|Intel DH67BL H67-Express Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Monday, 03 January 2011|
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Intel BDH67BL H67-Express Motherboard Review
The moment is finally here, and Intel's Sandy Bridge is upon us. The long-awaited release of Intel's newest mainstream platform has arrived. The Sandy Bridge platform represents the tock cycle in Intel's 32nm construction process and promises to bring a lot of innovation to the table, especially where media is concerned. Benchmark Reviews is as interested in this new, mainstream, media-centric solution as anyone. In this article, we are shedding some light on the new H67 chipset through a detailed look at the Intel DH67BL Bearup Lake H67 Motherboard.
The Intel DH67BL H67 Motherboard, codenamed Bearup Lake, is typical of the H-series of Intel motherboards. The H67, like the H55/H57 motherboards, are a little less feature rich than their P-series cousins, but are also generally less expensive. The Intel DH67BL H67 Motherboard is set to release at $107. While this will most certainly not represent the least expensive of Intel Motherboards, it does offer Sandy Bridge compatibility at a price that won't break the bank.
Media is the key to success in the computer industry now-a-days. The enthusiast and performance computing market is a small niche of the market. The media sector represents a much larger slice of the pie which continues to grow at a very rapid pace. Innovations like Blu-Ray and 3D Media in addition to websites like Hulu and Netflix have people everywhere using the internet and computers to connect to their Televisions. Home theater PCs are becoming more mainstream, and lots of people are connecting their computers wirelessly to their TVs through new technology. This allows them to watch and listen to picture slideshows, home-videos, their music collections, etc., from the comfort of their couch. This market represents a much larger portion of the population than the extreme gaming or performance computer market.
Intel has focused on this market segment with their H67 chipset. Multiple PCI-Express slots for CrossfireX or SLI configurations are pushed aside. Focus is placed more on the new innovations in Intel HD Graphics that provide plenty of power for media playback and video streaming. Even mainstream games are playable with the new generation of Intel HD Graphics.
A lot of effort on the part of Intel also went into the media creation ability of the Sandy Bridge platform and the H67 chipset. With the integration of the CPU, GPU, and IMC onto a single die, the transfer of information and the capability to share resources between the different components is better than ever. With features such as Turbo-Boost now affecting graphics performance, productivity in media should now be easier than ever.
With these goals in mind, come along now as Benchmark Reviews brings you our results discovered through the testing and stressing of the Intel DH67BL H67 Motherboard.
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Product Name:Intel H67-Express Desktop Board
Model Number: Intel BDH67BL
Price As Tested: $99.99 at NewEgg
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Intel.