Intel Z77 Chipset Launch Roundup

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Intel Z77 Chipset Launch Article, featuring ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Intel and MSI Motherboards

Intel Z77 Chipset Launch
Featuring ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Intel and MSI

It has become common when an Intel launch is approaching that motherboard manufacturers allow previews of their products based on the new architecture, picture galleries and the like. Often with these come the odd leak of performance but to say the Z77 launch has taken it a step further would be an understatement.

Something hasn’t quite gone right in the pre-release arrangements and that has resulted in detailed previews, even reviews hitting the net and end users have been able to buy the products well in advance of the official launch.

Today we have the official Z77 launch and can talk about the boards based upon it without restrictions. So we have gathered a bundle from ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Intel and MSI to compare and find out which offers the best features and performance on Intels new chipset.

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