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Written by David Ramsey   
Sunday, 02 January 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Intel DP67BG P67-Express Motherboard
The Intel P67 Express Chipset
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Intel DP67BG
Intel Burrage Detailed Features
Intel P67 Motherboard BIOS
Motherboard Testing Methodology
AIDA64 Extreme Edition Tests
PCMark Vantage Tests
CINEBENCH R11.5 Benchmarks
CPU-Dependent 3D Gaming
PassMark PerformanceTest
Media Encoding Benchmarks
SPECviewperf 11 Tests
SPECapc Lightwave
Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Intel Burrage Detailed Features

The edge of the Intel DP67BG motherboard contains a standard assortment of headers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Burrage motherboard uses a number of third-party chips to support its various features. From left to right:

  • The CHiL power controller chip
  • An IDT PCI Express bridge chip
  • A Marvell SATA/PATA/IDE controller. This is probably used for the eSATA port on the rear of the board.
  • A RealTek ALC892 audio driver
  • A Texas Instruments FireWire controller
  • The WinBond Super I/O chip
  • The ubiquitous NEC D720200 series SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller

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A completely "legacy-free" motherboard, the DP67BG has no floppy port, no PATA/IDE port, and no PS/2 mouse or keyboard ports.



 

Comments 

 
# Nice reviewAngelo 2011-01-13 21:35
A nice effort by Intel. I will be considering this board once the BIOS matures and higher overclocks can be achieved....
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# Intel DP67BG layoutgangsta072 2011-04-09 08:12
The board has a great layout , on of the best of all p55 / p67 Boards
BUT for this one i suggest a tower WITHOUT a side window ; unless you
want to get eye cancer from looking at that thing...
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# EPIC BOARD!Blake 2011-08-11 18:51
looks amazing unbelievable performance for the price!

I got mine for 179.99 at micro center with a core i5 2500k overclocked to 4.7 with the corsair h60!

GREAT BOARD!
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# Good ReviewALFn8tr 2011-12-04 20:52
Hopin for the best with this board, just ordered it and a i7 2700k from Intel RetailEdge for only $238, for board and cpu :)
Fingers crossed
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# RE: Good ReviewDavid Ramsey 2011-12-04 20:57
Nice price for those in the industry...
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# RE: Intel DP67BG P67-Express MotherboardAbhimonnu Biswas 2012-05-23 00:25
21/5/2012 i purchase thise board its amazing but i did not assemble yet
because i has to to purchase cabinate,ram,cpu,gra phics card,harddisk e.t.c i can't wait to complete my computer to assemble i heard that the skull glow i want to purchase two nvidia gtx 570 graphics card to connect sli bridge but my dad gonna kill me for high budget i hope single will work for me i want to mount crosair cpu cooler but my dad shouting on me you know tha matter of money i wish you guys can get
i'm really a game lover that nividia gtx 570 is awsome
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