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Intel® H77 Express Chipset - Everyday performance and responsiveness

Intel® H77 Express Chipset

A great everyday computing platform, the Intel® H77 Express Chipset and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor platform delivers improved performance and responsiveness.  The first H family chipset to add the Intel® Smart Response Technology and RST caching technology, H77 delivers an agile PC response for fast system boot time and application load time when used in conjunction with a SSD. Whether it’s for computing productivity, content creation, or media consumption, H77 and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor platform can help you get the job done.

Intel® H77 Express Chipset

Chipset Diagram

Features and benefits

Support for 3rd generation Intel® Core processors

Supports the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Intel® Pentium® processor, and Intel® Celeron® processor. Intel H77 Express Chipset also enables overclocking features of unlocked 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors.

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology1

With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video, and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10.
Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.

Intel® Smart Response Technology

Implements storage I/O caching for faster response times of application startup and quicker access to user data.

Intel® Smart Connect Technology

Provides faster application refresh by allowing applications to be updated in a low power state.

Intel® Rapid Start Technology

Allows quick system resumes from the hibernate state.

Universal Serial Bus 3.0

Integrated USB 3.0 support, provides greater enhancement in performance with a design data rate of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) with up to 4 USB 3.0 ports.

Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s

Next generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to 2 SATA ports.


SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. Provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.

PCI Express* 2.0 Interface

Offers up to 5GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 8 PCI Express 2.0 x1 ports, configurable as x2 and x4 depending on motherboard designs.

Additional information 1

Packaging information

Intel® H77 Express Chipset

942 Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA)

Product and Performance Information


1. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) requires the computer have an Intel® RST-enabled chipset, RAID controller in the BIOS enabled and the Intel RST software driver installed. Please consult your system vendor for more information.