p8z77 v premium Asus P8Z77 V Premium gets teased on video

Apparently Asus is planning on launching an even more feature packed and expensive P8Z77-V motherboard model above the Deluxe that should be known as the Premium. In a video by Anandtech the motherboard is shown for about half of the 40 minute long video, yet never really spoken about in any detail.

Apparently Asus is planning on launching an even more feature packed and expensive P8Z77-V motherboard model above the Deluxe that should be known as the Premium. In a video by Anandtech the motherboard is shown for about half of the 40 minute long video, yet never really spoken about in any detail.

The P8Z77-V Premium is hiding in the right hand side corner of the video which we've embedded at the bottom of this page and it has at least three features that the other P8Z77-V models lack. The first and most obvious feature change is that the board sports four x16 PCI Express slots – as well as two x1 PCI Express slots and no PCI slots – which suggests that it'll be able to do quad SLI/CrossFireX. The slot layout is identical to the P8Z77 WS, but it's pretty clear that this isn't the same motherboard.

p8z77 v premium Asus P8Z77 V Premium gets teased on video

Moving on, if you look at the front edge of the board by the SATA ports, you'll notice an mSATA SSD and as far as we're aware, this is the first Z77 model from Asus with an mSATA slot. There's also a ninth SATA port on the board, but this isn't really one of the major new features, just something we spotted in passing.

What took us a little what to spot was the tiny little port just below Asus' Wi-Fi Go card and if you look carefully this should be a mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt port. We can't say for sure that this is the case, but the small square object is the right size and with the S/PDIF out located next to it and the clear CMOS button between the two Ethernet ports, it's the only thing we can think of that it could be.

The rear I/O should otherwise be similar to the P8Z77-V Deluxe, albeit without the eSATA/USB 3.0 stack of connectors. That also means that this would be one of the first motherboards to support triple display output, as it should also have a full-size DisplayPort and an HDMI port. What is mentioned in the video is that this model, alongside with the Maximum V Formula will arrive sometime in the near feature for a price point in excess of US$300 (S$375).


 

Source: Anandtech