ASUS P7P55D LE
Released September, 2009
The Pros:BIOS backup and recovery via a USB flash drive. Includes Windows-based overclocking and tweaking tools for real-time performance enhancements. MemOK! feature - allows for different memory modules to be used.
The Cons:One of the PCI-E x16 slots is close to the memory modules - a tight fit for some graphics cards. Some vendor-specific memory modules are not fully compatible. Lacks NVIDIA SLI support - CrossFireX only.
The ASUS P7P55D LE is a mid-level ATX motherboard designed for the LGA 1156 socket, meaning the Intel Core i7 and i5 processors are compatible. Features on this board include four DD3 memory slots, capable of supporting RAM up to speeds of 2000 (overclocked).
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For further overclocking options, Asus has included “TurboV” software for real-time system tweaking. A total of two 16x PCI-E 2.0 slots have been integrated, however if ran in ATI’s CrossFire mode the slots will run at x8/x4. SLI for Nvidia cards is not supported. For storage, up to six SATA II 3 Gb/s hard drives can be connected. Standard gigabit Ethernet is provided by Realtek. Integrated 8-channel surround sound is incorporated by the VIA VT1828S. For peripheral connectivity, one eSATA port and eight USB ports have been included on the rear side.
- Core i5 / Core i7 compatible (LGA 1156)
- 2 x PCI-E 2.0 Slots x16
- 2 x PCI-E 2.0 Slots 1x
- 3 x PCI slots
- CrossFire support
- 6 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
- 4 x DDR3 memory slots (2000(oc)/1600/1333/1066)
- 8 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
- High Definition Audio - 8 channel (VIA VT1828S)
- ATX Form Factor (12” × 8.6”)
- 3 Year warranty
User Reviews (3)
BIOS backup and recovery via a USB flash drive
includes Windows-based overclocking and tweaking tools for real-time performance enhancements
MemOK! feature - allows for different memory modules to be used
Turbo Key - allows users to press the power button for a quick performance boost
DTS Surround Sensation - emulation of surround audio in a stereo configuration - useful for watching movies with headphones
ASUS Express Gate - quickly boot to a Linux-based desktop with basic internet apps
one of the PCI-E x16 slots is close to the memory modules - a tight fit for some graphics cards
some vendor-specific memory modules are not fully compatible
lacks NVIDIA SLI support - CrossFireX only
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