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Asus P8P67 review

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Price when reviewed : £128
inc VAT

The P8P67 takes an early lead in the race to be our favourite P67 motherboard.


LGA1155, ATX, Intel P67 chipset, supports: Core i3, Core i5, Core i7

Intel’s 2nd generation Core i5 and i7 processors require a new motherboard socket and chipset. Asus’s P8P67 has the necessary LGA1155 socket, and is the cheapest of its three boards based around the P67 chipset (with Pro and Deluxe versions also available). This chipset eschews support for the new processors’ integrated graphics, instead being designed for those who want to use a dedicated graphics card.

If you want to overclock your new Intel processor, and you probably will given how easy it is to get extra performance from it, you have to buy a P67-based board. Now, we accept that overclocking and powerful graphics cards often interest the same people, but we don’t see why Intel has prevented overclocking on H67 boards – which include support for Intel’s HD graphics – especially as the integrated graphics are so capable.

Asus P8P67 Ports

Asus’s P8P67 has everything you’d expect from a modern board. There are two PCI-Express x16 sized slots, with the latter running at 4x speed, and sharing its bandwidth with the two PCI-Express x1 slots and the USB3 controller. None of which should cause any problems unless you’re using dual graphics cards (in SLI or CrossFire X) while transferring files via USB3.

There are no IDE headers on this board, so you’ll finally have to ditch any old IDE optical drives or hard disks. The chipset includes six SATA ports, two of which are SATA3, and all of which can be arranged into a RAID array. Asus has added a second controller with two more SATA3 ports.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor socket LGA1155
Form factor ATX
Size 244x305mm
Processor support Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor external bus 100MHz (20Gbit/s DMI)
Chipset north bridge Intel P67
Chipset south bridge Intel P67
Passively-cooled north bridge yes
Integrated graphics Yes
Supported memory type DDR3 1066/1333
Maximum memory speed PC3-19200
Memory slots 4
Maximum memory 32GB
Dual-channel support yes

Buying Information

Price £128

Internal Ports

Power connectors 1x 24-pin ATX, 1x 8-pin ATX
PCI-E x16 slots 2
Dual graphics architecture SLI, CrossFireX
PCI-E x4 slots 0
PCI-E x1 slots 2
PCI slots 3
Fan headers 4
Floppy ports 0
IDE ports 0
Serial ATA ports 8
RAID chipset (max disks) Intel P67 (6x SATA2/3, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)


Wired network ports 10/100/1000
Sound (ports) Realtek ALC892 (6x analogue out, optical S/PDIF)
USB2 ports / headers 6/3
Firewire ports / headers 1/1
Legacy ports 2x PS/2
Other ports 2x USB3
Cables included N/A
Brackets included 2x USB, eSATA
Software included N/A

Setup and Overclocking

Voltage adjustment CPU/RAM/Chipset
CPU clock max adjustment 110MHz

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