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