“Asus anticipates selling nearly half a million P55 motherboards by the end of the year. If this is the case, it will mean that P55 products alone will have accounted for 10% of the annual motherboard shipments for the Taiwanese manufacturer.
In other words, there is quite a bit on the line for both Asus and its competitors. In an effort to meet the diverse demand expected for P55 products, Asus released a total of nine P55-based motherboards on the platform’s launch day, ranging in price from $135 for the basic P7P55D LE to ~$250 for the Maximus III Formula and P7P55 WS SuperComputer.
The P7P55D series sits at the center of Asus’ P55 line-up, and the $220 P7P55D Deluxe we are reviewing today is meant to be your no-nonsense choice if you are looking for an integral P55 solution. Then the obvious question has to be what exactly makes this motherboard special?”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ECS Elitegroup P55H-A @ Hardwareoverclock
- GIGABYTE P55-UD3P Motherboard Overclocking Test @ Madshrimps
- Gigabyte GA- P55 UD3R Review @ OCC
- MSI P55-GD80 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- MSI 785GM-E65 @ iXBT Labs
- ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
Source: Tech Spot
Sitting in the middle of ASUS’ P55 line of boards is the $220 P7P55D Deluxe, still sporting most of the new features such as Express Gate, instant-on OS, BIOS OC profiles, and heat-pipe cooling for the hotter components on the board. You will also find 9 SATA 3Gbps ports, although ASUS decided to place 3 completely different controllers on the board to handle them. A VIA VT2020 10-channel high definition audio codec makes its first appearance but the one outstanding feature for Tech Spot was the overclocking potential which was the best they have seen from a P55 board.