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ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55

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Introduction



Although the "next-gen" Intel P67 platform has launched recently, there still remains a good supply of the "old stuff", P55 and LGA1366, on the market. With P67 boards pulled from the market due to a manufacturing fault, those looking to buy a motherboard today are left with few options to choose from. Given the performance and features offered by P55 chipset itself, it's easy to understand why it's still a viable platform for daily usage for most users, from entry to high-end. With that in mind, fresh off the assembly line and to our door comes the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO, from ASUS' "Extreme Design" series of products. Boasting some features not found elsewhere, the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO attempts to set itself apart from the rest with the inclusion of both USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps support. Also brought to the table on the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO is ASUS' "Hybrid Design", which attempts to push efficiency to a new level. Is it really "Extreme"? We take a hard look at the P7P55D-E PRO, read the review to find out.

Specifications

ASUS P7P55D-E PRO
CPU SUPPORT:Intel Socket 1156 Core i7/i5/i3 Processor
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 12 Phases
VTT Power: 2 Phases
Memory Power: 2 Phases
CHIPSET:Intel P55 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Not Applicable
MEMORY:4x DDR3 DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3-1066 to DDR3-2200
BIOS:16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS
SLOTS:2x PCIe 2.0 x16 (support single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
3x PCIe 2.0 x1 (2 Blue at 5GT/s; 1 Grey at 2.5GT/s)
2x PCI 2.2
HDD CONNECTIVITY:6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (Intel P55)
1x SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (JMicron 363)
1x UDMA 133/100/66 port (JMicron 363)
2x SATA 6.0 Gb/s port (Marvell 88SE9120)
1x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port at rear (JMicron 363)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 supported
NETWORKING:Realtek RTL8112L Gigabit LAN via PCI-Express
PORTS:2x 1394a ports
2x USB 3.0 ports (blue)
12x USB 2.0/1/1 ports
AUDIO:VIA VT1828S 8-channel HD Audio
FORM FACTOR:ATX Form Factor (12 inch x 9.6 inch)
ASUS FEATURES:
  • MemOK!
  • Onboard OV DRAM Switch
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
  • ASUS Q-Connector
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS Q-Slot
  • ASUS Q-DIMM
  • ASUS EPU
  • ASUS Easy DRM OC Mode
  • ASUS MyLogo2
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS Hybrid OS - Express Gate
  • ASUS Hybrid Processor - TurboV EVO
  • ASUS Turbo Key
  • Loadline Calibration
  • Unique PCIe x4 Bridge Chip
  • True USB 3.0
  • True Sata 6.0/s
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