Wednesday, May 27th 2009

ASRock P55 Deluxe and M3A785GXH/128M Motherboards Surface

Earlier today, we covered ECS coming up with two motherboards, based on Intel P55 (LGA-1156), and AMD 785G (AM3). Coincidentally, ASRock has a similar pair which is gearing up for launch at the upcoming Computex event. The P55 Deluxe could be the company's premium LGA-1156 motherboard, while the M3A785GXH/128M a rather high-end board, especially looking at its feature-set, that expands that of the the chipset typically offers.

The P55 Deluxe supports LGA-1156 processors sans the Flexible Display Interface feature (FDI), since it looks devoid of common display connectors. It supports four DDR3 DIMMs, with the Dual-Channel DDR3 memory interface, advertising support for DDR3-2000 (probably by overclocking). The board provides three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, (x16, NC, x4) or (x8, x8, x4, when the slots are populated). Apart from ATI CrossFireX, NVIDIA 3-way SLI support is advertised.

Over to the M3A785GXH/128M, and there is an interesting feature here. Although AMD 785G isn't specified to support CrossFire, ASRock used an external lane switch card to support it. The first two PCI-Express x16 are eletrically (x16, NC) or (x8, x8, when both are populated). The third slot seems wired to the southbridge and is electrically x4. The board supports AM3 socket processors, with four DDR3 DIMM slots offering support for dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory. The Radeon HD 4200 IGP makes use of 128 MB of DDR3 SidePort memory. Standard display connectors such as DVI, D-Sub and HDMI apply. An external storage controller ups the number SATA channels, by providing an internal, and an eSATA port. ASRock wasn't very generous with its photography.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
Add your own comment

12 Comments on ASRock P55 Deluxe and M3A785GXH/128M Motherboards Surface

#1
LittleLizard
wow, 3 way sli on p55 with a good layout... thats gonna be a hit BUT FOR GOD SAKE, STOP PROMOTING YOURSELVES, i count 4 asrock on the motherboard :shadeshu

as for the 785g it look exactly like they other am3 offerings.
Posted on Reply
#2
iStink
by: LittleLizard
wow, 3 way sli on p55 with a good layout... thats gonna be a hit BUT FOR GOD SAKE, STOP PROMOTING YOURSELVES, i count 4 asrock on the motherboard :shadeshu

as for the 785g it look exactly like they other am3 offerings.
:laugh: people might forget who made the board :P
Posted on Reply
#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: iStink
:laugh: people might forget who made the board :P
Or might vividly remember which of their motherboards broke the worst.
Posted on Reply
#4
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: btarunr
Or might vividly remember which of their motherboards broke the worst.
I've had numerous AsRock boards, I no longer have any of them personally, but I sold them and one is pretty old 754/939 and the other is a 939/AM2 socket and both work great to this day.

Interesting setup on these boards though, very cool to see 3x PCI-E slots on what looks to be a budget board.
Posted on Reply
#5
[I.R.A]_FBi
I wouldnt bet my life on Asrocks reliability
Posted on Reply
#6
Cheeseball
I would. I have a ALiveNFG6-VSTA that's lasted for nearly 3 years already. I just bought a GeForce 8100 from them and it overclocks like mad, especially for a less-than-$50 budget board.

Besides, they're practically ASUStek. :P Unparalleled longevity and stability.
Posted on Reply
#7
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
I wouldnt bet my life on Asrocks reliability
But you would on Point of View? :D Sorry had to say it, they got the worst reliability in some poll recently out up here.
Posted on Reply
#8
LittleLizard
by: iStink
:laugh: people might forget who made the board :P
asrock isnt a bad manufacturer. It was a bad manufacturer, at least most of their boards wouldn take the cpus too high but they were solid at stock. Now they are moving to become a good manufacturer ;)

by: [I.R.A]_FBi
I wouldnt bet my life on Asrocks reliability
I would
Posted on Reply
#9
Salsoolo
why would budget users put 3 video cards? :rolleyes:
Posted on Reply
#10
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: Salsoolo
why would budget users put 3 video cards? :rolleyes:
No one is forcing anyone to use 3, it doesn't take anything away fro mthe board having it. This board will probably be a midranged board, not a budget board, kind of a 790GX type setup. But with 3 PCI-E slots it would almost make it like a low end 790FX (of the next generation).
Posted on Reply
#11
Assimilator
by: Salsoolo
why would budget users put 3 video cards?
Where does it say that the P55 is aimed at budget users? To quote the article
The P55 Deluxe could be the company's premium LGA-1156 motherboard...
Posted on Reply
#12
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
I think he is talking about the AMD board.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment