ASUS formalizes two motherboards rather top-of-range in the P8Z77-V series, with port Thunderbolt.
ASUS officially introduced two new motherboards (socket LGA 1155 - chipset Z77) to feature to propose a Thunderbolt connections. The first model is known, since it is a Pro P8Z77-V which is therefore version Thunderbolt.
The Panel back of inputs and outputs is slightly changed, with for main difference the disappearance of two USB 2.0 ports and the passage of the DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort.
Asus has not indicated when and how many would out this version of the motherboard, and our colleagues from Hardware.fr questioned the possibility of an additional for the P8Z77 - V Pro Classic, card to appear in trade to offer optional the Thunderbolt. Follow.
The two maps Asus Thunderbolt side by side...
The other new motherboard of Asus in Thunderbolt have been presented is the P8Z77-V Premium. A map which has an additional PCI Express switch, allowing it to manage together up to four PCIe ports on the processor.
Note also the presence of two Ethernet ports, and that of a 20 + 4 + 2 phase power circuit. On the refinements of the "Premium" model, there is the presence of Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi n "dual" modules.
But it is not everything, to take advantage of the mSATA port, this motherboard will be delivered with a SSD of 32 GB. If you don't know the characteristics of the disk in the final version, the first samples of the card use MLC Toshiba chips and a Marvell 88SS9175 controller. Availability is announced for the coming weeks at the price of €429.
Thunderbolt devices to the string...