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The Intel DP67BG Burrage is their flagship P67 Express board for this launch. The board is a full-sized ATX motherboard designed to fit into any case that can take an ATX motherboard. Intel has colored the board black and the bottom left hand corner of the board has a Skull with glowing eyes when the board is turned on. This feature makes it up from the Skulltrail and Bonetrail motherboards that were the previous boards in the enthusiast category.
The board will come in an attractive black box with the specifications and features of the board listed. Once you open the box you will find the following components: the ATX compliant I/O shield, UV SATA cables that light up when the room is dark, a Quick Reference Guide, Intel Express installer driver and software DVD, a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module, an NVIDIA SLI 2-way connector and a POST card. DP67BG stands for Desktop P67 Burrage.
Starting on the upper right hand corner of the board we find an 8-pin power connector. The MOSFETs are covered by heatsinks. The CPU area is clear of obstacles allowing for after-market CPU coolers. Note that the LGA-1155 can use LGA-1156 CPU coolers without modification, though you cannot use the LGA-1156 CPU inside that Socket. Below the CPU Socket are the four DIMM slots which can take up to 32GB of DDR3 memory clocked up to 1600MHz (the 2600K supports DDR3-1333MHz, but the Extreme Core i7 CPU supports DDR3-1600.
- Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the LGA-1155 package
- Integrated Memory controller with support for up to 32GB of system memory DDR3 1600/1333/1066MHz SDRAM
- Intel P67 chipset
- Intel 82P67 Platform Controller Hub
- Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RAID 0,1,5,10)
- Six onboard SATA ports
- 8 USB 2.0 ports on back panel
- 2 USB 3.0 ports via NEC controller
- 32Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play, IDE drive auto-configure
- Advanced Configuration and power interface V9.0b, DMI 2.5
- Intel Rapid BIOS Boot
- Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
- Box contents
- ATX compliant I/O shield
- UV SATA cables
- Board and back panel I/O layout stickers
- Quick reference guide
- Intel Express Installer driver and software DVD
- Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module
- NVIDIA SLI two-way connector
- Post code information card
The bottom of the board starts off with the 24-pin power connector. To the right of that is the Power and Reset buttons for use outside of a normal case. Above the Power button is the POST LED readout that warns of possible errors on POST. To the left of the Reset button is the Battery. The DP67BG uses a modified Intel BIOS.
This board has six SATA 6.0 Gb/second ports. The 6 series chipset is the first to fully support SATA 6 Gb/second natively from Intel. AMD has built in SATA 6 Gb/second support since they launched their 8 series chipset. Intel’s DP67BG board supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 as well as JBOD modes. To the left of the SATA ports are the Consumer IR headers. The left side of the board has three USB headers, a Firewire header, and the FP headers.
The next item of note is of interest to the casual user. The DP67BG board has a series of 7 lights that turn green when all the components are working properly. If there is an issue with a particular component that component flashes. The board has two PCI Express x16 slots, three PCI Express x1 slots and two PCI slots. You can install two cards in CrossfireX mode or SLI mode if they are installed in the x16 slots but the CPU will divide the available 16 lanes into x8/x8. Onboard audio is provided by the venerable Realtek ALC892 CODEC. The rear I/O consists of an e-SATA port, eight USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire port, a Back to BIOS switch, two USB 3.0 ports controlled by a NEC controller, five audio jacks for 7.1 speakers and an S/PDIF Out for the onboard sound.