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ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard Review

ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard is a pretty standard platform with a good feature set, ideal for mainstream overclockers and gamers.
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External Mfg. Website: ASUS Feb 17 2012   Max Page  
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360-Degree Motherboard Gallery - Part 2

The ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard is equipped with four DDR-3 memory slots that accommodate up to 32GB of dual channel DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1866/2133/2200 memory. Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) RAM is supported as you would expect.

At the top right corner we find the ASUS EPU switch and MemOK button.

Clearance is average around the CPU socket.

Like all Intel P67 platforms, the ASUS P8P67 Pro accommodates 32nm Intel socket LGA1155 2nd Generation 'Sandy Bridge' Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series processors and is not backwards compatible with socket LGA1156 Lynnfield chips. The heatsink mounting holes are the same between LGA1156 and LGA1155 heatsinks. Any aftermarket CPU cooler that supports one of these CPUs will install on both. If in doubt, have a peek at Frostytech's excellent Top 5 Heatsink chart.

Apparently, what you see under the VRM heatsinks is ASUS' Digi+ VRM 12+2 phase power control with Dual Intelligent processors.

ASUS MemOK is a feature that lights up when a memory module is not properly installed. Pressing the button will command the system to run through several failsafe memory settings at boot if you suspect a memory stick is bad. The red light is part of the Q-Led system... basically a red light indicating a device isn't correctly installed, or that item is preventing the PC from booting.

ASUS' Energy Processing Unit (EPU) is built into the motherboard with a physical IC. What the EPU does is dynamically alter the amount of power phases the motherboard uses depending on usage and system load. ASUS EPU is enabled with this switch here, allowing it to dynamical adjust power draw and monitor usage.

Here we see the NEC USB 3.0 controller.

While USB 2.0's 480Mb/s maximum bandwidth was enough for many years, USB 3.0 (above in blue) expands the bandwidth to a whopping 4.8Gb/s (4800Mb/s) which is more appropriate for today's large mass storage devices.

Next up, a look at overclocking the ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard!

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Contents of Article: ASUS P8P67 Pro
 Pg 1.  ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: ASUS P8P67 Pro
 Pg 3.  — 360-Degree Motherboard Gallery - Part 2
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and Test System Specs
 Pg 5.  Test System Hardware & Specs
 Pg 6.  Sysmark 2007 - Workstation Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 7.  SiSoft Sandra - CPU Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  Sandra: Memory - Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 9.  PCMark Vantage - System Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  3DMark 11 - Gaming Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 11.  3DMark Vantage - Gaming Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 12.  3DMark06 - Gaming Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 13.  Conclusions and Total System Power Draw

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