Foxconn P67A-S review

Bargain Sandy Bridge board, but what's the real cost?

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Foxconn p67a s

The Foxconn P67A-S uses a similar Aptio UEFI BIOS as the ECS P76H2-A Black Extreme and once again we had the same problem of a slightly underclocked CPU both at standard and overclocked speeds, which again affected the rendering benchmarks slightly.

Apart from that, the board gave us no real problems when benchmarking.

3D Rendering performance

Cinebench R11.5 – Index: higher is better
Asus P8P67M-Pro: 6.71
Foxconn P67A-S: 6.69
ECS P67H2-A: 6.53
Overclocked: 7.51

Cinebench R10 – Seconds: quicker is better
Asus P8P67M-Pro: 37
Foxconn P67A-S: 39
ECS P67H2-A: 39
Overclocked: 33

Video encoding performance

x264v2 – FPS: higher is better
Asus P8P67M-Pro: 35.15
Foxconn P67A-S: 32.71
ECS P67H2-A: 33.21
Overclocked: 39.57

x264v3 – FPS: higher is better
Asus P8P67M-Pro: 35.70
Foxconn P67A-S: 36.76
ECS P67H2-A: 32.71
Overclocked: 39.57

1080p gaming performance

Just Cause 2 – FPS: higher is better
Asus P8P67M-Pro: 46.18
Foxconn P67A-S: 45.58
ECS P67H2-A: 44.58

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelP67 Express
Onboard VideoCPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots2
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameFoxconn
Form FactorATX
Processor SupportedCore i5, Core i7, Core i3, Pentium Dual-core, Celeron Dual-Core
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory32 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots4
Number of PCI Slots2
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of IDE Interfaces1
Number of SATA Interfaces6
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots7
eSATAYes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports1
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports8
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports6
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports6
PCI Express StandardPCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots5
Memory Form FactorDIMM
Number of eSATA Ports2
Width304.8 mm
Depth243.8 mm
ManufacturerFoxconn Electronics, Inc
Product ModelP67A-S
Product NameP67A-S Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeUltra ATA, Serial ATA/300, Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part NumberMB-P67A-S 2.0
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.foxconn.com