Asus continues its Revolution series boards. The latest news concerns the model based on Intel P67 chipset to support Sandy Bridge processors with LGA 1155 socket. Like other boards, Asus P8P67 WS Revolution is based on P8P67 series architecture, but with some fairly significant changes.
The cards features 4 with PCI-Express 16x slots located properly to support 3-Way SLI/CrossfireX. This possible due to NVIDIA NF200 bridge that allows the board to provide different PCI-e line config: to 16x /16x graphic cards for two cards, 16x / 8x / 8x for three. NF200 chip has some limitations, so 4-Way SLI is not possible on this boards. On the other hand, the boards supports 4-Way CrossFireX easily. with
Important thing to note is the power efficiency of the boards that reaches 92 % and over.
This is possible because the EPU and DIGI + 16+2-phase digital VRM modules and a technology called True 2oz PCB which is similar to Gigabyte 2oz Copper PCB.
Increasing the thickness of the motherboard PCB Power layer by using 2 Ounces of Copper allows the electric current to flow with less resistance, enabling more power efficient circuits with lower power loss and less heat generated
Other motherboard’s features:
- four DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR3-2200 memory
- four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and four SATA 3 Gb/s
- two Intel GbE controllers
- 8+2 channel HD audio
- two USB 3.0 ports, and even more USB 2.0 ports
- system diagnostics card
- Quick Gate instant-on OS
- TurboV Processing Unit (TPU)
Availability: most likely in January 2011