Even though the Intel Z68 chipset is out there, motherboards based on the Intel P67 continue to be attractive options for systems based on Intel socket LGA1155 CPUs. In fact, according to ASUS, the sales of P67-based motherboards are still outperforming those of Z68-based products. ASUS offers a wide range of motherboards based on this chipset, and today we are going to take a look at the P8P67 PRO model, which is a top mid-range model (or entry high-end model, depending on your point of view).

With eight different P8P67 models out there, you must be wondering what the differences between them are. To help you out, we compiled a table showing the main differences between the ASUS P8P67 models. The Realtek ALC889 audio codec is better than the ALC892. The ALC887 audio codec has the same specs as the ALC892.

  P8P67 WS Revolution P8P67 PRO P8P67 LE P8P67 EVO P8P67 DELUXE P8P67 P8P67-M P8P67-M PRO
Form Factor ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX microATX microATX
PCI Express x16 slots Four Three Two Three Three Two Two Three
SATA-600 ports Four Four Three Four Four Four Two Three
USB 3.0 ports Two Four Two Four Four Four Two Two
FireWire ports Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two
eSATA-300 ports None Two None Two Two None One None
eSATA-600 ports None None One None None None None One
ATA-133 port None None One None None None One None
Audio Codec Realtek ALC889 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC889 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC892
Bluetooth No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No

In Figure 1, you can see the ASUS P8P67 PRO motherboard.

ASUS P8P67 PRO motherboardFigure 1: ASUS P8P67 PRO motherboard

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.