Conclusion: This board can be picked up for around 150$ which is a fair price for a overclocking board. It has plenty of features when it comes to overclocking, and its bundled with various hardware features like SATA 3GB and 6GB, USB3 etc etc.
Summary: We spent a full week of 12+ hour days playing with the ASUS P8P67 PRO, subjecting it to all sorts of uses, including writing this review. The sheer number of features, customizability, and software package left us wanting for very little. Once again, however, we were a bit disappointed in finding what we consider a shortage of SATA cables in the box, however, unlike the Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3, the inclusion of at least one set of SATA 6 Gb/s cables leaves us with only...
Pros: Packed with added features not seen on other products in the same price range, Clean, traditional layout, Fully featured BIOS UEFI for overclocking, including mouse support in BIOS, DIGI+ VRM allows pushing overclocks to the max, Quick overclocking with TPU switch, EFI bios with support for 3TB+ drives, Considerable power savings for CPU under stock conditions
Cons: Requires significantly more voltage when overclocking memory with most recent BIOS, MOSFET cooling does not make proper contact with all MOSFETs, Four SATA cables, eight SATA ports, Placement of USB 3.0 header may lead to cable clutter
Conclusion: ASUS knows all too well that differentiating its Sandy Bridge motherboards from the competitions' requires careful thought on features and implementation rather than a myopic focus on straight-line speed. The £150 P8P67 PRO crams in an excellent array of features on to a well-laid-out board. There's practically everything you could want in a deluxe board, topped off by the one of the better BIOSes we've seen thus far.
Conclusion: Before Sandy Bridge, overclocking your CPU involved changing half a dozen settings to try to obtain the highest clock speed. This was because there were so many different ways to obtain your maximum frequency; things were a bit complicated even if you are an experienced computer enthusiast.
Summary: The Asus P8P67 and P8P67 Pro did not distinguish themselves with regards to energy efficiency, posting results more or less on par with Gigabyte P67A-UD4 , and a few watts higher the Intel DP67BG . The DP67BG remains our top recommendation if want to pull as little power from the wall as possible.
Summary: The combination of the new Intel Sandy Bridge and the ASUS P8P67 Pro is a match made in heaven. The technology that comes with the new chipset is definitely a step in the right direction, making the previous P55 a thing of the past. The new micro-architecture blends computing performance and efficiency, but leave it to ASUS to take it to another level.
Conclusion: The ASUS P8P67 series boards for the Sandy Bridge are packed with many neat features and innovations. The low-profile heatsink, DIGI+VRM, 4 SATA 6Gbps, 4 USB 3.0, and Bluetooth are all nice add-ons to the board. The ASUS AI Suite II is a very useful tool that works really well for both overclocking and provides system information. We liked ASUS’ implementation of both EPU and TPU on the same board, with an accessible on and off switch.
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA1155 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review
15 March 2011
Conclusion: As we saw all the way back in November , ASUS has spent a considerable amount of time and effort developing these new P67-based motherboards. What this means for consumers are cool new features and capabilities that didn’t exist in previous generations, and most importantly, that actually work very well.
Pros: - Solid Performance., - Terrific layout., - Three mechanical PCI-E x16 slots., - 2-Way CrossFireX & 2-Way SLI capability., - Excellent manual overclocking capabilities., - Very capable automatic overclocking options., - Flawless voltage regulation & output., - Comprehensive SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 connectivity., - Integrated Bluetooth receiver., - Superior Intel Gigabit LAN controller., - Great new software package, - Socketed BIOS chip., - User-friendly and tweaker-fr...
Cons: - Resuming from sleep/hibernate will fail when Internal PLL Voltage is enabled. Intel is working on a fix., - Depending on configuration, boot up times can be a little long., - Only one BIOS chip, no backup or fail-safe., - Large CPU coolers + tall memory heatspreaders can cause installation issues., - Not enough voltage readouts in Ai Suite II., - No onboard power and reset buttons.