This motherboard supports the latest Intel Lynnfield / Clarkdale processors in LGA1156 package, which has memory and PCI Express controller integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2 0 lanes, enabling higher graphics performance Intel Lynnfield / Clarkdale processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world P7P55D-E brings you the multi-GPU CrossFireX The motherboard features the most powerful Intel P55 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations Expect a brand-new gaming style you've never experienced before! The Intel P55 Express chipset is the latest one-chipset design to support latest 1156 socket Intel Core i7/Core i5 processors Intel P55 providing improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2 0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2200(O C ) / 1600 /1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance Supporting next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface with onboard Marvell controller, this motherboard delivers up to 6 0Gbps data transfer rates Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4 8Gbps with USB 3
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5.0 out of 5 starsEasy overclocker!1 Feb 2011
By K.M. - Published on Amazon.com
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Great motherboard! Easy install & set-up. Changed CPU & memory timings to desired levels without any issues. Running an i5-760 @ 3.7 GHz and Corsair XMS3 1600 memory at 7-8-7-20. System is very stable and has been running 24/7 since October. Excellent on-board sound for games and movies. This mobo supports Crossfire, but not SLI. You have to get the PRO version or better for SLI support. Since I didn't need SLI this board saved me a few bucks. Just FYI, the IO level up button that boosts USB3 & SATA3 data transfer speeds will drop your PCI express slot from x16 to x8. Not a big deal for a single video card (only a 2-3% performance drop according to AnandTech), but something to be aware of. This board and the 1156 socket are old news, but I'm very happy with it. I would recommend this motherboard, but the new 1155 P67 motherboards are the same price so I would go for one of those.
ASUS P7P55D-E Mobo Intel i5-760 @ 3.7GHz Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B CPU Cooler with push/pull Scythe Slip Stream 68 CFM 120mm Fans and Arctic Cooling MX-4 Corsair 4GB XMS3 DDR3 1600 @ 7-8-7-20 MSI Geforce 460GTX Hawk 1GB DDR5 Video Card WD 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive (OS) WD 2TB Caviar Black Hard Drive (Data) Corsair 650w HX Power Supply Thermaltake ARMOR+ Case
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5.0 out of 5 starsLove the audio chipset, overclocking made easy2 Dec 2010
By E. Step. - Published on Amazon.com
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this got paired with the following components for a client build:
* nzxt phantom case (white) * intel i5-750 chip - stock 2.46 ghz - overclocked to 3.76ghz totally stable - temps mentioned later (2x4gb) Gskill Ripjaws 1333mhz ram 7-7-7-21 timings (black heat sink)- overclocked to ~1580 mhz totally stable model: F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - had to manually set timings, was VERY easy compared to other BIOS systems i've encountered. * Tuniq tower 120extreme cpu heatsink: replaced fan with gelid pwm fan(FN-FW12BPL-18) for MB temp management * Coolermaster silent series 600watt PSU - RS-600-AMBA-D3 * samsung f3 500Gig main hard drive - personal favorite HDD * EVGA superclocked Nvidia GTX460 1gb card
motherboard installed easy, and has pwm fan pins all around the board either making for an easy or hard time of installing pin fans from around your case (as a lot of cases are going to fans on top, back, front and side. Only hiccup was the Ram timings were defaulted to slower than spec, easy to fix took 1 minute.
once installed, I noticed that the usual complaint of people about cpu coolers affecting ram DIMMS, does not seem to be the case with the tower 120 and even the ripjaws extended heat shrouds.
the included overclocking software is handy, saved me a little time, automatically stress testing and configuring the cpu to the new 3.7ghz clockspeed, as well as the ram. You can further push these, but the initial step was more than enough.
Would have liked to see the LCD error code display screen like a few other boards I have used feature, but the error LEDs can actually make for an easier time to diagnose.
The included probe software also reports a different temp for the cpu than the bios does, about 2-4*C in fact, BIOS reading higher than the windows software. it's good enough for a rough estimate however.
all in all a great board.
sidenote about sata3, usb3:
both of these being activated involve taking bandwidth away from the pci slot, dropping it down from x16... activating which is more important is a key choice you have to make when picking drive speed (sata), peripheral speed (usb3) or graphics speed (pci)... it's a downfall of the 1156 architecture, not of the board...
would certainly use this board again.
3.0 out of 5 starssupposed to be new but the board is horribly warped13 Mar 2013
By maxxcool - Published on Amazon.com
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Barely fit.. Looks like it was crushed at some point... The CPU half was deeply bent inward. X x x