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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 P67 Motherboard BIOS

The Intel DP67BG motherboard BIOS isn't one of the fancy graphical BIOS implementations you'll see on other P67 motherboards. It's a pretty standard-appearing, Intel-sourced BIOS that still has some interesting features and gives you a great deal of control over various aspects of the motherboard. The Version 1596 supplied with this board was labeled as a "Beta".

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The main screen gives you a look at the overall status and settings of the board. The 105Mhz "Overridden Host Clock Frequency" you see in this shot wasn't even bootable, sad to say.

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The configuration section is where the "skull settings" are. The "Onboard Devices" section includes status and settings for the SATA ports, as well as the system monitoring section shown below:

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You can examine and set the system temperatures and fan control here. The "Fan Control & Real-Time Monitoring" section allows you to actually set the low and high duty cycles of the PWM fan controllers, and the component temperatures at which various duty cycles activate. You can even control how rapidly the fans will respond to temperature changes (i.e. whether the RPM of the fans will change quickly or slowly).

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The Performance section is where things get interesting. By drilling down into the various sections like Processor Overrides and Memory Overrides, you can exert very fine-grained control over the system.

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The Boot section allows you to define the devices you can boot from, and the order in which the BIOS tries to boot from them. In an age of large, inexpensive USB keys, the ability to preferentially boot a USB device first makes it easy to keep emergency recovery tools, or even a Windows DVD image, on a USB key. The "HyperBoot" feature skips various initialization checks to make boot time faster.



 

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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