First Looks: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Intel P67 Express) Motherboard
The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe motherboard retains the same color scheme as its P7P55 line-up: two shades of blue and a little sprinkle of white and black.
The P8P67 Deluxe uses a digital 16+2 phase power design.
Compared to the P7P55 high-end motherboards, the new board also has larger heatsinks.
The MOSFET drivers are located on the underside of the board.
The P8P67 Deluxe has four DIMM slots, supporting up to 2400MHz in frequency and 32GB of memory (4 sticks of 8GB).
A hardware ASUS TPU switch and the MemOK! button sit side by side, both of which are placed beside the 24-pin ATX connector.
The Intel P67 Express chipset controls four SATA 3Gb/s ports (light blue) and two SATA 6Gb/s ports (white). The other two ports (darker blue) are also 6Gb/s capable, but are controlled by a third-party Marvell 88SE9128 PCIe SATA controller.
Right in front of the DIMM slots is a 19-pin USB 3.0 header for users to hook up the ASUS USB 3.0 front panel box.
There are a total of three PCI Express x16 slots, two PCI Express x1 slots, and two PCI slots on the P8P67 Deluxe. The positioning of the first and second PCI Express x16 slots allows for ample ventilation even when running two graphics cards with dual-slot coolers in a multi-GPU configuration.
However, only the first PCI Express x16 slot is x16 electrically. The other two are electrically x8 and x4 respectively.