The P8H67-M EVO is a micro-ATX sized motherboard designed to fit into any case that can take a motherboard of this size. This is a perfect size for the HTPC crowd that this board is targeted at. ASUS uses an-all black PCB for the motherboard which is common for all of the ASUS P8 series motherboards. There is a 4-pin power connector near the middle right side of the board.
The MOSFETs on the board are covered by two purple heatsinks with metal fans on the two sides of the processor. The LGA-1155 Socket is very similar in size to the LGA-1156 Socket, and in fact you can use the LGA-1156 CPU coolers on this interface. You can see the ten PWMs are split on two sides of the CPU Socket with five on each side for the 8+2 Phase Power.
Below the CPU area are four DIMM Sockets for up to 32GB of DDR3 memory clocked up to 2133MHz. Of course there aren’t many 8GB modules on the market as of yet, so ASUS has not added any 8GB modules to their QVL list of memory tested with this motherboard. Early versions of the manuals for the P8 series had 16GB of memory being the maximum the board will support, but as memory has moved to 8GB modules the board will support it.
The bottom right of the board has the MemOK button that allows incompatible memory to be used with default settings. To the left of the button is the 4-pin CPU header. The bottom of the board starts off with the 24-pin power connector with an IDE connector above it. While most everything has moved to SATA, there are still people with IDE DVD-RWs and Blu-ray drives that can use it. To the left of those items is a COM1 port.
The H67 Express chipset supports two SATA 6.0 Gb/second ports natively. ASUS has angled them so it won’t interfere with video card installation or removal. The bottom left of the board has four upward facing SATA 3.0 Gb/second ports with the Front Panel connectors to the left of that. Intel’s H67 Express chipset has no support for IDE devices so a Marvell 88SE6111 controller controls the external SATA port and the IDE controller.
The left side of the board starts off with the TPM header with the EPU switch below that. The board has four USB 2.0 headers on the left hand side. These allow for up to 14 USB ports to be used with the I/O on the back panel. There is a GPU boost switch that will turn on that function next to the USB 13/14 header. A Firewire header, the SPDIF Out header and the AAFP header round out the board’s left side.
The onboard audio on the board is the Realtek ALC892 CODEC used in many motherboards today. The Rear I/O on the board consists of a single PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, a DisplayPort, a SPDIF Out port, a VGA port, a DVI-A port, a Firewire port, an external SATA port, a Gigabit LAN port, and six audio jacks for the onboard audio. It should be noted that this H67 board has all of the various connections for various monitor types on the market including DisplayPort.