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Written by Hank Tolman   
Thursday, 16 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

ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX Motherboard

Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Model Number: P8H67-I Deluxe
Product Name: Intel H67 mini-ITX Motherboard
Price as Tested: $159.99 at NewEgg

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ASUS.

By now we have all heard of the media capabilities of the Intel H67 Chipset. With so much going for it in this aspect, it seems like an H67 motherboard would be great as a starting point for the perfect Home Theatre PC. ASUS has decided to take this idea to the next level with the ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX motherboard. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will break down all the special features ASUS has included in the P8H67-I Deluxe motherboard to see if it is ready to provide a comprehensive solution for the HTPC enthusiast.

I love my HTPC. I always have. I have gradually updated over the years, constantly trying to find anything and everything that would make my HTPC better at what I want it to do; provide me with a comprehensive Home Theatre solution. Originally, I started my HTPC days with a Pentium-4 laptop stuffed under my entertainment center and hooked up to my TV. I soon found that situation to be lacking, so I added an external hard drive, a PCMCIA TV tuner card, a webcam... well, you get the idea.

Later on I upgraded my entire system using a socket 775 mini-ITX motherboard with an E-6600 CPU. I put it all in an awesome little case by SilverStone and I was ready to go. By that time, my wife and I had decided to give up conventional TV, relying on Hulu, Netflix, and other online streaming sites for our TV and movie needs. So far, that HTPC has worked very well for us. One of the things I love about my HTPC is how it makes all of my photos and home movies so readily available. Have you ever noticed that you never develop or even look at all those digital pictures you take? Mine now constantly scroll across my screen as the background of Windows Media Center. Sometimes I find myself just sitting and looking at them instead of watching anything else.

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Anyway, when I got the chance to take a look at ASUS' P8H67-I Deluxe mini-ITX motherboard, I was really excited. I have tested the H67 platform and found it to be extremely media centric. I am very excited for the prospects of an HTPC running on a Sandy Bridge CPU. It should take me a fraction of the time now to convert my entire Disney DVD collection to digital video for my home use or portable devices.



 

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# 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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