Wednesday, December 9th 2009

EVGA Intros Entry-Level P55V Motherboard

EVGA expanded its lineup of socket LGA1156 motherboards, this time with the entry-level EVGA P55V. This micro-ATX motherboard provides the bare essentials for the platform, but surprisingly doesn't leave out PCI-Express external switching that provides two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots at dual x8 bandwidth, and with it, SLI support. The already lean PCB has a 4-phase (2+2) CPU VRM, with four DDR3 DIMM slots next to it. Expansion slots include two PCI-E x16 (x16, NC, or x8, x8 depending on how they're populated), and two PCI-E x1. One out of the six SATA 3 Gbps ports from the P55 PCH is assigned as an eSATA port, it neighbours the 8-channel audio connector cluster, four USB 2.0 ports, and an RJ-45 for the gigabit Ethernet. It is priced at US $120.
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15 Comments on EVGA Intros Entry-Level P55V Motherboard

#1
Selene
this is nice, I am looking to build a micro ATX system this year, and that pice is nice.
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PP Mguire
Thats pretty nifty. If i manage to fry the giga board i have coming ill get this.
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Cold Storm
Battosai
Sweetness! you got that for $120, and then you got i3 for $153... Get next gen system for around $350.. Can't beat that.


Man, EVGA is on the ball with the new set ups... lol
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#4
phanbuey
nice... I like to see micro ATX out there - but I really wish they made a p55 with all 16 lanes on each PCI-e 2.0 slot -

8x might not bottleneck a pair of 260's, but a pair of 360/380's or 5870's will suffer... and especially the cards after that - 6870 and 4xx will be dogged by the half wide PCI-e. If I was gonna get a motherboard, I would wanna keep it for a while at least.
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#5
Cold Storm
Battosai
They made it for the person on a budget.. So, they probably didn't think about going off and doing all that..


The only board I've ever seen do everything "highend" via lowend price.. DFI Blood Iron P35.. Other then that, I haven't seen it.
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#6
exodusprime1337
why do i feel that eVGA boards always look great in pictures but perform sub par in practice, i've had a classified board that worked very well but anything else but video cards i've grabbed from them have been sub par.. Is it just me...
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#7
Selene
I wounder how a GTX360+ 9800GT would do in physx would it still be 8x8?
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#8
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: exodusprime1337
why do i feel that eVGA boards always look great in pictures but perform sub par in practice, i've had a classified board that worked very well but anything else but video cards i've grabbed from them have been sub par.. Is it just me...
EVGA left a bad taste in everyone's mouths with the 780i's/790i's... The 750i's are solid boards, but due to the others having the "3 way sli" they never really looked at that...

I have to say, they have changed a whole lot after the 7xx series and these new boards are great.. Even for the fact it's Crossfire/sli.
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#9
I see SPY!
That's a really nice board they have. For an-entry-level, I expected much less, and call it fair. But this much, for 120$, is amazing!
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PP Mguire
by: phanbuey
nice... I like to see micro ATX out there - but I really wish they made a p55 with all 16 lanes on each PCI-e 2.0 slot -

8x might not bottleneck a pair of 260's, but a pair of 360/380's or 5870's will suffer... and especially the cards after that - 6870 and 4xx will be dogged by the half wide PCI-e. If I was gonna get a motherboard, I would wanna keep it for a while at least.
I had a pair of 280s in 8x/8x flavor and it was fine.

by: Cold Storm
They made it for the person on a budget.. So, they probably didn't think about going off and doing all that..


The only board I've ever seen do everything "highend" via lowend price.. DFI Blood Iron P35.. Other then that, I haven't seen it.
Ive had a few low end boards with the nifty enthusiast options before. It depends on what you get.

by: Cold Storm
EVGA left a bad taste in everyone's mouths with the 780i's/790i's... The 750i's are solid boards, but due to the others having the "3 way sli" they never really looked at that...

I have to say, they have changed a whole lot after the 7xx series and these new boards are great.. Even for the fact it's Crossfire/sli.
Lol cept they are easily killed =D
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#11
Static~Charge
Not too bad, except for the electrolytic caps. I'd gladly pay a few bucks extra to replace them with solid caps.
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#12
DonInKansas
by: PP Mguire
Thats pretty nifty. If i manage to fry the giga board i have coming ill get this.
Just send the board to me without the frying and get it. :laugh:
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phanbuey
by: PP Mguire
I had a pair of 280s in 8x/8x flavor and it was fine.
That's super swell...i run oc'd 260's in 8x/8x and its fine. But it has nothing to do with my post.
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#14
PP Mguire
Actually it does. If you have the cash for those kinda cards then you probably wouldnt be picking up this board. People with this board most likely will have 260s, 280s, 4870/4890s, or possibly a sinlge 5870. So saying dual 280s arent being bottlenecked is saying that pretty much anybody running on a p55 platform with dual cards should be fine.
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#15
mastrdrver
by: Cold Storm
EVGA left a bad taste in everyone's mouths with the 780i's/790i's... The 750i's are solid boards, but due to the others having the "3 way sli" they never really looked at that...

I have to say, they have changed a whole lot after the 7xx series and these new boards are great.. Even for the fact it's Crossfire/sli.
That's cause EVGA didn't make or design their 775 socket boards. The X58, and now P55, are the first boards made and designed by EVGA.
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