ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Motherboard Review

System Overview and Testing Procedure
Our Z77 test system is comprised of the following components.

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
Video Card: Sparkle Calibre nVidia GTX x480
Memory: Samsung Green 30nm RAM (MV-3V4G3D) 2x 4GB
Power Supply: OCZ ZX850
Storage: 128GB Plextor M3 SSD
Cooling: Thermaltake WATER2.0 Performer
Case: NZXT Switch 810 SE Gunmetal

We will be testing the P8Z77-V PRO at stock settings, and then again at our optimal overclock of 4.6 Ghz, which also has overclocked memory at 2133Mhz (10-12-11-28-2).

CPU & Memory Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme Edition
– Cache & Memory Benchmark

System Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Overall Benchmark
PCMark 7
PCMark Vantage
PassMark Performance Test 7.0

Video Testing
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
Heaven Demo 2.5
Stone Giant

Game Testing
Alien vs Predator
S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat
Battlefield 3