20 Jan 2011

The Battle of the P67 Boards - ASUS vs. Gigabyte at $190


In the world of motherboards and manufacturer competition, the idea is to beat your competitor.  To develop the product, with more features, more fancy gadgets, and perform better than your competitor at every price point.  Today, we pit arguably the two most popular motherboard vendors at a price point that will see a significant number of sales from consumers and enthusiasts alike – the ASUS P8P67 Pro and the Gigabyte P67A-UD4, which were both released during the Sandy Bridge week for $190.  Forget all the marketing fluff; this is a showdown!

8 Jan 2011

Welcome to Sandy Bridge, with the ASRock P67 Extreme4


The launch of the Sandy Bridge platform today brings Intel’s newest socket, the new LGA-1155 platform, into the hands of the consumer. Pre-release information across the internet has heralded this new platform for its per-clock performance, and the reduction in complexity when it comes to overclocking. Through the ASRock P67 Extreme4 motherboard, let us examine some of the new features Sandy Bridge has to offer, and see whether this board is worth the $150 projected price point.