Like almost every other mainboard from ASUS, the P8Z77-V LE PLUS leaves a good impression overall, yet it was somewhat spoiled by its inability to overclock our CPU to its maximum and, especially, by its high power consumption (especially at overclocking). These are not very serious downsides because the additional 100 MHz of CPU clock rate cannot ensure substantial performance benefits and the power consumption isn’t really awful, yet we are disappointed.
The P8Z77-V LE PLUS takes an in-between position in ASUS’s product range. It is more functional than entry-level products, features a more advanced power system and supports USB BIOS Flashback, but it is not as energy-efficient.
Like other ASUS mainboards, it has such advantages as a user-friendly PCB design and 3-year warranty and adds to them some benefits of its own. It should be noted that, while coming at a considerably lower price, this model offers about the same functionality as the P8Z77-V. It only lacks wireless technologies, but instead has an eSATA 6 Gbit/s port you can’t find on the P8Z77-V. Being the most advanced of entry-level models, it is inferior to the P8Z77-V, which is the least advanced of top-end ASUS mainboards. Still, if you don’t expect too much from the P8Z77-V LE PLUS, it won’t disappoint you.