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MSI Readies P55-GD55 Motherboard

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MSI's newest creation adds to its growing lineup of socket LGA-1156 motherboards based on the Intel P55 chipset. The P55-GD55 sits somewhere between the P55-GD65, and the P55-CD53. For the most part it resembles the P55-CD53 in having a simple 4+1 phase DrMOS equipped CPU VRM, OC Genie, all six SATA 3 Gb/s ports from the PCH being assigned as internal ports, while an additional controller provides two eSATA ports and an IDE channel, among other minor similarities, including component layout. The difference lies in the GD55 having two PCI-Express x16 slots. The second slot on this board, however, is wired to the PCH, and is electrical x4. While it does offer CrossFire support, SLI support is not known. Expect it to be released in the coming few weeks, priced at around 100 EUR.

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Is this that tri board release they have been planning? I want to see news on the lucid hydra :hop:
 
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I only see mention of two PCI-E slots so I think you're just being a bit eager there War eagle!
 
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Is it based on Lotes or Foxconn socket? As this became important things this days.
 
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4 phase would somehow affect oc capabilities though..
 

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Is it based on Lotes or Foxconn socket? As this became important things this days.
It is a Foxconn socket. However, Foxconn was in process of modifying their 1156 socket. Honestly though, I've had 2 boards with the Foxconn socket, and not a single problem.
 
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4 phase would somehow affect oc capabilities though..
4+1 phase power supply is not so bad against 5+1 phase (6 phase) usual these days for 140W+ CPU support.

That nebulous Asus 12phase VRM or stunning 24phase from Gigabyte is nothing more than marketing bubble and durability no matter :eek: But it's simple their continuous marketing war as they need more copper or they need more coils cause big shiny card boxes is not enough in long time for them to be sure that we'll select their board from the shelf :(