Introduction to the ASUS P8H67-M EVO Socket 1155 Motherboard
With the coming of a new processor and chipset we often get all excited about the higher end gaming motherboards, usually the ones that are out of our price range. It is the smaller boards with integrated graphic solutions that are often forgotten about, at least up until the time to has come to build a HTPC or upgrading a PC needs one of these smaller size motherboard.
Companies like ASUS are making small mATX motherboards so feature packed that many of us are starting to look in that direction. This is due heavily to the fact companies are putting dual full-length PCIe slots on the motherboard to make it feasible to do some extreme gaming. Granted, not everyone needs dual PCIe x16 slots when building a system, and many of us don’t need any PCIe slots at all as we are satisfied with the onboard audio and video offered on the motherboard. Mainly this is due to the audio and video on most of the current motherboards being more than enough to playback high-definition content on your big screen television.
Our next motherboard may be the one that ends up going into your SFF build or upgrade. The ASUS P8H67-M EVO reminds us of the P8P67 Pro but in a smaller package, and aimed at the audio/video buff instead of the performance hungry. It's those specs and black PCB, that when combined with blue and charcoal gray slots, really make a motherboard like this stand out.