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Intel Core i7 2600K and Core i5 2500K review

The DP67BG is the new Intel ‘gamers board’ with support for both ATI CrossFire and nVidia SLI configurations. The DP67BG is built around the new Intel P67 Express Chipset which supports both Core i5 and i7 processors in the LGA1155 package. This is an ATX board design.

With Intel Extreme Memory Profiles, DDR3 speeds of 1600mhz or higher are achievable.

2 USB 3.0 ports can be seen at the rear, with another 8 USB 2.0 ports offering high levels of connectivity (it can support up to 14 USB 2.0 devices via internal headers). There is also an eSATA port and an Integrated 10/100/1000 Intel network connection. Ten Channel Intel high definition audio with multi streaming capability features on the right. Five stack analog audio ports, one optical S/PDIF out, internal S/PDIF header and front panel audio header.

There is a single 16x PCI Express 2.0 connector onboard with the ability to scale to dual 8x graphics supporting both ATI and nVidia CFx and SLI configurations. The board is equipped with two Sata 6.0 GB/s ports (blue) with four Sata 3.0 GB/s ports (black). Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology is utilised, offering Raid 0,1,5 and 10 support. Both voltage regulator and ePower voltage regulator are passive cooled to allow for improved power and voltage delivery. A handy post code decoder is offered to troubleshoot potential problems.

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