ASUS P8P67 PRO

ASUS P8P67 PRO

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Packaging


The ASUS P8P67 Pro arrived in a very nice black box. Two things stick out immediately; the board name logo and a "DIGI+ VRM" logo take up the majority of the box face, with only a few logos below indicating what technologies the P8P67 Pro supports. Turning the box over reveals a diagram of the board showing where some of the features are located on the P8P67 Pro, as well as several descriptive boxes for the technology logos that are on the front of the box. We were very eager to rip open the box, as several of the listed features are not seen elsewhere on other products, making us quite curious indeed.


Opening the box reveals the P8P67 Pro itself right on top, and we were a bit confused, as the box is predominantly black and green, but the board inside is black and blue. Lifting the board reveals the included box candy, and the first thing to catch my eye was the included USB 3.0 port header included with the P8P67 Pro. Having the board right up top has to be one of the best things ASUS has done here, as sifting through the other stuff in the box to take a look at the motherboard, and then placing everything back in to put the box back on the shelf can be a thorn in the side of many a PC store employee.

Contents


Like the board we looked at last week, there really isn't alot of goodies to be found here, with just four SATA cables, the I/O shield, manuals, an SLI bridge, a case badge, and, of course, the aforementioned USB 3.0 header. Two of the four included cables are certified for SATA 6 Gb/s usage, something we are very glad to see as well. Again we were a disappointed in the number of cables included, and a bit more so with the ASUS P8P67 Pro, as it does include an extra SATA 6 Gb/s controller, leaving users who intend to use all the board has to offer with no other option but to purchase four more cables. We also find a single sheet of paper in the box indicating that the ASUS P8P67 Pro's drive controllers are set to AHCI by default, and the paper gives pretty straight-forward directions on how to install your chosen OS with AHCI enabled. A nice touch by ASUS, as for people like us that overclock a lot, and reset the BIOS often, this means one less step getting back up and running should we need to clear the BIOS.

Take a quick look at the list below to find a full listing of what's inside the P8P67 Pro's box.
  • 1 x Product Manual
  • 1 x DIGI+ VRM/BT GO! User Guide
  • 1 x AHCI Install sheet
  • 1 x Driver/Software Disc
  • 1 x Standard length SLI Cable
  • 2 x SATA2 Cable
  • 2 x SATA 6 Gb/s Cable
  • 1 x ASUS Case Badge
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port Header
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x Q-Connector Kit
Hit the next page for a look at the board itself.
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