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.
ASUS P8P67 Sandy Bridge LGA1155 ATX Motherboard Review
4 August 2011
Summary: The P8P67 "Vanilla Edition" is by far the most aggressive entry level P67 motherboard we've seen to date. Despite its low cost, it doesn't seem to cut out any of the most important features that DIY users and enthusiasts really want or need.
Pros: Top notch performance and stability, Feature rich continuity, Up to date expansion and connectivity, Excellent overclocking and potential, Very affordable high quality, Attractive theme, AMD CrossfireX Support
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...
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.
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.
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...
Conclusion: If you’re in the market for an upgrade, all you should be thinking about is which LGA1155 CPU and motherboard you want. While the Asus P8P67 is a little slower than the MSI P67A-GD65 (review coming soon), its EFI system is better designed and it’s £20 cheaper.
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.
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...
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
Excerpt: ASUS has given us a preview of their newest lineup of motherboards, due to be launched in 2011. These are made for Intel’s new Sandy Bridge architecture. The motherboards use the new LGA1155 socket, the successor to the Nehalem-compatible LGA1156.