Asus P8H77-M Pro review

A multimedia giant on an Intel H77-based motherboard

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The H77 chipset isn't an out-and-out performance platform, so you'd expect the Asus P8H77-M Pro to be slightly off the pace compared to quickest Z77 motherboards. So it proves, with Asus's own Sabertooth Z77 besting it across the board.

Of course, that's relevant only for context.

More significant is that Asus has the measure of the closer H77 competition in the form of the Gigabyte H77M-D3H, even if they're not priced on a par and therefore not directly comparable.

Also, if you're here looking for overclocking results, the bad news is that the H77 chipset is multiplier-locked.

Boo hiss to Intel.

Professional rendering performance

Asus P8H77 M Pro Benchmarks

Video encoding performance

Asus P8H77 M Pro Benchmarks

Gaming performance

Asus P8H77 M Pro Benchmarks

Energy performance

Asus P8H77 M Pro Benchmarks


Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelH77 Express
Multi GPU SupportedCrossFireX
Onboard VideoCPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots2
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorMicro ATX
Processor SupportedCore i5, Core i7, Core i3, Pentium Dual-core, Celeron Dual-Core
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory32 GB
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots4
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of SATA Interfaces7
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots3
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports1
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports6
PCI Express StandardPCI Express 3.0, PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots3
Memory Form FactorUDIMM
Number of eSATA Ports1
Processor TechnologySmart Response Technology, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Width243.8 mm
Depth243.8 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelP8H77-M PRO
Product NameP8H77-M PRO Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeSerial ATA/300, Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part NumberP8H77-M PRO
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

This motherboard supports the Intel 3rd/2nd generation processors in the LGA1155 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel 3rd/2nd generation processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.