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Review Asus P8P67

Asus P8P67 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 […]

Asus P8P67

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 Box

The bundle

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

Specifications

Details

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.

CPU Intel® Socket 1155 for Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor/Core™ i3 Processor/
Support Intel® 32nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset Intel® P67 Express Chipset
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* According to Intel® SPEC, the Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
* Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL.
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 * (max. at x4 mode [Black])
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
*The PCIEX16_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_1 slot, PCIEX1_2 slot and USB3_34 connector. The PCIEX16_2 runs at x1 mode by default for system resource optimization.
Multi-GPU Support Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
ASUS BT GO! Utility
Storage Intel® P67 Express Chipset
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
Marvell® 9120 controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)
* These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
LAN Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN controller
Audio Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
– BD Audio Layer Content Protection
– DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
– Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
– Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
IEEE 1394 VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a port(s) (one at mid-board; one at back panel)
USB NEC USB 3.0 controllers
– 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at mid-board for front panel support, 2 ports at back panel (blue))
Intel® P67 Express Chipset
– 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM:
ASUS EPU
– EPU, EPU switch
ASUS TPU
– Auto Tuning, TurboV, TPU switch
ASUS Digital Power Design
– Industry leading Digital 12+2 Phase Power Design
– ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
ASUS BT GO! (Bluetooth)
– Folder Sync, BT Transfer, Shot & Send, BT to Net, Music Player, Personal Manager, BT Turbo Remote
ASUS Exclusive Features
– MemOK!
– AI Suite II
– AI Charger
– Anti Surge
– ASUS EFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
– ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heat-sink solution
– ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY
– ASUS Q-Connector
– ASUS O.C. Tuner
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design
– ASUS Q-LED (DRAM LED)
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-DIMM
Overclocking Features Precision Tweaker 2
– vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment
– vCCIO: Adjustable I/O voltage at 0.00625V increment
– vCCSA: 144-step system agent voltage control
– vDRAM Bus: 160-step Memory voltage control
– vPCH: 90-step Chipset voltage control
– vCPU_PLL: 160-step CPU & PCH PLL voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
– BCLK/PEG frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at 0.1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports 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
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector(s) supports additional 2 USB ports (19-pin)
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector(s) support additional 6 USB ports
1 x MemOK! Button
4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (2 x gray; 2 x navy blue)
4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (blue)
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin; 1 x 3-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector(s) (3-pin)
1 x TPU switch
1 x EPU switch
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
24-pin EATX Power connector
8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
Front panel audio connector
COM connector
System Panel (Q-Connector)
BIOS 32 Mb Flash ROM , EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
Accessories 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
Support Disc Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )