|Intel DP67BG P67-Express Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Sunday, 02 January 2011|
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Intel Burrage Detailed Features
The edge of the Intel DP67BG motherboard contains a standard assortment of headers.
From right to left, there are three USB 2.0 headers, the IEEE 1394 FireWire header (in blue), the multicolored front panel connector, a red PWM fan connector, and, above it, a yellow S/PDIF audio connector.
There's an interesting new feature between the red fan connector and the front panel connector: these LEDs light up in sequence, from right to left, as the board's various subsystems are initialized during the POST. This is a really handy feature if you're having trouble, since you can see exactly how far the POST got before something went wrong.
The rear I/O panel includes (from left to right) a red e-SATA connector, two USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire port, the "Back to BIOS" push button, four more USB 2.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and the Ethernet port, two blue SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, and the audio ports. The "Back to BIOS" button is quite handy: similar buttons on other motherboards allow you to recover from a failed overclock by resetting your BIOS to its defaults, forcing you to re-enter all your settings. The Intel button reboots the system with the default BIOS settings, but somehow leaves your custom settings unaffected, allowing you to easily take up where you left off.
The Burrage motherboard uses a number of third-party chips to support its various features. From left to right:
A completely "legacy-free" motherboard, the DP67BG has no floppy port, no PATA/IDE port, and no PS/2 mouse or keyboard ports.