MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) vs Asus P8P67 PRO Rev.3.0

Hi all,
I can't figure out which of those boards is the better for the money
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)
or the
Asus P8P67 PRO Rev.3.0

Or if theres any good alternative like the Asus P8H67-V Rev.3.0 or the
Asrock P67 EXTREME4

Thanks in advance
10 answers Last reply
More about p67a gd65 asus p8p67
  1. The Asus has the better reputation but I have had several good MSI boards and no problems. Asrock makes feature rich boards for good price and is establishing itself as one of the top manufacturers! Here at one of the better hardware sites they actually recommend that Asrock board over its more expensive competitors http://www.anandtech.com/show/4130/the-battle-of-the-p67-boards-asus-vs-gigabyte-at-190/11
  2. Fact being tho that the micro atx Asus board, the p8p67 pro is only 125 whereas the asrock is 140. Thats in 1 store tho, in the other the asus is 157.
  3. That is the difference between mATX and ATX some people still need the PCI slots on the ATX
  4. Okay thanks,
    Worth waiting for the bulldozers to come and see if they're any good or else the price drop?
  5. rolli59 said:
    That is the difference between mATX and ATX some people still need the PCI slots on the ATX


    Is that really the major difference? I've used matx and atx boards, and I prefer the extra space in the case you get with matx...but is the main difference just that they chop off a few pci slots?
  6. More robust testing -> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-roundup-lga-1155-sandy-bridge,2837-21.html {lots and lots of stuff....}

    The ASUS P8P67 PRO and ASRock P67 EXTREME4 are essentially the same MOBO {same company}. The tests are very close, and what you need to think about is how the MOBO holds up after 2~5 years and to me it's ASUS P8P67 PRO. {I prefer the P8P67 DELUXE coloring outside the box}.

    Maximus IV Extreme {2~3WAY, x8...x8, Marvell 9182 [ASUS typo? 9128] RAID 0/1, eSATA, BT, Dual Intel LAN}
    P8P67 WS Revolution {2~3WAY & 4-WAY Quadro only, x8...x8, Marvell 9128 RAID 0/1, Dual Intel LAN}

    P8P67 DELUXE {2-WAY, x8/x8 + x4 open, Marvell 9128 RAID 0/1, eSATA, BT, Dual Intel/Realtek LAN, USB3 Ft Panel}

    P8P67 EVO {2-WAY, x8/x8 + x4 open, Marvell 9120 no RAID, eSATA, BT, Dual Intel/Realtek LAN, BT}
    P8P67 PRO {2-WAY, x8/x8 + x4 open, Marvell 9120 no RAID, eSATA, BT}

    SABERTOOTH P67 {2-WAY, x8/x8, Marvell 9120 no RAID, eSATA}
    P8P67-M PRO {cheap} {2-WAY, x8/x8 + x4 covered, eSATA}
    P8P67 LE {cheap}
    P8P67 {cheap}
    P8P67-M {cheap}
  7. Sometimes they have fewer drive connectors (SATA) as well and are more BIOS limited. Very few of the support Crossfire or SLI!
  8. Quote:
    Is that really the major difference? I've used matx and atx boards, and I prefer the extra space in the case you get with matx...but is the main difference just that they chop off a few pci slots?

    If the extra slots allow for more GPUs or PCIe SSD then the difference is the world. It depends on what you need.
  9. jaquith said:
    If the extra slots allow for more GPUs or PCIe SSD then the difference is the world. It depends on what you need.


    Oh wow...I'm glad you pointed that out. I was thinking about leaving room for a SSD upgrade in the future, and I had just assumed they were mostly going to be sata II or III. I hadn't realized that PCIe was popular for SSDs too. I guess even though I have no plans for crossfire, an extra PCIe slot wouldn't be a bad thing. :)
  10. Yeah, check out the OCZ Z-Drive speeds {1+GB/s} http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drives/pci-e_solid_state_drives SATA3 craps-out at 600 MB/s. I'm hoping in November~December their prices go down... ;)
Ask a new question

Read More

Motherboards Asus ASrock MSI-Microstar