Asus vs Gigabyte Intel H67 Review

Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H - A Closer Look

Asus vs Gigabyte Intel H67 Shoot Out

Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H - A Closer Look

We find ourselves familiar with the packaging, which is clearly of Gigabyte theme.  The box is relatively compact however of sturdy material.

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Amongst the packaging you will find a typical accessory set, consisting of 4 SATA cables, a manual and a driver CD. But enough of that, lets get to the motherboard itself.

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As some of you may know, Gigabyte are beginning to transition towards a swarve black theme on their motherboards; this however seems to be a bit of a hybrid The PCB and expansions slots are reminiscent of the X58/P55 generation and yet they have opted for gun metal coloured heatsinks. No complaints of course, just a mild observation.

Asus vs Gigabyte Intel H67 Shoot Out

Despite being a mATX motherboard, connectivity is unlikely to be a problem for most. Aside sporting plenty of USB and SATA ports, there are also two PCI-E 16x (16x, 4x electrical) and two PCI-E 1x expansion slots as well. It would have been great to see more SATA 6Gb/s ports however it is not a great issue.

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Most Recent Comments

04-01-2011, 23:20:38

tinytomlogan
So you're looking to build an entry level Sandy Bridge computer; which H67 board will win?

Continue Reading

05-01-2011, 02:02:05

taz838
Grrr no overclocking, disgraceful little motherboard.

No integrated graphics for me then :'(

05-01-2011, 03:12:17

chudley
Co9uld it be possible that CPU OCing will be available via a bios upgrade with these boards?

05-01-2011, 03:18:34

Zeals
Quote:
Originally Posted by chudley View Post

Co9uld it be possible that CPU OCing will be available via a bios upgrade with these boards?
Doubt it, I think the H67 motherboards are aimed at people that don't know or want to overclock, so they will purchase the non "K" CPUs.

05-01-2011, 09:26:23

Rastalovich
I like the look of these (not just these two) for building pcs for other people.

The price may massage, but it all looks nice and handy to me.

05-01-2011, 10:37:28

benj3
A bit pricey imo for a board that is not going to appeal to basically the majority of the people with some knowledge of PC's apart from maybe people whom make/build PC's for customers. But still if I was building a computer for a simpleton whom only wanted to use it for internet/emails etc I would go with a cheaper board.

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Although saying that supporting GPU for a internet/email and some simple games user could completely eliminate the need to buy a graphics card which would save an extra £100ish but does it add up? £50 Mobo, £70 CPU & £80 GPU or £120 Mobo, £150 CPU £200 vs £270 for a everyday pc Ofcourse the sandybridge option will run smoother but is it worth the extra £70 :x!

18-01-2011, 09:11:10

VicVanGo
This review lists your test setup as using Mushkin Redline DDR3 @ 1333MHz but it looks like Mushkin Redline DDR3 is rated for 1600MHz. Is it possible to run the RAM at 1600MHz (or higher) on these boards? From what I have read, the H67 chipset can allow memory OCs but I haven't been able to tell if any of the mobo makers have allowed it yet.
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