Asus P8H77-M Pro review

A multimedia giant on an Intel H77-based motherboard

Asus P8H77-M Pro
A first look at Intel's cut down chipset

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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


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