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Everyday Performance and Responsiveness

A great everyday computing platform, the Intel® H77 Express Chipset and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family deliver improved performance and responsiveness. The first H-family chipset to add Intel® Smart Response Technology and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology caching, the Intel H77 Express Chipset delivers an agile PC response for fast system boot time and application load time when used in conjunction with an Intel® SSD. Whether it’s for computing productivity, content creation, or media consumption, the Intel H77 Express Chipset and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family can help you get the job done.

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Features and Benefits

Support for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors

Supports 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Pentium® processor, and Intel® Celeron® processor. Intel® H77 Express Chipset also enables overclocking features of unlocked 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology1

With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video, and data files with Intel® RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with Intel RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.

Intel® Smart Response Technology

Implements storage I/O caching for faster response times of application startup and quicker access to user data.

Intel® Smart Connect Technology

Provides faster application refresh by allowing applications to be updated in a low power state.

Intel® Rapid Start Technology

Allows quick system resumes from the hibernate state.

Universal Serial Bus 3.0

Integrated USB 3.0 support provides greater enhancement in performance, with a design data rate of up to 5 Gb/s with up to four USB 3.0 ports.

Serial ATA (SATA) 6 Gb/s

Next generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to two SATA ports.

eSATA

SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. Provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.

PCI Express* 2.0 interface

Offers up to 5 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to eight PCI Express 2.0 x1 ports, configurable as x2 and x4 depending on motherboard designs.

Packaging information
Intel® H77 Express Chipset 942 Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA)

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Product and Performance Information

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Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) requires the computer have an Intel® RST-enabled chipset, RAID controller in the BIOS enabled and the Intel RST software driver installed. Please consult your system vendor for more information.