ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 LGA 1156 Motherboard Review


Model: P7P55D-E Pro

Chipset: Intel® P55 Express

CPU Support: Intel LGA 1156 – Core i7 800 Series/Core i5 750/Core i5 600 Series (w/o onboard graphics)/Core i3 500 Series (w/o onboard graphics)
– Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

-4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
-Dual Channel memory architecture
-Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

PCI-E Expansion:
-2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8 / x8 mode)
-2 x PCIe 2.0 x 1(5GT/s, blue slots)
-1 x PCIe 2.0 x 1(2.5GT/s, gray slot)
-2 x PCI

Multi GPU Support:
-NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
-ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

-Intel® P55 Express Chipset:
–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
–1 x SATA 3Gb/s port (black)
-Marvell® PCIe SATA6Gb/s controller:
— 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (Gray)

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
– Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
– Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O

IEEE 1394: VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a port(s) (one at mid-board; one at back panel)

-NEC USB 3.0 controller
— 2 x USB 3.0 ports (Blue, at back panel)
-Intel® P55 Express Chipset
— 12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)

Internal Connectors:
-3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
-1 x IDE connector
-1 x IEEE 1394a connector
-1 x CPU Fan connector
-1 x Power Fan connector
-7 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (blue/black)
-2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (gray)
-2 x Chassis Fan connector (1×4-pin, 1×3-pin)
-Front panel audio connector
-1 x S/PDIF Out Header
-24-pin ATX Power connector
-1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
-System Panel(Q-Connector)
-1 x MemOK! Button

Back Panel I/O Ports:
-1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
-1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
-1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
-1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
-1 x IEEE1394a
-1 x eSATA port
-1 x RJ45 port
-2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
-6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
-8-channel Audio I/O

-16 Mb Flash ROM
-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,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE

Form Factor: ATX Form Factor 12” x 9.6” (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)

Asus’ Unique Features:

-Unique PCIe X4 Chip for Ultra Performance
— True USB 3.0 Support
— True SATA 6Gb/s Support
ASUS Xtreme Design:
-ASUS Hybrid Processor – TurboV EVO
— Auto Tuning, TurboV , CPU Level UP and Turbo Key
-ASUS 16 Hybrid Phase
— T.Probe Technology for Active Cooling
— 12+2 Phase Power Design
* 16 Hybrid Phase = 12+2 Phase x T.Probe
-ASUS Hybrid OS – Express Gate
-ASUS Exclusive Features
— MemOK!
-ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
— ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heatsink
— 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

Asus’ Overclocking Features:

-Precision Tweaker 2
— vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
— vIMC: Adjustable IMC voltage at 0.00625V increment
— vDRAM Bus: 104-step DRAM voltage control
— vPCH: 36-step chipset voltage control
— vCPU_PLL: 56-step reference voltage control
-SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
— PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment
— Internal Base Clock tuning from 80MHz up to 500MHz at 1MHz increment
-Overclocking Protection
— ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

-User’s manual
-1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
-2 in 1 Q-connector
-2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s cables
-2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
-1 x 2-port USB and eSATA module
-1 x SLI Bridge
-ASUS Q-Shield