The BIOS on the P8P67 EVO is identical to the ones we saw on the ASUS Sabertooth P67
right down to the color and options, and only differs from the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 ROG
in color and advanced overclocking options. For that reason we won't go into it here. Just know that we used the same auto-clocking feature to achieve our overclock speeds for testing.
Just as was done with the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme and the Sabertooth P67, we let the BIOS determine the best overclock. Not only does this ensure that the system will be stable, but it also ensures that those of us with weaker overclocking skills can still achieve good numbers. If you're keeping score at home, our overclock on the P8P67 EVO is identical to what we got on the Sabertooth P67, and a few points higher than we got on the Maximus IV Extreme.
In order to test the ASUS P8P67 EVO ATX motherboard, we used the following components:
» Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz processor
» nVidia GeForce GTX 470 video card
» Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3 12800 memory
» Western Digital 1TB SATA 3Gbps hard drive
» Cooler Master EPS 12V 750 Watt power supply
» Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
In addition to benchmarking the P8P67 EVO using our CPU at stock speed, we recorded the results with the processor overclocked via the included utility as we just discussed. The same configuration, with the CPU at stock speed, was also compared to the ASUS Sabertooth P67
and the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 ROG
motherboards we reviewed previously for reference.
The following tests were run on the three configurations described above:
» SiSoft Sandra Engineer Standard (2011)
» CrystalDiskMark 2.2
» Performance Test 7.0
» Unigene Heaven 2.5
» Windows 7 Experience