The asus p8z77-v pro motherboard features the intel z77 chipset supporting the intel lga1155 3rd2nd generation intel core i7 processors. Asus offers this top-tier platform-leading solution with the exclusive dual intelligent processors 3 technology integrated featuring new smart digi+ power control - capable of achieving most precise adjustment, enhanced performance & stability, & o.c. Capacity for cpu & ram. With smart digi+ , users can adjust their system to be highly efficient, providing consistent power delivery to reach higher performance on the z77 platform than any other vendors out there! Epu conserves energy by intelligently moderating power & load requirements in real-time while tpu provides intelligent system scaling for incredible increases in platform performance while retaining stability. Fan xpert 2 intelligently provides optimized settings for each fan on your pc & controls fan rotation speeds. Intel 3rd generation core processors supports pcie 3.0 for amd crossfirex & nvidia sli support. The asus p8z77-v pro provides scalable graphics performance for the gaming & computer enthusiast or the graphical designer wanting to harness additional gpu compute power in leading media applications. The z77 series motherboards features the latest lucid virtu mvp software with hyperformance technology, optimizing graphics performance by providing outstanding gaming responsiveness, sharper visual quality & improved frame rates all with low power consumption. This latest hybrid graphics boost technology fully utilizes fast-computing igpu & discrete graphics cards in your system to create up to a 60% discrete graphics boost performance!