Being our first Asus motherboard review I really wasn’t sure what to expect with the packaging. The P8P67 EVO came in a black box with a design on the top using small circles. More importantly on top in large easy to read logos you have the boards name. Taking up almost the same amount of space is a logo showing of the boards DIGI+ VRM. Along the bottom ASUS has included smaller designs for a few of the EVO’s other features (features that we will go into more depth on later in the review. Around back its obvious they packed as much information as possible for you to learn more about each of the boards features. Under a small photo of the EVO you can also find a small specifications listing in case you need to make sure it will have enough SATA ports for your planned build (8 between both the SATA 3 and SATA 6 ports if you were wondering).
Inside the box the board sits right on top in a static protectant bag. Under the EVO you can find all of the included accessories. It’s interesting to see ASUS include two SATA 6 cables, something most other manufactures don’t include. The cables themselves have white trim to help them stand out from the standard cables. Along with four total right angle SATA cables you also receive a USB 3.0 adapter, a crossfire ribbon cable, a black rear I/O panel, and two connectors for your front connections and a USB header.
The USB 3.0 adapter gives you two more USB 3.0 ports at your PCI slots for someone who needs more USB 3.0 connections but don’t have a case that supports 3.0. The Crossfire cable is the standard unexciting gold color that we see with almost every board. For the amount of time everyone spends giving each motherboard a cool style, they sure do ignore that crossfire cable. The rear I/O panel plate it labeled on each of its ports, but other than the two USB 3.0 ports in white there is no other color coordination. I do love the black style, but at least using blue on the 3.0 ports would make them easier to spot. The two header adapters help make it easy to plug in all of your front panel connections leaving you to only have to plug one connection in when you get your hand down into the tight confines of a small case.
For literature you have a user guide for both the board and DIGI and BT GO!. The user guide is both easy to read and filled to the brim with photos and drawings to help you with any questions you may come across while you have the P8P67 EVO. You also get a one page notice that the first 6 of the 8 SATA ports are set to default to AHCI mode. They include instructions on installing it on XP if you decide to go old school. You also get an ASUS case sticker and a DVD with your P8P67 Series drivers included on it.