ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 @ Anandtech
"Unlike some other boards, this ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 uses slightly thinner IO designs in order to fit in a ClearCMOS button. The downside of this is that for the USB 3.0 slots on the left, any large and bulky USB devices may not fit properly if a DVI-D cable is being used at the same time. We have seen this before on other ASRock models."
MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 @ Anandtech
"Given that the MSI logo is blue, blue is bound to feature, and the FM2-A85XA-G65 takes the black and blue very seriously, with everything except the SATA ports using this color scheme – it goes fairly well given the relatively tidy PCB not being covered in silver transistors or traces like some other manufacturers’ products."
MSI "Big Bang" Z77 MPOWER @ Au-Ja!
"MSI launched another "Big Bang" mainboard, this time for Intel's socket LGA1155 using the Z77 chipset. The Z77 MPOWER offers a clean layout, support for three videocards (CrossFire / SLI), eight USB 3.0 ports, WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth (3.0+HS). And this motherboard has been certified to overclock a Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) at stable 4.60 GHz."
MSI Z77 MPower @ RBMods
"So yeah, I kind of have mixed feeling about this board, it performs better than its competitor but it cost at least 100$ more than the cheaper Z77A-G41. So if you want the best of the best go for the Mpower but if you want a good board with stable performance the G41 might be something to look into."
ASUS F2A85-V Pro @ Legit Reviews
"ASUS is one of the go-to brands for many PC enthusiasts these days, and rightfully so. Over the years ASUS has developed a reputation of rock solid performance and reliability. ASUS has set the bar high, and we don't doubt that the ASUS F2A85-V Pro will live up to the expectations."
ASUS Maximus V Formula @ OC Club
"After taking some time with this board, it really met and exceeded the expectations I had for it in terms of performance and the unique feature set that this ROG board is equipped with. If you want a board that offers it all, while not totally breaking the bank, the Maximus V Formula should easily be in the running for your performance and gaming dollar."
Gigabyte Z77-HD4 @ Hardware Secrets
"Gigabyte has launched 21 different motherboard models based on the Intel Z77 chipset; we list the differences between them in the tables below. We won’t describe the Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI and the Z77X-UD3H-WB WIFI models, as they are simply a version of the Z77X-UD5H and the Z77X-UD3H models bundled with a PCI Express x1 expansion card containing IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking and Bluetooth 4.0."
Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 @ Guru3D
"No my kind Sir or Madam, it does not stop there as you'll also spot wicked control buttons, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and yes, even a mSATA SSD slot. Now this board falls under Gigabyte's UD5 class, and GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 motherboards are especially optimized for water cooled systems and overclocked Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 'K' SKU CPUs due to their exceptionally low operating temperatures."
Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 @ Legit Reviews
"The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 proved to be a rock solid motherboard today. Then again I wouldn't expect any less from the top AMD FM2 motherboard from GIGABYTE. I wasn't able to find any real issues with the F2A85X-UP4 during my time with it. Everything we did was smooth, and ran great. When it comes to the graphics performance of this system, we couldn't have been happier..."