Released September, 2009
The Pros:Good community support, lots of people willing to help. Runs stable for years at a time with no problems. Good board to use when building a gaming machine, nice expandibility.
The Cons:Some compatibility issues occasionally that need community support to fix.
The EVGA P55 is an enthusiast level motherboard designed for the Intel Core i5/i7 processor family. A total of 4 DDR3 memory slots provide a maximum capacity of 16GB at speeds up to 2200MHz. In terms of expansion, this board includes 2 PCI Express x16 / x8 slots, plus 1 additional PCIe x4 slot and 1 PCIe x1 slot.
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This enables 2-way SLI, meaning users can harness the power of 2 individual graphics cards at once. For storage, EVGA has integrated 8 SATA II connections plus 2 additional E-SATA ports. A total 13 USB and 2 FireWire ports have been incorporated as well. For sound, the P55 includes 8 channel HD audio. Enthusiast features include 2 BIOSes, plus a reset and power button built-in to the board itself. An overclock button (“Dummy OC”) has also been integrated.
- Core i5 / Core i7 compatible (Socket 1156)
- ATX form factor
- PCIe (x16/x8) x 2, PCIe (x4) x 1, PCIe (x1) x 1
- SLI/CrossFire Support 2-Way + PhysX
- 8 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
- 4x DDR3 memory slots (2200MHz+)
- 2 x eSATA
- 13 x USB 2.0, 2 x FireWire
- Dual gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
- High Definition Audio (8 channel)
- Dual BIOS support
- Onboard Clear CMOS, Power and Reset buttons
- Dummy OC
- 3 Year warranty
User Reviews (1)
good community support, lots of people willing to help
runs stable for years at a time with no problems
good board to use when building a gaming machine, nice expandibility
black components look impressive and high-contrast, great for a transparent case
physically easy to install in a case, feels sturdy and has good mounting points
onboard audio sounds very good, provides a surround effect with the right speakers
some compatibility issues occasionally that need community support to fix
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