titleBeing a car guy when I first saw the P8P67 EVO from Asus I couldn’t help connect the EVO name with a Mitsubishi Evo. I can’t imagine that Asus would somehow manage to get the boxy styling and sharp lines of the Lancer Evo, but maybe it has the raw power that the Evo is known for. Either way, I know that by the end of this review I will be drifting sideways in DIRT 2 ether way. Before that I will go over ASUS’s standard P67 product lineup and the P8P67 EVO’s feature set. While we are in there we will also test its performance and take a close look at the include software.

Product Name: Asus P8P67 EVO

Review Sample Provided by: ASUS

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Specifications (from Asus’s website)

CPU 

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Support Intel® 32nm CPU
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types. 
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list

Chipset 

Intel® P67 Express Chipset

Memory 

* The Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market. 
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details. 
* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1866(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL.
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Expansion Slots 

(single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode) 
x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 * [Black] (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices) 
2 x PCIe 2.0 x 1 
2 x PCI
*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.)

Multi-GPU Support 

Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology 
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

Storage 

Intel® P67 Express Chipset
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports 
(gray)
4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue) 
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10

Marvell® 9120 controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)* 
JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller
2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports* 
* These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.

LAN 

Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance 
Intel® 82579 Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
Realtek® 8110SC Gigabit LAN

Bluetooth 

Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR 
ASUS BT GO! Utility

Audio 

Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
- Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound 
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection 
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC 
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking 
- Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O

IEEE 1394 

VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel)

USB 

NEC USB 3.0 controllers
- x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 at mid-board for front panel support, 2 at back panel (blue))
4 Intel® P67 Express Chipset
- x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
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ASUS Unique Features 

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM:
ASUS EPU 
- EPU, EPU switch 
ASUS TPU 
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, TPU switch 
ASUS Digital Power Design
- Industry leading Digital 12+2 Phase Power Design 
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility 
ASUS BT GO! (Bluetooth)
- Folder Sync, BT Transfer, Shot & Send, BT to Net, Music Player, Personal Manager, BT Turbo Remote 
ASUS Exclusive Features
- MemOK! 
- AI Suite II 
- AI Charger 
- Anti Surge 
- ASUS EFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution 
- ASUS Fan Xpert 
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS Q-Shield 
- ASUS Q-Connector 
- ASUS O.C. Tuner 
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
- ASUS EZ Flash 2 
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) 
- ASUS Q-Slot 
- ASUS Q-DIMM

Overclocking Features 

Precision Tweaker 2
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment 
- vCCIO: Adjustable I/O voltage at 0.00625V increment 
- vCCSA: 144-step system agent voltage control 
- vDRAM Bus: 160-step Memory voltage control 
- vPCH: 90-step Chipset voltage control 
- vCPU_PLL: 160-step CPU & PCH PLL voltage control 
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- BCLK/PEG frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at 0.1MHz increment 
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Back Panel I/O Ports 

2 x USB 3.0/2.0 (blue)
1 (purple)
x PS/2 Keyboard 1 (green)
x PS/2 Mouse 2 (1 x Power eSATA)
x External SATA 2 x S/PDIF Out (1 for Coaxial, 1 for Optical) 
1 x IEEE 1394a 
2 (1 x Intel® LAN)
x LAN(RJ45) port 6 
x USB 2.0/1.1 8 -Channel Audio I/O 
1 x Clr CMOS switch

Internal I/O Connectors 

4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (2 x gray; 2 x navy blue)
1 x Mem OK! Button
8-pin EATX 12V Power connector 
1 x TPU switch
1 x EPU switch
1 x Power-on switch
1 x Reset switch
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector(s) supports additional 2 USB ports (19-pin)
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector(s) support additional 6 USB ports
1 x System Panel (Q-Connector)
1 x IEEE 1394a connector 
1 (4-pin)
x CPU Fan connector 2 (1 x 4-pin; 1 x 3-pin)
x Chassis Fan connector (1 x 3-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector 1 x S/PDIF Out connector 
24-pin EATX Power connector 
Front panel audio connector

BIOS 

32 Mb Flash ROM , EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

Manageability 

WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE

Accessories 

2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s cables
2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x Q-Shield 
User's manual
2 in 1 Q-connector 
1 x ASUS USB 3.0 Bracket 
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector

Support Disc 

ASUS Utilities
Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update

Form Factor 

ATX Form Factor 
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Posted: 3 years 2 months ago by garfi3ld #17473
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im guessing spam lol
Posted: 3 years 2 months ago by Nacelle #17471
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:huh: About what?
Posted: 3 years 2 months ago by Nacelle #17009
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The new Revo drives average 1330mb/sec transfere. If I didn't have this motherboard and had the money for one of the smaller ones, I'd get it. Maybe with the Christmas bonus, unless there's new GPUs out that need buying.
Posted: 3 years 2 months ago by Wingless92 #17007
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Nacelle wrote:
That's the one bad thing about Sandybridge, the shortage of PCI-e. Anyone wanting to use a Revo Drive had better be prepared to sacrifice a bunch of stuff to get it to work. Hopfully someone will make a board with a NF200 chip on it, adding more lanes.

I agree Chris but those Revo Drives are not cheap. I am fine with my ol' Intel SSD.
Posted: 3 years 4 months ago by Nacelle #16076
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That's the one bad thing about Sandybridge, the shortage of PCI-e. Anyone wanting to use a Revo Drive had better be prepared to sacrifice a bunch of stuff to get it to work. Hopfully someone will make a board with a NF200 chip on it, adding more lanes.
Posted: 3 years 4 months ago by garfi3ld #16073
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your going to have to zoom in a little bit, i can't read any of that text!
Posted: 3 years 4 months ago by Lersar #16072
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That's all pages, wow. Great coverage man, this is impressive.
Posted: 3 years 4 months ago by garfi3ld #16071
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also for the record guys I think this is by far my longest review

 

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