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ASUS P7P55D Motherboard

Based on the Intel P55 Express chipset, the ASUS P7P55D is one of the most affordable model in the ASUS P7P55D series. It might not have many features like dual Gigabit LAN and TurboV Remote, but in terms of stability and overclocking features, it just about matches the higher-end models.

If you are interested in extreme overclocking and tweaking options in the BIOS, as well as enthusiast-grade features like 100% Japanese solid state capacitors and 16 hybrid phase power, this is definitely a very capable motherboard you should consider.

In this review, we will take a look at the ASUS P7P55D motherboard and show you what it offers the enthusiast on a budget. To find out more, read our Comprehensive Review!

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Comprehensive Review

Chipset • Intel® P55 Express Chipset
CPU Support • Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i7 Processor
• Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i5 Processor
• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Memory Support • 4 x DIMMs
• Maximum 16 GB Non-ECC,Unbuffered DDR3 Memory
• Supports 2200 MHz (O.C.)* / 1600 MHz / 1333 MHz / 1066 MHz
• Dual Channel Memory Architecture
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
Expansion Slots • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (single at x16)
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (@ x4 mode, 2.5 GT/s)
• 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 (2.5 GT/s)
• 3 x PCI
Multi-GPU Support Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage • Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in
   - 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
   - Intel Matrix Storage Technology support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
• JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
   - 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
   - 1 x External SATA 3Gb/s port (SATA on-the-go)
   - 1 x SATA 3Gb/s port (black)
LAN Realtek® 8112L Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
Audio VIA® VT1828S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
   - Absolute Pitch BD192/24
   - DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
   - BD audio layer Content Protection
   - Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
   - Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
IEEE 1394 VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel)
USB 14 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel)
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features • ASUS Hybrid Processor - TurboV EVO
   - Auto Tuning, TurboV and Turbo Key
• ASUS 16 Hybrid Phase*
   - T.Probe Technology for Active Cooling
   - 12+2 Phase Power Design
   - 100% Ultra Long Life Japan-Made Solid Capacitors
*16 Hybrid Phase = 12+2 Phase x T.Probe
• ASUS Hybrid OS - Express Gate
• ASUS Xtreme Design
• ASUS Exclusive Features
   - MemOK!
• ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
   - ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heat-sink solution
   - ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 3
   - ASUS Fan Xpert
• ASUS Crystal Sound
   - ASUS Noise Filter
   - ASUS Q-Shield
   - ASUS Q-Connector
   - ASUS O.C. Profile
   - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
   - ASUS EZ Flash 2
   - ASUS MyLogo 2
   - Multi-language BIOS
• ASUS Q-Design
   - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
   - ASUS Q-Slot
Overclocking Features • Precision Tweaker 2
   - vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
   - vIMC: 97-step IMC voltage control
   - vDRAM Bus: 81-step DRAM voltage control
   - vPCH: 2-step chipset voltage control
   - vCPU_PLL: 4-step reference voltage control
• SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
   - PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz 200MHz in 1MHz increments
   - Internal Base Clock tuning from 80MHz up to 500MHz in 1MHz increments
• Overclocking Protection
   - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x RJ45 port
8 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors 3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x IDE connector
7 x SATA connectors
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connector (1x4-pin, 1x3-pin)
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel(Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button
1 x COM port connector
BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM
AMI BIOS supporting PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability WfM 2.0
DMI 2.0,
Accessories User's manual
2 in 1 Q-connector
1 x UltraDMA 133/100 cable
4 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s cables
ASUS Q-Shield
Support Disc Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)


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