|ASUS P7P55D EVO: First look in pictures|
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ASUS P7P55D EVO: First look in pictures
While some of us have been enjoying Intel's latest Nehalem architecture for a little while now in the form of the company's range of Core i7 CPUs, those of you looking for more reasonably priced offerings have been left "stuck" with Core 2 parts to choose from (or of course AMD's Phenom II offerings) - Hardly a disastrous state of affairs admittedly, but perhaps not ideal for any performance junkies in the audience.
However, as 2009 draws we're finally looking set to receive Intel's mainstream take on Nehalem, in the form of their Core i5-branded parts (although beware the confusion Intel have injected into their current take on the Core nomenclature).
These parts strip Intel's latest architecture of certain innovations such as QPI interconnects, triple-channel memory and turbo modes, but still aim to offer compelling performance for the price points in question. These changes also mean another new socket for us to get used to, with Socket LGA 775 making way for Socket LGA 1156, which in turn means it's time to consider a new motherboard.
This brings us to the point of today's article, as take a sneaky first look at one of ASUS' planned P55 chipset motherboard offerings which will support Intel's Core i5 parts, the P7P55D EVO. So, without further ado let's have a look at the kind of thing buyers hoping to luxuriate in new levels of mainstream processing performance might have to look forward to in terms of motherboard features and functionality.