The Intel P67 chipset is a single-chip solution, and is also known as PCH (Platform Controller Hub). This chip supports two SATA-600 ports and four SATA-300 ports, supporting RAID (0, 1, 5 and 10). On the TP67XE one of the SATA-300 ports was redirected to the motherboard rear panel, in order to give you an eSATA-300 ports.
Two of the three SATA-300 ports and the two SATA-600 ports are located on the motherboard edge, rotated 90°, so video cards won’t block them. The third SATA-300 port is soldered facing up.
This motherboard doesn’t come with ATA-133 or floppy disk ports.
This motherboard has 12 USB 2.0 ports, six soldered on the rear panel and six available though three headers located on the motherboard. It also has two USB 3.0 ports controlled by a NEC μPD720200 chip, soldered on the rear panel of the motherboard.
There are two FireWire (IEEE1394) ports controlled by a VIA VT6315N chip, one soldered on the motherboard rear panel and one available though a header.
The TP67XE comes with eight-channel audio, generated by the chipset using a Realtek ALC892 codec. Unfortunately Realtek doesn’t publish technical specifications for this codec at their website. The portrayed motherboard comes with on-board optical and coaxial SPDIF connectors, and you can route digital audio to your video card to have digital audio in the HDMI connector using the available “JSPDIFOUT1” header.
The analog audio jacks are completely independent, so you won’t “kill” the mic in or the line in jack when installing a set of 7.1 analog speakers.
The portrayed motherboard has one Gigabit Ethernet port, controlled by a Realtek RTL8111E chip.
In Figure 5, you can see the motherboard rear panel, with a PS/2 keyboard connector, six USB 2.0 ports, coaxial and optical SPDIF outputs, one FireWire port, one eSATA-300 port, Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 ports (blue ones), and independent analog 7.1 audio outputs.