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Written by Hank Tolman   
Friday, 17 June 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX H67 Motherboard
Closer Look: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe
P8H67-I Deluxe Detailed Features
P8H67-I Deluxe Specifications
Motherboard Testing Methodology
AIDA64 Extreme Edition v1.1 Benchmark Tests
Passmark Performance Test
PCMark Vantage Benchmarks
SiSoftware Sandra
Cinebench R11.5 Benchmarks
Video Transcoding Tests
Street Fighter IV Benchmark
Power Consumption and Temperature
ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe Conclusion

SiSoftware Sandra

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.

The SANDRA DhryStone and Whetstone tests are CPU tests that run completely within the CPU + cache memory itself. These tests are perfect for seeing general efficiency per processing core. Dhrystone is basically a suite of arithmetic and string manipulating programs and is an older CPU tests. Even so, it remains a simple and accurate way to show RAW CPU processing performance. The whetstone benchmark primarily measures floating-point arithmetic performance.


Continuing on with CPU centered testing, we have the results of the Cinebench tests.



# RE: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX H67 MotherboardMatt 2011-06-17 00:47
First thing I think of when I think HTPC is TV tuner... And what do you know, no space for a PCI TV tuner (and I haven't seen a dual USB tuner)
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# RE: RE: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX H67 MotherboardDavid Ramsey 2011-06-17 07:39
Matt, this being the 21st century, we use PCI-E TV tuners. Newegg has lots of 'em, and they'll all work fine in this board's x16 slot.
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# RE: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX H67 MotherboardDoug Dallam 2011-06-17 02:41
Nice review, and I had no idea CPUs and midget boards had come so far in the last 1 1/2 years. I really need to get up to speed on them. This thing with the Sandy Bridge CPU you used (I skimmed twice and didn't find the model) has as much power as an i7 920. That's crazy!

And I suppose the heat is really low because of 32nm chips? I guess I'm more amazed at the newer CPUs out now and the low heat they put out. But I'm pretty damn impressed all around. I've always loved small everything. I just sold my 2007 Toyota Tacoma Access cab 4WD and bought a brand new Nissan Cube (actually traded it car for car plus 860.0). I'm just going into a small is good frame of mind, and that's because small means efficiency, and who in the know doesn't like that?

I can see myself building something like this, but not the HTCP model MB, with my next upgrade. I can see I'll probably be using a mini case or at least small too. Pretty exciting.

Thanks for the review.
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# RE: RE: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX H67 MotherboardHank 2011-06-17 12:13
The CPU is the i5-2500K and it is much more powerful than the i7-920.
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# RE: RE: RE: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX H67 MotherboardDoug Dallam 2011-06-17 22:03
And it's only 219.00 LOL I wonder how an i7 920 would hold up against it OCed to 3.8?? After all, it does have a 700Mhz-1100Mhz advantage over the 920's 2600Mhz clock. But wow. I'm really impressed. It looks like my next CPU upgrade won't mean I starve for a month.
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# mighty minicharley 2011-06-17 11:02
looks like good things do come in small packages .. asus tech mighty mini. ITX motherboar you bench marking software tell the tale of this mini mite wow .. makes me want to build one for my home would make a nice little media server ... laptop memory is a little high in price saves room pros and cons ....
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# CuriousDon 2011-06-17 11:08
Is the onboard video good enough for dual screen via HDMI and DVI? Just thought I would ask!
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# Dual Displays, YesHank 2011-06-17 12:11
Yes, it supports two displays.
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# RE: ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX H67 MotherboardMACK 2011-06-17 13:34
Great Review, thanks for the info.
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