Today we are also going to present you the ASUS P8P67 board. As you can read, this is the “basic” board of Asus’s P67 serie. Asus is innovating with this board and we are going to tell you more about it along this preview. This board is a Intel Sandy Bridge compatible board.
The bundle of this board contains :
- User’s manual
- 1 x I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s cables
- 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s cables
- 2 in 1 Q-connector
- 1 x 2-port USB 2.0 / 1-port eSATA module
This board has two 4pins fan connectors and two 3 pins ones. The whole connector count is perfect for powering up all the fans of your chassis, or from your bench table :)
The P8P67 has one ATX 12V 8pins connector that is plenty sufficient for a “basic” board like this one.
Four slots are available for the use of a maximum of 32Gb of DDR3 1066 at a speed of 2200MHz.
The ATX 24pins connector : standard on all boards.
The 1155 socket for your Sandy Bridge CPU’s.
As you know don’t forget that this socket isn’t compatible with the first generation core processors based on 1156 socket. Yes ! you have to buy a new one .. again !
This P8P67 has eight SATA connectors. Four are SATA2 and four are SATA3. For the SATA3, two of them are under the Intel P67 express chipset’s control, the two left ones are under the control of the Marvel 9120 controller.
Congratulation to Asus for offering such a great SATA potential of this entry P67 board. One this detail, she almost looks like one of the performance boards :)
This board has three old PCI slots, two PCI-e 16x and two PCI-e 1x slots. Be aware that this board doesn’t have the SLI or Crossfire support!
We can find a green LED for the “under power” indication of the motherboard.
The back panel of this Asus board has the following setup:
- 1 x Bluetooth module
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse (green)
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (purple)
- 1 x IEEE 1394a
- 1 x LAN(RJ45) port(s)
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 (blue)
- 6 x USB 2.0/1.1
- 1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical)
- 8 -Channel Audio I/O
Yes, as you saw, this board has bluetooth! One more thing to add on the “interesting” things from this board.
The cooling system of this Asus P8P67 board is a classic 3 independent coolers linked together by heat-pipes.
Finally, some more pics of this Asus P8P67 motherboard.
This ends up our presentation. In the up-comming weeks we are going to release a global cross-board review for this P67 chipset serie combined to the power of the Sandy Bridge CPU. Stay tuned!
Thanks to Guillame from Asus France for the sample.