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ASUS P8P67 DELUXE vs ASUS P8P67 EVO

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June 27, 2011 11:26:31 PM

I wanted to know which one would be better for sustaining an OC?

ASUS P8P67 EVO


ASUS P8P67 Deluxe


or should I go with

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO




I want to make the purchase tonight.I am going to be installing a i5-2500k cpu and ddr3 1600. I am only going to start off with a amd 6950 for my gpu, but later I might crossfire it.

Any advice would be appreciated.
June 28, 2011 1:28:51 AM

it is better than a deluxe?
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June 28, 2011 1:55:05 AM

Basically, any board with eight or more power phases is enough -- all of the ones you are asking about will give you the maximum overclock for your CPU. Overclocking a Sandy Bridge system will depend more on how lucky you get with the CPU than which version of the ASUS mainboads you get.
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June 28, 2011 2:09:29 AM

what about the

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe


I just want to make sure that I get the best board for my CPU because I want to try for the 5 mark.

The guy from asus that did the interview with newegg said that the deluxe versions could oc more stable and could oc longer. But I don't know if what he said is hot air and a marketing pitch or if it is true. So that is why I have doubts now.
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June 28, 2011 3:49:04 AM

He said that because theoretically the more power phases the board has, the better it will overclock. I say theoretically because it hasn't actually been proven. We did just fine with long-term overclocks before Digi+ and other fancy power phase names came along.

If you really buy into the more phases theory, then you should get the Gigabyte P67A-UD5 board with 20-phase power or the P67A-UD7 board with 24-phase power. The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe only has 16-phase power.
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June 28, 2011 7:56:04 AM

I think I am leaning towards the evo. It is a 75 dollar difference between the the evo and the dlx. I can not see any huge benefits the dlx can give me from the evo.
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June 28, 2011 6:22:04 PM

Are you going to be installing more than just graphics cards into the slots? If so, the Deluxe may be better for you. It has a bridge chip that allows all of the slots to be used at once. The Evo and Pro boards share resources between the different slots and some USB and eSATA ports, so may cause problems if you install something later.

Also, the Deluxe includes a front panel USB3 box with two ports. Plus it has two LAN ports, one of which is controlled by an Intel network chip. Intel's network chips are better than pretty much anyone else's.

Will any of that help your overclocking? No. But those extra features are something to think about, and might be worth the extra $75.
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June 28, 2011 10:42:31 PM

Thanks for all of the help. I went ahead and bought the evo board. I called asus and talked to a tech support but I already know more about their p67 boards then he did. It was a waist of time.

I chose the evo because it is a little better than the pro and has the two lan ports you are talking about. One of the other differences between the dlx and evo is the dlx has 18 phases and the evo only 12, but I did some research on the phases and most people and reviews said that anything above 10 phases are good for most over clocks and that you would only need more if you are trying to go over the 5ghz mark, which I only want to try to get close to or hit the 5ghz mark.

I really only use 3-4 of the usb slots so I have more than enough. As for using more than one gpu, at most I would use two of them at max and even then I am not sure that I will. I mean I have a amd 6950 2gb on its way. That I can unlock to a 6970. I only game on one 1920x1200 monitor. There will not be a game that can really tax that gpu on just one monitor, but it is a feature that is always nice to spruce up a system that is 1-2 years old.

I am using a amd 5850 1gb right now and I have not found a game that my gpu has not been able to play at max settings.

anyways thanks a bunch for the help.
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June 28, 2011 11:01:02 PM

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October 2, 2011 1:35:58 AM

coryjm said:
Thanks for all of the help. I went ahead and bought the evo board. I called asus and talked to a tech support but I already know more about their p67 boards then he did. It was a waist of time.

I chose the evo because it is a little better than the pro and has the two lan ports you are talking about. One of the other differences between the dlx and evo is the dlx has 18 phases and the evo only 12, but I did some research on the phases and most people and reviews said that anything above 10 phases are good for most over clocks and that you would only need more if you are trying to go over the 5ghz mark, which I only want to try to get close to or hit the 5ghz mark.

I really only use 3-4 of the usb slots so I have more than enough. As for using more than one gpu, at most I would use two of them at max and even then I am not sure that I will. I mean I have a amd 6950 2gb on its way. That I can unlock to a 6970. I only game on one 1920x1200 monitor. There will not be a game that can really tax that gpu on just one monitor, but it is a feature that is always nice to spruce up a system that is 1-2 years old.

I am using a amd 5850 1gb right now and I have not found a game that my gpu has not been able to play at max settings.

anyways thanks a bunch for the help.


Hey,

i have just purchased an ASUS p8p67 Evo and had a couple questions...

After checking the MBs memory QVL list, it does not include the Corsair cmz16gx3m4a1600c9 (which i bought for my new build).

Does this mean that my RAM is not compatible or do i need to configure them into A1/A2-B1/B2 DIMM correctly? I have read a lot of forums and have seen individuals use my ram with p67 builds...

I do not intend to use all 16GBs but would like to confirm whether my RAM is/is not compatible with the P8P67-EVO mb.

Thanks

P.S. my new build consists of: i7-2600k CPU w/ Cooler Master Hyper212, ASUS p8p67-evo, Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (16GB), MSI Geforece GTX460 (bought for old comp, swapping into this one), Corsair 750 PSU, OCZ 120 SSD, WD 1T HD, Corsair 600T case.
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