Conclusion: Final Words This is the first motherboard I personally have used on that has a UEFI BIOS and I have to say it is a nice change from the traditional BIOS. Some may argue that the UEFI BIOS is still in its infancy and if this is the case, I think we are looking at something great in the future. From what I can see, the ASUS BIOS engineers have done a good job in producing something that is straightforward and easy to use.
Summary: ASUS has another potential award winning board on its hands in the P8P67 Pro. What the board does not have in extras and bling, it more than makes up for in raw performance. The board brings a well designed layout and sharp looks to the table. This attention to detail is most evident with the placement of the primary PCI-Express x1 slot in a location that remains usable and accessible even with a larger video card in play.
No real complaints in using the board at all.
Summary: ASUS' latest foray in to the Intel LGA1155 market shows up in a competitive package, the P8P67 Pro. The board combines the features and technologies you've come to expect from ASUS and promises not to disappoint. This motherboard also happens to target the sub-$180 market so it will be on the list for budget minded builds.
ASUS P8P67 Sandy Bridge LGA1155 ATX Motherboard Review
4 August 2011
Summary: But, the journey doesn’t stop there. The P8P67 ability to overclock is quite impressive. It makes very efficient use of the CPU offset voltages quickly pushing the 4.8GHz barrier and nearly matching its bigger EVO sibling. Granted, it might take a little more from supported component voltages, but it’s a further testament to ASUS’ DIY user continuity initiative.
Summary: My experience with the P8P67 was excellent from start to finish. The board did a 48 hour torture test without incident and continued to do everything I asked of it. Overclocking the P8P67 was an awesome and extremely easy experience. You can’t argue with the results and even those new to overclocking should be able to achieve great results with this setup.
Summary: ASUS' P67 chipset product portfolio can get fairly confusing at times with the slew of "P8P67" models. This time we are taking a look at the "vanilla" P8P67. Though you could say its vanilla with a lot of twists as this board offers a "B3" stepping version of the supporting chipset and sports a very solid feature set for "vanilla.
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 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
Cons: Lots of clicks to access to advanced BIOS menu, Not designed as a multi GPU motherboard
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.
Excerpt: The fireworks surrounding the release of Intel's "Sandy Bridge" processors have brought mixed reactions about the new CPU's overclockability and graphics prowess. As usual, ASUS leads the way with eight P67 motherboards right out of the gate and we are benchmarking the P8P67 Pro as well as a couple others from Gigabyte and ECS to determine which vendor was able to incorporate the right amount of features and performance options that users are begging for.
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 dual and triple video card s...
Cons: Does not support NVIDIA SLI video card pairing, High priced 'mainstream enthusiast' motherboard solution, EVO model does not support UEFI screen capture, Lacks hardware-based encryption features, SATA6G/USB3 borrow from PCI-E link lanes, Does not use new highly-conductive Polymerized capacitors