ASUS P8P67 5-Way Motherboard Roundup
Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and new Socket 1155 have been the least best-kept secrets of late. Following Intel’s "tick-tock" development strategy, the new chips may be move evolutionary than revolutionary, but they do bring some significant changes to the mix that promise new ways of thinking.
Socket 1156 isn’t that old and now a new 1155 socket is upon us, complete with new CPUs and chipset, and therefore motherboards as well. These motherboards also bring some new and innovative features, not the least of which will be of particular interest to overclocking enthusiasts. We promise Sandy Bridge brings a whole slew of spinoffs and implications, and Intel has also changed the rules of overclocking. There are a some significant changes for Sandy Bridge, as you’ll see in the Overclocking section of this review, which are the combination of lower bus and higher multiipliers than previous generation chips.
ASUS is known for producing a wide range of motherboards to suit just about any preference, need, or budget, and today we have 5 motherboards from their new P67 lineup for review. Each of these boards share many similarities but also some distinct differences, and rather than splitting them up into separate reviews, we’ve decided to compile them all into one big roundup. A one-stop ASUS P67 shop, as it were.
There are some very interesting features here, not the least of which is the groundbreaking EFI BIOS, the likes of which have never been seen before on a PC. And add in some phenomenal auto overclocking as well, and ASUS may just have cornered the market on affordable high performance for Sandy Bridge.
There’s a boatload of information to cover, so let’s dive in and see what ASUS is bringing to the table in this P8P67 motherboard lineup.
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