P67 Motherboard Round-up: Asus, Fatal1ty, GB, MSI


Motherboards are arguably one of the more difficult PC component to shop for. The magnitude of choices available can make the shopping experience confusing and frustrating. Take for example Intel's heralded Sandy Bridge line of processors and the Cougar Point chipset used on a wide variety of motherboards. A popular online e-tailor, Newegg.com, offers no less than 151 motherboards at this point based on Intel's Socket LGA 1155. So how exactly should you go about choosing the perfect board for your build? The answer to that question will inevitably be different for each consumer, but read on and we'll try to point you in the right direction.

In order to assist you in your decision making process, we've gathered five of the latest P67 motherboards from several of the big name manufacturers in the industry. Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock submitted mid-range models in the $179 - $267 price range, and we did our due diligence in order to provide you with the information you'll need to differentiate among them.

P67 Motherboards Go Head-To-Head
Here We Go!

  ASRock Fatal1ty Professional

Asus P8P67 Pro
  Asus P8P67 WS Revolution
  Gigabyte P67A-UD5
  MSI P67A-GD80

Although we've corralled a decent number of boards for this article, we aren't even close to the number of models you can actually find between $174 - $263. Due to the extensive number of offerings from each company at numerous price points, there are quite a few P67 boards from Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte, and MSI that also fall within the price range we're looking at. Looking through the catalog of a major e-tailor reveals that Asus offers five, Gigabyte provides two, ASRock furnishes two, and MSI presents two as well. And that's not counting the H67 or Z68 boards that support the same LGA 1155 socket. But consider this round-up a sample of what's available on the market, and keep in mind that moving $20 up or down the price range will sometimes lead you to a distinctly different model, with dissimilar features. With that said, let's take a closer look at each motherboard to see what sets them apart from the competition.

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