The launch of the Intel Sandy Bridge platform and the 6 series of chipsets bring a new paradigm shift into the world of CPUs and chipsets. The launch of the new platform offers high performance computing to the masses with integrated graphics much improved over the last series. Further, Sandy Bridge brings integrated graphics to the same package as the CPU rather than on the same die as the Clarkdale and Arrandale CPUs had. The new CPUs including the 2500K and 2600K have new features including Turbo Boost 2.0 and better encoding of video over the previous generation.
Coinciding with the launch of the new CPUs is the launch of the new 6 series chipsets including the P67 and H67 chipset. The P67 chipset is designed for the enthusiast and performance minded individual and the H67 chipset is designed to use the integrated graphics of the new CPUs with display options. Today’s review is of the newest P67 board from ASUS, the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe motherboard which is targeted for the around $200 price range and has many new features. It should be one of the better boards on the launch day. So let’s take a look at the new features of the P8P67 Deluxe board as it should be exciting.