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P8P67 vs. P8P67 Pro

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hi,

the time for another upgrade has finally arrived.

it will be

i5 2500k (tru120extreme cooling) to be oc'd to @ least 4.8 Ghz, preferably 5 Ghz
gigabyte GTX560Ti factory OC
4 Gb Muskin redline RAM
Asus P8P67 / PRO board

I am aware of the main differences between the two boards, but don't quite know how they affect the overall functionality. For instance, what benefits does the intel lan controller offer over realtek?

It will be an FSX config, I will be using a single gfx card as can be seen above, so no need for sli, which is one point for the p8p67 - beside the cost advantage.

Regarding OCability, are the two boards different in any way? In average, do they require similar voltages for a given clock? Are there any known OC difficulties with the non-pro model?

The majority of reviews and test configs have a pro installed, so your expert opinions on the non-pro variant is more than welcome.

Thanks for your help in advance, more questions may arise later on
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OCability in all P67 boards are the same
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Originally Posted by snowful View Post
OCability in all P67 boards are the same
Thanks for your reply.

Let's just put the question this way: is there any reason I should go for the PRO provided I don't plan an SLI config? Or does the LAN controller (intel vs. realtek) really make such a big difference?
post #4 of 14
Pro has a better power phasing. That's about the only difference between the two if you factor out sli / crossfire. As for the LAN controller vs realtek, I thought they were two different things? Not 100% sure about those two. I have a realtek audio driver for my onboard sound.
Edited by BigFrank - 4/3/11 at 3:41pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snowful View Post
OCability in all P67 boards are the same
This is not exactly the truth. Such items such as Vdroop on boards matter significantly!

Up to 4.6Ghz they are similiar. Beyond that, the differences appear.
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I asked this when I was deciding between p8p67 and p8p67 pro.

I went for the pro because of the dual x8 lanes in the end, but the intel lan controller is a lot more configurable (in terms of qos, virtual networks etc etc).

It also has status lights next to cpu ram vga and hdd to tell you what's causing problems

I don't think the boards have any difference in power phasing, though
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post #7 of 14
power phasing is same but deluxe is more power phasing

look
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power phasing is same but deluxe is more power phasing

look
My mistake, thanks for pointing that out.
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post #9 of 14
Both these boards are superb, just depends on harddrive/external needs.
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post #10 of 14
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Thanks for your answers!

So, I should be just fine with the P8P67 - you guys saved me 30 EUR
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