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ASRock Q77M vPro

The ASRock Q77M vPro is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1155/Socket H2 socket.

It has 32 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.

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ASRock Q77M vPro

help iconCPU SocketLGA 1155/Socket H2help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v2.x
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetQ77help iconCrossfire Support4 graphics cards
help iconForm FactorATXhelp iconOnboard GPUno
help iconMax RAM32 GB DDR3help iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v2.0
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v3.0
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR3help iconSATA 1.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 2.04
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR3 1066 MHz
  • DDR3 1333 MHz
  • DDR3 1600 MHz
help iconSATA 3.00
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots4help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear6help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 8 pin power connector
  • 1 x 4 pin fan connector
  • 3 x fan header
help iconUSB 3.0 Internal2help iconBack Panel I/O
  • D-Sub Connector
  • DVI connector"
  • Display Port">Display Port
  • Line In Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • Audio Input Output
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
help iconUSB 3.0 Rear2

ASRock Q77M vPro compatibility review

The ASRock Q77M vPro uses the Intel LGA 1155/Socket H2 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1600 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 32 GB RAM.

Conforming to the ATX standard, the ASRock Q77M vPro should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.

The ASRock Q77M vPro has 2 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots. These allow for theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s, as opposed to the 3GB/s of SATA 2.0. Generally speaking, only high performance hard drives, specifically solid-state drives, will be able to take advantage of the bandwidth potential of SATA 3.0 ports, though it is backwards compatible, so you do not have to take advantage. This motherboard also has 4 SATA 2.0 slots, so numerous SATA hard drives can be connected if desired.

The ASRock Q77M vPro does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 2 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v2.x, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the ASRock Q77M vPro's PCIe v2.x. The ASRock Q77M vPro supports up to 4 AMD Crossfire connected graphics cards for improved overall graphical performance at the cost of multiplied graphics-based power consumption as well as the price of the cards themselves. Nvidia SLI is not supported.

The ASRock Q77M vPro has 10 USB 2.0 slots and 4 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.

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