1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ASRock Readies USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s Equipped P55-Deluxe3 Motherboard

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    27,678 (11.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,418
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    ASRock is developing a new upper-mainstream socket LGA-1156 motherboard based on the Intel P55 Express chipset: the P55-Deluxe3. This motherboard builds on the chipset's feature-set, and offers USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s connectivity. It further borrows from a design ASUS innovated with its P7P55D Premium, which makes use of a PCI-Express 2.0 bridge chip, which connects to the P55 chipset over its PCI-Express 1.1 x4 link, and gives out PCI-Express 2.0 x1 connections to the USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s controllers. The SATA 6 Gb/s controller gives out two SATA ports (color-coded white), and an IDE connector. The NEC USB 3.0 controller gives out two external ports color-coded blue.

    Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x8 when both are populated), a PCI-Express x1, and two PCI slots. Both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire, are supported. Other connectivity options include 8+2 channel audio with SPDIF connectivity, gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, FireWire, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. The ASRock P55 Deluxe3 should be priced somewhere in the $180~$200 range.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Source: TechConnect Magazine
    skylamer says thanks.
  2. johnnyfiive

    johnnyfiive

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,890 (1.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    876
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Looks pretty nice. I like the layout, a lot.
  3. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    909 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    154
    Is it just me, or are ASRock boards starting to look more and more like Asus boards? The chipset cooling is arse though...
  4. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    They are a sub division of Asus, though they are getting better and moving into a space of their own, on the same note, I see they are now using the "Delux" brand that Asus has done before
  5. theorw

    theorw New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    771 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    50
    Location:
    Athens GREECE
    I d get that board for sure if it costs 50EUR less than the regular boards!
  6. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    909 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    154
    Uhm, no, they're not a sub division, they're made by Pegatron and as soon as Pegatron is spun off from Asus, ASRock is going to go after Asus' market. It'll happen sooner rather than later, just watch this space...
  7. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (3.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    why aim for second place though? (asus)
  8. fochkoph

    fochkoph

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    151 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    Fremont, CA
    Wow an ASRock board that isn't hideous! Liking the pci-e layout and great color scheme. I was hoping it would be cheaper though, not too happy with the price when EVGA or ASUS also have amazing offerings at that segment. Nice step in the right direction though, ASRock.
  9. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,776
    Pegatron is owned by Asus. Asus created them in 2007 under their restructuring. So, until the time that Pegatron splits (if they ever do), ASRock is still an ASUS brand.
  10. Salsoolo New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    222 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7
    whos first fbi?
  11. Kitkat New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    768 (0.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    77
    at this rate its waaaaaaayyyyy later lol :roll:
  12. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,691 (11.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,213
    bad placement for the USB 3.0 ports - guaranteed to be the most cluttered area behind the mobo. network cable will definitely be in the way, as well as audio cables.
  13. OnBoard

    OnBoard New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,044 (1.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    379
    Location:
    Finland
    It's in that spot for all (at least on gigabyte and MSI boards). Would think that it comes from same place and everyone uses that piece of metal.

    Better placing next year with P65 with USB3 integrated.
  14. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,691 (11.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,213
    oh yes, its going to be a standard location. its just damned annoying.

    We need front ports on cases to support USB 3.0 already.
  15. OnBoard

    OnBoard New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,044 (1.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    379
    Location:
    Finland
    But there is no USB 3.0 headers in motherboards yet :)

    Agree it's an annoying location for the used it would be getting as in not constantly plugged in. Haven't got any usb3 devices, so it doesn't annoy me yet :p
  16. M3T4LM4N222

    M3T4LM4N222 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    144 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10
    I love ASrock, I've owned 2 ASrock boards and work w/ one in my tech class and they have disappointed me. Also, knowing ASrock this board will have more features than most boards that cost $30 more than it.
  17. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,007 (5.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    the placement of the USB ports are like that on my Asus board and on my gigabyte granted there all USB 2.0 on those boards(i think the X58 is 2.0) but still never has been a problem for me
    Crunching for Team TPU
  18. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,691 (11.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,213
    my point is simply this: if they want USB 3.0 to tale off, put the ports in the easiest to reach location! they're backwards compatible to 2.0, so they should be in the most prominent, easy to reach location. Try fitting a flash drive in there, between the LAN and audio cables... not gunna happen.
  19. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,776
    My flash drives work just fine there, even my Xporter XT. Yeah, up top would be better, but unless you have really huge flash drives, it isn't a problem.
  20. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,691 (11.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,213
    not saying its impossible, just saying its irritating. for the most important USB ports on the system, they gave them the worst placement.
  21. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,776
    Meh. Mountain out of a molehill. Any port under the LAN ports are irritating, but they are just a fact of life.
  22. TAViX Guest

    You guys are all right here about some bad positioning and stuff. But I've noticed nobody realized the true flaw of those type of design, which is the ATX. ATX it's an old format now, we need another one soon. I think this is one of the last components of the PC which wasn't updated over the years. I agree, you will need a new case for your PC, but this will be nothing in the era of double and triple XCrossfire/SLI setups and stuff. We need a new format and fast, otherwise will just continue having this problems over and over again...
  23. Brewster0101

    Brewster0101 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    34 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    UK
    Its got a FDD socket .. Waste of money.

    Would even say the IDE socket can be got rid of too now. High end boards should not have a FDD or IDE plugs anymore. Lets get them phased out please.

    Also ram slots should be spaced apart more. Ram coolers are getting bigger and bulkier.

    The tops on the heatsinks around the CPU are silly too, restricts airflow.

    Two PCI slots? again an old piece of hardware that needs phasing out, think 1 would have been enough.
  24. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,691 (11.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,213
    what the hell is IDD?
  25. Brewster0101

    Brewster0101 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    34 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    UK
    My bad IDE, hands are cold and typing is terrible today. :banghead:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page