ASRock P67 Extreme6 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1155 by stefan @ 2011-02-03

The Extreme6 P67 motherboard from ASRock is one of their high-end products for the Sandy Bridge CPUs and features a 16+2 Power Phase Design, along with a decent software+hardware bundle.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

The P67 Extreme6 motherboard from ASRock comes shipped in a larger box compared to the previously reviewed Extreme4, but the box art remains the same; on the front we can find the ASRock logo, along with the full name of the product. The box is also provided with a plastic handle, so we can carry it with ease out of the shop:




The frontal part can be further opened so we can see how the motherboard looks like through a transparent plastic window; the left side reveals us some of the main product features:





On the back of the box, we can find most of the motherboard components explained, along with the bundled software applications:




After the external box is removed, we can find the motherboard along with its accessories in a black cardboard box:




The accessories box is split in two and we can find inside it the manuals along with the rest of the bundle:





Here are the box contents:


1x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable

6x SATA Data Cables

2x SATA HDD Power Cables

1x Front USB 3.0 Panel

1x ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card

6x Chassis Screws

4x HDD Screws

1x Rear USB 3.0 Bracket

1x I/O Panel Shield

1x ASRock CD with Drivers and Applications

1x Quick Installation Guide

1x UEFI Settings Guide




The Front USB 3.0 Panel is a 2-in-1 device, meaning that with it we can expand our connectivity with two extra ports in the front of our case, but we can also use it for housing a 2.5'' HDD or SSD:





The Front USB 3.0 Panel has a connector that can be plugged straight into the dedicated header on the motherboard:




The Quick Installation Guide shows us step by step with pictures and photos how to install the motherboard on our system, along with the other components; the newly adopted UEFI BIOS is described in another separate little manual:




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Comment from jmke @ 2011/02/05
With 6 none-affected SATA ports on this board, I'd say this product should be on your shortlist
Comment from Dave65 @ 2011/02/06
Well this was on my short list,had it one week and it or the CPU died.It shut off out of the blue and the only thing that would run is the fans,with code 19 on the display..Was a nice looking board,I really liked it..