ASUS announces two new motherboards based on Intel Z77, designed for Intel recent Ivy Bridge-DT microprocessors, which promotes itself as “economic choices”, the new boards are:
ASUS P8Z77-V LK
The most advanced of the two new motherboards, has heatsinks for the VRM, and three PCIe 16X, capable of operating in 8X mode 8X +8X +4X being compatible with the multi-GPU modes 3-Way SLI / CrossFireX, also has six SATA ports (2 SATA-3 and 4 SATA-2), six USB 3.0 (2 native and 4 by a USB 3.0 controller ASMedia). The suggested retail price of this motherboard is $150.
ASUS P8Z77-V LX
The most modest of the two new Asus motherboards, but not devoid of quality. The motherboard has two PCIe x16 slots capable of operating at 8x +8X mode to be compatible with multi-GPU mode 2-Way SLI / CrossFireX, also has six SATA ports (2 SATA-3 and 4 SATA-2), two USB 3.0 ports. The suggested retail price of this motherboard is $140.