Summary: ASUS has yet another motherboard in its long list of LGA1156 based boards. This one is based on Intel's latest chipset, the H57 Express. The target market for this board is a little different than what we typically look at here at [H]ardOCP.
Conclusion: Distilling the results, the Asus H57 overclocks very well but that doesn't translate into the best results we've seen. At stock speeds it's very nippy though: topping the tables in all our multimedia performance charts, however gaming is a bit more luckwarm on all accounts.
ASUS P7H57D-V EVO motherboard for Intel Core i3 and i5 chips: H57 fully loaded
27 January 2010
Conclusion: So is the ASUS P7H57D-V EVO worth buying? Using the most expensive of Intel's Core i5-supporting chipsets means there's a limit to how cheap a board like this can be, even if the price difference on the chipset is only a little extra.
Conclusion: When Intel released the Clarkdale processors they also unveiled a surprising four new chipsets for this platform, obviously viewing the CPU+GPU chips as having significant market capturing potential.
Pros: - Solid Performance that rivals any P55 motherboards., - Eye-pleasing theme & heatsink designs., - Well thought out layout., - Nice spacing between the PCI-E slots., - 2-Way CrossFireX & 2-Way SLI capability (with Lynnfield processors only)., - Excellent manual overclocking capabilities., - Very ...
Cons: - Priced out of the range for its intended market., - No CrossFire & SLI with Clarkdale processors (Intel imposed limitation)., - Only one BIOS chip, no backup or fail-safe., - SATA 6Gb/s ports are upright instead of angled., - Large CPU coolers + tall memory heatspreaders can cause installation ...