With Intel finally launching Sandy Bridge we can now reveal the performance aspect of the much anticipated ASUS P8P67 motherboard that will operate within the mainstream segment of the LGA1155 lineup. Some weeks ago now we gave readers a preview of the ASUS P8P67 and we were forced to withhold any performance related results until now. Yesterday we published the current range of Intel 6 Series / Sandy Bridge processors 2300, 2400 & 2500K Review. That article revealed some rather significant results, showing that the 2500K chip in particular is a 'diamond in the rough'. Those tests were made possible by the ASUS P8P67 which we will be looking at today. It's great that we have a comparison to analysis with regards to the processors, but the real question now is - how does this P8P67 compare against other P67 motherboards?
The ASUS P8P67 is pitched as ASUS' mainstream P67 motherboard. So in terms of the P67 lineup this board is coming in at the bottom with regards to feature-set. That isn't to say it lacks features, because as we will come to learn - even a product placed at the bottom of the range still oozes character and finesse. The P8P67 is a product with an an impressive arrangement of attributes such as - EFI BIOS, DIGI+ VRM, BT GO!, AI Suite II, TPU and EPU and much more!
Within the P8P67 range we have the following boards:
+ ASUS P8P67 Deluxe - £195
+ ASUS P8P67 PRO - £160
+ ASUS P8P67 EVO - £150
+ ASUS P8P67 - £130