Asus P7P55D Deluxe review

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Our Verdict

An excellent standard bearer for the new technology, but we're looking forward to seeing how it evolves

For

  • Huge overclocking potential
  • More than ample performance for home users

Against

  • Expensive

The Deluxe nature of the Asus P7P55D Deluxe motherboard is obvious from the shiny plug-in TurboV remote control that comes bundled with it. Designed to offload the overclocking demands from the BIOS, it enables both on-the-fly and profile-based overclocks at the press of a few buttons.

All the motherboard manufacturers are trying to make overclocking a key part of the P55 experience. You'll still have better results getting down and dirty with the BIOS settings, but it's a great start for the novice or the mainstream user.

Asus' Deluxe P55 board is itself a demon overclocker, enabling us to push our 2.93GHz Core i7 870 up by just over 1GHz. And that's an astounding result. Its memory bandwidth isn't the best in high-end terms, but as we've seen, bandwidth doesn't maketh the benchmark.

Still, it's an expensive first outing for the P55 and we can't wait to see how the more affordable boards in the range perform when they tip up.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelP55 Express
Multi GPU SupportedCrossFireX, SLI
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots3
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket 1156
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorATX
Processor SupportedCore i7, Core i5
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory16 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots4
Number of PCI Slots2
Audio Channels9.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of IDE Interfaces1
Number of SATA Interfaces9
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots7
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports8
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
Total Number of PCI Express Slots5
Processor TechnologyEnhanced SpeedStep Technology
Width304.8 mm
Depth243.8 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelP7P55D Deluxe
Product NameP7P55D Deluxe Desktop Board
Controller TypeSerial ATA/300, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Manufacturer Part NumberP7P55D DELUXE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

The P7P55D Deluxe Desktop Board delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards. This motherboard support the latest Intel Lynnfield processor LGA1156 package. Intel Lynnfield processor is one of the most powerful and energy coefficient CPU in the world.