Digital Power Design: The New Standard The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered the use of two onboard chips - EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit). New generation Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM digital power design launch control into a new era.
The digital architecture delivers twice the precision power, intelligently adjusting PWM voltage and frequency modulation with minimal power loss through BIOS tuning and an exclusive user interface to increase the board’s overclocking range while performance reaches its full potential. It also adjusts VRM frequencies dynamically, cutting radiation interference by half and decreasing Vcore power noise for CPU to enhance system stability through enabling VRM spread spectrum. ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power design empowers users with superior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability and greater power efficiency.
Herald the Arrival of a New Digital Power Design Era VRM, or voltage regulator modules, are considered among the most essential motherboard design components. They supply the voltage demanded by the CPU, and a good VRM must intelligently detect actual CPU power draw to provide precise power accordingly. ASUS DIGI+ VRM is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully integrates Intel® VRD12 specifications on a native level, greatly enhancing power to go far beyond the limits of analog designs.
ASUS DIGI+ VRM design features a digital programmable microprocessor onboard and upgrades motherboard power delivery to a digital standard. The 12+2 digital architecture delivers twice the precision power, intelligently adjusting PWM voltage and frequency modulation with minimal power loss through BIOS tuning and exclusive user interface to increase over-clocking range while performance reaches its full potential. It also adjusts frequencies dynamically, cutting radiation interference by half to enhance system stability through enabling spread spectrum. The DIGI+ VRM digital power design empowers users with superior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance. extreme system stability, and greater power efficiency.
Advantages of ASUS DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design Unlike previous VRD versions, Intel® VRD12 uses digital signals (SVID). To ensure perfect power delivery, ASUS specially designed DIGI+ VRM to sync completely with this new technology.
Faster sensing and response: ASUS DIGI+ VRM acts as a digital controller to perfectly match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, eliminating digital-to-analog conversion lag.
Better cooling: exclusive dual driver and MOS design doubles the heat dissipation area with expanded cooling surfaces for improved thermal performance. Spacing components out over a wider area speeds up cooling to enhance reliability and stability.
2X CPU power supply: the same exclusive dual driver and MOS design also provides twice the CPU power supply with two complete power stages. This results in far greater phase load tolerances, so the CPU never has to wait for power to arrive, increasing performance and overclocking potential.
Active Cooling for Extreme Durability- Super Cool VRM ASUS DIGI+ VRM delivers intelligent power management to balance loadings for each power phase by detecting VRM temperatures to ensure longer component lifespan and better cooling.
The Ultimate Turbo Processor Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.
Energy Efficiency All Around Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
ASUS Exclusive Features
Diverse BT Enjoyment, New Technology Lifestyle Onboard Bluetooth wireless design enables smart connectivity to Bluetooth devices with no additional adapter. ASUS BT GO! comes with 7 special functions that offer a significant breakthrough in Bluetooth evolution, including Folder Sync, BT Transfer, BT Turbo Remote, BT-to-Net, Music Player, Shot and Send, and Personal Manager. All are accessible through the exclusive, user-friendly ASUS interface.
* The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners
EFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface The new ASUS EFI BIOS is an Extensible Firmware Interface that complies with uEFI architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient mouse input. Users can easily navigate the new EFI BIOS with the same smoothness as their operating system. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system settings.
Supports Hard Drives over 2.2TB ASUS EFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit, with full storage space utilization, helping deliver far more exciting computing than traditional BIOS versions!
Exclusive ASUS Interface
EZ Mode - easy to learn, use, and manage
Advanced Mode - for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand intricate system settings
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage and sensor readings, even interact with mobile devices via Bluetooth. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
Latest Transfer Technology
Complete USB 3.0 Integration
Double USB Access, Double Convenience ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panels - 4 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The P8P67 affords greater convenience with high speed connectivity.
Extra SATA 6Gb/s Support
Extra Ports, Extra Speed and Accessibility The Intel® P67 Express chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfers. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
ASUS Crystal Sound
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC delivers exceptional 5.1 surround experience through the most common PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, “Bass enhancement” provides stronger low frequency bass sound, and “Voice clarification” provides clear human dialogue even with loud background sound. With these technologies, you may experience a better home-theater audio with ease.
ASUS EZ DIY
DIY Quickly, DIY Easily! ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience. All of Q-LED, Q-Slot and Q-DIMM design speed up and simplify the DIY process!
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second Generation Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/ Core™ i3 Processors
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® second generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® second generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® P67 Express Chipset
The Intel® P67 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design to support new socket 1155 Intel® second generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the P67 provides 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval at double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice! P8P67 brings multi-GPU configurations through CrossFireX. This motherboard features the powerful Intel® P67 platform, optimizing PCIe allocation in multiple GPU setups. Expect a brand new gaming sensation like you’ve never experienced before!
GreenASUS and ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
P8P67 Product Overview
Other ASUS Features
- by David_W @Mar 08, 2011
Intel® Socket 1155 for Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor/Core™ i3 Processor/ Support Intel® 32nm CPU Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types. * Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Intel® P67(B3) Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) * According to Intel® SPEC, 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. * Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL.
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 * (max. at x4 mode [Black]) 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 3 x PCI *The PCIEX16_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_1 slot, PCIEX1_2 slot and USB3_34 connector. The PCIEX16_2 runs at x1 mode by default for system resource optimization.
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR ASUS BT GO! Utility
Intel® P67(B3) 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) * These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN controller
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 and Front Panel Jack-Retasking - Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a port(s) (one at mid-board; one at back panel)
NEC USB 3.0 controllers - 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at mid-board for front panel support, 2 ports at back panel (blue)) Intel® P67(B3) Express Chipset - 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
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: Stylish Heat-sink solution - ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY - ASUS Q-Connector - ASUS O.C. Tuner - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS Q-Design - ASUS Q-LED (DRAM LED) - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM
Precision Tweaker2 - 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
1 x Bluetooth module 1 x PS/2 Mouse (green) 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (purple) 1 x IEEE 1394a 1 x LAN(RJ45) port(s) 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 (blue) 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical) 8 -Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
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 MemOK! Button 4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (2 x gray; 2 x navy blue) 4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (blue) 1 x IEEE 1394a connector 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4-pin) 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin; 1 x 3-pin) 1 x Power Fan connector(s) (3-pin) 1 x TPU switch 1 x EPU switch 1 x S/PDIF Out connector 24-pin EATX Power connector 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector Front panel audio connector COM connector System Panel (Q-Connector)
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
WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
User's manual 1 x I/O Shield 2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s cables 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s cables 2 in 1 Q-connector 1 x 2-port USB 2.0 / 1-port eSATA module
Drivers Anti-virus software (OEM version) ASUS update ASUS Utilities
ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
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I used this board as the basis of my new computer build. Currently running an 15 2500k overclocked to 4.6 ghz - the system BIOS is great for overclocking! Lot's of control, easy to tweak, and simple to use. Much easier to use than anything I've used previously. This board doesn't have all the bells and whistles that its later incarnations, but it has all the essentials and can handle the best components on the market. I'm very happy with it.
Like this board has everything you need for a good setup. EFI Bios that doesn't look cheap like the older bios. Asus always rocks for features. Really like this board if you don't need SLI. Would buy again.
I bought this board for a midrange system I was building, and was not disappointed. Although it might be an advantage in many ways, you will have to heed the fact that there are no IDE ports on this board, which made me have to unnecessarily upgrade my perfectly good IDE optical drives.
Got this motherboard with a Core i5 2500K CPU as a bundle. The quality of this board is awesome. Asus has just re-gained a customer. Only rant is that after only a week, the PRO version was back in stock with a $30 price drop, the same price of this board which really ticked me off. Buy the Pro or the Sabretooth version. This version don't support SLI.
For a basic motherboard, it has lots of new features. Paired it with an i5 2500k and it setup perfectly. I built it for my brother, installed windows, and tested it, planning on leaving the overclocking for a later date when he had it at home. When I went to his house, I loaded up the BIOS and it was already overclocked to 4.3Ghz. I was stumped at the time, but have since figured out it was Asus' auto-tuning tool which apparently worked by itself? Either way, it saved me some work, produced a stable OC and we're both happy.
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