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Hardware Asus P8P67 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 12 Jan 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    I'll be interested to see if any H67 boards can compete well at stock speeds
     
  3. mrbens

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    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?
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    When I read this:
    I was :rock: but than I read:
    and I was :waah:... and stopped reading...
     
  6. Xir

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    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.
     
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    Just checked, the -Pro is just 20euro's more... what idiot sent the lowest common denominator to a tech enthousiast site? :D
     
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    I agree, the Pro is the real price-point competitor to the GD65, not the base model.
     
  9. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Isnt the test setup wrong for the cpu? Looks like the x980 specs not the 2500k. Says 12mb cache and 133 qpi.
     
  10. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    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
     
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    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/
     
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    +1 on that. Lame standards by reviewing it Bit-tech.
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    Just for Interest, did you test what the "TPU chip" automatic overclocking did for your voltages and speeds compared to your manual overclocking?
     
  16. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    pci slots should be on the final phasing out stage, ie one at the end of the board, like they did with isa slots
     
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    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.
     
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