Monday, November 16th 2009

ASUS Readies P7H57D-V EVO Motherboard

Following Intel's launch of the new socket LGA-1156 platform with quad-core Intel Core i5, Core i7 "Lynnfield", and the P55 Express chipset to drive the platform, Intel is preparing to drop another chalk in Q1 2010, with dual-core socket LGA-1156 processors that use the Core i3 and Core i5 brand identifiers. A feature unique to these processors is the integration of a graphics controller into the processor package. On the platform side, core-logic must support the Intel Flexible Display technology, which handles connectivity for that graphics controller. The chipset which will drive this would be Intel's upcoming H57 Express chipset, codenamed "Eagle Lake".

Motherboards based on the H57 chipset typically feature display connectors such as DVI, D-Sub, or HDMI. While intended to cover the mainstream segment, H57 can also be used to drive high-grade motherboards, as is shown by ASUS with its newest motherboard based on the chipset - the P7PH57D-V EVO. The ATX motherboard resembles the P7P55D Deluxe in many design aspects. It supports all the high-end features its cousin does, including support for SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 along with full-bandwidth PCI-Express 2.0 interfaces for the controllers.

The CPU is powered by a 11-phase VRM, while the four DDR3 DIMM slots it's wired to is powered by a 2-phase VRM. The two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots are electrical x8, when both are populated. There are two each of PCI-Express x1, and PCI. The rear panel includes connectors for the 8-channel audio, color-coded USB 3.0 ports next to a number of USB 2.0 ports, DVI and D-Sub display outputs, FireWire, and e-SATA. The upcoming CES 2010 event could serve as a perfect launch-vehicle for this motherboard.Source: X-Fastest
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10 Comments on ASUS Readies P7H57D-V EVO Motherboard

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
curious.

i wish it had a feature like the laptops, where one can run normal tasks off the onboard CPU, and then swap them to a dedicated GPU when needed...
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#2
Tartaros
You mean something like hybrid sli?
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#3
Mussels
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by: Tartaros
You mean something like hybrid sli?
yes, but not locked to the one brand.
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#4
Tartaros
yes, but not locked to the one brand.
Yea, I want to see that too. Even if I have a computer for gaming and another for everyday use, I could put a better gpu like a low power 9800gt on the lower rig to play my diary raid on wow without putting my personal nuclear power plant on and still have low power consumption when idle. That would be great.
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btarunr
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There do exist technologies that switch between Intel IGPs and discrete GPUs (of any make). It has been done on some Sony and Toshiba notebooks.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: btarunr
There do exist technologies that switch between Intel IGPs and discrete GPUs (of any make). It has been done on some Sony and Toshiba notebooks.
we just want them on DESKTOPs :)

(and working with crossfire/SLI!)
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#7
Tartaros
we just want them on DESKTOPs

(and working with crossfire/SLI!)
Amen, brother :toast:

9800gt + intel gma in my 24/7 rig ftw
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
So, can you put the i3/i5 processors with IGPs in P55 motherboards? Or do they have to go into boards with the H57 to handle the IGP? Obviously a P55 board wouldn't be able to handle the IGP, and hence no onboard video support, but would the processors themselves still work minus the IGP? I would think so, but I want confirmation.

What about the reverse? Can you put an i7 in a H57 board?
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: newtekie1
So, can you put the i3/i5 processors with IGPs in P55 motherboards? Or do they have to go into boards with the H57 to handle the IGP?
Sure, you can use those processors on P55, you'll just lose out on the IGP.

by: Mussels
we just want them on DESKTOPs :)

(and working with crossfire/SLI!)
Obviously my comment was not specific to the technology being available on a particular kind of computer. What works on notebooks technically works on the desktop. I'm just telling such a thing already exists.
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#10
KieranD
mobo manufacturers can update the northbridge with new chipsets so what happens with integrated northbridges into the cpu? do they release a new cpu with a better one? then that would leave even more choice as there would be 2 of the exact same cpu or similar ones

its all very confusing for the customer :confused:

the mobo looks bare and id rather have the nortbridge heating up by itself than heating the cpu up some more

still it looks like a nice motherboard, EVO naming scheme is becoming popular from ASUS
few nifty features wonder if the case connections are all the way to the left because a few ASUS mobo like mine have done that recently

EDIT: dont motherboards with the switch from IGP to dedicated gpu have to be restarted or was that only on older laptops?
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