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Asus P8P67 Review

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Landy_Ed 12th January 2011, 11:56 Quote
I'll be interested to see if any H67 boards can compete well at stock speeds
mrbens 12th January 2011, 12:22 Quote
I'm suprised by the amount of PCI sockets still used and the fact that the second small PCI-E would be unusable with a dual slot GPU above it.

Surely a PCI would be better under the GPU as that's less likely to be used in the future leaving more available PCI-E slots for things like adding extra USB3 connections out the back and Sata6 ports inside?
faugusztin 12th January 2011, 12:27 Quote
stupido 12th January 2011, 12:38 Quote
When I read this:
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Thankfully, the rest of the P8P67 is laid out sensibly, with a large gap between the two 16x PCI-E slots, and SATA ports that are mounted parallel to the motherboard in order to aid tidy cabling.
I was but than I read:
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However, dual-GPU enthusiasts should note that the second 16x PCI-E slot provides only four lanes of bandwidth, and that SLI and CrossFire aren’t supported.
and I was :'(... and stopped reading...
Xir 12th January 2011, 12:40 Quote
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our CPU reduced its speed to 1.6GHz when idle before boosting to its overclocked setting when loaded. This didn’t affect the stability of the overclock, and we pushed our test CPU to a mind-blowing 4.9GHz
For me that's a feature, not an issue.
There's no need for the CPU to run at 100% when I'm not doing anything intense, this is a very elegant way of overclocking if you ask me.
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SLI and CrossFire aren’t supported.
Well, according to ASUS Asus-website the P8P67 does allow for CrossfireX.
I'd recommend the P8P67-Pro or upward which do support SLI and probably don't have the issue of the dumbed down second PCI-E slot though.
Xir 12th January 2011, 12:42 Quote
Just checked, the -Pro is just 20euro's more... what idiot sent the lowest common denominator to a tech enthousiast site? :D
r3loaded 12th January 2011, 12:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
Just checked, the -Pro is just 20euro's more... what idiot sent the lowest common denominator to a tech enthousiast site? :D

I agree, the Pro is the real price-point competitor to the GD65, not the base model.
MrGumby 12th January 2011, 12:56 Quote
Isnt the test setup wrong for the cpu? Looks like the x980 specs not the 2500k. Says 12mb cache and 133 qpi.
Fingers66 12th January 2011, 12:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
For me that's a feature, not an issue.
There's no need for the CPU to run at 100% when I'm not doing anything intense, this is a very elegant way of overclocking if you ask me.

Well, according to ASUS Asus-website the P8P67 does allow for CrossfireX.
I'd recommend the P8P67-Pro or upward which do support SLI and probably don't have the issue of the dumbed down second PCI-E slot though.

Yup, the Pro does both xfire & SLI. However, you still only get x8 PCI-E in xfire/SLI.

"2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)"

Source: http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=HMMvTCuBcZLfu2YL&templete=2
bogie170 12th January 2011, 13:13 Quote
You should of reviewed the P8P67 PRO or P8P67 Deluxe as they have a better spec especially with power supply/modulation.

Anyone looking at this for a purchase go for the PRO version.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1500/1/
bogie170 12th January 2011, 13:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
Just checked, the -Pro is just 20euro's more... what idiot sent the lowest common denominator to a tech enthousiast site? :D

+1 on that. Lame standards by reviewing it Bit-tech.
D B 12th January 2011, 13:31 Quote
Doesn't look like a Deluxe or Pro is needed unless you want SLI, and it's still not going to be at 16x

I'm not going to need SLI so it looks like this is the one I'll be getting (thank goodness I resisted the urge to upgrade a long while back)

Thank you Bit-Tech for testing " the lowest common denominator " and showing that this board is fully up to the task of overclocking SandyBridge to 4.9Ghz
smugboy 12th January 2011, 13:46 Quote
I've just bought one of these boards and am awaiting delivery. Any idea if I will have trouble mounting a Gelid Tranquillo to this board as I've ordered one of those as well?
Xir 12th January 2011, 14:10 Quote
Just for Interest, did you test what the "TPU chip" automatic overclocking did for your voltages and speeds compared to your manual overclocking?
xaser04 12th January 2011, 14:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by D B
Doesn't look like a Deluxe or Pro is needed unless you want SLI, and it's still not going to be at 16x

It is needed for CF as well. The second slot on this MB only runs at 4x speed (WHY? FFS).

The overclocking on the Asus bios also makes perfect sense. You are only adjusting the turbo frequency anyway so that's what Asus show.
law99 12th January 2011, 14:40 Quote
PCI slots are useful for audio expansion cards for recording and such, so I'd rather not see them go. Plus crap that you can buy at maplin; generic expansion hardware.
RichCreedy 12th January 2011, 14:52 Quote
pci slots should be on the final phasing out stage, ie one at the end of the board, like they did with isa slots
mrbens 12th January 2011, 15:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by law99
PCI slots are useful for audio expansion cards for recording and such, so I'd rather not see them go. Plus crap that you can buy at maplin; generic expansion hardware.

I've just recently bought a new sound card and on my current mobo I would have prefered to get the PCI version but for future proofing I went with the PCI-E version instead. For my next mobo upgrade (won't be a couple of years) I'd prefer just PCI-E and no PCI.
Ph4ZeD 12th January 2011, 15:28 Quote
Wondering why the article states the board doesn't support Crossfire when Asus seem to have other ideas...http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1500/1/ check the spec table.
law99 12th January 2011, 16:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by mrbens
I've just recently bought a new sound card and on my current mobo I would have prefered to get the PCI version but for future proofing I went with the PCI-E version instead. For my next mobo upgrade (won't be a couple of years) I'd prefer just PCI-E and no PCI.

We'd definitely prefer PCI-E. Agreed. There is still a lot of expensive Audio equipment using PCI and it'd be a shame to make them legacy and mess up studio equipment with shelf life though.
Black Eyed 12th January 2011, 16:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by stupido
When I read this:

I was but than I read:

and I was :'(... and stopped reading...

Then just get the P8P67 Pro! A little more expensive but still cheaper than the UD4.

/Hugs Dlx board

Ph4ZeD - it's 16x and 4x "crossfire" - I assume bit-tech doesn't consider that "real" CrossFire even though you technically can do it. I agree, the 4x port must cripple performance: anyone know?
Denis_iii 12th January 2011, 16:19 Quote
any news on Asus ROG P67 MATX board or other P67 MATX boards for OC?
Farting Bob 12th January 2011, 16:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by stupido
When I read this:
Quote:
Thankfully, the rest of the P8P67 is laid out sensibly, with a large gap between the two 16x PCI-E slots, and SATA ports that are mounted parallel to the motherboard in order to aid tidy cabling.
I was but than I read:
Quote:
However, dual-GPU enthusiasts should note that the second 16x PCI-E slot provides only four lanes of bandwidth, and that SLI and CrossFire aren’t supported.
and I was :'(... and stopped reading...

If you get the PRO version (about £15-20 more) then you get multi-GPU support and better layout (as well as a few other benefits). The Asus boards are easily the best choice of initial P67 offerings, its a shame that you have to spend £120 and up on anything that isnt crippled though, but i guess thats just part of the course for early adopters.

As for me, i was pleased to see this review, as about 5 hours ago i purchased this exact board to go with the 2500k, it does everything i want (and more), i dont plan on ever going crossfire so that wasnt really an issue.
Black Eyed 12th January 2011, 16:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
any news on Asus ROG P67 MATX board or other P67 MATX boards for OC?

I was just reading that Legit Reviews link above and saw that Asus makes a P8P67-M Pro - cheaper than the ATX Pro actually.

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=iT2FJPCMOGBHClu4

According to that it has 8x8x for CrossFire/SLI but I don't think it has the Digi+ VRM, so I'm not sure if that affects the OC performance. bit-tech? Reviewplzplzpzlpzlz
Waynio 12th January 2011, 16:45 Quote
I got the pro version of this & it came with a 0402 bios which is garbage & not even listed on asus bios download page & couldn't update the bios as it didn't pick up on my flash drive & is picking up my i5 2500k as dead I think, the red led just stays fixed on the cpu, good old reliable asus, not.

Had the same thing with an asus rampage formula x48 & q9650, it was saying the cpu was dead & I bought a gigabyte p45-dq6 & it worked perfect & still does, only reason I chose asus over gigabyte was for the extra 2 sata ports, .

So I want to change this POS board for the UD4, shame because it has the looks, the features I would have been happy with only it was lacking 1 super important feature (reliability) if you have one that works then good stuff but why do I always get duff asus boards :?:(.
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