The First Intel® Certified Thunderbolt™ Motherboard
“Intel and ASUS have worked closely on the implementation of Thunderbolt technology onto ASUS motherboards. The P8Z77-V PREMIUM is the first Thunderbolt certified motherboard in the industry, a testament to its solid design and compatibility.”  
~Jason Ziller,
Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing 
Blistering-fast Data Transfer
Thunderbolt™ is a new, high-speed I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility, with lightning fast transfer speeds that are twice that of USB 3.0 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. It offers simultaneous bi-directional, 10 Gbps transfer speeds over.
High Expansion Connectivity Using
One Unified Cable
With the ability to daisy-chain up to six devices without the need for a hub or switch, that means less overhead for a clutter free computing experience. For example, users can connect multiple native Thunderbolt™ storage devices, an HD video capture device and even an HD display to a single Thunderbolt™ chain while maintaining maximum throughput. You can also connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI or VGA display with an existing adapter.
mSATA 32GB SSD Onboard
Complete System Boosting Solution
A 32GB mSATA SSD is onboard, enabling the easy installation of Intel® Smart Response and Rapid Start Technology™ for super-fast boot up and reduced resume times.
Multiple SSD Caching, Instant Upgraded Speed
SSD Caching II has been upgraded with a multiple caching function, adding four extra SATA 6Gb/s onboard. This feature offers performance upgrades by using multiple installed SSDs with no capacity limitations as a cache for frequently accessed data. It also allows user to choose the combinateion that suits their needs. For example, you can choose three SSDs matched with one HDD or two SSDs with two HDDs. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity with a single click, without the need to reboot for instant activation and complete ease of use. As an added bonus, it can even prevent data loss with the included backup function, so you can rest easy knowing your data is secure.
Models P8Z77-V PREMIUM
CPU Socket Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Chipset Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
Memory DDR3 2800(O.C.) MHz DDR3 2600(O.C.) MHz
Digital CPU Power Design Dual Intelligent Processors 3 - SMART DIGI+ Power Control
Digital 20-Phase Power
(16-Phase for CPU &
4-Phase for iGPU)
Digital 12-Phase Power
(8-Phase for CPU &
4-Phase for iGPU) 
Digital DRAM Power Design V V
PCIex16 Slots 4*PCIe 3.0 x16 3*PCIe 3.0 x16
Multi-GPU 4-Way CrossFireX™/SLI CrossFireX™/SLI
Graphics Thunderbolt/DisplayPort/HDMI Thunderbolt/HDMI/DVI-D/RGB
Gb LAN 2 (Intel) 1 (Intel)
Wireless Connection Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dual band 2.4/5GHz & Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Audio 8-ch HD, DTS 8-ch HD, DTS
Storage 1*mSATA 3.0 Gb/s with 32GB SSD onboard
6*SATA 6Gb/s
3*SATA 3Gb/s
2*eSATA 6Gb/s
4*SATA 6Gb/s
4*SATA 3Gb/s
1*eSATA (with bracket support)
USB 3.0 6*USB 3.0 
(4 ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board)
6*USB 3.0
(4 ports at back panel, 2 ports at mid-board)
(with onboard switch)
ASUS SSD Caching II V    
ASUS Fan Xpert 2 V V
USB BIOS Flashback  V V
USB 3.0 Boost V V
Network iControl  V V
LucidLogix Virtu MVP V V