Page 12 - Conclusion
If you are just shaking your head after reading my benchmark results in the last seven pages or so, wondering what the heck is wrong with me in testing two motherboards in such different configurations, there is actually a point in doing so. You see our P8P67 PRO results? Now go around APH Networks and read any of our Sandy Bridge related articles. ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution, Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5, Intel Core i5-2500K, G.SKILL Ripjaws-X, whatever. Look at those results. Remember when I said in the beginning of this review that the P8H67-I Deluxe has an LGA 1155 socket for standard Intel Sandy Bridge processors and a PCI Express x16 slot for the graphics card of your choice? I didn't use dedicated graphics in our configuration just to see how well integrated performed, but knowing how motherboards perform well within 2-5% of each other anyway, anything you see in those reviews I've listed, this mini-ITX motherboard is capable of doing. Just as long as you have the same processor, graphics card, and RAM. Generally speaking, whether you are looking to smoke some full sized desktop PCs with an unassuming compact system, or trying to build a high performance, low power consumption HTPC, the ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe is an extremely competitive motherboard choice to begin with. The onboard WiFi is really the icing on the cake. In the end, while I am not a big fan of the motherboard layout due to a series of oddly placed connectors, we should understand cabling in an mITX system is different than a standard ATX system. That said, I am not going to be an ASUS apologist and try to defend the oddity in layout -- but what I am trying to say is its features unquestionably outweigh these flaws, and these flaws are certainly not a deal breaker in my books. Desktop PC performance in an mITX package? That, my friend, is what I call awesome.
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1. Introduction, Features, and Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout, Test System
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
6. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
7. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
8. Benchmark: 3DMark Vantage
9. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
10. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5
11. Onboard Sound (RMAA 6.2.3) Analyzation