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burebista January 5, 2011 02:12 AM

Best of two worlds: ASRock P67 Transformer [Tom's]
ASRock P67 Transformer: P67 Gets LGA 1156 Compatibility


Upgrading to Intelís P67 will certainly require a new motherboard, but the fact that you wonít need a new CPU appears to be Intelís dirty-little-secret. ASRock found the secret and exploited it, bringing next-generation performance to todayís processors.
Nice idea. :thumb:

MacJunky January 5, 2011 02:35 AM

Only ASRock. :P
I do like how they go out of their way to do things like this, it is awesome. :)

Varroa January 5, 2011 06:21 AM

I am still using my old 939Dual-VSTA board in a server with a FX-60 CPU (has AGP and PCIe slots on it :shok: ). Asrock makes some decent stuff, I just wish it was more available. Recently there was a Asrock board available only in Asia that used one of the newer AMD chipsets but also supported 939 CPUs. They are always making interesting stuff.

enaberif January 5, 2011 08:25 AM

I'm slightly confused by this board.. I read the review and checked Asrock' site.. can someone clarify for me what this means?

Does this mean this board can support 1155 and 1156?

gingerbee January 5, 2011 08:46 AM

it supports cpu from the lga 1156 but has chipset features of p67 like usb 3 and sata 3 from what i understand.

burebista January 5, 2011 08:56 AM

That's correct gingerbee.

mo' power January 5, 2011 05:14 PM

The only drawback I see is no sli/crossfire support. But at least we have the option of upgrading to new tech without having to upgrade our cpu.

ipaine January 5, 2011 07:34 PM

Frankly I don't get it. I mean first thing if you have the 1156 then I don't really see the reason to upgrade.

Now second if you want to upgrade why do something so half assed? I mean go for the new chips at the same time. Would it really be worth it to move to the P67 with an older chip anyways?

Galcobar January 5, 2011 08:22 PM

That's the point of the tests -- essentially, the idea is that P67 fixes the shortcomings of P55 boards. It lets you gain those improvements to the chipset without having to shell out at the same time for another processor, when it's entirely likely your current processor is still capable.

It would have been much preferred I think if the new processors were compatible with older mobos, but that'd ruin Intel's focus on profit margins.

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