Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard (B3) Review (QuadFireX @ 4.8ghz)

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For the mainstream gaming enthusiast audience, today’s review product is both feature packed and attractively priced. The Asus P8P67 Deluxe is a 16+2 phase DIGI+ VRM design which fully supports Intel’s VRD12 specifications. There are three PCI Express x16 slots and a PLX PEX8608 chip to add 8 additional PCI Express lanes so bandwidth isn’t impacted when USB 3 and SATA 6 GBps devices are used in Crossfire or SLI configurations.

KitGuru has been using the latest B3 revision now for many weeks within a real world test bench and today we present our analysis.

Asus have a well earned reputation as creating some of the world’s finest motherboards.

For instance, we recently reviewed their Rampage III Black Edition, and it is possibly the finest X58 motherboard available on the market. The P8P67 Deluxe we are looking at today is a much more modestly priced product, but it is fully feature packed.

P 500 Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard (B3) Review (QuadFireX @ 4.8ghz)

Specifications

CPU Intel® Socket 1155 for Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor/Core™ i3 Processor/
Support Intel® 32nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset Intel® P67(B3) Express Chipset
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* According to Intel® SPEC, the Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
* Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL.
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 [Black] (at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage Intel® P67(B3) Express Chipset
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
Marvell® PCIe 9128 SATA 6Gb/s controller with HyperDuo function*
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)
JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller*
2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (1 x Power eSATA)
* These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
LAN Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
Intel® 82579 Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN controller
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
ASUS BT GO! Utility
Audio Realtek® ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
- Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
IEEE 1394 VIA® 6315N controller supports 2 x 1394a port(s) (one at mid-board; one at back panel)
USB NEC USB 3.0 controllers
- 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at mid-board for front panel support, 2 ports at back panel [blue])
Intel® P67(B3) Express Chipset
- 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM:
ASUS EPU
- EPU, EPU switch
ASUS TPU
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, TPU switch
ASUS Digital Power Design
- Industry leading Digital 16+2 Phase Power Design
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
ASUS BT GO! (Bluetooth)
- Folder Sync, BT Transfer, Shot & Send, BT to Net, Music Player, Personal Manager, BT Turbo Remote
ASUS Exclusive Features
- MemOK!
- AI Suite II
- AI Charger
- Anti Surge
- ASUS EFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
Overclocking Features Precision Tweaker 2
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment
- vCCIO: Adjustable I/O voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vCCSA: 144-step system agent voltage control
- vDRAM Bus: 160-step Memory voltage control
- vPCH: 90-step Chipset voltage control
- vCPU_PLL: 160-step CPU & PCH PLL voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- BCLK/PEG frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at 0.1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
1 x Bluetooth module
2 x External SATA (1 x Power eSATA)
1 x IEEE 1394a
2 x LAN(RJ45) port(s) (1 x Intel® LAN)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 (blue)
8 x USB 2.0/1.1
2 x S/PDIF Out (1 for Coaxial, 1 for Optical)
8 -Channel Audio I/O
1 x Clr CMOS switch
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector(s) supports additional 2 USB ports (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector(s) support additional 4 USB ports
1 x MemOK! Button
4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (2 x gray; 2 x navy blue)
4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (blue)
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4-pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin; 1 x 3-pin)
2 x Power Fan connector(s) (2 x 3-pin)
1 x TPU switch
1 x EPU switch
1 x Power-on switch
1 x Reset switch
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
24-pin EATX Power connector
8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
Front panel audio connector
System Panel (Q-Connector)
BIOS 32 Mb Flash ROM , EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
Accessories User’s manual
2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s cables
4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s cables
2 in 1 Q-connector
ASUS Q-Shield
1 x ASUS Front Panel USB 3.0 Box
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
Support Disc Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
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Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard (B3) Review (QuadFireX @ 4.8ghz), 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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  • Tim

    ASUS rock, nuff’ said.

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  • Rockstar

    I really do like the new bios configurations, the change from the pants style blue screen was long overdue.

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  • Rothchild

    The biggest problem with buying P67 right now is Z68. Is a newer product. no one will be buying until its released. even if its pointless, which I have a feeling it is.

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  • Ned

    Asus make good boards, its all about the bios stability and power delivery and this product has both.

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  • Tech Head

    Good product, but the pricing just keeps creeping up on these boards, everytime I look, its £10 more for xx feature. I remember last year a good board was £120-130.

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  • Terry

    I always buy asus boards but im waiting to see z68

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  • Terry

    The auto overclock optioms are good cause i suck at overcockimg. Is 1.48 volts safe enough long term, seems high

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  • Brooke

    I like the power configurations now, mobo manufacturers got wise in recent years

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  • Steven

    I ordered one of these a while back and got it replaced for the b3 version, had no problems from scan.

    Great board, ive my 2500 at 4.7 with a coolermaster cooler

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  • Fadih

    They are expenisve in my country, gigabyte are normally better value

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  • atomiks

    i really love Asus you’ll find almost all you need in there products, Quality & performance thats what they have.

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