|ASUS P7P55D EVO P55 LGA1156 Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Mathew Williams|
|Tuesday, 20 October 2009|
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ASUS P7P55D EVO P55 Motherboard
As we move into the holiday season, many are looking to Intel's new Lynnfield Desktop Platform for an upgrade or new build. Not surprising, there's plenty of good hardware on the market to choose from. In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the P7P55D EVO motherboard from ASUS. As part of their P55 lineup, the ASUS P7P55D EVO provides full support the for the new Lynnfield platform, along with several unique features. We'll explore these features in detail and find out how the EVO stacks up against other mainstream platforms.
The P7P55D EVO is one of several motherboards in the ASUS P7P55D series that launched last month. The models within this series share the same base configuration, but vary in terms of features and overclocking options. Compared to the rest of the lineup, the EVO model that we're looking at today sits about middle of the pack. It contains all of ASUS' proprietary hybrid technologies, but isn't quite as robust as the Premium and Deluxe models.
With an MSRP of $199, the ASUS P7P55D EVO also costs a bit less than the higher-end ASUS models. At first glance, it appears to be a good compromise between features and price. Over the next few pages, we'll look at these features in detail, as well as the results of our performance testing. Similar to the Intel DP55KG review published last month, we'll be comparing the ASUS P7P55D against two other chipsets: the Intel P45 and the AMD 790FX. This time, however, we've upgraded our test suite to Windows 7, which should better utilize our multi-core systems.
ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading provider of 3C (computers, communications and consumer electronics) total solutions, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ASUS products' top quality stems from product development. It's like learning Chinese Kung-Fu; one must begin with cultivating the "Chi" and inner strength. Besides innovating cutting-edge features, ASUS engineers also pay special attention to EMI (electromagnetic interference), thermal, acoustics and details that usually go unnoticed to achieve complete customer satisfaction. ASUS notebooks are the first TCO'99-certified notebooks worldwide. The requirements for this honor include radiation emission control, energy (battery consumption), ecology (environment friendly) and ergonomics.
To succeed in this ultra-competitive industry, great products need to be complimented by speed-to-market, cost and service. That's why all 100,000 over employees of ASUS strive for the "ASUS Way of Total Quality Management" to offer the best quality without compromising cost and time-to-market while providing maximum value to all customers through world-class services.