While everyone knows Japanese car maker Honda, we have a Chinese company called Onda, which makes motherboards, graphics cards and portable media devices among others. Probably you would not care less about rarely-heard brands, but hey they have an Intel P67 (Cougar Point) board done up for upcoming LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge processors.
More photos inside. VTEC not included.
After having seen GIGABYTE’s GA-P67A-UD5 and UD7 motherboards at IDF 2010, as well as early display units at COMPUTEX, Intel’s P67 Express based motherboards would look very similar to the current Intel P55 Express ones. The P67 Express is, like the P55 a single-chip Platform Controller Hub (PCH) design.
P67 runs on dual channel DDR3, and (the Onda P67 in particular) sports two PCI Express x16, one PCI Express x1, and two PCI expansion slots. If you’re looking for more multi-way GPU goodness, then you’ll have to source for boards that come with NVIDIA’s NF200 chip, such as the GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7.
On to the LGA 1155 socket, the two notches along the sides are shifted slightly from the current generation LGA 1156 ones to prevent users from popping in the wrong chips. Placed beside the socket is a Sandy Bridge processor, which also looks slightly different.
Another shot at the socket, and the CPU VRM area. Designs will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
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And, a final look at the Onda P67 board with a boxed heatsink fan mounted.
Also, the Onda P67 sports a mini PCI Express slot between the first (blue) PCI Express x16 and PCI Express x1 slots. Perhaps the guys at Onda are thinking of shoving a WLAN card into their board?