy Bridge? I'd love to hear how Anandtech is going to REALLY get something out of these chips without resorting to phase or peltier cooling.

    Duckies
    Reply
  • Fyrecrypts - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How much voltage is needed to actually OC the memory to a stable 2800, and how does this affect the longterm health of the memory at these speeds? Reply
  • kardelz2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The thermal armor design on the z77 is a really cool idea. I hope to see it appear in other models. Reply
  • PlagueFade - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I didn't read anything about getting to choose the board you want if you win but hands down the board of my dreams for my needs out of the entire lot is Asus P8Z77-V deluxe. Reply
  • PhattyPatty - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looking forward to the newest boards! I'll have to get my friends to build new computers so I can play with them :P Reply
  • VampArmand - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to see one of these boards beefed up to run a virtual lab with ESXi/vmware workstation, Hyper-V/Virtual PC, or Oracle VM Virtualbox. Would like to see how many VMs you could squeeze on just a single mobo/cpu combo. Reply
  • mpschan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Absolutely love the products that I've bought from ASUS. Keep up the good work and get TB on your laptops! Reply
  • turfyman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have an ASUS board currently, love it a lot. It's nice that ASUS produces as many firmware updates as they do. When I first got the board, the sleep functionality would just cause the machine to come back. After a firmware update, the issues was gone. Thanks for the good support! Reply
  • Jman13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    On the new memory technology, what sort of realworld boosts and in what types of applications do you see such high speed memory frequencies giving to future platforms? Increasing memory frequency now gives relatively mild speed increases relative to the frequency change. In what tasks will these high speeds really benefit? Reply
  • Incindium - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd be interested in seeing more in depth information about the Wifi Go/DNLA and Remote Desktop feature support on the new motherboards. Is this specific to the new Ivy Bridge boards or exist in some fashion in current Sandy Bridge boards.

    Either way I'm looking at building a new PC for the first time in quite a few years and am planning on taking advantage of some of these cool new features in the ASUS boards.
    Reply
  • fiftysixtius - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    would be great. Reply
  • acfrazier - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That being said, I'm entering the contest.. it'd be nice to win it. Reply
  • Rohaus1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been a system builder for the better part of 15 years now and Asus has always been one of my top choices to place within a new system. Their reliability, performance, and overclockability has kept them at the top for a very long time.

    Keep up the wonderful work Asus!
    Reply
  • Quadzillah - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That Sabertooth MB is definitely photogenic. Reply
  • CaptainMarino - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been looking to upgrade my dated rig for a while and have been anxiously awaiting IB before doing so. On top of that, I've been wanting an Asus MB for a LONG time so this is AWESOME! Can't wait! Reply
  • stuartrue - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Why do OEMs continue to use 3rd-party Ethernet PHYs when this functionality appears to be built into the motherboard chipsets? Also, today is my birthday, and a new motherboard would be a great present. Thanks! Reply
  • lesuelrs1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The v-pro board doesn't seem to have an option to adjust the VCCIO/ VTT/ QPI. Is it tied to the VCCSA, and if so, why can't it be adjusted independently? It's a pretty valuable tool to help stabilize some sandy bridge overclocks. Reply
  • YesterdaysRising - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ivy Bridge looks sweet! I hope I win so I can game a lot this summer :-) Reply
  • Malichite - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Anyone heard a reliable release date for a full sized Maximus V Formula as opposed to the Gene? Reply
  • Missangelyka13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You guys make some great motherboards! Reply
  • lwhitehead05 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has always been about control, and these new boards seem to only advance user control. I can't wait to pick one of these up. Reply
  • wartoothe - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I always go straight for ASUS products, I find they are always reliable and outperform other manufacturers Reply
  • RGrizzzz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to hear more about overclocking the the affects it might have on virtualizaiton. Reply
  • Flywaldo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to build a new system around one of these to help support my Anandtech SETI@Home and Rosetta folding work! Reply
  • dr4gon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hope I win! Reply
  • xero404 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    any chance we'll be seeing thunderbolt ports that have converters for esata and usb 3.0? Reply
  • SAMSAMHA - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    very informative and good list of info.

    I am curious on performance difference between the TB header vs native TB on the back I/O. Are they based on teh same design, ie the internal header and hthe native I/O are all connected the same way? Why would it require a DisplayPort?
    Reply
  • n0b0dykn0ws - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is ASUS investigating the added cost to move to 10GbE over copper NICs on motherboards? Reply
  • Sigmet - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    First, the video was quite thorough - I don't have any questions... My current machine, while a few years old, is, well, 100% ASUS (save the parts that ASUS doesn't actually manufacture, drives, CPU, etc).

    It's actually kind of amusing on the boot up screen, when the BIOS flashes the "manufacturer ID" of all the components it sees, all of them are the same - ASUS (well, at least, their ID #).
    Reply
  • VisionX302 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice designs. I'm looking forward to see how these can be implemented. Reply
  • BubbaJoe TBoneMalone - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When will motherboards with Thunderbolt (Light Peak) optical wiring be released? Don't care for the copper wiring. Will ASUS release devices supporting this technology? If so, what devices are in the works?

    Please....do tell. :)

    ps. Anand's voice is loud and clear on the video but JJ's voice is soft. Need the microphone closer to JJ next time. Thanks anyway!
    Reply
  • teknotrance - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I need some good mobo to brag :) Reply
  • hobbesmaster - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great motherboards ASUS! I use your mobos on desktops and servers and they always run great. Could use more USB ports on your server mobos though. :) Reply
  • jgraveskc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd be curious about more detail around comparison versus the prior-gen Sabertooth board, beyond just Intel's chipset changes. What did they learn from that which made this new version better? Reply
  • Wiggy McShades - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is there any way you could do a dedicated headphone amp for onboard audio, like the ones high end sound cards have? Reply
  • demonbug - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What in the heck is thermal armor? Looks really strange, but I'd be happy to try it out... Reply
  • Jhatfie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Always been a big fan of Asus hardware. Currently rolling two ASUS motherboards on my HTPC and primary gaming rigs atm. Would love to add another. = ) Reply
  • XaDieu - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have heard many good things about Asus motherboards and would like to try and build my first system with Asus motherboard. Hope I win!! Reply
  • rEs0nAtE - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That mITX Deluxe looks very beefy Reply
  • NatePo717 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm curious why you chose to only include 4 SATA2/3 connections on your ITX boards. We have need of 6 in either 2/3 on an ITX board for our current applications but only Zotac seems to supply a board that meets our needs. Unfortunately that uses H67. The Z77 seems to be better for our application (along with IVB). Reply
  • nylod - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am a big ASUS motherboard fan. Will the new boards, with all the nice power adjusting software, be seemless in their ability to adjust voltages on the fly? Good stuff ahead for sure :) Reply
  • jookaa - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Say more about the overclocking features!

    Thanks Asus
    Reply
  • MeSh1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the UFEI bios low level recovery idea. I wanna know if ASUS plans to implement this on there tablets :). Nice to know you cant brick your device when tinkering. Still love my P8P67 mobo. Peace Reply
  • Timothy_H - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Any plans perhaps of a micro version of the sabertooth? I always liked the lines on it. Reply
  • PCTC2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have a P6T Deluxe. It was alright as a motherboard but it could be better. I would really like to try out a Z77 board to see the difference! Reply
  • gonks - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Make the contest available to users in any other part of the world, please! Reply
  • kkwst2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have built several computers with ASUS motherboards for myself and family/friends over the years. I believe all are still in service. Looking to retire my original Core 2 Duo build (ASUS Mobo), or repurpose that to upgrade my WHS box. Reply
  • danjw - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What is the time frame for the very top end Formula boar you mention in the video? Is late May reasonable expectation? Reply
  • ArizonaSteve - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looking to upgrade my Q9450 / P35 box to something a little more recent. One of these motherboards will push me over the edge! Reply
  • plasm - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    would be nice to have one table with all the differences between all of the models to make easy comparisons. i think a smaller product lineup would make comparisons easier too. Reply
  • norikaeru - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    In particular I am intrigued by what I heard about the packet priority control software and as I am still learning as I search I would love to know more about it and how it would work with duel boot, such as linux for most things and windows for gaming. This was a great vid and as I get more time I plan to pick over it and the motherboard specs, but I can already tell any of these deserve a place on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win as I learn! Reply
  • Cravenmor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Over time Asus have consistently delivered MB's of high quality. Hard to go wrong. Reply
  • PissedOffMonkey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just like everyone else here I would like to own some cool new hardware. Reply
  • samedhi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you for having a cool contest. Reply
  • pikatung - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    There better be an x86 Transformer in the works for Windows 8! Reply
  • talty09 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    No comments on the video but I have to thank Asus. As a web developer, gamer, and a computer guy I have built many work and gaming rigs for myself, my business, and family and friends. More often than not my brand of choice for the parts is Asus. I have not been disappointed. Not only do they look good, function well, but they withstand the abuse of high end gaming/work, overclocking, and the test of time. Reply
  • remmeh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I won't use anything but ASUS motherboards... always been rock solid for me. Reply
  • naf - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    but I'd love some thunderbolt. Reply
  • SanX - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    with only 77W TDP of recent 22nm chips and RAM priced falling from the cliff where are multichip mobos for consumers, games and hardcore pc users? Pack more chips and memory slots Reply
  • todlerix - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Has ASUS ever considered a an enthusiast motherboard with integrated hardware removed to cut down costs? Designed for the enthusiasts that wont utilize the integrated sound/nic/gpu/firewire and the extra usb3.0 and sata 6.0 (asmedia/marvell/jmicron/etc) Reply
  • redbone75 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    free stuff. Reply
  • freedomverse - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My last two motherboards have been Asus -- couldn't be a happier customer. Finally found out how to pronounce it last year! Reply
  • Accidic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    First off let me say Asus has been my personal MBs of choice since the late 90s. I like that they are pretty much rock solid and I never had any of the issues I've had with random Gigabyte & MSI products I've had interspersed (usually given or free cause of work) into the mix. They seem to make things right in all cases if something goes wrong as well although somewhere along the line the communication lines got very difficult when calling for support although to be fair that's happened with many of the companies lately.

    That said, I would like to know on the tablet front, are there any plans for either a higher resolution Transformer or perhaps a smaller form factor (7-7,9") model with similar resolution that would up the crispness of the display? I was about to pull the trigger on one when the new ungodly iPad displays hit. I just can't bring myself to waste my life away with Apple though.

    Additionally, while the Ivy's are spectacular performancewise from a raw CPU perspective... I'm interested if there are any plans to create a Mini-ITX Llano (or Trinity?) board utilizing the new multi-cpu ability of those chips. What I mean to say is as Asus manufactures AMD/ATI video cards already, how much of a stretch would it be to integrate one of those onto the Mini-ITX mobo. I get that it would up the price on the mobo but if only about $50 that would be well worth it for what would be the most fantastic possible Lan-box ever not to mention a PC I would happily leave connected in my living room at all times with real performance (my Atom solution blows and the E-XXX line just doesn't quite do it for me by itself).

    Thanks
    Reply
  • Oceansurge21 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love everything ASUS makes, some kick ass quality products. Never had a single problem with anything they make. Reply
  • loy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    is bangarang Reply
  • ButterFinger74 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    to slot between the P8Z77-M PRO and the Maximus V GENE? Seems like Wi-Fi GO! is missing on ASUS mATX Z77 lineup. Reply
  • rykerabel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ever since Silverstone made the SUGO SG05-450 I've been in love with mini-ITx and to get the one shown in this review would be absolutely awesome. The specs alone on the mini-ITX P8Z77-I Deluxe are amazing and combined with Asus's known reliability... I'll be buying one whether I win it or not. :P Reply
  • Marbin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    They sound like great boards! Reply
  • the antidote - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I noticed some of the Z77 boards are wireless equipped where their Z68 equivalents were not. Can we expect to see WiFi Go, or on-board wireless, as a more standard ASUS enthusiast mobo feature going forward? (Sorry if this was asked already in the 63 pages (and rapidly growing) of comments, but I didn't notice if it was) Reply
  • Parasakos - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    a year ago my flatscreen's capacitor blew. i google the numbe ron the circuit board and i was able to find the broken piece after opening the TV. i was able to sodder the new capacitor in and repair my TV with 0 experience! i had finally found something im good at. and i hope to work for Asus some day! after i finish schooling id love to built my own super computer with this Asus Motherboard!! Reply
  • xilience - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Want to hear more about new BIOS features and reducing POST time. Reply
  • kbp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    YaHoo..... Reply
  • blckgrffn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I hope... Reply
  • tippenthehat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am working to build a computer and every has told me to get an Asus board, thanks for your work.

    I'd love to not have to buy one:) more money saved!
    Reply
  • kaborka - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Long time fan. Reply
  • pisoias01 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I`m glad about the Asus new series of moatherboard.

    I strongly recommend Asus because they offer the best quality in absolute everything (MoBo, Gpu, Drivers etc.). They have now the best m-itx moatherboard and for a mini PC this is a must. I also have a 10yr old computer with Asus moatherboard and is still working. I recommend you if you want a performant PC buy ASUS!

    Pisoias01
    Reply
  • rtfmx9 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to know more about memory subsystem that Anand has mentioned before related to Asus boards. Some kind of tweak that made even Intel engineers scratch their heads. What was that all about?? Sorry if this was answered before. Reply
  • freebie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to see follow up on Intel benchmark showin Ivy bridge 25% faster than SB Excel 2010 Reply
  • cirthix - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about smaller systems and power efficiency numbers on motherboards. The asus itx z77 is a nice board, but I'd like to see one with 4x sodimm, slightly weaker cpu dc/dc (but still good). Reply
  • kirbalo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is always my choice for builds... 6 in my house currently. Reply
  • bplewis24 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ball bearings.

    Brandon
    Reply
  • normnelson75 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for the prizes Reply
  • databus00 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is my first post here ever but I have been reading this site for years. About to build a new z77 rig so putting my name in the hat. I've always used ASUS motherboards including my current core 2 duo rig so I'll be picking up a Maximus V GENE regardless (Unless I win one of course)... Thanks! Reply
  • funluvncrmnl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love to have any one of these great boards! Reply
  • kenyee - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Please add another ethernet port...would love to use it as a firewall board ;-) Reply
  • kenyee - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I know, not something Asus probably cares about, but would be nice if they could test compatibility w/ Hackintosh setups :-) Reply
  • Lazerath - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been a system builder for 17 years and Asus is my top choice for motherboards and many other components. The quality and dependability of their products has consistently topped their competitors. Kudos to everyone at Asus! Reply
  • j0hnnnay - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    can't wait to get my hands on one of those boards Reply
  • sechd - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My last build with ASUS P5K-E WiFi-AP motherboard still running strong and I am definetly going with another ASUS board for the next one. Reply
  • kian118 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    asus by far have the greatest motherboards there bios are the the best and they are truly reliable i have been using them from the first pc i had and its about 7 years old now running very slow so a new asus motherboard will be ideal Reply
  • narkotsky - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just couldn't stay away from Gladiator reference:) Reply
  • axdirkadirka - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    but getting it for free would be awesome! Reply
  • Notperk - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think that the P8Z77-I Deluxe is a great idea for a motherboard. It's basically the perfect mobo for a mini ITX gaming PC. Reply
  • tanishq.dubey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When talking about the dual NICs, can the ASUS motherboards be used in a "cheap" (cost effective) enviroment? I would love to know this!

    And as a message to ASUS, I have always been using your products, and even when my friend went to build his PC, I could only reccomend one thing, ASUS. Hope you guys pick me! I would love to upgrade my computer from a Core 2 Duo to a i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge.
    Reply
  • alexl55 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to know more about the Sabertooth board. I like asus boards alot and would like to use one in my next build. Reply
  • MrRogers777 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    maybe this time Reply
  • awall13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The ASUS rep talked about fan speed control via voltage. Do all the fan headers support both PWM and voltage control? Reply
  • onaflyer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looks like it may be time to build another system. I like lots of USB ports, really miss the floppy connector and IDE connector, though. Reply
  • Rictorhell - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Well, if anything, I would like to see a minimum of four USB 3.0 ports, mandatory, on all upcoming motherboards, in the future. Plus, it would be nice to win one of these Asus motherboards :) Reply
  • Flashfir - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to hear more about VRMs! Reply
  • Proxicon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been running a Z68 motherboard for a while and it has been great. I am also one of the few or many people who is doing SSD caching on the board. I have read some reviews that have compared the intel caching solution onboard to caching solutions from OCZ and others. It seems the intel solution may not be as refined and as fast as others. I noticed that in these new Z77 boards that caching is returning after a slight hiatus. Are they going to continue to refine the caching algorithms and improve the speed of the intel solutions? Is this something here to stay? I would like to see regular updates for it. Thanks! Reply
  • PreOmegaZero - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I WAS going to ask "Why was there no GOOD mini-ITX solution?", but Asus addressed that with this chipset.

    Would love to the mini or micro boards. Both look great
    Reply
  • hotsacoman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can you only have/utilize a Thunderbolt port if it is built into the m/b or if it has a header for an add-in card? Or would it be possible to purchase an add-in card that includes these ports? Thanks! Reply
  • Pheesh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Question on the sabertooth Z77: does the 'dust trap' not trap heat itself? It seems like there would be a negligible difference between dust versus a plastic covering over some components. It does looks cool so perhaps that's the reason it was added. :) Reply
  • roundfile - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Any news? I'd really like DIsplayPort 1.2 MST hubs & monitors to (finally) be on the market, and would hope increasing the number of ports available would help this happen. ASUS does a large number of semi-niche boards (built-in WiFi), maybe they can help push this to market. Reply
  • unrulycow - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear about how many of their extra features are Windows only, and which will work under Linux Reply
  • Avalon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Curious as to the thermal effects of removing the shield from the Sabretooth. Reply
  • joshg253 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more details about when to expect my free motherboard.

    ;)
    Reply
  • handamer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    forget my bday which is this thursday the 26th I need to build my mom a new computer. digging the color of the boards! keep up the good work Asus! Reply
  • dogstar26 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My first successful build was with an ASUS motherboard many years ago. Reply
  • Sledge461 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using ASUS for over 15 years, excellent boards without any problems. Reply
  • Maxxron - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That mPCIe adapter is pretty nifty and makes me a little jealous that it's not on my R4E board. Was the reasoning to not incorporating it on the x79 boards so that it could be a "selling" point for the z77's? Or it just wasn't in the works when the x79 was in development?

    Either way, I still can't complain too much about my Rampage, beautiful board that overclocks like a beast. Keep churning out the great gear Asus!
    Reply
  • gevorg - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm on my 7th Asus motherboard in the last 9 years I've been building PCs. :) Reply
  • frnzkfk - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Certainly could use it. Reply
  • Elixer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Interesting discussion about how RAM speed plays a role with USB3, so, I am curious, is there a upper bound to just how fast USB 3 can operate, as in, assuming you can get RAM that is fast enough, will it exceed USB 3's max throughput specs ? Reply
  • bchiker - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The biggest problem I run into with motherboards is problem with third party drivers/chips. Example: board contains a 3rd party Marvell SATA controller. The driver for the controller has not been updated in a long time and new drives (SSD) have issues with the controller. Is there anything that ASUS is doing with vendors such as Marvell to alleviate these issues? Reply
  • Pyrokinetic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    UEFI is very nice, but the one thing I would like to see, especially with advanced board settings, is a UEFI based comprehensive dictionary for all changeable settings...would be really helpful for not-so-expert overclockers. This would be far more useful than automatic overclocking profiles. Some options are so obscure that you really have dig deep on online forums to find out what it is and why you would want to change it...and in what situations it would be helpful to change it.

    Instead of searching all over the internet for such info, why not bundle the information right into the interface? And direct from the motherboard architects who made the options to begin with?
    Reply
  • cyberwayne37342 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Cutting edge product, Rock it Asus! Reply
  • crk111 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love my current Asus board, but would definitely like an upgrade. Reply
  • FactoryFactory - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Does Asus have any plans to extend the ROG line to Mini-ITX in the future? Perhaps with Haswell, where less room will be needed for VRM hardware? Reply
  • AirAlex - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to know more about how the boards reduce post times and how the ITX board is from an HTPC perspective. Reply
  • Murion85 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS makes the best looking products, love putting them in clear cases. Reply
  • Ultimi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus board beat all competition. Reply
  • ShortyZ - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This board is very interesting and I'm planning my next build around one. ASUS makes quality boards, my P6T is still going strong after several years without any issues. Reply
  • bigubig - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I hope the ASUS mobo I am going to win, will allow me to RAID 0 four(4) SSDs. I have been a staunch supporter of Asus motherboards for too long, it"s time for some payback. Enough said already and some. Reply
  • ocdude07 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is thunderbolt on the roadmap? Reply
  • hlper - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am looking to build a computer this summer, and it will be the first one I have completely built myself. I probably would only do one video card so I can play an occasional FPS game, but most of the time the computer will be used for work and graphic design applications. I like the idea of a cutting edge system, but maybe that's not a good idea for this time around. I also like the idea of it being somewhat efficient, especially if I am not playing games.

    So here is/are the big question. Best board, graphics card, and processor for me would be???

    Is that even enough information?
    Reply
  • unaged - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Your right, it may push me over the edge. Was waiting to upgrade lol. Reply
  • haley - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I bleed ASUS. A new motherboard will make my computer killer. I've dreamed about having one forever! Reply
  • Ryard - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I still have an ASUS board that is running strong from 2005. Keep up the reliability! Reply
  • sakanade - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to know what are their plans for the ITX motherboards. Reply
  • Castles998 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to upgrade my computer with one of these motherboards Reply
  • NORMLStereotype - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus boards rock harder than most. Reply
  • Lazlo Panaflex - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've built several systems using ASUS micro ATX boards for AMD & Intel; they've always been rock solid boards. Wouldn't mind getting one for IB Reply
  • garnetandblack - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice boards - love the features. C'mon, Asus - make me an EVGA convert! Reply
  • scott_t3 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hope you can help me to upgrade from my 6 year old system. Here's to luck that I will get randomly drawn...... Reply
  • zdbc13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Sign me up for lots of motherboards. Love ASUS. Can't wait to try Ivy... Reply
  • videogames101 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Antennas are awesome, ship them standard! Good work so far! Reply
  • petulant - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love building computers with ASUS boards. Reply
  • hemlan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am a Swedish reader who is on your site now and then to read your reviews on various computer things. I'd love to see a comparison between the Z77 motherboards. And I really want to update my system with an asus morderkort Reply
  • ascus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to know about possible microSATA slot. Perhaps an addin card? Reply
  • Apollyon1980 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What is the major difference between the levels of the boards? Reply
  • slpnshot - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This motherboard looks like a beast. I have to wonder how much this improves chipset temperature over a normal side intake setup. And also without a side intake for the noise conscience setups. Reply
  • Laststop311 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to hear more detail about the digi+ VRM controls such as exactly how much the power is raised and lowered for each parameter you can adjust. Reply
  • Vidmo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    They would make a nice addition to my household. Reply
  • sapi3n - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    and quad channel memory - workstation depth to your top end boards makes me happy. Reply
  • rabidsquirrel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are there plans for logs for tracking fan speeds when a computer crashes during overclocking? Having this information could be great for tracking down sweet spots for bringing noise levels down to bearable levels. Reply
  • Belgain Roffles - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have always had good luck with Asus products. Reply
  • webmastir - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus, thanks for continuing to make such quality products! I've been a long time user of your brand, and I will continue to be for the rest of my computing life. Keep up the great work! Reply
  • GiggityGoo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    These boards look great - just one thing I'd like to see - Thunderbolt support. I know there's not much out there for TB now, but I would have loved to see it for future-proofing. Reply
  • mikazuki - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love my P5B-Plus + E4300 @ 3.0 GHz. They have been going strong for almost 5 years and I'd buy ASUS again.

    That said shopping ASUS' Z77 line alone can be mind boggling. There should be an easier way to find out what do I get for the basic version, what do I get for $10, $20, or even $200 more that I won't get with the basic version. What are the incremental features/value added for the additional x amount of dollars?

    Spec sheets are useful, but comparing them line by line is not fun. There should be an easier way.
    Reply
  • shredman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has been my motherboard of choice for as long as I can remember. These new boards look great! Reply
  • ququshka - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love ASUS Reply
  • aznchum - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    A move to USB3.0 would be welcome too. Reply
  • jamesgor13579 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Intel's USB3 controller is a big step up from any other controller on the market. I would be nice to have one. Reply
  • aldoe - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    For high end boards, would like to request for support for 10Gb on-board connectivity or hardware RAID. Reply
  • Mills - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    @ASUS What was the typical Ivy overclock at stock voltage? Will the features specific to the ASUS boards help in this area?

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • AussieTech - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS ROCKS Reply
  • Teiji - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is there any chance that future Asus motherboard will have the DIMM slots a little farther away from the CPU to accommodate large CPU coolers? Reply
  • deathbyburrito2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How functional is the "armor" at cooling? How loud is the fan? Reply
  • sweetpants153 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love my Asus boards! Would love to add another to my collection. Reply
  • scottmchsd - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great products I been using your motherboards for over ten years with great success. Love ROG products. You get what you pay for. Reply
  • MULuke - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see some real world benchmarks to see what the increase in performance is like. Reply
  • geforce912 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will future asus rog boards include xonar chips built in? Reply
  • SRHelicity - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love a nice new MB! Reply
  • gwolfman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I want to see what new features ASUS with UEFI can bring to the table.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Reply
  • hattastic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to see a new design for the clips that hold down the pci devices. I don't know if it's just me, but getting out monster GPUs, especially if they're in SLI/X-fire can be ridiculously hard. Reply
  • red5908 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to win one! Reply
  • karuton - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How about 4-way GPU support? Does Ivy Bridge support it and will Asus have a board that will allow 4 cards? Reply
  • angstrom60 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I haven't bought any other brand of motherboard for the last 8 years. Reply
  • prismperfect - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just wanted to say I love ASUS boards, been using them for years, keep up the good work! Reply
  • flumoxed24 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    <3 asus! Reply
  • IlllI - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i wanna hear more about that integration on the mobo! Reply
  • vignyan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is raising as one of my most preferred brands. I have an Asus 27" monitor - Brilliant display. Also have the Z68 mbd which has the UEFI that fails to get in when I have my discrete card on - but I can live with it.

    I love the announcement of Transformer infinity. I would definitely like to get that tablet with a windows 8 on it. I am not a big fan on Android - sorry.

    The Zenbook is simply outstanding design. I just love the design - although, 0.3MP camera - seriously??? Contemplating on buying something with zenbook with IVB. :)
    Reply
  • JAFO - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have a ASUS P5n-e SLI, 5 years and still going strong, not my first ASUS mb and not my last. Pick me lol. Reply
  • matthewpapa - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Please pick me. I could really use the upgrade!!!! Reply
  • stebog - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When are 10G NIC's making it onto boards? I'm hoping a chicken and egg thing will kick off some price drops on the backbone stuff. Reply
  • rb106098 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I can't wait to get my hands on a new Asus Board. Reply
  • Noman1000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Free stuff eh? Reply
  • noahcollins - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The fan control auto-calibration is a really cool feature.

    I have a thought to add. When you guys were discussing how the calibration system ramps fan voltages and then logs the results, it made me think about the room calibration process with home theater receivers. Why not add fan noise/vibration as another measurement? Seems like it could be implemented with a cheap piezo contact mic. Since each case and set of fans varies, it could provide more feedback and control over actual & perceived noise levels.

    And who knows, it might even be possible to use these measurements to detect some fan issues early.

    Anand & ASUS: Thanks for the great video content and for pushing the limits of what a great board can be!
    Reply
  • ccelectro - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have been looking into new motherboards and Asus looks pretty good. Reply
  • Roozter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the in depth information that Anand and Asus are able to provide in a knowledgeable fashion.

    The first pc I built had an Asus P4t533 mobo in it. Ever since then I have always trusted Asus and am currently rocking a P8P67 Deluxe, the AI Suite II software is great :)
    Reply
  • Greasy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think I heard JJ mention a formula board coming. My last Rampage Formula is still my all time favorite board. When are these coming out, and are they going to be intel or AMD based? Reply
  • Fastust - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Very nice! How much? Reply
  • lev.v.kuznetsov - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Sign me up Reply
  • lesherm - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Maximus V Gene, please! Reply
  • fetuse - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I can has mobo? :> Reply
  • UKnowHuu - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've had two ASUS motherboards and I've never been disappointed. The UEFI definitely made things a lot easier for me since I don't really know much about the BIOS. Thanks for the amazing products. Ivy Bridge~~~

    Vinh Nguyen.
    Reply
  • nemt - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see even more discussion of Asus's parallel memory features on their Z77 mobos and hear if they think it'll ever be something standard - or how long similar features may be Asus exclusive technology.

    Right now it seems like Asus is the only choice for system builders set on Z77.
    Reply
  • Rose1959 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Which of the boards would be most compatible to high end video editing. I am putting together a DVD Biography of my Parents lives from over 60 years of slides, 16mm Movies, Negatives & Some Digital Video from the more recent years. I need to be able to edit all of this into once cohesive Video with voice over descriptions and music. So I need a machine able to handle and smoothly coordinate all the different medias and meld them together smoothly.

    I know I need lots of Memory and probably a high end processor. But which of these boards would you recommend?

    Thank you!
    Rose
    Reply
  • skyz376 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    how about highest temp that this mobo can handle? Reply
  • SJHL - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the giveaway! Reply
  • jpeyton - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    As someone who has three of your 6-series Sandy Bridge motherboards, I greatly appreciated the BIOS updates that Asus provided to make all of them Ivy Bridge compatible. I'm sure your new 7-series are great, but it's nice to know I can drop in the newest Ivy Bridge Core i5/i7 CPUs without having to rebuild my entire system. Thanks! Reply
  • chrnochime - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Sure would be great getting a deluxe. Time to retire my C2D Reply
  • Baenwort - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When can we expect to see mSata riser boards for mini MB? With the rising performance and lowering cost it would be nice to say see a board with the option to allow even smaller complete htpcs. Reply
  • Ailthas - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    A great way to get people into the new chipset. Reply
  • hyperlobic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I loved the WS Supercomputer board. Is Asus going to be delivering one with similar specs for Ivy Bridge? Reply
  • FoolsErrand - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will ASUS provide a listing of compatible/tested aftermarket air cooling solutions for the Sabertooth? There may be a bit of a clearance issue there. BTW ASUS - love your boards, it's only ASUS and Intel boards in my house! Reply
  • scififanatic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've had numerous ASUS motherboards, tablets and laptops. Never had a problem with any of them. What kind of testing do you perform to get such high quality products? Reply
  • boji89rs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    On the P8Z77-V Deluxe, what is the point of the odd shape on the chipset heatsink?

    I currently have a Crosshair V formula, Rampage II Gene, and F1A75-V Pro. Great boards. Would love to upgrade to ivy-bridge.
    Reply
  • PClark99 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Damn that is one sweet motherboard, I have been rocking several P8P67M Pros but I would just love the opportunity to upgrade to one of those bad boys. Reply
  • xcmt - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS motherboards are my second favorite kind of motherboard, right behind free ASUS motherboards. Thanks for the giveaway and your quality manufacturing. Reply
  • HyperSpectral - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This will be the push i need to finally build my own pc. Reply
  • criskois007 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've personally had 3 Asus motherboards and everyone has been amazing. I'm most likely going to pick up a Z77 Deluxe in the next month or two for a new build. Just curious, but why wasn't bluetooth included on the Pro version? You guys rock! Reply
  • Sebec - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have a lot of ASUS products; they've all been great. Would be nice to hear more about the Transformer tablets, though. Reply
  • 460cidpower - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Please! Reply
  • GSXR1000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have always wanted to try a ASUS mobo, but always went back to my 2 old standbys.
    The ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (ATX) looks awesome and has nice features, that could get me to switch to ASUS...
    Reply
  • Nichter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    If I buy a P8Z77-V and I want to upgrade to dual-band wifi later (such as in the P8Z77-V Deluxe), can I buy a new wifi go card? If so, where and for how much. Also what nic chip is used in z77 wifi go cards? Last question; can I purchase one of the msata/mini pcie cards from the rog boards separately and will it work in a P8Z77-V wifi go slot? Reply
  • noahcollins - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The fan control auto-calibration is a really cool feature.

    I have a thought to add. When you guys were discussing how the calibration system ramps fan voltages and then logs the results, it made me think about the room calibration process with home theater receivers. Why not add fan noise/vibration as another measurement? Seems like it could be implemented with a cheap piezo contact mic. Since each case and set of fans varies, it could provide more feedback and control over actual & perceived noise levels.

    And who knows, it might even be possible to use these measurements to detect some fan issues early.

    Anand & ASUS: Thanks for the great video content and for pushing the limits of what a great board can be!
    Reply
  • joshds - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks! Reply
  • KarlZ77 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Maybe I missed it in the video, but when will the Formula version be released? Also, any plan for a Black Edition? Reply
  • cwg_at_opc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    have been waiting for Ivy Bridge for a while; am really liking the Maximus and P8Z77-V for new builds. Reply
  • iG4MER - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hope to see you all at PAX this year, ASUS always has great products and contest, woo! Reply
  • Rheagar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Go Asus! Reply
  • Xiphon82 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is it possible to see a micro sabertooth in the future? I do love the sabertooth models. Reply
  • Red Dawn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Always been a fan of Asus, especially their Motherboards. I would love to try one og the latests with a Z77 chipset. Reply
  • Bigman99 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You guys talked about over clocking but I'd like to know more about it like up's and downs of doing it and how to do it properly. Reply
  • Apetn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm a little curious about the PCIe3.0 implementation. The Intel specs only include 16 lanes (with crossfire/SLI limited to x8), and it looks like these boards adhere to that standard. Is this seen as a potential limiting factor, particularly for future graphics card updates? Reply
  • Papaspud - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    does the plastic cover over all the parts on the sabretooth really help cooling, and if you removed them would it heat up more? Reply
  • rwpritchett - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the Asus Mini Max ITX motherboards. I'm not sure I like the VRM daughterboard on the ITX deluxe though... many cases (including my current ITX rig) have fans right there that would be blocked.

    I'd still like to try the board in a new ITX sleeper LAN gamer though :)
    Reply
  • acarmichael2000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Sabertooth is one of the coolest mobos I have seen. Reply
  • samhuntley - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    P8Z77-I looks pretty nice for an HTPC... Just need an itx with dual gbe and support for the upcoming low power IB Xeons for my home server. Reply
  • Chuckr53 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How does the performance differ when using an Ivy Bridge i7-3770K CPU on a Maximus V Gene Z77 mATX motherboard versus on a Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 Z68 mATX motherboard, assuming a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card and DDR3-1866 memory were installed in both. Will I see a significant improvement? Reply
  • BrandonCS - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The first custom built computer used an ASUS motherboard and I've never turned back.

    As far as what I would like to see? I would love to see a modified or limited run of the Sabertooth Z77 with the heat shield replaced with a water cooling block. I know it wouldn't necessarily be feasible for a large run as there just aren't enough people doing water cooling these days, but I would certainly like to add it to my set up.
    Reply
  • epobirs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really want to see how well Gigabyte improves on Intel's SRT software side. I've done one build of a Z68 system and it had more of a learning curve than I'd expected. Reply
  • OMalley201 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Brilliant way to encourage involvement. Reply
  • allenwr1505 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love ASUS boards and think that they're the most reliable and best overclockers. Great job ASUS! Reply
  • laytoncy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Writing this on Core 2 Duo and would love an upgrade to Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • computergeek485 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has always been reliable. I love all their products. Reply
  • mischlep - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What is the greatest number of SATA III 6.0 GB/s ports that can be supported by Ivy Bridge? Reply
  • paul5740 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is my favorite computer component maker and it would be amazing to get a any of these motherboard for free.

    Good luck everyone

    Asus Rocks!
    Reply
  • streamphotog - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    So, with all the new technologies that these boards have to offer its still best to hard wire the computer to a modem to get a better frame rate? Reply
  • steind33 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just wanted to let Asus know they have a great following of devoted customers. I've been using Asus Mobo's and GPU's for the last 3 builds I've done and have never had a problem with the quality fo the products being top notch. Thanks for the great products. Reply
  • ksgtjxBAbK - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like Asus motherboards. Our company uses them for the majority of our desktop systems. Good reliability and performance coupled with a driver set that works without drama is a winner.

    The documentation for BIOS/UEFI options is sorely lacking. Trying to figure out what the various settings do requires much Googling and paging through Asus forum threads where opinions are like ... you get my drift. Please, Asus, document what the various options your motherboards allow actually do.
    Reply
  • d2thez28 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Trying to keep or build on competitive advantages, has any thought been given to incorporating Qualcomm/Atheros' Killer NICs on your products? Reply
  • Vegeta100 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i hope with this new motherboard will lower the prices of other asus motherboard for gaming. Reply
  • garionjb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love my current ASUS board, would love a new one. Reply
  • SickPigeon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Liking what has been happening and excited for the future. No building for me yet but my job will be getting busier so more money hopefully by end of summer so I have started researching again. Thanks for the chance!
    The video is a bit long for those at work who sneak time online, haha!
    Reply
  • StrikeSaber47 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I do find the ITX Board a bit disappointing because it still uses 5.1 instead of 7.1 where other ITX boards in the Deluxe class have 7.1 standard. Otherwise Asus is always the best when it comes to good, reliable motherboards. Reply
  • catpower - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will the mini ITX board support all IvyB processors or only ones with a lower power usage? Reply
  • eBauer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Reply
  • Nexish - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Amazing work here Asus, keep it up! My current motherboard is a three year old Asus and still running strong. But it would be sweet to be able to upgrade to something more modern, especially if it was for free. = ) Reply
  • rfglass - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I admit, I strayed and will never again.Went with competitor and still waiting for RMA return,I will never stray from ASUS boards again. Reply
  • owlxp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think the P8Z77-I is one of the most innovative improvments to the standard construction of motherboards I've seen since they started making different form factors. I'd love to see this continue and be adopted to standard ATX and mATX boards in the future.

    I'm really looking forward to the P8Z77-I. I need some more desk real estate, but, I don't want to sacrifice too much performance. Now that my best friend has moved back in town, we're looking forward to getting some lan parties going again.........and I sure as heck don't want to be hauling around my full tower.
    Reply
  • zeagus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have had a number of ASUS boards over the years, including two that I'm running now :) Would love to check out the new hotness, though :) Reply
  • webdawg77 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have an ASUS board that's been running an overclocked Q8200 for several years now. It's great except the built-in wifi refuses to work anymore. Kinda said since it was nice not having to run a network cable.

    Keep up the good work ASUS!
    Reply
  • obamaNOT - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    smaller is better.... Reply
  • DickyB - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    As a college student, I'm looking to build a budget mini-itx system that will be future-proof. Using the latest chipset will allow me to upgrade later when I get the funds to do so Reply
  • saf227 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm guessing the USB 2.0 ports are less expensive than adding extra chip(s) for USB 3.0 support - but when putting together a top end board - where an extra $20-$30 isn't really the issue - why not just got all USB 3.0 - so people (ME) don't have to try to remember which port is 3.0 and which is 2.0? Why not push the envelope and just go all 3.0? You don't have any 1.1 port anymore do you? Make the jump. Reply
  • Grarrg - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Aside from looking cool and having a awesome name, does the cooling "armor" on the Sabertooth board actually do anything in the real world? Reply
  • mantixero - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is so useful it should be standard on all motherboards. Way to idiot-proof BIOS flashing for people like me! Reply
  • bromixon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really love the ability to update the bios with only a usb stick and power to the board. That's going to save so much heartache with that process. Reply
  • fzdog2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still have an Asus P5B running strong! Would like that ITX board though. Reply
  • bingho - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I wonder if the heatsink still works? Reply
  • gldnduck - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hoping to get one of these boards. Reply
  • chang3d - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ITX board looks good Reply
  • jenneth - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When will full Thunderbolt functionality become a reality on the Z77 boards? Reply
  • mellowguy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just wondering as to how much Intel's white paper determines the layout of Asus' motherboards. Is there anywhere where you go specifically against Intel's guidelines?

    Thanks for the opportunity to get some more information, and of course the chance to win a free board.
    Reply
  • justkuz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One of the new Asus motherboards would definitely convince me to go to a new ivy bridge cpu as well. My e8500 is getting a little long in the "saber"tooth. Reply
  • HowardGilbert48 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Do any of the new hardware/firmware features enhance desktop virtualization software such as the Hyper-V capability in Win 8? Reply
  • zerone555 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When is the Maximus Formula V launching?

    Would it be sold without the waterblock?
    Reply
  • ImThat1Guy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Man, I can't believe I have the (very small) chance of winning a free IB mobo.

    Fingers crossed!
    Reply
  • ImThat1Guy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wow, fail spelling. Great Deal. Reply
  • kether888 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've built dozens of systems and an Asus motherboard has been at the heart of almost every one.

    always remember that Asus is...

    Rock Solid. Heart Touching.

    ok so maybe their idioms don't always translate well but Asus is still #1!
    Reply
  • Kujia - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus makes awesome motherboards, I would love to have one for a new build!!!! Reply
  • Travatar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Beau boards but even after watching the video. i am a little confused about thunderbolt support. after spending $280 on a mono additional charge is incurred to actually get a TB port ?

    what do we loose when this card is plugged in ? and where and how does it plug in ?

    seems odd to support it yet not up a port on the board.
    Reply
  • apawlik - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was wondering if they BIOS has changed much since the last gene motherboard? Reply
  • ESRI_Slave - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ok, rather than talking up Asus, I have a genuine question:

    What is Asus planning to roll out beyond the z77 chipset? They alluded to the challenges of rolling out a new generation, but i'm curious to know what's on the horizon.

    Thanks a bunch!
    Reply
  • airmantharp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to start seeing one 6Gbps mSATA port on every board. As it has been shown with the Micron-equivalent version of Crucial's M4, a decent amount of storage and excellent performance can be easily and inexpensively packed into a small card that plugs right into the motherboard, with no screws or cables to be seen.

    While I understand that this feature probably should be focused on smaller form factors first, does ASUS have plans to start putting mSATA on all of their boards?
    Reply
  • projektsun - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The shielding on the Sabertooth looks crazy! Reply
  • vmsein - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've owned many ASUS motherboards over the years because they always seem to be the best built with the entire spectrum of users in mind. From the everyday user to the most hardcore computer enthusiast, you can always find a board from ASUS that will fit your needs. I expect that these new releases will perform upto the superior standards we've come to expect from ASUS. Keep up the good work! Reply
  • kelvin18574 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for making great motherboard and customer support. The only request that I have is to perhaps to improve the ease of use overclocking software for non-advanced users. This way, it will promote more sales in the higher end Unlocked Ivy-Bridge motherboards.

    Also, thank you for the giveaway.

    -Kelvin
    Reply
  • ialbulushi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Yeah I think I'd like to see a lot more work and customization on the auto overclocking features. Like maybe setup a stress test mode to figure out my chips limits then use those values to provide me with the best performance I can out of my equipment. Reply
  • robbase29a - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    count me in! Reply
  • lanestew - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love my asus mobo and look forward to owning a new one Reply
  • Kaessa - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm really looking forward to my upcoming upgrade, and I swear by Asus boards. I won't buy any other brand. Reply
  • karlitobrigante - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    glad you made a mini itx version. think i might have to make an HTPC build ;) Reply
  • Jocelyn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ahhhh I want this board. When is it coming? Reply
  • jazzbozo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The sabertooth looks wicked. Any plans for a micro version? Thanks! Reply
  • Breach1337 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Aw, shucks, looks like this is limited to US residents only ;(... Reply
  • RowLang - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just want to say I love Asus products. I upgraded my desktop (had a Asus MoBo) to a ROG G74SX-XT1 Gaming laptop. I am in heaven! Have a Tablet (TF201) just for fun. I would love to actually rebuild my desktop using a new MoBo from Asus. Reply
  • juktar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I try to use asus motherboards as much as I can Reply
  • raiderarch329 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That mini-ITX Motherboard looks like a winner, my home theater PC needs a refresh and will probably go with it for the upgrade. Reply
  • DaveLessnau - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are all the fan headers on these motherboards controllable? Reply
  • plonk420 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ...for most excellent gaming and video encoding! Reply
  • Archetypical - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Planning on using one for my next build (ib-e). Wouldn't mind going ib, though. Reply
  • cobberbearr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm in for a new IB system for sure! thanks! Reply
  • Ammaross - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hope I get the Sabertooth, it's a nice board! :) Reply
  • aspleme - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    From what I've read, Asus makes some pretty good boards. Only reason I didn't go with them back when I built my last computer was because the board I was looking at from Asus didn't have enough case fan controllers for the case I wanted. I wouldn't mind seeing more boards with 3+ case fan sockets. Reply
  • northfaceseen - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Really curious how the Sabertooth performs, I love my x79 Sabertooth. Reply
  • jimernst - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When will we be able to get more information and pricing for your high-end boards? Reply
  • britjh22 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still rocking the excellent ASUS mobo for my Q6600, but the processor is starting to show it's age, would love to move up to IB! Reply
  • optimus1883 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would be interested to hear about SLI performance with PCI-E 3 Reply
  • stevez67 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been an ASUS fan since the P5ND socket 775 days and would love to upgrade to Ivy Bridge with an ASUS mobo! Come on ASUS mojo, work for me now! Reply
  • Meghan54 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are you going to expand the use of Intel ethernet chips vs. Marvell/Realtek/etc.? While I do appreciate the Intel chip on my ROG Max V Gene board, I do wish Asus would expand their use further down the SKU's. Hate having to buy the top end boards just to get the best performing ethernet ports, esp. when building for my wife or father-in-law. Reply
  • ALBPM - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm in..... been using ASUS for years. Reply
  • bgc99 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just checked Newegg, mobo in my current system (A8N-SLI Premium) was purchased in Sept. 2005! Papa need a new mobo, stat. I'm curious what difference you will see using memory faster than 1600 if the CPU isn't overclocked? Reply
  • Sivar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've had some trouble with their ultra low-end (those with permanently soldered CPUs), but I've been generally happy with the rest. Reply
  • awg0681 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to hear more details and see the difference on the new way ASUS has developed for reading the RAM. Reply
  • spartibus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Since ASUS is making discreet sound cards, why has there not been a motherboard model with their Xonar sound integrated? Why do they tend to stick with ADI or Realtek? Reply
  • kureme - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One thing I would like to see more of are mITX boards. With the current trend of more performance with a more compact size, having more options would draw more people towards these form factors and increase demand and lower the price of these parts. Reply
  • r1sefromru1n - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Cant wait to hear more about premium and formula motherboards! Thanks AnandTech!!! Reply
  • crzyc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Planning on using one of these for my new Diablo III build. Reply
  • browsing - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to know what ASUS sees as the future of mItx for gaming. Reply
  • Koulikov - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about plans for using PCI-E 3.0 to its potential Reply
  • grayrock - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using Asus motherboards for quite a few years now. I also have a Asus ROG g74SX laptop that I absolutely love. And I have even convinced my parents to give up their ***r laptops and they finally purchased two Asus i5 Laptops.
    The question that I have about the video is that I see the board has wi-fi. With the upcoming new wi-fi standard, will the z77 boards support the new standard?
    Thanks!
    Reply
  • PolarisOrbit - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Some great looking boards in the giveaway. I'd like to see more SFF boards, one PCIE16 slot is good for most users and two for power users covers almost everyone. I really don't get why people still buy full size ATX. Reply
  • Sb87 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Could use a new board... Reply
  • rlhunts - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still running a Q9550. This would make justifying the rest of the upgrade pissible! Reply
  • Melonman64 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    All of these boards look pretty sweet! Reply
  • 2go|!2go - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How is the WIFI Go/DLNA streaming functionality coordinated with wired ethernet devices, can wired devices access the same functionality as wireless? Reply
  • akers - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My old Core 2 Duo just isn't cutting it any more. Need to upgrade to ASUS! Reply
  • lunarx3dfx - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One of the best features in my opinion, is one that should have been around for a long time. The ability of the Super IO chip to measure, store, and operate based on the real world data collected by the chassis fans. Very very nice. Thank you Asus. Reply
  • michaelklachko - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    thanks! Reply
  • Sumotku - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    If I don't win a ASUS Sabertooth Z77 I'll very likely buy one. Reply
  • Silent_Rage - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS FTW!! Reply
  • kscowboy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I did not hear much on the levels of the boards except the prices are from $200 to $300 for supreme board. What are the major differences on the levels of boards? Reply
  • djcassidy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like more information......please give me one of these. Thanks. Reply
  • idiotsavant1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for another great contest. And thanks to ASUS for building great products. Reply
  • dgordon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was wondering for the average user where along your product stack do you think someone gets the best balance of features vs cost? Reply
  • redtruck2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus boards. I use them in my builds and recommend them to friends. It would be cool to win one!! Reply
  • odin607 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The video was incredibly interesting. Shout out to JJ for talking about the board and related tech in a normal, non-advertising manner.

    As far as motherboards go I think it'd be interesting to learn more about the designing of motherboards; take us through a production cycle. Also, it'd be beat to hear about some features that were developed but dropped for whatever reason.

    I'd also love to know more about the direction asus monitors are heading in. When can we expect to see 2560x1600/1440 in the 24-26" area? Will IPS versions become more common?
    Reply
  • sligett - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Small is good - more small motherboards, please. Reply
  • notmythar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I, too, am watching for UEFI features that go beyond a fancy bios interface. Reply
  • CamdogXIII - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is an awesome company, very innovative products with high quality. Top it off with great customer service too! Reply
  • SilthDraeth - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is my preferred laptop manufacturer. I would like to know if we will be seeing some new gaming and business series laptops coming out with matte IPS panels.

    Thanks.
    Reply
  • KC7SWH - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Make the PCI-E slot handle more than just video cards.
    I bought a ASUS E35M1-I along with a used P400 to make a kick ass media server only to be disappointed that the motherboard would not support anything other than a video card in the PCI-E slot.
    Reply
  • westonbyrne - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i am going to be building my first PC, and i will need a good motherboard... can't beat ASUS! =D Reply
  • Fradler - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are there features that you wanted to add to each motherboard but were unable to? If so, what were the constraints and ultimate reason for the compromise? Reply
  • wofsey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I always trust Asus motherboards and the timing is perfect as I'm about to embark on building a new computer. Reply
  • someguy11 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love one to stuff into my new Antec P280. Having build withdrawals! Reply
  • cknobman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to hear about the potential lineup of motherboards will have for AMD upcoming Trinity processors.

    I would also love to hear any news about upcoming ASUS "Ultrathin" laptops sporting the updated AMD "Brazos" platform.
    Reply
  • Jamezrp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It'd be great of ASUS' press team to be more responsive. Reply
  • Dyngo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been using Asus mobos for 7 years or so. In that time I have built several PC's for myself and quite a few for family and friends. The mobo's ranged from low-end to upper echelon, both Intel and AMD. In all total I have probably built 23 PCs, all with Asus mobo's. And I have never had an Asus mobo fail in any way.

    Keep up the great work!
    Reply
  • rkcth - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hope to win one. Reply
  • tippenthehat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Any one of these would be nice to put on my first build.
    .
    Reply
  • Kerick - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    my sandy bridge gives 5.1 on the windows experience index. I was hoping for better with IVY. Reply
  • donslade - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Getting ready to build a new system, perfect timing. Reply
  • Lurien - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What can we expect for the future of the ROG line? Reply
  • bwooster0 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Its great to see the new ASUS lineup and have a rep from the company talk about the products. Reply
  • Machelios - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great boards ASUS makes. The are very reliable in my customer's builds.
    BUT- ASUS, you need to give black IO shields on the mobos and bring them down to the ~$120 price.
    $200 motherboards are just unaffordable, especially in this economy.
    Reply
  • jiovani - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Have ran Asus boards for the last 10 years with one exception being an Abit board from the 440BX days. Never had any issues that were not caused by user/builder error. Reply
  • gloinsir - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ever since I had a super wonky Asus P5K-E motherboard, I've steered a bit away from Asus. Maybe it's time to come back! Reply
  • wolfin2000 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see an easier way to update the bios on ASUS motherboards instead of using bootdisks and such.

    Also, using the .rar format is a pain to use as it it is not a native Windows format and requires a 3rd party software program to use. All of your files on your website seem to use .rar format from what I have seen
    Reply
  • SanLouBlues - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've had good experiences with my past two Asus mobos but can't see the wifi remote thing being too useful when there's a thousand equivalent software packages to do that. Reply
  • Grit - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    For all of your boards that have them, the reset/CMOS/etc switches are almost always located on the "bottom" of the board, underneath the last PCI slot. In the event that users populate that slot, those "easy to reach" switches are obscured by the last PCI card. Additionally, I have seen Asus boards where some/one of the USB headers are blocked by the last PCI card. I do not mean the USB header is obscured.. I mean that the card pushes on the USB ribbon that is inserted into the USB header.

    I would greatly appreciate it if those buttons and headers could be moved either to the right (front of the case). The headers could even be moved to the edge of the board, similar to SATA headers. As USB connectors typically go to the front of the case, I think that would be more advantageous for installation and cable length.

    As a request, I'd love it if the diagnostic LED info was standard. Troubleshooting a motherboard problem shouldn't be relegated to a "high end" board. I'd be perfectly happy giving up wireless or any other additional chips that are placed on a board (personally, I find the on-chip motherboard support sufficient for my needs).

    Thanks Asus, and thanks Anand!
    Reply
  • koerbstomp70 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS has been a great brand in my experience, have a laptop from them and would love to have an ASUS motherboard in my 1st desktop build later on this year. Reply
  • VoidQ - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    And again, I die a little inside... Reply
  • Mr_Parker - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are you planning to make a windows based interface that controls more then just the fans. for instance if you wanted to disable the sound without restarting the computer, or turn off USB ports 5&6 and turn on ports 7&8 ? Reply
  • Mindlink - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has always done an excellent job producing stable, reliable, and well-supported products that deliver on the promise of quality, and has as a result always been one of my go-to- brands. The only suggestion I can make is that the Asus apps tend to be very heavy. Increasingly Windows strives for a unified look, and it would be great if Asus could start conforming to the design guidelines for windows apps. In addition, I feel that it would prevent the dashboard from consuming so much memory as well. Reply
  • Janus67 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I currently love my Maximus IV Extreme, but would love to get a look at one of the new ones. Especially for some benchmarking fun! Thank you to everyone at Asus that keeps making the ROG boards as amazing as always, especially for us hardcore tweakers :)

    Go Team Overclockers.com!
    Reply
  • Deimos_Enyalius - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUSTeK is an awesome company. Ever since I first bought my first motherboard (ASUS M4A79T Deluxe) a few years back, to go with the brand-new AMD Phenom II x6 1090T processor, I've been hooked. Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed to find that the bios version it came with wasn't yet compatible with the new x6's, and I had to go through the bios department of ASUS, which was run by one person. After I got my chip, expensive as it may have been, I was very pleased with what I got! After deciding that I want to throw together a new computer, I threw together a parts list and got to it. I still need a motherboard, a CPU, and I'm waiting for the 7990 to come out. What CPU I get will, of course, depend on what motherboard I get. Winning this would help me out a lot, and I'd get to both save on a part, as well as get one from an awesome company, like ASUS. The general support is awesome.

    My only advice to you is to continue doing what you're doing!
    Thanks, ASUS!
    Reply
  • chinkgai - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    pls k thx bye Reply
  • kly1222 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks. Reply
  • jamori - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    But who wouldn't want an upgrade?

    Also, the WiDi stuff sounds pretty cool, I'd love to see it in action... personally :)
    Reply
  • rolandmi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to know more about the thermal armor equipped Sabertooth Z77. It seems like I always have thermal issues living in a hot humid climate. It is a sweet looking board. Reply
  • mandoman2012 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    As the 1st tier MB manufacturer you can always count on ASUS for stable quality products. Reply
  • mooch91 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been very satisfied with all of my previous ASUS motherboards. What is the main reason for the thermal protection on the sabertooth motherboard? Are the newer chipsets that much hotter?

    Thanks
    Reply
  • danjw - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I wasn't clear about the new memory configuration, does it just allow for faster memory or does it performance with the same speed memory. So, if the same simms were used in one of your Sandy Bridge boards would it perform the same or better in the Ivy Bridge boards?

    Also is it safe to bet that a Maximus 5 Formula is going to be out in late May or early June?
    Reply
  • BrianSliman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been running Asus boards since the P2 333 chip existed and have no complaints. Reply
  • sotti - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the mobos.
    Love seeing good stuff for Air cooling o/c
    Reply
  • BuckeyePC - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see a small form factor, such as the Mini-ITX or mATX, with options specifically designed for a HTPC setup. Specifically incorporation of high-quality audio (like the Xonar chipsets) and Digital HD tuners (ideally 2 or more, but one would be a start). Keeping WiFi and Ethernet, USB3 and eSATA for connectivity and passive cooling. Reply
  • Kevin G - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'll be happy with anything in the draw. Reply
  • Mathman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like the ability to relabel fan headers in the UEFI. As someone who likes to experiment with build designs it can be handy.

    Thanks Asus.
    Reply
  • rchris - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The number of features on these new boards is amazing. But I've looked at the user manuals and ASUS needs to do a better job explaining how some of these features work and how to make the best use of them (we're not all experts yet).

    Thanks for the sweepstake.
    Reply
  • the_hundreds - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to know more about when Thunderbolt will make its way into ASUS boards? Reply
  • neoarbiter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Excited about getting an ASUS board for my build this summer (if I don't win one here). Probably a p8z77-v or Sabertooth.
    Keep up the good work with all the new features!
    Reply
  • courtney.jm - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Kind of sad that the thing I was most excited by was the Fan Xpert. I feel like the biggest thing for Asus is the software/BIOS options. Also, give one of those displays away too! Those monitors are amazing. Reply
  • shade88 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see more high-end screen options on your laptops. A 14inch laptop with an IPS panel powered by Ivy Bridge is the sweet spot. Thanks, ASUS! Reply
  • Drewstre - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    About the only thing I could ask for on the P8Z77 series is Firewire and/or Thunderbolt. Any plans for Thunderbolt Asus? Thanks! (Please forgive if I post twice; NoScript is acting up) Reply
  • hairywalrus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    on your midrange boards which are mostly black and blue . . . get rid of all the white.

    black and blue looks good

    black, blue, and white . . .not so much
    Reply
  • EHuntington - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My last three builds have had ASUS motherboards. Always rock solid and customer support is fantastic. The only thing I'd like is better onboard sound. Those Realtek chips are always iffy. Reply
  • CoreLogicCom - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm still on a S939 Athlon X2! That rig, running an ASUS mobo and video card, is still good for almost everything but gaming, but getting tough to game on today. Ivy Bridge is where I wouldn't mind being these days!

    ASUS, I just wish your color scheme for motherboards was less "blue" on the Deluxe line. How about grey tones instead? (I have a windowed case, so it still matters to me.) Or the ROG colors would be nice but that mobo is $$$.
    Reply
  • thefizzle656 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I always stick with Asus' awesome motherboards. Reply
  • Browncow8 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm running a P7P55D-EVO and looking at upgrading. Can't wait to have UEFI and all the new stuff that Asus has added since the P55 series. This interview covered pretty much everything! Thanks Reply
  • unkldiesel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using Asus motherboards for years - however, when I built my current 1155 system, I cheaped out and got the non-SLI version. I'd love to win one of these Z77's so I can try SLI. Reply
  • obsidianfirefly - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love it if an ASUS ultrabook had a full HD screen and quad-core ivy bridge Reply
  • iishy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the giveaways! Always been an Asus user. Reply
  • Kurruppt - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    why dont you guys make full cover plates for motherboards kinda like the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (ATX)? Reply
  • silrais - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love to build a new system around an ASUS motherboard since they've always treated me well in the past and I'm well beyond due for a new system. Reply
  • cmdrdredd - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've used a lot of different Asus motherboards and all of them have been great to me and lasted quite a long time. There's a lot of close competition these days in the mobo world, Asus seems to always have something interesting to keep themselves noticed. Reply
  • feelingshorter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Customer service is a top priority for me when it comes to buying desktop component. Second is price. I really wish Intel motherboards were cheaper. Reply
  • kleinwl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I am still running an EPoX with a 165 opteron, however since EPOX is no longer available, I have been building systems for friends with the ASUS motherboards, primarily due to their reputation. One thing I really like is the multiphase power to lower power ripple and improve overclocking. With Ivy Bridge, I would like to see micro ATX with full level of overclocking capability, ram, and GPU (dual slot - cooler) for SFF boxes.

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • ven1ger - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When I first started building a system years back, I tried an ASUS board but had problems with the memory I bought, memory worked on another board I got in place and since then haven't tried ASUS. Would be willing to give ASUS another try for a new build. Reply
  • Madtoady - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Always liked Asus' motherboards, would very much like a Z77 one! Reply
  • kingdavid7 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS Boards are the best! Reply
  • ericgcollyer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    In the video, they mentioned that the V-Deluxe could handle more concurrent connections than the V-Pro. How many more concurrent connections are we talking about? Reply
  • viper1879 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great lineup as usual by asus, seems that the Mini ITX version has solid features compared to previous generation chipsets!

    Good Stuff!
    Reply
  • dbdbdb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love ASUS products. My first one was an ASUS 486 motherboard with IDE and SCSI on board. No one ever believed that a motherboard has BOTH interfaces on the board. My future motherboards, starting with the P2 (P2B-LS) had SCSI on board there too. My P3, My P5, all of them. Loved them, and ASUS. Even stocking up on some of the ASUS DVD drives now. Thanks Asus! Reply
  • raimondi13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear their opinion on the future form factor of computing, seeing as how many desktops are getting smaller, people are switching to laptops as opposed to desktops and smartphone capabilities are exceeding the limitations of recently obsolete desktops. Reply
  • achhu26 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus!! Reply
  • electrolics - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i like the way ASUS keeps a support for old device connectors like DB-9, IDE connector and stuff. People who want to enjoy new technology can also enjoy support for old stuff.

    i have been using ASUS motherboard for quite some time, i like it, and looking forward to stick to ASUS products.
    Reply
  • quantumsquid - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I wouldn't mind if it was easier to set up SSD caching (SRT). Reply
  • MushroomBomb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I heard about some ports giving you faster charging of USB devices, what kind of improvements can we expect to see?

    Are those new ones a standard or only on the higher end boards?
    Reply
  • BravoHotel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will the TB card be 2 channel or 4 channel? Also, expected release date? Reply
  • alaricljs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My biggest issue with mITX is the cube shaped cases. Does Asus have any plans to address the idea similarly to designs I've seen from Intel where the PCIe slot has a 90° laydown adapter and a heatpipe HSF that lays down off one edge of the motherboard?

    I see the P8Z77-I restricts the idea of a laid down heatpipe HSF due to the power handling module and memory slots blocking the edges of the motherboard.
    Reply
  • mbt1595 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What budget mobo's will asus be offering later down the line? $200 for entry level is a bit out of reach even for a new chipset. Boards look awesome though. Reply
  • darkazntank - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I know that everyone is excited for the new z77 chipset (myself included), but what is the next move for Asus in terms of motherboards? Reply
  • PeterLaComb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just what I need - another Asus mobo - on top of the Asus monitor and existing mobo. Reply
  • Blackfang535 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Exactly, isn't it what everyone needs? Reply
  • xzeroid - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Planning to use mITX on my next build Reply
  • tribe2010 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    wondering if i should get a discrete graphics card or just use internal graphics.. Not doing much gaming. These boards would be great though! Reply
  • hansmuff - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    First of all, thank you JJ for your insights into the Asus board features. Not currently being an owner, I really appreciate seeing the non-obvious details in fan control, BIOS re-flash and such. I'm excited that those things have made it into the entire line-up.

    I have to agree with the statement that yeah, everybody has plenty of fan headers, PCI-E slots and UEFI implementations, but the details are often less than perfect. I have a board from a vendor who is spelled with 3 letters, and they are a top tier manufacturer; their UEFI is downright terrible.

    If I had one question, it would be why, in all UEFI BIOS I have seen to date including GigaByte, MSI and low-end ASUS, are the help descriptions so terrible and devoid of meaning?
    Why can't I see in the UEFI help what a safe PLL voltage is for my P67/2600K combo? Surely that could be implemented. I would love to see a really helpful context help in my UEFI.

    Thanks again, great and informative video.
    Reply
  • mostro - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    is their build quality in general. I am still running an old P4PE board on my freenas box and a P5B-E board on the htpc box.

    The one thing I didn't care much for is the auto overclocking BIOS function (AI NOS?) that was on the P5B mobo. The auto software was only able to do a very mild 30% overclock on a E4300 chip whereas with a manual setting I was able to get 83% oc (3.3 Ghz). Maybe this function has been improved in recent Asus boards?
    Reply
  • budward - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Woot! Thx Asus and Anandtech Reply
  • Stabgotham - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The one thing that wasn't addresses was what types of peripherals will be available to use Thunderbolt on the PC. Seems like the rollout even on the Mac side has been slow.

    Love ASUS boards. Hope I can score one of the new ones :)
    Reply
  • mpmccann - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about wide eye in the future. Reply
  • Taenon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to hear more about the monitor. 1080p is such a lame resolution for everyone to be stuck at. Reply
  • pmauddib - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have had allot of luck with ASUS boards over the years, I would like to know more about how they might be dealing with bad power from a flaky supply. Reply
  • mcbowler - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    And they will never sell out. :) Give me a micro or mini board! Reply
  • tuskers - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always believed you've made the best products. Did you go with the thermal armor look because it's badass, because it's thermally superior, or both? Reply
  • meimeizhu - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus MBs are always reliable. I would like to see how well are these MBs compare to the 68 series personally, so please give me one! Reply
  • kristof007 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is the perfect way to get my new system started. Even if I don't win, I am going over to Newegg to get an ASUS board! Reply
  • s1175290 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks to Asus for offering a wide variety of boards, both in size, and level (entry all the way up to enthusiast). I have two Asus MBs and would definitely buy more again! Reply
  • momentum - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can you elaborate on the Wi-eye (sp) remote monitor feature. Reply
  • LinkTiger - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was well aware of Asus' sterling reputation when it comes to motherboards, so when I built my current gaming PC two years ago, I knew exactly which motherboard to pick, and I couldn't be happier. A bit of critical feedback: your 7-series motherboards look great, and all could find a happy home in a machine of mine, but with so many great features spread out among the different products, how do you expect us mere mortals to pick one!? :-) Luckily, if I was to win, a roll of the dice will decide for me! Reply
  • Kartajan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really would love to get past my C2D.... Reply
  • jkresh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    will there be any WS series motherboards for ivy bridge or will they be reserved for ivy bridge-e? About time to upgrade my p6t6ws revolution. Reply
  • RylinM_I6 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd personally love to see some Asus motherboards with USB 3.0 only - I know it'd be more expensive (particularly since Ivy Bridge doesn't natively support all that many), but that definitely seems like it'd be more flexible and future-proof than including USB 2.0 as well. Reply
  • alfreddelacruz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using Asus mb since the dawn of time, reliable, great performers, and no leaking capacitors yet! Reply
  • andrusoid - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Getting to be time to replace the P4 mono I've been running since 2005, XP, Linux and now Windows 7. Board just keeps on going. Reply
  • EchoSource - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Anandtech really explains and details all of the features and specs of reviewed components, and I love that. Great video! Reply
  • Dex1701 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great looking motherboards! I'm not sure I understand the trend of having integrated Wifi on the board, though. It seems like a waste of space for something that a lot of enthusiasts won't use. Reply
  • ereon6 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How will turbo settings compare to custom overclocking? Generally speaking, overclocking from scratch seems to be more stable and worthwhile then using a preset, I.E. 4.8ghz. Also, do you think there will be any preset overclock settings in the future that will be able to compare to professional overclockings? Thanks. Reply
  • scoombs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Other than doing a product compare for a given line of motherboards, is there some consistent methodology used in classifying a given board as a “Deluxe” vs. a “Pro” by feature content, or can it vary by generation? In other words, are there a number of features that the “Pro” will always have, or lack, across generations? Reply
  • Arhuul - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    We have seen various MBs from Asus to help support socket 1155. Growth of these chipsets has been pretty agressive and with the current small footprint of Thunderbolt connectivity can we expect to see a future socket 1155 MB/chipset to offer more TB support? Reply
  • technicalvampire - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Rock solid Motherboards. I have never had a need to call customer service. I build a new system every year and its time to upgrade. ASUS and INTEL you cant beat the reliability of the two Reply
  • nickersonm - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The thermal armor on the Z77 is quite neat, but it would be nice to see some support for adding the motherboard components to a watercooling loop. It is helpful for reducing overall case noise when using an external radiator.

    The current generation of ASUS motherboards looks really nice overall!
    Reply
  • SK8TRBOI - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS P8Z77I - I need one of these! This is a must for my next build. Reply
  • sbrown23 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My Core 2 Q system is getting long in the tooth. Ivy Bridge is looking like the answer. Question is, do I go with SRT/HDD combo, or just go SSD boot drive and a regular HDD data drive? Reply
  • Joseph Luppens - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still using the ASUS P5N-D LGA775 mobo and showing no signs of letting up. Would love to win that P8Z77-V DELUXE and move to the Ivy platform! Thanks ASUS, your mobos rock. Reply
  • itsmekirill - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    enough USB 3.0 ports Reply
  • jrparker99 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you, ASUS, for consistently delivering stable, feature-packed motherboards at reasonable price points! Reply
  • stiggy8 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    SSD or No? Is that combination stable enough? But my old XP system is ready for the jump to Win 7 and new hardware. A free MOBO would get me going down the path.

    Thanks,
    Reply
  • jcsburg - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks, Asus, for making quality boards and other products for so long now. I've used your products in countless builds for friends, family, and myself over the years, and I've always had great success. Your work on UEFI and what it's done to enhance the usability and configurability of a system's core component is much appreciated, and an awesome addition to your products. Please continue to enhance it and we'll keep buying. Thanks! Reply
  • tangjam - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Perfect for my first build! Reply
  • danielle - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My 3 year old ASUS motherboard is showing signs of dying, I desperately need a new motherboard. I'm not a techie by any means, but mITX board is freaking sexy. :-) Reply
  • beetea1561 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for taking the time to talk to the consumers and for the information. Also, thanks for sponsorship of many giveaways. Reply
  • Tuharan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus motherboards are great, my last 3 computers were built with them. Reply
  • Danno86 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Purchased my first ASUS motherboard with the Maximus IV Extreme-Z and I've loved it. You mentioned you'd have a premium board besides the Formula. Is this going to be a new Maximus Extreme that allows for 3-4 way SLI? Reply
  • dajeepster - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I want the board with three pcie-16 slots... the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Reply
  • schizoide - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using Asus motherboards for years, but my question is about something else-- external thunderbolt PCI-e enclosures. These are incredibly exciting, because they would allow people to buy an ultrabook with integrated intel graphics, take it home, plug into the thunderbolt enclosure, and play games with enthusiast-level external graphics. We haven't seen these so far since thunderbolt was apple-only, but now that ivy bridge is upon us... any plans Asus? (and if so, I'd be happy to help test it) Reply
  • scorpiobuzz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still running a Maximus Extreme and a Formula - looking forward to some Sandy action! Reply
  • YaBaBom - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Help me replace my aging gigabyte MB, Asus and Anand! Reply
  • Mandarinez - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS! I love you! Reply
  • ahktang - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Loving this format for information from Asus. I'm interested to hear more about their vision for the future of thunderbolt. Do apple and Intel have something really cool on their hands with TB? Reply
  • Dsmos - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Any chance all of your boards will have built in wifi? Reply
  • IGemini - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The last two boards I bought were ASUS, awesome products. Can't think of any question to ask that wasn't already suggested... Reply
  • rlind007 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    In definitely wan to measure performance boosts with this new motherboard. Reply
  • scarletvertigo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love to have one of these bad boys..sign me up Reply
  • Superbogey - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Need a new system for the family so one of these would be a great basis for one. Reply
  • mkbehbeh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    one of the things that I have found to be lacking is the fine control of cooling/fan speed options. Most entry level motherboards neglect this entirely, but even the higher end boards are not always as flexible as I like. It is one of the areas of a MB that is difficult if not impossible to replicate after the fact. A few key features that make setting up a machine that is both capable of overclocking and dead silent at normal tasks. Some features that are key:

    Ability to set min max fan speeds along with control temperature and control ramp rate
    Ability to have each fan header set to control a specific temperature
    Ability to use PWM or voltage control per header basis

    What would be ideal is to get an automated system that would let you pick a min fan speed for low noise (dont drop below x rpm as x rpm is silent) along with a control temperature. What would be really great is to make these adjustments on the fly without having to reboot the computer each time you change a setting.
    Reply
  • Gumby88 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My question is. I would like to get a ROG board but find myself not a big overclocker. Which Z77 board is the most feature rich, but not a ROG board but still good for gaming? Reply
  • NeOxJokeR - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hoping to support for drivers improves and hopefully they constantly are upgrading as well as bios revisions Reply
  • hqsewell - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Finally an excuse to upgrade my computer, love Asus mobo's! Reply
  • brollo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I just finally dove in and bought a sandforce controller based ssd. I was considering upgrading to an ivy bridge CPU and z77 chipset board in the near future. Winning something like this would definitely make that happen a lot sooner! Reply
  • hadley711 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hope this does it! Reply
  • davidcwood - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I need to upgrade my ASUS P7P55D Reply
  • tedcr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Like to know performance differences between boards. Reply
  • noxipoo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    need a new something or other! Reply
  • lipscomb88 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You guys have awesome mobos and I cannot wait until the TPrime Infinity comes out. In addition to my original EeePC, I will be rocking a ton of ASUS if I win any of these mobos. Reply
  • tpurves - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about thunderbolt support, when is it coming and what will it look like?

    thx
    Reply
  • RobElk - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You can disable EUFI if you are building your own PCs, right? Reply
  • Shuxclams - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This reminds me of the jump to 440BX with the P2B. Sounds amazing! Reply
  • alsowoo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I might've missed it or it might just be familiar territory with enthusiast and high-end level hardware, but the video seemed to make such a great case for getting value from the entry-level boards that I was wondering what it is that separates them from the more expensive boards in the series. Thanks for the great video and the contest! Reply
  • harvman313 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the description of all the ASUS MoBos. I love mine and can't wait to try out a new build with another ASUS MoBo!! Reply
  • cmdspyder - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    love to here the price in smaller figure in the near future and release a smaller size board with "Thermal Armor" on it. Reply
  • twkatadin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could use a new Asus motherboard for my SSF system. Reply
  • tnicks - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I noticed you mentioned the resolution for the upcoming displays, but what will the physical screen size be for them? What kind of input connections will they have?

    Also, for the ROG line, what in the UEFI will set it apart from the Deluxe models?

    I'm still running an Asus Rampage Formula x48 and sadly the memory controller was never able to consistently post with all four DIMMS populated even with just matching 2GB sticks, regardless of what kind of voltage I threw at them. I read recently that a faulty memory controller had been blamed on the first revision boards, which I have and unfortunately I just found that out. What kind of warranty will these new boards have and would an issue like that be covered under the standard terms?
    Reply
  • Magee_MC - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One of these would do it. :-) Reply
  • tlmaclennan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has always been my go to motherboard. Thanks for an excellent product! I'm definitely more interested in the progress of a more GUI-like UEFI environment. Reply
  • Kyuusei - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has been my go to brand for mobos for years, though your NA customer support can use some tweaking. Reply
  • CiaoBoy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus, any chance that we will see Windows Phone 7 on the PadFone? Reply
  • nafhan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wouldn't mind building me a little high powered home server... Reply
  • highlnder69 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you Asus for making great products. I have been using your motherboards for years and also love my Transformer Prime!! Reply
  • LordNikon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    New motherboard smell is the best. Reply
  • nbatothemax - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think Asus should work more on including more USB 3 ports and headers as well as thunderbolt to help me and others choose Asus without any doubt because on every other front, Asus is in the lead. Reply
  • Android8675 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ivy? I don't know, but I haven't updated in about 5 years, so maybe I'm due..

    Keep up the good work, and keep up your exceptional customer service!
    Reply
  • jdk2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Anandtech and Asus. Reply
  • sersteve - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i would definatly like to hear more about this

    my fans seem to speed up and idle eratically and i am always worried about this
    win me a board so i can test it out :)
    Reply
  • Neocoolzero - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Live in Europe and could really use a mb,been using the same for over 6 years now,sadly theres never giveaways like this over here..... Reply
  • JimmyJoe - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love ASUS and would love a new board! Thanks! Reply
  • DWolvin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Awesome! My ASUS Rampage II Extreme is starting to look pretty longin the tooth, and I'd love an excuse to rejoin the overclocking club! (The i7 965 is too darn hot to OC) Reply
  • derrickg - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been thinking about upgrading doe 5 years now. This motherboard would be just the push I need to throw down an extra 1500 getting the system I want. Reply
  • yobuck - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would be nice if ASUS provided bios updates to legacy/proprietary boards to unlock features that the vendors locked? Thoughts? Other than that nice boards! Reply
  • Psychosylph - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been happy with my last two ASUS boards. Time for a new one. Reply
  • eilersr19 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to hear more about plans for smaller, cooler, quieter form factors.
    Intel is moving IVB and HSW more into the mobile space; are there new form factors Asus is planning to take advantage of to match?
    Reply
  • smarmy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    haven't used an asus in a while so this would be a great way to try one out! Reply
  • pzx2001 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still using a 1st gen Rampage Formula Reply
  • D Beers - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ready for an upgrade, and one of these new ASUS boards would be great! 10lbs of features packed into a 5lb container! Reply
  • pvdw - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Currently Zotac is the only manufacturer with a board for SFF home servers (unless I missed something). We could do with some competition from ASUS with a 6sata mini-itx board. Would make for a good alternative motherboard for use in the Lian Li PC-Q08 6-disk configuration we build. Reply
  • Lexington02 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Personally I think ASUS makes quality products but I have found that the selection of micro itx to be lacking. It would be nice if ASUS could release a couple more of these smaller boards, after all it should get only easier (Haswell I'm looking at you).

    P.S. It would be even cooler if you released nano-ITX boards.
    Reply
  • Greg512 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I believe many people will upgrade to Ivy Bridge from Bloomfield, including myself. I would love to see an analysis of these two platforms. Thanks! Reply
  • ThankZero - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like the look of that thermal armor on the sabertooth Reply
  • safusu - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    These mobo's look spiffy, would love to stick one of these into a new HTPC I'm planning! The layout of the boards looks beautiful, I hope they perform as well as they look. Reply
  • rlind007 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I will definitely buy a ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe $200 motherboard for next upgrade to Ivy Bridge CPU but want recommendation to pair MB with 80+ power supply for most energy savings. Reply
  • lordneptune - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was wondering how the performance is of the integrated graphics, especially in regards to gaming. Is the performance passable for most things nowadays? Or, is it a case where a separate video card is necessary to be able to enjoy most current games? Reply
  • ruuku - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to build another PC, and friends have recommended ASUS. Seems like a good starting point! Reply
  • YiPPiEkiYEH - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    These boards in the small mAtx sizes look like winners. Reply
  • Mike789 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to win one of these. Reply
  • Peteman100 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Intel's focus has been shifting from performance to low power consumption. I wanted to know if Asus has any plans or ideas on how power consumption can be reduced on motherboards too. Reply
  • Berzerker7 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Posting for the giveaway, Ivy Bridge sure seems like it's the chip line to beat! Reply
  • Mr_Armageddon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has really been impressing me lately. Keep it up. Reply
  • perfectm - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    can't wait to see if i win! Reply
  • dtkflex - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to hear more about the USB boost functionality and wouldn't mind getting any of these boards even to use a Sandy Bridge in that I have right now. Reply
  • JWatson - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could definitely use this platform to test out a VMware build :D Reply
  • kschaffner - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The way you described for flashing the bios where it doesn't require anything connected to it like the gpu, cpu, or memory sounds pretty awesome. As a technician I can see this coming in handy when working on customers machines. I also love the fact that even if you corrupt the ROM onboard you can overwrite it and not brick the board! Reply
  • SNIP3S076 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I read the mobile ivy bridge review and am modestly impressed. I just can't wait to see what vendors like Asus can do with this now Reply
  • pork420 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    it would be great to win this! Reply
  • sherazch - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can't wait to pop one of these into my desktop along with some Ivy Bridge. Thanks Anand and Asus. I only trust Anand Reviews because they are grounded in facts!!! Reply
  • phee - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Always worked with Gigabyte boards, but thinking I may be switching to Asus for IB. Great interview Anand! Looking forward to a new build and really thinking one of these boards will be at the heart of it. Thanks again for the interview and the information. Reply
  • phdchristmas - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (ATX) come with the fans that work with the thermal armor? The last thermal armor board i purchased did not include the fans which kinda made me blow my top. Reply
  • dnd728 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus, I hope you lower those prices a bit. Reply
  • ggathagan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm especially interested in seeing how fully populated memory slots compare with only having a pair of slots populated.

    On a presentation note:
    Kudos to Anand, Asus and JJ.
    I've never spoken to any technical reps in this field, but JJ's a perfect example of what any tech rep should be; well-spoken, familiar with the product beyond a surface level and succinct in describing technical issues to those who are not stupid, but are not engineers either.

    One critique: Get a mic for each person. JJ was difficult to hear at times due to his distance/position in relation to the mic.
    Reply
  • chedrz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm interested to see how overclocking progresses as Ivy Bridge matures. Also, I'm pretty psyched to see WiFi included on-board on a couple of boards. It would be nice to be able to pitch my old WiFi card. Reply
  • photodroopy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hi,
    Thank you for giving us the oportunity to win a motherboard. I definately need one.
    Although I have built computers in the past, and intend on building my next computer as well, most of the information was simply above my head.
    If I were to make a recomendation for the video, I would ask that you start with a simplified overview, highlighting those things which the least experienced builders would be interested in, and then moving up from there.

    Thanks again for the chance to win.
    Reply
  • cghebert - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Interested in the new Zenbook. When will IVB Zenbooks be on the shelves?? Reply
  • DrDazed - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm interested to find out if there will be any alternatives that will allow Thunderbolt to be used on current hardware and what potential gains in performance might be seen.

    Thanks for the great interview
    Reply
  • PatrickBateman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love the new boards for my next build Reply
  • kasemontana - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see a comparison between the Sabertooth and the Deluxe - speed, temps, and stability. Reply
  • cschurr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Pick me!! Reply
  • MBASHCRAFT - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What other white-paper guidance did you recieve from Intel, was it implemented, and what do you feel were the benefits of them? Reply
  • ajr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Building a new rig as soon as Ivy Bridge is released and I'll definitely be buying ASUS parts. Thanks for the video. Reply
  • Thehalo8 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can't wait new Ivy processors to ship next week, been in need of an upgrade for a while now!!! Reply
  • npoc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I run Ubuntu, and I'm curious to hear how well Ivy bridge works under Linux. Specifically I'd like to hear how it media pc functions compare to NVidia and vdpau. Reply
  • godihatework - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Best motherboards i have had are either Asus or MSI. Would love to get away from this older EVGA nforce 650i (not that it has been bad, because it's been great...for five years) Reply
  • nateious - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm due for an upgrade, I'd be happy to get one for free :) Reply
  • Kralizec - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Do we have pricing info on the new boards yet? Reply
  • Chriz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been a few years since I've had an Asus board but I would like to go back to them. Reply
  • GrJohnso - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice new line of boards... What I'm interested in is more real-world tests, including adopters, of the UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) system. Would be nice to see some external SSD drives benched on this. I like the idea of portable/external storage running a breakneck speeds... Reply
  • mars2k - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    More USB 3.0! Reply
  • AGMS - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was wondering, whether Asus could add more cables in to their boxes. I always seem to be running low on sata cables. Reply
  • DragonNOA1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like seeing multiple back panel I/O ports to support all kinds of peripherals. Reply
  • vanka - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I swear by Asus; best boards out there. Reply
  • jclarksprintanand - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like the standard functions through all boards, especially that bios recovery. I certainly could use a new updated board. I miss my nforce asus board. Reply
  • txlonghorn - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I can use all the freebies Reply
  • sprockkets - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You have a good monitor. It did break, and you did service it. It just took like almost 2 weeks to get a reply vs. the 3 days you strive for. Fix that and it will be all good. Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I need this so I can set up SSD caching on my raid 5 array. Reply
  • HoagieMon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    my old k7 asus mobo is on its last legs, time for another board Reply
  • D3Attic - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for all the info on the new tech. Can't wait to play with the latest and greatest. Reply
  • t_yamamoto - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My dad used to tell me his first ever board was an ASUS that I should always build computers with ASUS boards and I have.

    What I'd like to hear more is how ASUS will move into the future and what they have in store for us (IE: New lineup of MoBos, maybe getting into the RAM business,etc)
    Reply
  • IronPlasma - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the new fan control options. Also like Anand, I'm interested in hearing more about where the UEFI GUI will go in the future. And will current and revised UEFI interfaces trickle down to previous gen Asus UEFI boards like the P67 series? Speaking of that, I remember hearing about Intel adding support for SRT (Smart Response) to their P67 boards via BIOS update. Because Asus has such a close relationship with Intel I've been curious if it was possible for Asus to add SRT support to their P67 boards as well. And if it's not possible is it a hardware limitation on all non-Intel boards or simply a licensing/cost limitation? Thanks for listening Asus. Reply
  • ors23 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just curious as to whether Asus thinks Intel's "Tick" "Tock" approach is good for the industry. Reply
  • d0ogie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love that ASUS is doing a high-quality Z77 based ITX board! Would love to hear more about using that board in a Home Server, HTPC, network appliance...it looks ideal for a cool, quiet, tiny 24/7 machine! Reply
  • Shi no Tenshi - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm actually curious about the thermal armor on the sabertooth and how that provides value. Reply
  • DGEE - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love Asus....been using their boards in all my systems since my first P2-350-MMX!
    Hoping to upgrade our systems (Q6600+Asus P5B Deluxe) that are generations old.
    Reply
  • Aulex - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice work on the new motherboards ASUS and keep up the good work with providing quality parts.

    I have a question pertaining more to their graphics cards and if they are going to focus more on the gpu line in the future because even though their gpus are good they aren't the best quality or known to be the go to brand for gpus unlike their motherboard lines.
    Reply
  • Amoro - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You may already be doing this but PLEASE bring out an affordable Windows 8 Tablet at 10". Reply
  • 1990camaro - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    that ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe would make a great base for my home server... Reply
  • chaosfactor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I don't really have a technical question since you guys have covered everything I would have asked.... I have to know, on that sabertooth board with the TUF armor. What's stopping the dust from accumulating under that "shield"? Thanks! Reply
  • Ali Oakley - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has always been my first choice when purchasing new system Boards. Their quality is recognized worldwide and their features are unsurpassed. They always seem to be one step ahead of the other manufacturers. Keep up the excellent work! Reply
  • secretanchitman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always used Asus motherboard in my built computers, nothing else! :) Reply
  • txsjaxon - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have done numerous builds with multiple motherboard manufacturers. I am amazed at how fast ASUS is with updates and new releases. Of all the builds I have done the ASUS systems last the longest with the fewest troubles. I have come to expect nothing but the best from this company. I own ASUS laptops and EEEPads as well. (However I am a little disappointed that they scrapped the MeMo 370t .) In my book ASUS is among, if not the best motherboard manufacturer. I do agree that the UFI is great as far as a souped up bios setting tool but I too would like to see something more revolutionary than evolutionary. thanks for this opportunity to score some sweet boards.. Reply
  • teiglin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Interesting video, thanks. Been very happy with my P7P55D for the last year and a half, as well as a handful of previous ASUS boards. I especially love the new realtime power control functions. Reply
  • meth0s - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice video as well- regarding the onboard audio, I think the moves you're making with creative's technology are an excellent step. That said, it would be great to see something in the way of onboard audio with some more power output for those of us who have mid-to-high end headphones requiring a bit more power to drive- thanks! Reply
  • michaelheath - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Maximus V Gene or the P8Z77-I deluxe looks like an interesting departure from the same old ATX board. Reply
  • Rocket321 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about how Asus connects with their customers to make design decisions. This is one company that seems to really listen to comments and make improvements such as their great fan control options. Reply
  • GelderG - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have one in my current system that is 6 years old. I could use the upgrade! Reply
  • havoti97 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I still have an Asus P5B Deluxe kicking strong. In for a lottery ticket Reply
  • mxnerd - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS products have been excellent from my past experience. Reply
  • XonicEQ - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    it's 4 years old! Reply
  • Bigshrimp - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have always been a fan of Asus and their motherboards. One question is, most motherboards come with Realtek audio hardware. Will you be using any creative hardware on your Z77 motherboards.

    Thanks
    Reply
  • sublimec - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    New boards from my favorite board maker? Awesome! I loved the video and I hope to see more companies creating premium micro-atx and ITX boards. Reply
  • rrgibron - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This is why I "love" Asus. I can't wait to upgrade my aged P5W DH DELUXE. to Z77 board. Reply
  • strategem - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus boards are amazing; I've used them for years and am always excited to get new Asus hardware. Reply
  • ydc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Now can I get me one of them there boards? Reply
  • jburgett - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Drop my name in the hat!
    I like my ASUS P8P67-M Pro, but would like a bit more clearance between the RAM and CPU heat sink.
    Keep up the good work - Thanks!
    Reply
  • wofuhuru - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've never heard anything bad about an ASUS board. I have lots of friends who have them and I would love to see how they are for myself. Reply
  • raminho - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus and Anandtech for this promotion. My number on motherboard choice and IT news site... Reply
  • ALLisONE - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for making such quality motherboards!

    I'm in for one on my next build!
    Reply
  • priceman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    That ROG Max looks pretty righteous! Just wondering if thunderbolt is eventually going to be added into the mainstream line of MBs? Keep up the great work!!! Reply
  • pseudonymmster - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    And I could use a shiny new motherboard :D Reply
  • AlterEcho - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love the chance to upgrade from my Asus P6 to newer technology. My only comment is for Asus to allow for large heatsinks...my Nocturna needs the room :)

    AE
    Reply
  • MadEmperor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My question is regarding the wireless functionality.
    Is there any way to use this with smart phones, or any plans to do so?
    Reply
  • MattWo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One thing I keep hitting is that the time from hitting the power button to the OS starting to load (*not* finishing to boot) takes much longer than I'd like. On my old P6T board that's almost 30 seconds. Considering Win 7 takes less than 10 seconds to boot after that... It gets quite annoying when the computer hibernates. Reply
  • greatmazinga - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I want the black and red one! Reply
  • lazydc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about the compact mini-ITX P8Z77-I Deluxe and future trends of miniaturization. Reply
  • jasonnovak - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could use an upgrade Reply
  • LukeDK - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have a particular interest currently in WiDi. Normally running wire to the display isn't a big deal but I'm hoping to build a system in the future that will be somewhat distant from the display.

    Would love to build an Ivy Bridge system to take advantage of Quick Sync and those power savings.
    Reply
  • ordskiweicz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like some comparisons of onboard wifi - especially to standard stand alone boxes.
    This topic seems minimally examined.

    I have long been a fan of Asus parts - even lived through the P8P67 mess and am happy.
    Reply
  • Stanand - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It's been awhile since I bought a motherboard, but the part about "silent" fan speed controls caught my ear.

    Will all ASUS motherboards (including cheaper H-series boards for HTPCs) have at least two case fan headers that can speed up and slow down based on temperature readings? I don't like having to manually choose HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW case fan speeds for a HTPC.
    Reply
  • kaarukun - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will there be a price difference between the SKUs with the integrated Thunderbolt ports? Reply
  • brianftpc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is the only brand of motherboard I am willing to use to build any computers with. I tried to get out cheap by using Foxconn on a 1366 setup twice and both were failures. Everything I have built with ASUS is still up and running nicely and I'll never use another brand again. I was very interested in using the ASUS Sabertooth motherboard with a 2500k or 3770k cpu with a corsair H100 watercooler. Winning this board would really save me some money but win or lose ASUS makes the most reliable boards around and I'll always be a loyal customer. Reply
  • Kibbles - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    For the last few years (since my Q6600) I've only been building mitx boards. It's nice to see the different vendors coming out with these boards at launch. They used to be months behind, sometimes even coming out just a few months before the next generation launches.

    Ian's article on IB touched on undervolting only a little. I've become obsessed with quieter sff builds, and undervolting helps tremendously. With the current CPUs compute abilities being way in excess of what most games need, I find undervolting and underclocking to not sacrifice much performance, if any.

    I'm interested in an actual benchmark of the effect on performance of CPU underclocking. Seeing as how most games are GPU bound anyhow.
    Reply
  • Kenneth2011 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    So, one of my favorite things about ASUS boards is the on board Bluetooth that comes with the higher end boards. I had a bluetooth mouse with my desktop, and the little usb key never seemed to work right... I am all for cutting out middle-hardware! Reply
  • prgmbeta - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see more fan headers with BIOS and software control (in Windows) on motherboards from Asus. I'd like to see more motherboards with lots of area around the CPU socket, with low-height heat-sinks so more CPU heat-sinks are compatible. Having lots of clearance and space between the CPU socket and the RAM is a great feature, so I can upgrade my RAM without replacing my old sticks, or be restricted to short-height RAM sticks. I liked hearing about the features that are present across the hardware Asus offers. Reply
  • silcos - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been on the fence too long, time to make the leap. Reply
  • set12 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I Love my Asus laptop and my current ASUS MB is great, but I can always use more! Reply
  • Big Lug - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been unable to find out if the Asus On-Motherboard Wi-Fi access point works (provides internet access) when the computer with the new Motherboard feature is turned off? Reply
  • galvor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I skipped the Sandy Bridge generation and started digging back in to the hardware side again with Ivy Bridge. This video really helped me get my brain around the new ASUS offerings. The WIFI GO seems to be really interesting though I wish it supported WIDI. To that end, since the WIFI module looks replacable, will there be 802.11ac and/or WIDI capable versions later? Reply
  • SGTGimpy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been looking at the Sabertooth Z77 for my next build and I really like the thermal armor. I think it is a great idea for system cooling (Thanks Asus for providing fans) and it just looks clean. It would be nice to win one so I can have an excuse to blow the cash to update my system. :) Reply
  • pcoibo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love the comment about the Bios and the ability for a Gui based bios for the future. Reply
  • Yangorang - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wow this looks like an amazing lineup of motherboards as usual - the P8Z77-I DELUXE ITX board in particular looks like an amazingly feature-packed HTPC board. It looks as if they couldn't even cram everything on the board as there's a sorta daughter card sticking up and out of it.

    What's the deal with ASUS USB3.0 Turbo mode? (sounds sorta like write caching?) Is it potentially incompatible with certain USB3.0 external drives?
    Reply
  • tbtarbox - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Awesome motherboard. Cant wait to see the future products coming in the upcoming years from ASUS. Reply
  • Panther8644 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    its amazing to see what these boards can do now, i wonder what the next major step in motherboard technology will be. Reply
  • ninevoltradish - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Anyone have thoughts about graphics cards for any of these boards for a CAD workstation? Reply
  • stankpuff - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

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  • worthless - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus and Anand! Reply
  • Ragnarofl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Firstly, I dual-boot W7 and Ubuntu, and I'd like to hear more about the validation process for machines running Linux. I remember there being issues with UEFI on some OS'; it hasn't affected me yet because all of my machines are older, but I remember one of my friends having to lose his install of Fedora when he upgraded to Sandy Bridge. Should I actually win a board, it would be something I'd have to look into.

    Second question - I noticed Intel Responsiveness Technologies listed under the new 7-series chipsets. Are motherboard manufacturers like Asus going to be able to utilize things like Rapid Start and Smart Response, or is this something we're going to see more in notebooks.

    I hope I win this one. I had my t410 Thinkpad die on me right at the beginning of this semester, and I've been using my old P4 build from when I was in high school since. Used an Asus board, and knock on wood, it's still running. I hope I can upgrade it to SB or IB if I win.
    Reply
  • ezmo85 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I really like how asus is raising the bar in terms of non-negotiable features across the lineup. I've been waiting to upgrade for Ivy bridge, and this video is definitely influencing me to go with one of these boards. Reply
  • dragonb5 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus boards have been very reliable to me over the years and I will continue to use them in the future. Reply
  • GameLifter - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like how he went into more detail about how T-Topology works. I'm still curious if it gives you any real-world performance boosts, though. The video was still great, and their new products are looking great! Reply
  • monteb9511 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using Asrock and really wish I didn't upgrade to them cause of all these sick, beautiful and amazing motherboards. I would love to win one and see how they compare :) Reply
  • kapoww - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thermal armor seems like an interesting feature. Reply
  • benmarvin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been wanted an ASUS motherboard ever since I started looking into upgrading my aging PC. Reply
  • Nail64 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been wanting to get a Maximus since last year! Reply
  • DominionSeraph - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    looks cool Reply
  • XxMetalHeadxX101 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus is amazing and I have no problem admitting that I am a total fanboy! xD! Reply
  • eragon360 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would go absolutely crazy if I won this incredible giveaway! Reply
  • Mystikalrush - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Id love to see how my 680 will perform running at its rated double bandwidth from the z77 chipset with Ivybridge! Reply
  • forcefedflesh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Sweet contest!, would love to win one to get back to my Asus motherboards since I had a gigabyte board and all I have are problems with it.

    Hope to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks sponsors!
    Reply
  • cssusa - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    can't wait to hear about future products Reply
  • Inverter2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I think it would be nice to see more software explanations because that's what I know the least about.

    -Why aren't games easy to multi-thread?

    -Will it change with the new consoles?

    -Why is hyperthreading so expensive to add to a processor?

    -How does the IBM Power7 compare to intel and and in the server and research field?

    Thanks and keep up the good work.
    Reply
  • Strife21 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Got to thank Asus for there technical support and RMAing my board for a brand new one with no Issues when I had the P55 chipset. Hope Im lucky enough for one of these. Reply
  • Mythbinder - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    At Almost 5 years old, Its still prolly one of the most rock solid machines we have in the house. Wife uses it for online schooling and Office tasks mostly she has never needed more power then the 3400+ its running. I put Win 7 64b on it and everything works but the Midi/Game port. :)

    I would be interested seeing more on the DLNA media server functions discussed in the video.
    Reply
  • thejuan81 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What are those white things in the screenshots above...I cannot make them out...? Reply
  • mshannon68 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The native i7 USB 3 support is what was finally needed Reply
  • hydrata - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you Anand and Asus. Great products to go with great info! Reply
  • Yuriman - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using Gigabyte boards since a bad experience with an Asus board a few years back, but I'm ready to give them another chance. I'd love one of these boards!

    I'm really hoping to get the SFF one.
    Reply
  • slyyyy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Always have been pleased and impressed by the quality and performance of ASUS products! Reply
  • DirtyRob23 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Saw this and couldn't resist. If Asus is giving anything away, I'd love to take it. Working on an Asus laptop right now, and I have an Asus motherboard in my tower. Reply
  • supersparky - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How in-depth is the automatic feature of the overclocking software, and how reliable are its results? Reply
  • tsgarp83 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Anand too, Reply
  • kreedaz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Anand and Asus. I would love to see more stuff on mITX, I am interested in low power quiet offerings. Reply
  • grishkafool - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I wouldn't mind hearing more about the real world use and ease of the Blue-Tooth Remote stuff for Smartphones.

    Furthermore, the spacing on the Maximus looks a little crowded related to the DIMMS and the PCI-E Slot 1. Will there be crowding issues with GPUs?
    Reply
  • deadlift1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    First mobo I ever bought was an Asus mobo. Great products. Reply
  • mwells9 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Preferably with PCIe 3.0 but I'll manage regardless.

    Thanks for all the goodies,

    Marc
    Reply
  • welshdroo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    all them boards look amazing and i bet they all run amazingly ... wish could win / buy one them :P ... any way good luck all :D Reply
  • MaahStud - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have had nothing but success with ASUS MBs and it's time for an upgrade. Reply
  • nylint - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Fond memories of my A7N8X-Dlx and Barton XP-M...the deadliest combination that could be had for cheap back in the day.

    ASUS, thanks for sticking around.
    Reply
  • Iketh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Start making motherboards with a small hole just big enough to snake the CPU power connector so that those of us that have cases that don't provide for this in the motherboard tray can use this hole instead (using the cut-out section of the tray normally intended for mounting cooler backplates)....

    The Silverstone TJ08-E is a case that demonstrates this hole.
    Reply
  • Dr.Peace - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thank you ASUS for listening to the community feedback while creating high quality motherboards. What additional features do the Premium and formula boards offer over the core launch boards? Reply
  • techygeek - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS, Ivy bridge and Intel 520 series - any clue compared to other SSDs and same platform? Reply
  • ronnychen - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have one computer using ASUS motherboard, no problems so far. A new motherboard would be nice. Reply
  • Samus - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My Asus P6T is still kicking with my i7-920 after 3+ years. I couldn't recommend Asus more based on my experience with this platform alone. Simply flawless. Reply
  • jsv35 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm interested in power consumption while overclocking. Reply
  • 426hemicuda - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love Asus MB's..... I would love to try Ivy Bridge..... But from what I have seen on the overclocking and temps I think I will stick with Sandy Bridge.... unless I WIN!!!!! Reply
  • whitehat2k9 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Count me in! I'd like to see Asus improve their RMA process. I RMAed my graphics card and received the same one back. Reply
  • Shaotai - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will there be any z77 mini-itx offerings? Thxs! Reply
  • rom0n - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS makes the highest quality product. Always the lowest failure according to http://www.behardware.com/articles/831-6/component... Reply
  • Shadoweb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When are the ROG ATX boards coming out? The red & black theme goes well with my computer but it's also a Mountain Mods U2-UFO so the mATX board would be very tiny inside it. Reply
  • malcore - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The mITX board looks interesting. I wouldn't mind building a real compact system using one of these. But the question is, Would you be able to use a quite and compact cooling system on these and still be able to keep it cool when running this board at its maximum performance? Reply
  • DavidoFoo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Sabertooth motherboard looks like a great piece of hardware. I'd like to hear more about it. Thanks :) Reply
  • jlmess77 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the giveaway contest! Reply
  • Clues - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always had good experiences with Asus boards, both my current computers run them and I'm looking to get a new one for my Ivy Bridge upgrade! Reply
  • gizmovision - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    love your MBs and all you products, keep innovating and keep those prices low :)
    AnandTech keep the contests coming!
    Reply
  • Superfrag - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My last ASUS motherboard was the P5Q, after which I went with Gigabyte. I really hope ASUS puts a better onboard sound card in any of the motherboards, now or in the future. They make really good discrete sound cards anyways. Reply
  • Zander11 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How is the stability of the boards compared to previous generations? I have a P5Q Deluxe which had some stability issues even with default voltages.

    Also, how is USB 3 speed with the now native implementation?
    Reply
  • phantomnov13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i've had a good history with your products. keep up the fresh ideas. thanks Reply
  • snide23 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    How about providing a centralized terminology reference for BIOS settings? BOG sure doesn't have them all. I get tired of seeing parameters that when googled, people seem to know little about. Reply
  • jollypoly - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    asus is making great products atm. my daughter still loves her ee-pc 901 i got for her years ago. she's used it all through college. I have a 990fx sabertooth thats stable youu could want. keep up the great work asus! Reply
  • Spacecomber - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Woohoo. Sign me up, please. Reply
  • soulcarver - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I could use this for sure, but I am certain whoever wins will one happy camper. Reply
  • snowman81 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The board looks amazing! Thanks for this chance and good luck everyone! Reply
  • Mystickal - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've tried MSI, Abit, Asrock, Gigabyte, Intel, and scores of others, but I keep on coming back to Asus because they are rock-solid and stellar performers. Reply
  • Ashriel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Hey, thanks for the contest guys. I'm always a fan of the big articles like the one you just put up on the i7 3770K, and other flagship hardware, both for CPUs and GPUs. Hoping to see one for the Ivy Bridge i5s soon too. I don't think you'll stop these any time soon, but that's what I like most. I also enjoy PC case reviews and SSD round ups. Reply
  • lolpan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would love a new asus motherboard that can handle a current generation video card Reply
  • eanazag - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    2 SATA III ports is unacceptable in this second iteration of the chipset. There are plenty of things right in this new platform. I own about 5 SSDs amongst my various systems. I'm thinking Intel RAID and they are leaving me hanging. I believe this is a direct result of AMD not being competitive, nor anyone else in x86.

    I would upgrade with a free mobo. I am currently on a Core i5 760, which is pretty decent. I am really due for a GPU upgrade as I have an AMD HD3870. I would more likely upgrade the family computer to a trinity based APU. I have a Core i3 540 which I am not happy with the integrated GPU performance and compatibility. I am not feeling the same about the Intel drivers as your website. I don't want to put an add-on GPU into that machine since it runs most of the day.

    I think Intel is getting lazy in some features that should just be there, but not quite P4 lazy.

    On a side note, I think Intel should be kicking themselves for not licensing x86 to nVidia. Things would be very different today if they had done so. They nearly created this mobile dilemma for themselves.
    Reply
  • Pineappl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thunderbolt and wifi to go should be cool. Although I wonder how long it'll take people to adopt them. I know i got nothing that uses or will use USB 3.0 for that matter let alone thunderbolt. But cool name nonetheless :). Reply
  • trblmkrinc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    This opens up new frontiers in custom case enclosures...it would a nice feature if through the U/I you could change the individual fan from an intake to an exhaust fan or vice versa. The cooling option almost become limitless. Reply
  • rnaegeli1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The USB flash sounds really easy. Is it verison 3 or 2? Reply
  • Cainz0r - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One of the many features that looks great is the fan Xpert 2... It'd be sweet to have the noise/performance ratio in check. Reply
  • Impulse411 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a new motherboard.

    As for my question, what market pressure is driving the innovation at Asus? The smaller form factor push for the TV crowd? The high end, more for servers/hardcore gamers? Obviously, you make just about everything, but I was just wondering how/what was the deciding factor for your "focus" in marketing your products.

    Thanks for all your products - I've yet to own an Asus product that wasn't amazing.
    Reply
  • optarix12 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to comment on the fact that I am really impressed with the "Sabertooth" series of boards and hope to see more of them in the future. They have a really good balance of what I need and very high build quality (was just working with an X79 Sabertooth last night) without having a heap of features that I have no intention of using.

    I also think its very commendable that they choose to branch out to the tech community with great giveaways like this. Keep it up ASUS!
    Reply
  • DavStar71 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been bouncing from Asus to Gigabyte and back. Quality Reply
  • Onemangang - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will ASUS be incorporating quad channel memory into all boards or will dual and triple channel be implemented by default? Reply
  • Tifosi248F1 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Fantastic work as always Anand. A huge thanks to Asus for doing this video session and for supplying the products to give away. Everything was really informative. What really intrigued me was the WiDi and what ASUS is planning for its implementation. I would love to learn more about all of it, the limitations of it, and what sort of products will come with it. I am constantly connecting my laptop to my TV to watch video, and the restrictions caused by the HDMI cable length and other factors makes it limited to one particular location of the room. To be able to use WiDi in the future would be a tremendous jump to more freedom.

    And for the obligatory comment about how every computer I've built, ever, has used an Asus motherboard. They always just seem to work right out of the box. I'll keep coming back as long as the boards have the features I need and the performance I've come to expect.
    Reply
  • sidphoenix - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Ive been running my G73jh ever since it launched, but I'm looking for a lighter one that does not sacrifice screen size-any plans to go after an ultrabook style 16-17" that doesn't need to have dedicated graphics, but something with a great keyboard and body, that my wife would be willing to pick up. Reply
  • sabot00 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I see the sabertooth mobo is high-end, will there be a ROG mobo for ATX and E-ATX as well? Reply
  • fredhe12 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for great products. Not currently on an Asus board, but ready to come back for next build. Love the broad range of your products and it really adds cachet to your brand when it comes to more foundational components like motherboards. Reply
  • iamnotawizard - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It's great to see two informed individuals talk about real issues that informed consumers will be concerned with. I understand marketing hype but there should be an resource, from the source, for the ever-wisening online consumer as well. Great production value too, I'm impressed. Reply
  • wollyka - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will Asus be incorporating higher "quality" sound chipset like X-fi in all its high end boards? Reply
  • kashiedin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When will thunderbolt support be added to the boards Reply
  • WinningAccount - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    For Guildwars2 !

    Quite a large jump over my ASUS P5N-E
    Reply
  • Noubourne - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i am teh motherboard. Reply
  • marko1138 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd really like to start seeing more mSATA capabilities on desktop motherboards. SSDs will no doubt be coming down in size and price, and this connector/form factor will be the driving force behind making such devices more affordable. I've been rather disappointed by how little convergence there has been between mobile PC hardware and desktop hardware given the effects of Moore's Law. At this point, especially with power consumption being such a concern, it is surprising that more components aren't shared between the two form factors. Reply
  • t4656 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I always loved Asus boards, but why did they decide to not include a pci slot this time? Kind of sucks for people with pci sound cards. Reply
  • Muyoso - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    One of these boards would be an awesome upgrade for me. Reply
  • Spazilton - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Used ASUS motherboards for years. Planning on going with one once I get ready for an upgrade! Reply
  • amd4life - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    love the new asus dac essence 1, off topic, but I hope the company continues its fray into the audiophile world, maybe a integrated class a/b receiver/dac combo Reply
  • casteve - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My two favorite bits:
    - Providing a quick way to tune for undervolting.
    - Fan expert 2 is awesome.
    Reply
  • jtmcnet - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are there going to be security concerns with 7-series and later Intel chips? I read this in the PCMag review of the i7-3770K:
    "Smart Response, which ups performance by caching frequently-used data to an SSD"
    I could see the keys of software-based encryption being "frequently-used data". It's notoriously easy to extract data from an SSD. I hope we won't all need built-in Mission Impossible-style thermite charges...

    I'm sure it's going to be possible to program around this, but will that require BIOS support?

    Thanks for great hardware!

    - Jim
    Reply
  • ump5 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Just as a curiostiy .. Why did Asus not include WiFi with th Sabertooth Z77 ?
    I Have used Asus since the b chips and love them. They are the cutting edge.
    Reply
  • 996GT2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love my GENE-Z! I just wish it had a PCI slot instead of the empty third slot space. Reply
  • darksen - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Don't have a single Asus, maybe one of these for the new CPU will change my mind Reply
  • Jonathan Dum - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Man that Sabertooth looks well made. Would love to upgrade my z68 with that bad boy. Reply
  • mbishof - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    It sounds like this will finally let me buy a cpu that is supported by a newer (non shipping) BIOS without needing a "more compatible" cpu around just to update the BIOS. Hope this is the case asus. Reply
  • benji720 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Here's to me being more successful in getting free motherboards than I am in the stock market. Reply
  • kronarq - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Why is it possible to enable UASP on the external USB 3 controllers in Windows 7 and the Intel controller requires Windows 8? Is Intel simply not targeting UASP support for the Windows 7 driver? Reply
  • iamkyle - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    All hail ASUS freebies! Reply
  • Leanox - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I always loved Asus products. Finally built in wifi without the need of an extra card! genius! Reply
  • wribbs - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    put that armor on all the boards Reply
  • Lycros - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I wonder if it's getting harder and harder to fit all of these features onto these boards. I wonder if we'll see a move towards a larger board size anytime in the near future. Reply
  • Tulcate - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus motherboards Reply
  • Denithor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    A shiny new Z77 motherboard from Asus would rock! Reply
  • erikpurne - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus! Always a place in my heart - my first build (OG Athlon) was on an Asus! No, wait, my first build was a P3-500 on... something, I forget. But my 2nd build was on an Asus!

    Anyway, my current Gigabyte has served me well for 6 years. 6 years! Wouldn't mind a shiny new Ivy Bridge system... *fingers crossed*
    Reply
  • ValkerieFire - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Better odds than the lottery :) Reply
  • jdlowesracer - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I won't UAE any other brand of motherboard for my computers. I also prefer ASUS parts for the rest of the computer as well. Reply
  • Hrel - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I want to be able to configure two 2TB hard drives in RAID 0 with a 150GB Partition for OS and apps then the rest for storage. Then on top of that have a 60GB SSD as the cache using Intel RST. I tried doing that on Z68 and either I couldn't put the hard drives in RAID or it wouldn't recognize anything beyond 2TB total. No matter how I partitioned things. Please make this possible. IDK is that would mean adding RAID controllers (RST uses the RAID controller, which I think is stupid, it should have it's own controller on the motherboard.) Reply
  • kaninm - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has always made great motherboards, and an Asus is definitely going into my next build! Reply
  • meb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I work in a hot environment already and would love a ASUS Sabertooth Z77 for my next system! Reply
  • brjames - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is support for these motherboards in the mainline linux kernel yet? Reply
  • liunit92 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i want one Reply
  • Klorum - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Let's roll the dice. Reply
  • sucram03 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Totally looking forward to more from Intel and ASUS in terms of the HTPC market. With more cable/telcos moving to systems that feature Total Home DVRs or OnDemand streaming, there might be less of a mainstream HTPC market than ever.

    But people that still use an HTPC I'm sure want to focus on post-processing and efficient decoding, which is exciting to see the HD4000 come close to delivering. Perhaps if there's a shift to compressed video, but still allowing for high-quality processing (upsampling, etc.) on an integrated GPU, there would be more of a market for the HTPC again? I was just wondering about what ASUS thinks.

    Also, I don't want to go too much off topic, but I think before the Home Theater folks try transitioning to 4K video (let alone actually having 4K displays...!!!), we should try getting the best quality 1080p video that we can, with good compression. Especially since HDD prices have not relaxed since production has ramped up.
    Reply
  • tw1164 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm looking forward to a review on the sabertooth Reply
  • I hate State - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Keep making high end micro boards, I keep looking for smaller and smaller HTPC components. Reply
  • thrawn3 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Do any of your current or future motherboards (of course mostly concerned about ITX boards) support this so we can have small HTPC builds while still having an SSD? Reply
  • adam879 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I will attempt a backflip of joy if I win one! Reply
  • solo8788 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would really like to see IPMI on more boards. Reply
  • Norseman4 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    My main rig is ASUS and I really like the quality and the ease of BIOS updates. I'm looking at a small i3 or i5 series based mITX board that has DVI and your P8Z77-I looks great. (PCI-e will be for cablecard)

    I had heard that Intel has switched to UEFI, will this be in the 77 boards, and will you have something just as easy to update it?
    Reply
  • mmcnally - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been all ASUS for mobo's for years.. Still rocking the P8P67 and loving the features added with each generation. Reply
  • JB01 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looks like more well designed boards. Reply
  • Fern48ore - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Wow what a great promo I hope I win one of these boards! I guess I'll just have to buy a Ivy Bridge CPU and upgrade, lol. Reply
  • mtekr - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    In the video JJ mentioned that the new codec for digital audio support 5.1/7.1 DTS; I am wondering if are any suggested devices from testing or if it is simply grab a certified device and it works. Reply
  • AKfaust - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have never had an Asus board fail in the many years I have had the pleasure to use them. Reply
  • Brumbek - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great info. I've owned several ASUS MBs. I want to know where they came up with the really funny "Rock Solid, Heart Touching" slogan. I've always figured the heart touching part was a translational issue. It makes me laugh whenever I think of ASUS's awesome performance that melts my heart. Reply
  • RickJ5 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm going to build an Ivy Bridge PC for a friend using as Asus motherboard. Reply
  • M_Lou32 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been using Asus products for a while now, everything from motherboards to laptops. Never a complaint and highly recommended. Reply
  • Runamok81 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I will not grovel for one of the boards. I have been reading and preaching anandtech since Anand had hair. Do your worst. Reply
  • rkannan - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    full thunderbolt support in z77 boards ? thanks Reply
  • Wesm.17 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Satisfied with my current Asus mobo however an upgrade couldn't come at a better time. Reply
  • Milstar - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see a push for smaller and power, but all aside ASUS rocks! Reply
  • Rlim - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus motherboards ftw! Reply
  • clairvoyantx - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Excellent experiences with Asus laptops, can't wait for a chance to build a new htpc rig. Reply
  • tl60 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've always had great success with Asus as well and would love to get a new board. I seriously need an upgrade and this would be an awesome time for a new build. Reply
  • wynand32 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    You do make some good stuff, ASUS! Reply
  • gerstena - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    About time to upgrade my Q6600 and the boards look beautiful :) Reply
  • eBombzor - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Dear ASUS,
    Can you stop putting DVI / VGA and just have one HDMI & Display Port and replace the old video outs with more USBs? HDMI / Displayport vertically mounted, please...
    Also a board with full USB 3.0s would be awesome...
    Reply
  • bigvincec - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS makes the best product for my gaming needs Reply
  • JFish222 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus auto-overclock utilities have always been great (easy and rock solid) . . . and then there's when I find the time to play to eek out a little extra mhz deliciousness . . .
    Nice to hear they are still finding new ways to keep this feature interesting!
    :)

    Sorry if this is a re-post strangeness in the browser!
    Reply
  • Shoda - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been hopping on the ASUS bandwagon as of late. Going to get an ASUS DirectCU II Top 680, so a new ASUS mobo wouldn't be bad either. Love Asus! Reply
  • alogan814 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more on bus speeds. And obviously a new mobo. Reply
  • qew204 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is really pushing the envelope with these motherboards. :) Reply
  • flyerfly - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have been waiting a long time for Ivy Bridge...and 7 years to upgrade my computer so the time has almost come. Reply
  • Wolverine7 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Several of my most recent builds are ASUS - great products!

    I like the concept of the Sabretooth boards - ever consider making one with native water cooling support (chipsets, provisions for CPU, etc.)?
    Reply
  • LordOfTheBoired - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus has generally made good products in my experience. There's some feedback. Also, the armor on the Sabertooth looks slick, though I'd probably have to pull it off to retrieve a dropped screw. I always manage to get a screw wedged somewhere a screw shouldn't be. Reply
  • jlafount - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm all in for the goodies. Asus tends to be rock solid Reply
  • ggeorgiev2001 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    for me would be the miniITX board. Having already couple more Asus motherboards, and TF201 :) Reply
  • choson - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Especially when you still have a Core 2 system. Reply
  • IVIauricius - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    When can we expect to see 120Hz IPS displays from ASUS? Or any OEM? I love the color quality of IPS, but I hate that I'm limited to 60FPS in games. 120Hz really helps with tearing and other fallacies when gaming. Reply
  • MasterTactician - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The poor q6600 wants to be put to rest.. Reply
  • fmriguy - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus motherboards, am currently using 2, my main suggestion to Asus would be to put more focus into driver/software optimisations, particularly in pieces of software like the AI Suite, which I have had a lot of problems with. Reply
  • dt1561 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks ASUS for taking the time to talk to AnandTech and its readers. I enjoy learning more about your products even if I don't always understand it all. Very interesting and thanks for being generous. Reply
  • the337 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Awesome video! I'm really interested in the mITX board :) Reply
  • KageSennin - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    All of these mobos look awesome. ASUS is usually my go-to company for mobos on rigs I put together for people unless they have some random specific obscure need that ASUS doesn't have a model to cover for (which isn't often). I would love to know if ASUS has any plans for dual-socket mobos of any sort, though. Reply
  • scfxrz - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    pick me Reply
  • musselmang - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Time for a new computer! Reply
  • phillyman36 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would like to know more about the TB header. Will the skus that are coming out later have any advantage over board with the add on header? Reply
  • nwaro438 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to hear more about thunderbolt on their boards Reply
  • Soyo13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Built many computers over 14 years with most of them containing ASUS components for friends and family. Been an flawless experience with ASUS.

    Love ASUS products!
    Reply
  • lacromex - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I've been using Asus mother for years and have never switch unless I couldn't find it at the local store.
    I would love to have the Sabertooth version. That was one of the coolest design beside the MSI Military Class III version. Most of the deluxe versions are standard with all the integrated features. However, with Sabertooth, Asus went extra miles to make it real and we, as the Enthusiastic gamers, get turn on just to look at it:))))
    However, I would pick up anything for free:)))) LOL
    Reply
  • Arvian - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Dear Anand and Asus representative,

    I am finally going to upgrade my machine from a Core™2 Duo Processor E4400, yes, really! and I have been looking at these lovely Asus boards. After a few searches I stumbled across this very helpful and insightful video which has convinced me that Asus is the way to go!

    Now I just need to choose between your lovely selection of motherboards :)

    Thanks again!
    Reply
  • freddieman23 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Are intel's IO controllers better than most 3rd party controller add ons(USB 3, SATA 6)? Reply
  • singularity989 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love the integrated bluetooth on the Deluxe! Reply
  • Nemokrad - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    please! Reply
  • waltski - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus should have a great implementation for Ivy Bridge... Reply
  • Sticknmove - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love my ASUS Rampage II GENE, except the positioning of the SATA ports. My feedback is that this positioning makes SATA installation in a SFF box (after assembly) painful. But as always, rock solid stability! Reply
  • Trick0502 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Time to upgrade, send me mb asus!!! Reply
  • spiralscratch - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    been looking to get a new system together Reply
  • theowb4 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm loving my ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD board, and the overclocking potential is great. I'm sure these boards do it well, so what I'm really curious about is how high you really can push the new Ivy Bridge procs. Reply
  • millsdh - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Who doesn't love a giveaway!? Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    form factor Reply
  • Areign - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Does ASUS have any plans for anything like the Zotac Nano XS? I would love to have something like that from ASUS! =) Reply
  • mdlam - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    The Asus Maximus V Gene is SUCH a solid mobo, If i don't win, I'm gonna just buy one! Reply
  • Scalarscience - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Can certainly use some Ivy for my audio or 3d work Reply
  • nguyenhai - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Looking to upgrade. ASUS look like a good motherboard to go with. Come on baby! Reply
  • wcason817 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i love Asus! Reply
  • Soyo13 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Built countless PC using ASUS product, not once I had problems with their products. Love AUSS for their top notch products. Reply
  • jmveloria - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Great boards! Will there be any Thermal Armor type stuff for the mATX form factor? Reply
  • chronoslade - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    i need to build a whole new ivy bridge system!!! Reply
  • Concillian - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Pretty well done. Good job Anand, but especially good job ASUS for providing someone who clearly knows more than just a spec sheet and the laundry list of features.

    And consider this my entry as well.
    Reply
  • Davdoc - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Time for me to upgrade to Ivy Bridge from laptop (an old Merom-based one) to a couple of desktops (Penryn-based). Hopefully I can be the lucky one and good luck to everyone here! Reply
  • Velfie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have done quite a few builds with asus over the years and they have always served me well. My first asus build lasted for 9 years before it finally gave out. My personal asus build just died after 5 years so hopefully i can get a free motherboard to start my next build :D Reply
  • mbaroud - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I hope i get to win one.
    Right now i would kill for a nice mini HTPC for my media center.
    Reply
  • CHUDmac - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would love a new mobo. <crossing fingers> I believe that Sabertooth has my name on it, ladies and gents. Reply
  • tron180 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    thanks asus! Reply
  • Totally - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Motherboard (catergorized by chipset), power consumption bench marks added to the bench. Reply
  • jasvinder100 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Asus mITX board will be awesome for HTPC... Reply
  • SalientKing - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I noticed that ASUS has an itx mobo in this lineup, but finding a 'good' itx case is somewhat hard. Is ASUS putting any pressure on case manufacturers to bring us better cases for smaller builds? Reply
  • ryandigweed - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I was just wanting to tell ASUS, that they are doing a great job, and thanks for sponsoring these giveaways, it gives readers a chance to actually use such hardware rather than just staring at pics/specs of it on the net.

    Also a lot of my friends have started preferring MSi as compared to NVIDIA, due to their military class components. Please try to work on your quality somehow. It doesn't seem the same as it was before ( from my experience)
    Reply
  • gklub - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    And these are just the boards to do it with. Reply
  • TechAngle - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Glad to see that I can recover from a failed BIOS update! Reply
  • mococheng - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Let's see what the premium and formula mobos are all about in the future!!!! Reply
  • Gyzer006 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS have very reliable motherboards. Still have my P2B-S board and works great. The DIGI+ Control Panel looks good. Reply
  • TTG35forT - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have built many, many systems over the years, and the only brand of motherboards I now use is Asus. At some point, I have had MBs from every other brand I have tried fail on me. I have never had an Asus motherboard fail. I have two systems that are well over 5 years old with Asus MBs, and they are still going strong.

    A firm date on when the MBs with a Thunderbolt port in the rear I/O panel would be nice. Also, a date on when Asus will release Thunderbolt displays also would be nice.
    Reply
  • Arbie - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm going to build an Asus IB rig, and would be glad to get the board free. The Sabertooth, please. Reply
  • cycler2 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Please continue to support Coax SPDIF from the rear ports on the motherboard for computer audio use. Reply
  • Trikat - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    An Asus will be my next mobo and I am aiming for either the best or something slightly lower.
    Should be a huge step from my E8400!
    Reply
  • notaddicted - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Is Asus exploring any other option for connecting the parts together other than the circuit board? I've love to see a computer built in one giant solid chunk and then submerged in oil.

    (not eligible for contest, Canadian.)
    Reply
  • Major_A - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I made the mistake of buying an Intel branded motherboard. I really wish I would've picked up an ASUS. Reply
  • MGSsancho - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Could you tell us more about your workstation line up boards? Yesterday Anandtech introduced Dell's new workstations and there were differences mostly with dimm slots and expandability. I noticed on the Asus site only one board for dual socket configurations per chipset. Does the market only want a small range of options?

    Other than thank you for your time.
    MGSsancho
    Reply
  • sav9797 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Yes, Pease! Reply
  • tx_shamrock - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    nice boards! Reply
  • ShadowBrains - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    What is ASUS's policy on coreboot support for this current motherboard generation as well as going forward? Reply
  • Peter Stein - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love building desktop systems. Today's chipsets from Intel and AMD with on-chip video, DDR3, 6GB/s SATA are affordable and a huge improvement over just a few years ago. Windows7 is a very nice improvement over Vista, worth the money over ubuntu, and makes XP look real old.
    I built a couple H55's, skipped the Z68, would love a Z77 mobo from ASUS.
    Reply
  • BigAnvil - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Love that black & red ROG color scheme! Reply
  • DKP89 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Would Definitely like to hear more about their thunderbolt support roadmap and where they see the technology in relation to USB3.0. Didn't remember hearing much on optimization on the storage side of things would also like to hear what they can do, if anything, for storage. Reply
  • Hulk - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'd like to see better manual documentation of how to adjust Vcore for Asus motherboards. My current Asus board forces you to adjust through offset, not by actually adjusting the Vcore to a specific value. Some detailed information about this in the manual would be much appreciated as this is getting complicated with the processors moving to different voltages at different loads and I think needs further attention in the manual. Reply
  • jtv - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    looking good Reply
  • djsvetljo - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Oh boy, my old C2D 8400 OC on 4Ghz 24/7 is dying to get retired :). I hope I will win. Reply
  • CBG_Blender - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm looking forward to building a new system, and it looks like I'll be going for Ivy Bridge with an Asus board. I've always liked their products. Reply
  • makruger - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Still running Core2Duo, so Ivy Bridge would be a nice upgrade. Reply
  • vikrant - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    ASUS is the only brand I trust with the Motherboards, I have 2 ASUS MB one with intel chipset and one with AMD chipset both of them are running perfect from last 2 years no issue at all. I would recommend ASUS any time without any hesitation. Reply
  • JoneD - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I thoroughly appreciate the in-depth reviews and analysis on AnandTech. Time to build a new rig. Reply
  • ezridah - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I'm hoping with these new boards Asus will finally stop using those cheaper I/O shields with all the little prongs that can be bent and what not. My friend built a new machine recently and since it was his first time, he messed up the I/O shield because he thought he had to bend the prongs out of the way. Or maybe he was trying to snap them off... Either way they suck and apparently confuse people.

    Other than that I do prefer Asus mobo's and am still rocking my P5N-D with no problems. Clearly I'm due for a new build, though, and one of these would set me on my way quite nicely :)
    Reply
  • seamonkey79 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have always had great luck with my Asus boards, laptops and... sheesh, so many other peripherals I can't keep track.

    I can't think of any other company that I've been watching closer than Asus lately, due in part to their tablets and continuing work in motherboards. Over and over when I shop for computer related anythings, I keep running into Asus.

    What I would like to see, for the future? I would love to see a Transformer-esque Windows 8 Tablet with an x86 (Atom even) CPU in it. Something that has the tablet taken care of in the screen, but when I need a keyboard for typing a report or just to play a quick game of Diablo III, I can toss it in the keyboard, grab some more battery life and have a 'full' laptop. Best of both worlds? I think so, and I would love for them to make it happen.

    I'm also really looking forward to the upcoming 7" tablet, whatever 'brand' it may eventually fall under... I can't say patiently waiting though ;-)
    Reply
  • skiboysteve - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I love Asus boards but I would like to see more 5GHz WiFi options for both the low end and the high end so I can ditch my pcie WiFi.

    kudos
    Reply
  • rqle - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    glad to hear the bios recover feature is being add to mainstream boards as well. Reply
  • jonahbug - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I would like to see more PC monitor reviews. Something similar to the GPU and CPU reviews would be nice. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I have had many good experiences with ASUS. A7N8X Deluxe was my first ever purchase from you! It took UPS to finally kill it. Reply
  • Chaotic42 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    For a while I was an Intel-only buyer when it came to motherboards, but I've been very happy with my P6T Deluxe V2. I'm probably making the move to Ivy Bridge, and that Sabertooth looks pretty insane. If I don't win a board, I might pick one up anyway. Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Will the wifi go modules be for sale separately? I would like the four video outputs of the pro board but the dual band wifi module of the deluxe board. Reply
  • brownix - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    how has the BIOS changed and what is the purpose for this?
    how does the sabertooth static prevention work?
    how do gigabyte compare?
    perhaps ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe VS Gigabyte Z77 UD5H
    thank you
    Reply
  • uncola - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    I like low power stuff and would love an asus mobo especially with q-connector Reply
  • awcripps - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    why not Reply