AsRock p67 transformer is that miracle that bridge lga1156 with latest p67 platform ,allowing the i5,i7 8xx users to take the advantage of increased pcie bandwidth for full usb3 utilization and also sata 6 gbps .

Tomshardware concluded:
Had Intel integrated its clock
generator into the CPU, rather
than the P67 chipset, it could
have made its new processor
compatible with the older socket,
but not vice-versa, as was the
case with AMD’s AM2+ to AM3
conversion, which required AMD
to keep older DDR2 memory
controller logic in order to retain
compatibility. Something as
simple as an added key notch
could have assured that the
mechanical compatibility went
only in the “right” direction. The
P67 is an improvement over the
P55, but we ’re sure a great many
CPU upgraders would have
accepted a sacrifice in
motherboard features in order to
avoid the expensive of a
complete replacement. Many of
these potential customers will
surely be turned away by the
need to upgrade both parts
simultaneously, just as they were
when LGA 775 disappeared in
favor of LGA 1156 a little more
than a year ago.
On the other hand, buyers who
want the latest chipset features
without the expense of a new
CPU have one place to turn:
ASRock. The P67 Transformer
provides chipset-integrated SATA
6Gb/s and enough PCIe
bandwidth for full USB 3.0
performance using mature LGA
1156 processors. That's perfect
for folks who already have a
capable Core i7-875K, for
example, but are just missing the
other motherboard-oriented
features made possible on P67.

We didn ’t see as much
performance gain as we
anticipated from this particular
product, but some level of gain
was still there. We hope that
continued BIOS development will
bring this board ’s controller
performance up to par with the
latest LGA 1155 products. After
all, we like choice, and we have
to commend ASRock for thinking
outside the box on this one.
main draw back is, has no sandy bridge compatibility cfx or sli support lag behind a little from p67 extreme6 in some cases

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