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The rear panel of the DP67BG motherboard provides just a fraction of the total number of I/O ports delivered by this capable foundation. Among the ports shown here are eight of the total of 16 USB ports (two of which support the "SuperSpeed" USB 3.0 spec controlled by a dedicated NEC circuit), one 3GB/s SATA port of the seven total (two of which support the 6GB/s spec), and ports for Intel's 10-channel High Definition Audio with optical output plus support for HDMI via an internal S/PIDF output header. The kit also includes a Bluetooth/WiFi connector, which attaches to one of the internal USB connectors. Nice touch.

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