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In the near future we will have a roundup of P67 based motherboards including offerings from ASUS, ECS, Gigiabyte, and MSI to see just how well the aftermarket has prepared for the introduction of Sandybridge. Will these boards offer up even more headroom than the Intel boards or will it be a lot of good looks and features? We will find out soon enough, but for now I will leave you with s few pictures from each board.
ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution:
This board is fully loaded with all the bells and whistles and supports NVIDIAs TRI SLI graphics option, as well as AMD's CrossfireX, SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0 and ASUS Exclusives such as Digi+ VRM, EPU, TPU and EFI BIOS and a revamped AISuite II. It looks like this one is going to be a monster!
ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme:
This board from ECS is their high end offering and includes a LucidLogix chip for cross platform multi GPU combination's, Support for Intels Extreme Tuning utility, additional gold on the CPU socket contacts,and ECS software suite. This one definitely looks interesting.
Gigabyte P67A- UD4:
This board is part of Gigabytes Ultra Durable3 P67 stack, featuring Gigabytes 2x copper PCB, USB 3.0 , Support for AMD and NVIDA multi GPU solutions, SATA 6GB/s support and support for Intel's socket 1155 Unlocked SKU's, Dual BIOS and more.
This board is MSI's mid range offering for the P67 product stack and is chock full of MSI's enhancements such as their Military class components such as DRMOS and Hi-c caps and Super Ferrite chokes, uEFI Click BIOS, 1 second overclocking with the OC Genie that has proven fruitful in the past, and the Instant OC Control Center. These features are sure to impress when tested.
Check back for a full reviews on each of these boards.