ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
25 April 2010
Summary: ASUS' P7P55D Deluxe motherboard is an Intel P55 Express platform that represents the flagship feature set available to the Core i5 processor, along with a healthy dose of overclocking tools and features.
Excerpt: Continuing in the line of fine ASUS motherboards is their P7P55 Deluxe motherboard. As the name implies, it is designed around the P55 chipset that supports Core i7 and Core i5 CPU’s(LGA 1156), as well as the upcoming Core i3 line. ASUS has long been known for high quality and high value hardware, a tradition that extends to their P7P55 line of mainboards. Featuring 12 different iterations, picking out one of these boards for your system can be a little daunting.
Summary: The GA-P55-UD6 has the more flexible six-DIMM configuration and boots faster (15 seconds vs. 30 for the Asus), but doesn’t auto-overclock as well. The Asus P7P55D obviously has overclocking tools galore, including the unique overclocking remote, and saves you about $30. This is essentially a Taiwanese standoff, with neither board likely to back down. You could almost make your pick based on color and be happy either way.
Pros: Three overclocking choices to pick from; single-latch RAM.
Cons: Do you really need to overclock your machine in real-time from three feet away?
Conclusion: The TurboV is a wired remote that connects to the motherboard and is routed out the back of the I/O panel. It includes A, B and C profile buttons, a power button, a +/- button for under and overclocking and manual and auto mode buttons.
Excerpt: ASUS has always been at the forefront when it comes to new technologies. Lynnfield is no exception. At Computex we were lucky enough to see just how well this new technology would work and from there the birth of the new Lynnfield processor and P55 chipset has already caused a stir in the hardware community. Not only is it looking like Core 2 will finally be leaving the stage after its long service, but a newer and better product will be taking its place.
Excerpt: ASUS is a maker of just about every type of hardware product you can find. They make everything from Network Switches, to phones and GPS Devices. Still at their core - they are a computer enthusiast company. They make some of the best performing motherboards that you can find. These often have features that trickle out to the rest of the market after first being introduced by an ASUS product.
Conclusion: To put it bluntly, we are left a bit puzzled at how the P7P55D Deluxe performed. Competing against Gigabyte’s GA-P55-UD4P at the same exact CPU and memory clocks, we saw completely different results. At stock speeds the UD4P took the lead in almost every single benchmark. When things were overclocked, the P7P55D Deluxe managed to win a couple benches but overall the UD4P took the lead.
Summary: Well I beat the overclocking topic to death. Outside of the auto overclocking feature everything else overclocking related worked fine, but it did need more manual tweaking than other ASUS boards I've worked with in the past. I also had the previously mentioned USB floppy drive problem but other than those two issues the board worked flawlessly. It was the pinnacle of stability and the Integrated hardware was easy to work with and performed as expected.
Summary: When Intel launches a new processor ASUS is among the first companies with products ready to go that will support it. Among the first boards based on the Intel's new LGA1156 socket is the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe. This is a feature rich design based on the Intel P55 Express chipset, supporting Intel's new LGA 1156 Core i5 and Core i7 processors.