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Intel® Z77 Express Chipset - Ultimate Performance Tuning

Intel® Z77 Express Chipset

For the ultimate PC performance and responsiveness, the Intel® Z77 Express Chipset and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor delivers unlocked, unleashed, and uncompromised performance experience with amazing responsiveness. Adding speed when you need it and boosting responsiveness with a SSD that delivers fast system boot time and application load, the Z77 express chipset delivers the unparalleled performance you deserve.

Intel® Z77 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 Z77 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.

eSATA

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.

SATA Port Disable

Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.

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® Z77 Express Chipset

942 Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA)

Product and Performance Information

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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.