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June 27, 2010 2:27:37 PM

What is the difference between h55 & p55 motherboards
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June 28, 2010 6:47:47 AM

The main difference is that for H55 chipset,if you use a Lynnfield CPU(Like i5 750,i7 860....) you can use CrossFire(if the board has 2 PCI-E slots), but if you use a Clarkdale CPU,then you can't use CrossFire(even if the board has 2 PCI-E slots),because with Clarkdale,you'll have an integrated VGA too.
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June 28, 2010 6:50:06 AM

^+1. Pretty much Core i3s & Core i5 600s have integrated graphics on them which can only be used if you pair it with a H55 chipset based motherboard. You can't CFX/SLI on any board using a Core i3/Core i5 600 chip. Also, H55 boards tend to be cheaper, intended for HTPCs and smaller computers of that sort.
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