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Intel DH67BL Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review

Intel DH67BL Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Motherboards like the Intel DH67BL that PCSTATS is reviewing today support one PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard and have one DVI-I and HDMI video output.
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Video Transcoding & Conclusions

In this test a 450MB 1080i high definition MPEG2 video is transcoded via Cyberlink MediaShow Espresso 6 to a 640x360 MP4 video format suitable for the Apple iPhone 4.

Video Transcoding Test
Without Intel QuickSync

With Intel QuickSync

Intel Core i5 2500K /
Intel DH67BL

49 sec 14 sec

Using an Intel Core i5 2500K / Intel DH67BL test system this video transcoded in about 49 seconds without using Intel Quick Sync. When reconfigured to use the Intel HD3000 integrated graphics core for video tanscoding tasks, the same video was converted in just 14 seconds!

Closing remarks on the Intel DH67BL motherboard are next.

Conclusions

The key to the success of the Intel DH67BL motherboard is as an economical office work-horse PC.

Sure it can seamlessly playback HD movies over the integrated HDMI 1.4 video output. Sure it has two USB 3.0 ports, two SATA III ports and plenty of SATA II and USB 2.0. It's just that moving beyond all that, there's not a lot going on here.

The Intel DH67BL is a vanilla platform which barely moves beyond the feature set of the Intel H67 chipset.

Tweakers, gamers, overclockers - this is not your motherboard.

If I were rolling out an office full of PCs on the other hand, or a similar situation where economics really came into force, this would be a worthy motherboard to build an affordable PC around. For home offices or students who are primarily concerned with standard desktop work, internet and office applications, content creation and perhaps a bit of 3D gaming every now and then - the Intel DH67BL is a worthwhile motherboard to consider. The DVI-I video output will meet the needs of most office users, though configuring dual screen displays is not going to be simple out of the box.

After all, as you saw in the benchmarks, PCMark Vantage doesn't take much of a hit when systems run on integrated graphics. Although Intel's integrated graphics core is still pretty tame by mainstream discrete videocard standards, it's worth noting that Sandy Bridge video transcoding is heads and shoulders above the competition.

Bottom line, the Intel DH67BL is a compact motherboard that manages to live up to Intel's big reputation, but offers scant little beyond the Intel H67's core feature set.

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Contents of Article: Intel DH67BL
 Pg 1.  Intel DH67BL Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Intel H67 Chipset Features Explained
 Pg 3.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Features and Layout
 Pg 4.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Continued
 Pg 5.  BIOS Options and Motherboard Power Draw
 Pg 6.  Power Draw and Test System Specs
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra - Processor
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra - Memory
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark11
 Pg 12.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 13.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 14.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: DX11....
 Pg 15.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06
 Pg 16.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: FEAR, Call of Juarez, Crysis
 Pg 17.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: Office Applications
 Pg 18.  — Video Transcoding & Conclusions

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