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Asrock H67M-GE review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £72
inc VAT

An inexpensive board for LGA1155 processors, but you can’t overclock due to artificial limitations on its H67 chipset.


LGA1155, MicroATX, Intel H67 chipset, supports: 2nd gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7

We were worried that the new LGA1155 motherboards would prove as expensive as their LGA1156 siblings were upon launch. High prices for LGA1156 boards, often around £150, proved a major stumbling block soon after release; taking the shine off building a new PC around the new technology.

Asrock H67M-GE

At only £72 the H67M-GE looks to banish any such worries immediately – it’s a very reasonable price for a board based on a brand new chipset. However, before you rush out to buy one it’s worth noting that this board is based around the H67 chipset. On the plus side this means you can make the most of the new processors’ superior built-in graphics; however, H67 boards cannot be overclocked. You still get the benefit of Intel’s Turbo Boost, but you can’t push the maximum multiplier higher – an easy way to gain extra performance.

Putting this to one side, the board has everything most users will need – there’s even a couple of SATA3 and USB3 ports for those with up-to-date storage devices. VGA, DVI-D and HDMI outputs are provided for use with Intel HD graphics (which is on all LGA1155 compatible processors). There’s even an eSATA port and an optical S/PDIF output fitted.

Asrock H67M-GE Ports

There’s a single PCI-Express x16 slot should you wish to add a graphics card, plus two PCI-Express x1 slots and a PCI slot for other extras. The four memory slots hold up to 16GB of memory, which is the limit for Windows 7 Home Premium anyhow. Our one complaint about the board’s design is that fitting a graphics card fouls the catches on the memory slots, though that’s unlikely to bother any but the most constant tinkerers.

For those who want to build a media centre PC around the new 2nd generation Intel processors, the H67M-GE is a good choice. We doubt we’ll see any board significantly cheaper for some time. A natural fit for this board should be one of the new upcoming 2nd gen Core i3 chips, which we await with anticipation.

Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor socket LGA1155
Form factor MicroATX
Size 244x244mm
Processor support 2nd gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor external bus 100MHz (20Gbit/s DMI)
Chipset north bridge Intel H67
Chipset south bridge Intel H67
Passively-cooled north bridge yes
Integrated graphics Yes
Supported memory type DDR3 1066/1333
Maximum memory speed PC3-10600
Memory slots 4
Maximum memory 32GB
Dual-channel support yes

Buying Information

Price £72

Internal Ports

Power connectors 1x 24-pin ATX, 1x 8-pin ATX
PCI-E x16 slots 1
Dual graphics architecture none
PCI-E x4 slots 0
PCI-E x1 slots 2
PCI slots 1
Fan headers 4
Floppy ports 1
IDE ports 0
Serial ATA ports 5
RAID chipset (max disks) Intel H67 (3x SATA2, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10), Not disclosed (2x SATA3, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)


Wired network ports 10/100/1000
Sound (ports) Realtek ALC892 (5x analogue out, optical S/PDIF)
USB2 ports / headers 4/2
Firewire ports / headers 0/0
Legacy ports PS/2, Parallel header, serial header
Other ports 2x USB3, 2x SATA3, eSATA, VGA, DVI, HDMI
Cables included N/A
Brackets included none
Software included N/A

Setup and Overclocking

Voltage adjustment CPU/RAM/Chipset
CPU clock max adjustment N/A

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