By now, if you're at least a casual reader of Bigbruin.com, you know all about ASUS
and their line of high quality, rock solid motherboards, video cards, and laptops and desktop computers. Today we look at another of their motherboards based on the impressive P67 chipset - the ASUS P8P67 EVO
. Even though this is not the latest and greatest chipset, like the Z77 series, based on our experience with other P67 boards, the EVO should perform quite admirably. It's this dedication to quality that makes ASUS the world's best selling and most award winning motherboards.
Before we get to the actual review, let's give you a nugget of trivia about the origins of the ASUS name taken directly from their website:
"ASUS comes from the last four letters of Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that represents the inspiration of art and learning. ASUS embodies the strength, creative spirit and purity symbolized by this regal and agile mythical creature, soaring to new heights of quality and innovation with each product it introduces to the market."
» Brand: ASUS
» Model: P8P67 EVO (REV 3.0)
» CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155
» CPU Type: Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
» Supported CPU Technologies: Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
» North Bridge: Intel P67
» Memory: Number of Slots: 4×240pin
» Memory Standard: DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066
Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run
at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
» Maximum Memory Supported: 32GB
» Channel Supported: Dual Channel
» PCI Express 2.0 x16: 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
» 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 * [Black] (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
*The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIe x1_1 slot, PCIe x1_2 slot,
ESATA3G & PESATA3G and USB3_34.
The PCIe x16_3 runs at x1 mode by default for system resource optimization.
PCIe x1_2 will be disabled.
» PCI Express x12
» PCI Slots: 2
» SATA 3Gb/s: 4
» SATA 6Gb/s: 2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray) by P67
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue) by Marvell 9120
» SATA RAID: Intel Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
» Onboard Video Chipset: None
» Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC892
» Audio Channels: 8 Channels
» LAN Chipset: Intel 82579
» Second LAN Chipset: Realtek 8110SC
» Max LAN Speed: Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
» Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Rear Panel Ports:
» PS/2: 2
» USB 1.1/2.0: 6 x USB 2.0
» USB 3.0: 2 x USB 3.0
» IEEE 1394: 1 x IEEE 1394a
» eSATA: 2 x External SATA (1 x Power eSATA)
» S/PDIF Out: 1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
» Audio Ports; 6 Ports
Internal I/O Connectors:
» Onboard USB: 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0
» Onboard 1394: 1 x 1394a
» Form Factor: ATX
» Dimensions: 12.0" x 9.6"
» Power Pin: 24 Pin
» Parts: 3 years limited
» Labor: 3 years limited
» DIGI+VRM: New Era of Digital Power Design that fully enables Superior System Stability,
High Power Efficiency and Improved Performance Scaling
» EPU: System Level Energy Saving & Real-time Power Management for
Superb Platform Power Efficiency
» TPU: Increase Platform Performance Instantly with Self Optimized Settings
while retaining Full System Stability
» BT GO!: Beyond your Imagination of what Bluetooth can do!
» Intel Gb LAN: High-Performance, High-Bandwidth Data Transfers with Legendary Intel Stability
» EFI: BIOS control via a Graphical Interface with mouse controlled support featuring
unparalleled control options, 2.2TB or higher native HD support,
and Quick Boot features