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Nice! Just got the IV last week. I got a great deal though so I'm happy.

Yeah, the only advantage the Z77 has is pcie3.0 (or at least for me), which my gene IV already has... If I had ivy, that is.
 
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Yeah, the only advantage the Z77 has is pcie3.0 (or at least for me), which my gene IV already has... If I had ivy, that is.

4 sata 3.0 ports, a mini PCI riser, upgraded sound. The 2 extra 6 Gbps sata ports alone might be worth it for some.
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Yeah, the only advantage the Z77 has is pcie3.0 (or at least for me), which my gene IV already has... If I had ivy, that is.

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Another benefit has surfaced. Found it in the 3DMARK11 thread...
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......magic called Lucid Virtu MVP (Hyper Performance mode)..
Available on Z77 and H77 motherboards out of the box (also supports Z68 but it's not licensed = 30 days trial licence)..
Basically it boosts my 3DMark 11 score by 2500 Pts..
http://www.overclock.net/t/884072/post-your-3dmark11-scores/1730#post_16942105

Already disallowed by HWbot for benching though.
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Anyone know the max amp output the chassis fan motherboard headers can handle? I am changing cases that have more fans and maybe use PWM splitters to handle all fans but only if the board will handle it. I know the board has extra juice going into it with the additional 12v rail, but don't know if that helps the fan headers.
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BF3 did run choppy with Virtu MVP @GTX570
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Sold my gene bought a z-77 pro still asus go been fun being a member still love the board.
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why did you do this? ohno-smiley02.gif
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BF3 did run choppy with Virtu MVP @GTX570

Oh really? What board did you try it on?
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Yeah, the only advantage the Z77 has is pcie3.0 (or at least for me), which my gene IV already has... If I had ivy, that is.

4 sata 3.0 ports, a mini PCI riser, upgraded sound. The 2 extra 6 Gbps sata ports alone might be worth it for some.

2 extra? 2 x intel sata 6gbps + 2 x asmedia, nothing different than p67/z68.
    
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Oh really? What board did you try it on?

ASUSTeK Computer INC. MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z/GEN3

i got "microlags" and did not see any improvements :/
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