Are 1156 Pentium motherboards good?

Hello,
I was wondering if regular 1156 boards are better then Pentium 1156 boards or other way around
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  1. Not fully clear.. Do you mean to ask if boards by other manufacturers are better compared to Intel original boards on the same platform.?
  2. Hi bryceismad1 and welcome to THG.

    Please be more clear 1156 socket are the same independent of the mobo's manufacturer.
  3. I think the OP is referring to H55/57 or P55 boards.
    P55 boards are generally full featured have xfire and sli support and have better memory bandwith and best suited for i5 655k,750,760 and i7 800's.
    H55/57 boards pair well with i3 and i5 cpu's.
    It really comes down to what your needs and uses are as well as budget.
  4. When I go to newegg they have a option it says either Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1156)


    or
    Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1156) (

    I just wanted to know I want to find the best motherboard for my i5 760 I picked out this so far what do you think

    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
  5. Quote:
    When I go to newegg they have a option it says either Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1156)


    or
    Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1156) (

    I just wanted to know I want to find the best motherboard for my i5 760 I picked out this so far what do you think

    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s


    This ASUS P7P55D-E Pro is a very good option for ur needs.

    Regarding the newegg links the 1st one is because few months ago Intel release a Pentium socket 1156 (see it here) but since u have an i5-760 u don't need that the mobo support that Intel Pentium CPU.
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