Preview: ASUS P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboards
One of the not-so-secret secrets around these parts of late is that Intel will be releasing the Sandy Bridge-based processors in the near future, sometime "soon". This will bring a new socket LGA 1155 to the market, and as we know, with a new socket and processors also brings a new chipset and therefore new motherboards. New tech, new products, new toys for enthusiasts to pine for. Such is our love affair with computers.
Today we’re previewing a "First Look" of four new motherboards from ASUS for the Sandy Bridge processors. We are limited as to what we can tell and show you, however, as the processors and specific chipset details are under NDA. However, we can give a photographic walkabout of each of these boards and talk about what we see, so we’ll do that today.
ASUS has typically been known for providing performance-oriented motherboards to consumers, and their Republic of Gamer (ROG) Series products are well known. However, they also offer a wide range of products for the mainstream and other niche markets, so we have a well-round tour today of motherboards that will likely capture quite a bit of interest when the Sandy Bridge processors are released.
So let’s dive into the photoshoot and see what we can glean from these new 6-series Intel motherboards from ASUS.
"ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world’s top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium. The philosophy of ASUS product development is to do the fundamentals well first before moving forward. Started with computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, and optical storage devices, ASUS now has now over 16 product lines, including desktop barebone systems, servers, notebooks, handhelds, network devices, broadband communications, LCD monitors, TVs, wireless applications, and CPT (chassis, power supply and thermal) products."