ASUS P8H77-M LE
Like most of the motherboards in this test, the ASUS P8H77-M LE is a micro-ATX motherboard. The board has one PCI-Express x16 slot, one x4 slot, one x1 slot and one PCI slot. The number of SATA and USB connectors corresponds to what the chipset offers: 6x SATA, 10X USB 2.0 and 4X USB 3.0. For the integrated graphics card ASUS has included VGA, DVI and HDMI. The gigabit network connection is provided by a Realtek RTL81111 chip, which seems to be popular on H77 motherboards. The 7.1 channel sound is provided by a Realtek ALC887 chip. Even for a microATX board are two fan connectors on the meagre side, more would have been nice.
The BIOS is quite complete in terms of configuration settings, and performance is in line with the other motherboards. The high idle power consumption stands out, in this regard the other H77 boards are better. The average price of £74 is about the same as the other boards.