ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Review: Redefining the ITX Gaming PC
With the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, we get a full fledged UEFI BIOS with the same bells and whistles as its larger counterparts.
Depending on the level of user proficiency, there are manual CPU/memory clock control settings as well as auto overclocking/predefined profiles.
All the essential voltage adjustments and load line calibration options are available to get the best overclock out of your CPU and memory.
Up to eight user defined profiles can be stored to and loaded from the CMOS.
You'll also get the same many faceted AI Suite software on the P8Z77-I Deluxe as its bigger and more illustrious brothers, making tuning motherboard parameters a breeze from the Windows Desktop.
Like most retail Z77 boards, a Lucid Virtu MVP license is included in the package, allowing for the IGP to work in tandem with discreet GPU for Intel Quick Sync and energy saving. HyperFormance (currently largely only useful as a benchmark cheat until the application support list is improved) and Virtual Vsync (keeps in-game Vsync without FPS drop) are its other features.