The other day we got the opportunity to look at the ASRock Z77E-ITX and we found ourselves extremely impressed with what we could get out of a Mini-ITX based motherboard in terms of out of the box performance and overclocking performance.
With the board grabbing our interest so strongly we've moved straight over to the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe which also carries the same Mini-ITX form factor that we loved from the ASRock motherboard. With such a strong reputation for quality motherboards, we're going to find out today if this reputation transitions into the Mini-ITX offering and if it can perform as strong as some of the larger ATX offerings.
With the recently released BitFenix Prodigy being snapped up quickly by customers it's become clear that we're seeing a strong move in the Mini-ITX sector as we see the ability to fit large dual slot video cards in these small systems. As always, though, there are a few things we've got to do with the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard.
The first thing we're going to do is take a look at the package and cover some of the main highlights that ASUS mention on the box before we move into the box itself and see just what's going on with the bundle. From there we'll move onto the board itself before we move into the BIOS.
Once we've gone over the BIOS we'll move into the testbed side of things and cover the boards that will be in our graphs today before we move into the overclocking side of things to see just what kind of MHz we can get out of this tiny Mini-ITX based motherboard. Then it's going to be all about performance as we move into the benchmarking side of things.
Looking at the front of the box we can see that we've got PCIe 3.0 support along with a number of ASUS exclusive features which are expanded with the two big features being Wi-Fi GO! and USB 3.0 Boost technology. You can also see the main specification table, but we'll cover that when we take a closer look at the board.
Moving inside the box we haven't got a huge bundle with a user guide, two SATA 6G cables, two SATA 3G cables, an extender for the main header, I/O backplate and a couple of antennas for the onboard Wi-Fi which we'll look at in just a moment.
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