Eight Intel H77 motherboards round-up: affordable Ivy Bridge systems

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Foxconn H77M / H77MXV / H77MXV-D

Foxconn sent us three H77 motherboards that are so similar we don't do them injustice by describing them together. All three of them are officially microATX, but the H77MXV and H77MXV-D are even smaller in order to make them cheaper. The latter two have only two DIMM slots, while the H77M has four of them. All three come with a PCI-Express x16 slot. On the two MXV boards that's combined with two PCI-Express x1 and on the H77M with one PCI-Express x1 and two PCI slots.

Foxconn H77MXV
H77MXV

Foxconn H77MXV-D
H77MXV-D
 

Foxconn H77M
H77M 

The three boards have the same outdated Realtek ALC662 5.1-channel audio chip, and the Realtek RTL8111 network controller. USB 3.0 is present four times on all boards. The H77M has all six SATA ports from the H77 chipset, but the two H77MXVs only have four of them.

The only difference between the H77MXV and the H77MXV-D are the available monitor connectors. Both come with VGA, the H77MXV also has HDMI and the -D has DVI. The H77M comes with all three.

The BIOS on the three boards is very minimalistic and doesn't offer any overclocking options, but that's not really expected here. The performance is in line with the other boards, and the power consumption is very low. The MXVs have an idle consumption of 25.2 watts which is the most efficient out of this round-up. Other boards are more efficient under loads, however.

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Foxconn H77MXV-D:

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Foxconn H77M:

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