Also, Asus saw it fit to make me dig through their product pages to figure poo poo out (their product comparator was borked when I tried it), and then I saw legit reviews put up a nice spec table: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1500/1/
- all have USB 3.0
- all have Firewire
- all have SATA 6Gbps
- P8P67 PRO and above implement a PHY for the integrated MAC in the P67
- P8P67 is only $160.00...so, $200 at the egg?
- need to get the PRO or better for SLI
- P8P67 doesn't use the Intel ethernet controller
- P8P67 is starved for lanes
- no legacy 775 holes
Also, don't buy the LE. Personally I think I will go for the PRO, because I don't SLI, but want the Intel ethernet solution.
Happy to see that pretty EFI implementation. I guess the Asus engineers that were sleeping all the time during training could learn in their sleep.
e: In case anyone was curious about the integrated Intel Ethernet functionality, it's similar to what was in the Q57. The chipset provides an integrated 10/100/1000 MAC. This MAC is useless without an accompanying PHY however, which as its name suggests interfaces with the physical ethernet network. Apparently, it's cheaper for some makers to buy a Realtek controller (MAC+PHY) and use that compared to buying just the Intel PHY. If you don't use the Intel PHY however, I think you can repurpose that PCIe x1 link for something else...like the aforementioned Realtek chip.
e2: And now I know why the PEX8608 is backordered, thanks Asus!
I think everyone should seriously consider the "splurge" for getting the Intel solution; your torrents will thank you.
movax fucked around with this message at 18:26 on Jan 3, 2011
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