Summary: The P8P67 EVO Socket 1155 ATX motherboard is a solid choice for those still in the market for a Sandybridge motherboard. It offers some great features, but isn't one of those bundles that runs up the price by including every bell and whistle imaginable. It simply lets you assemble your components around it and get up and running with a stable system that can offer strong performance.
Pros: » Pretty good overclocker, » Good bang for the buck, » Tons of features
Summary: The P8P67 EVO was bred to be a champion, based on an award winning design and layout taken from ASUS' range of other Intel P67 and Z68 based motherboards. While not marketed to be the same caliber as the ASUS RoG line (Republic of Gamers), the P8P67 EVO certainly performs as if it were.
I could find no issues or potential problems with the board's design, with its layout well thought out.
Summary: Through the P8P67 EVO, ASUS brings a board to the table that raises the bar on its other offerings. Not only does this motherboard perform like a champ, it is packed to the gills with features and integrated functionalities. At less than $165 after MIR, it shows to be a solid value.
Conclusion: After diving into the P8P67 EVO and throwing everything we could at it, I came out extremely impressed. This good looking board has the performance to back it up and a strong feature set including an Intel NIC, Bluetooth v2.1, and 8 internal Sata ports. SLI and Crossfire support is icing on the cake for those of you looking to have top notch gaming performance.
Summary: In the beginning of this review we asked the question of what makes an enthusiast motherboard and does product segmentation really play a big factor in what you can do. Having used several P67 motherboards up to this review we have come to the conclusion that a little goes a long ways.
The P8P67 Evo is a very unique motherboard in that it comes from a line of mainstream motherboards with features normally reserved for higher end enthusiast models.
Pros: Easy to use UEFI BIOS, Extra space between video card slots, Digi+ VRM for stable power, Onboard Bluetooth, Gigabit Intel LAN
Cons: Lots of clicks to access to advanced BIOS menu, Chipset cooler not connected to PWM
Excerpt: With INTEL's Cougar Point P67/H67 Chipset issue out of the way, people can now decide which board to get again. Today, we have a nice mix of mainstream Sandy Bridge boards and I'm happy to report that for the most part, they have been a pleasure to work with over the last few weeks.
Summary: The P8P67 EVO is the second mainstream P67 board that we have looked at since Sandy Bridge launched at the beginning of January, the first being the MSI P67A-GD65. So how does the ASUS offering stack up against MSI's board? Pretty darn well, I'd say.
The board color scheme is similar to previous ASUS offerings with a black PCB and light blue / dark blue / white components.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: UEFI Introduces Graphical User Interface BIOS replacement, Supports 32GB of dual-channel DDR3 up to 2200MHz, DIGI, VRM 12+2 Enable digital precision voltage control, MemOK! Increases memory compatibility for bootup, Bluetooth 2.1 receiver connects devices and remote access, Outstanding assortment of integrated proprietary functions, Four total SATA 6Gb/s storage channels, NEC-D720200F1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller, Supports ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI dual and trip...
Cons: High priced 'mainstream enthusiast' motherboard solution, EVO model does not support UEFI (BIOS replacement) screen capture, Lacks hardware-based encryption features, SATA6G/USB3 borrow from PCI-E link lanes, Does not use new highly-conductive Polymerized capacitors