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ASUS P7P55 EVO Detailed

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    ASUS' P7P55 series includes the company's mainstream-thru-premium motherboards based on Intel P55 chipset, supporting LGA-1156 socket processors. Following the recent exposé of its little sibling the P7P55 Pro, XFastest took the higher-end P7P55 EVO for a photo-shoot. This motherboard retains its lesser sibling's feature-set for the most part, except for additional connectivity. The CPU is powered by a 14-phase power circuit. Additional power management is provided by the ASUS EPU chip. The expansion slots include three PCI-Express x16 slots.

    The first two arrange as (x8, x8) electrically, while the third one is electrical x4. Two PCI-E x1 and two legacy PCI slots make for the rest of the expansion. The connectivity options of this board will include support for SATA III. Apart from the six SATA ports the P55 PCH provides, an additional Marvell 88SE9123 two-port PCI-E SATA III controller is present, which also provides an IDE connector. Apart from the 8-channel audio, Firewire, and 14 USB ports in all, there are two gigabit Ethernet controllers. More pictures can be found at the source.

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    Source: XFastest
     
  2. mosheen

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    ugly southbridge :p
     
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    LOL I don't think it'll be called a southbridge....

    I like those blue mosfet H/Ss
     
  4. mosheen

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    i mean the southbridge Heatsink :D

    how is it called then?
     
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    yeah I know what you're talking about...

    I'll just call it the chip...:p
     
  6. mosheen

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    since there's only 1 left now, they could have made "The Chip" look nicer :p
     
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    The rest of the board looks nice as usual from Asus.
     
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    Eight USB slots just on the back on a mid-range board.
     
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    Whats with the lack of x4?
     
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    One of those x16s is an electrical x4, but means you can use it with x16 width devices like low end graphics cards for folding/physx.
     
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    The PCH is still a "southbridge", like the ICH it's replacing.

    Just like the MCH to IOH shift when Intel CPU's started to integrated the memory controller.
     
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    What's with the two 4 pin cpu fan headers? I understand one, but two? Still like the colors a lot more than their P5Q series. Reminds me of my P6T6. :rockout:
     
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    in case you want to run a push pull configuration on an air cooler for the CPU. That way you dont need an adapter, nor do myou need to stealm a GPU fan header either. I think it's a nice touch.
     
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    Oh! That's a good idea. Never had one of those fancy coolers that I could mount 2 fans. :laugh:

    Will now that I've finally got my i7 920 coming. :rockout:
     
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    Ill be honest, I like Asus boards and all but this and that Pro better be alot cheaper than Gigabytes UD P55 lineup (link)

    I'm not at all impressed with either Asus board. I hope they are both cheap.
     

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