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ASRock P67 Extreme6
ASRock P67 Extreme6
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
ECS P67H2-A
ECS P67H2-A
Gigabyte P67A-UD7
Gigabyte P67A-UD7
MSI Big Bang-Marshal (B3)
MSI Big Bang-Marshal (B3)
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Summary ASRock's P67 Extreme6 supports both ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI, has six USB 3.0 ports and six SATA 6Gbps ports. Belonging to its Republic of Gamers series, ASUS' Maximus IV Extreme is based on Intel P67 Express chipset, supporting Intel processors in the LGA1155 package. This board is targeted at enthusiasts and overclockers, with its extensive number of enthusiast oriented features, like ROG Connect and voltage measuring points. ECS' P67H2-A is based on Intel's P67 Express chipset and works with Intel processors using the LGA1155 package. It comes with a Lucid Hydra chip that allows you to install up to three non-identical graphics cards. Gigabyte's P67A-UD7 is based on Intel P67 Express chipset and supports Intel processors in the LGA1155 package. It comes with Gigabyte's Ultra Durable 3 feature which ensures that it has 2oz of copper in its matte black PCB. Both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX are supported. MSI has unleashed the Big Bang-Marshal, which is equipped with a 24-phase DrMOS power design, and has excellent performance on over-clocking and stability for the enthusiastic user. Utilizing a dual 8-pin CPU power supply plus a set of 6-pin VGA power supply design, users can steadily provide power when overclocking, achieving the highest performance on the Sandy Bridge platform.
Technical Specifications
Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 in LGA1155 Package
  • Intel P67 Express
Intel P67 Express chipset supporting Intel Core processors in the LGA1155 package Intel P67 Express chipset supporting Intel processors in the LGA1155 package Intel P67 Express chipset supporting Intel Core processors in the LGA1155 package
  • Supports Intel Sandy Bridge processors in LGA1155 package
  • Intel P67 Express chipset
  • Lucid LT22102 Chipset
Memory
  • Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
  • 4 x DIMM DDR3 2400 (O.C)/2133 (O.C)/1866 (O.C)/1600/1333/1066MHz memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Maximum of 32GB memory (DIMMs of 8GB and above)
  • Supports DDR3 1333/1066MHz with dual-channel architecture
  • 4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM support up to 16GB memory
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16GB of memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066MHz memory modules
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Supports DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800/2133(OC) DRAM
  • Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 8GB DRAM size
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Intel Rapid Storage), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
  • 4 x SATA 6Gbps connectors by Marvell SE9120, support NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions (SATA3_M4 connector is shared with eSATA3 port)
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Intel Rapid Storage), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
  • Intel P67 Express
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports (red)
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps ports (gray)
  • Marvell 9182 controller
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports (red)
  • JMicron 362 controller
  • 2 x eSATA 3Gbps ports at rear
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps ports
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports
  • 2 x eSATA 6Gbps ports
  • Intel P67 Express
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps ports
  • 2 x Marvell 88SE9128 chips
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps ports
  • 2 x eSATA 6Gbps ports at the rear panel
  • SATAII controller integrated in Intel P67 (B3) chipset
  • Up to 3Gb/s transfer speed
  • Supports four SATAII ports (SATA3~6) by P67 (B3) PCH
  • SATAIII controller integrated in Intel P67 (B3) & Marvell SE9128 chipsets
  • Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed
  • Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA1~2) by P67 (B3) PCH
  • Supports two SATAIII ports (SATA7~8) by Marvell SE9128
  • SATA1~6 ports support RAID 0/1/5/10 mode by Intel P67 (B3) PCH
  • SATA7~8 ports support RAID 0/1 mode by Marvell SE9128
  • eSATAII controller integrated in JMicron JMB362 chipset
  • Supports two eSATA ports (back panel)
  • Supports RAID 0/1 & JBOD mode
Audio 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), THX TruStudio PRO Realtek ALC889 HD audio CODEC Realtek ALC892 HD audio CODEC Realtek ALC889 HD audio CODEC
  • Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC892
  • Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Networking
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Realtek RTL8111E
2 x Intel Gigabit LAN Dual Realtek 8111E Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 x Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit chips
  • Support for Teaming
Supports two PCI Express LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111E
FireWire (IEEE 1394) 1 x IEEE 1394 header - -
  • T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
  • Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a header)
  • VIA VT6315N chipset
  • Supports up to two 1394 ports (Rear panel x1, pinheader x1)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
  • 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 x eSATA 6Gbps Connector
  • 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED
  • HD Audio jacks
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45) ports
  • 8 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 port (also for ROG Connect)
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF output
  • 8-channel audio jacks
  • 1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
  • 1 x RC Bluetooth switch
  • 1 x Clear CMOS switch
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 4 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN connectors
  • Audio jacks
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
  • 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 6 x audio jacks
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
  • 8 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Coaxial SPDIF port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF port
  • 1 x IEEE1394 port
  • 2 x eSATA ports
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN Jacks
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 1 x IR header
  • 1 x COM port header
  • 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 header
  • 1 x Power LED header
  • CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
  • 24 pin ATX power connector
  • 8 pin 12V power connector
  • SLI/XFire power connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • 4 x USB 2.0 headers (support 8 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
  • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header supporting additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0 headers supporting additional 8 USB 2.0 ports
  • 8 x SATA connectors (4 x SATA 6Gbps and 4 x SATA 3Gbps)
  • 8 x fan connectors
  • 7 x Probelt measurement points
  • 3 x thermal sensor connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF output header
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 2 x EZ Plug connectors (4-pin Molex power connectors)
  • 1 x RC Bluetooth header
  • 1 x LN2 mode switch
  • 1 x Q-Reset switch
  • 1 x Reset switch
  • 1 x Power switch
  • 1 x Go Button
  • 1 x BIOS switch button
  • 1 x ROG light connector
  • 1 x audio front panel connector
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power supply connector
  • 1 x 8-pin 12V connector
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header
  • 4 x USB 2.0 headers
  • 1 x front panel audio header
  • 1 x S/PDIF output header
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x COM header
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 4 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 4 x SATA 3Gbps connectors
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 3 x system fan headers
  • 1 x power fan header
  • 1 x Chipset fan header
  • 1 x front panel header
  • 1 x front panel audio header
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x power button
  • 1 x reset button
  • ATX 24-Pin power connector
  • 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 6-pin ATX 12V VGA connector
  • CPU x 1 / System x 7 FAN connectors
  • CD-in connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • Front panel connector
  • 1 x chasis intrusion connector
  • 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 connectors
  • 4 x Serial ATAII connectors
  • 4 x Serial ATAIII connectors
  • 1 x IEEE1394 connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x SPDIF-out connector
  • 1 x TPM module connector
  • 1 x Serial port connector
  • 1 x Voltage Check Point
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x OC Genie button
  • 1 set Debug LED panel
  • 1 x Over-Voltage switch
  • 1 x Multi-BIOS button
  • 4 x PCI-E CeaseFire switches
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode; PCIE5: x4 mode)
  • 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
  • 4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (single @x16, dual @x8, triple @x8, x16, x16)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • 2 x PCIe x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8
  • 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • 2 x PCI slots
  • 8 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
  • PCI_E1 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E3 is empty)
  • PCI_E3 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
  • PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E7 is empty)
  • PCI_E7 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
  • If you intend to install two expansion cards, it is recommended to install them into PCI_E1 & PCI_E5 slots
Other Features
  • ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
  • Instant Boot
  • ASRock Instant Flash
  • ASRock AIWI
  • ASRock APP Charger
  • SmartView
  • Hybrid Booster
  • Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
  • Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
  • Good Night LED
  • ROG Connect
  • RC Bluetooth
  • ROG iDirect
  • Probelt
  • Extreme Tweaker
  • iROG
  • EFI BIOS
  • ASUS TurboV EVO
  • MemOK!
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS Q-DIMM
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • eJiffy
  • Lucid Hydra
  • Support for @BIOS
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
  • Support for Download Center
  • Support for Xpress Install
  • Support for Xpress Recovery2
  • Support for EasyTune
  • Support for Dynamic Energy Saver 2
  • Support for Smart 6
  • Support for Auto Green
  • Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)
  • Support for ON/OFF Charge
  • Support for Cloud OC
  • Support for Q-Share
  • Military Class II
  • OC Genie
  • Click BIOS
  • X-Fi MB2
  • Super Charger
  • Winki
  • M-Flash
  • Live Update 5
  • DrMOS
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 cm x 24.4cm Extended ATX, 30.5 x 26.5cm ATX form factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm ATX form factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm XL-ATX Form Factor, 34.5 x 26.4cm
Video - Supports NVIDIA 3-way SLI / ATI CrossFireX technology - Support for 2-Way/3-Way ATI CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI technology -